We are your orchestra

This is a momentous year for the NZSO as we celebrate our 75th anniversary. As a world-class orchestra, now, more than ever, we want to capitalise on the important role that we play in building connections and bringing people together through the universal language of music. We rely on the generosity of our Supporters to deliver and expand our vitally important programmes. Donations of all sizes to the NZSO Foundation have a direct impact on what the Orchestra can achieve each year and our impact and reach into our communities.

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Who are we?

The NZSO is your national symphony orchestra. We’ve been playing for Aotearoa New Zealand since 1946 and continue to provide exciting and inspiring musical experiences for Kiwis of all ages with the support of the NZSO Foundation.

We are proud of what we achieve with your support.

When the NZSO tours New Zealand, we play to over 100,000 people across the country. Thousands more enjoy the NZSO’s work through our On Demand digital channel live.nzso.co.nz, as well as RNZ Concert’s broadcasts and recordings. We also nurture New Zealand’s best young musical talent through the NZSO National Youth Orchestra and our active Outreach and Education programmes which seek to inspire and invite audiences to share in the joy of orchestral music from a young age.

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About the NZSO Foundation

Assists with mentoring young music students around New Zealand online.


Enables 10 children along with their teacher to attend an exceptional NZSO concert free of charge.


Helps us host school groups for exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences at NZSO open rehearsals.