Dunedin orchestra to offer digital performance

The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra. Photo: ODT files
The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra. Photo: ODT files
We have all heard about people going vegetarian, cars going electric and countries trying to go carbon-neutral.

Now, for the first time, the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra is going digital for its first post-lockdown concert.

Marketing manager Pieter du Plessis said the orchestra was rehearsing a programme of chamber music featuring JS Bach, Mozart and Schubert.

"The good news is that we’re back and live performances can start again.

"For the first time since March, DSO players will be back in action and our audience can watch the performance in the comfort of their own homes."

He said a "generous grant and sponsorship" would allow the orchestra to record its concert, titled "Unlock the Music!", at Hanover Hall tomorrow, and then broadcast it online on Sunday at 7pm.

"You can sit in the comfort of the front-row seat of your own concert hall at home."

Mr du Plessis said the DSO had been overwhelmed by the generosity of many of its concert series subscribers, who had donated some or all of their 2020 subscriptions to the orchestra.

The subscribers and corporate sponsors have been invited to be the small and exclusive audience for the special pre-recorded concert.

"Unfortunately, space limitations preclude us opening the performance up to any more people," he said.

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