Personal Giving

Ngā koha matatapu

Become part of the wider NZSO whanau and join our community of engaged NZSO Supporters.

Be Instrumental

Your support will have a direct impact on inspiring a love for orchestral music across Aotearoa New Zealand by helping to underpin our extensive concert tours, professional development programmes (including the National Youth Orchestra), and inclusive education and community initiatives. 

We build a love of orchestral music from the ground up, and during 2023 our education and community initiatives are predicted to reach 15,319 people

In addition to our professional development programmes and concerts, we will deliver the following programmes: 

  • Online music classroom sessions delivered to 115 primary schools across 69 regions with NZSO musician

  • 16 Masterclasses in 7 regions for emerging professional musicians

  • Open Doors in 7 regions; Tamariki Time, Relaxed Concerts, Instrument Jam, and Side by Side sessions

  • A schools concert for 1,900 children

  • Professional development Side-By-Side sessions in 3 regions for community orchestras

  • A 'Creatives in Schools' month-long residency programme for 750 students in the Mataatua region (Bay of Plenty)

Ways to give

Make a donation today to the NZSO Foundation, or get in touch for a conversation about bespoke ways to support the Orchestra including: 

2023 Annual Appeal

We invite you to take a look at the various ways to get involved and support your national Orchestra through our 2023 Annual Appeal

NZSO Giving Tiers

All donations over $5 are eligible for a donation tax rebate from the IRD.

$250 - $499 Minuet

All NZSO Member Benefits

Personal in-house ticketing experience

Backstage Pass printed donor publication

Electronic Member and Donor newsletter with news and special offers from NZSO partners

Recognition on the NZSO website

$500 - $999 Sonata

All benefits as listed above

An Invitation to a behind the scenes rehearsal experience in Wellington

$1,000 - $2,499 Artist Circle

All benefits as listed above

Two invitations to pre-concert hosting an NZSO hospitality per year predominantly in Auckland, Wellington of Christchurch

Invitations to multiple behind-the-scenes rehearsal experiences in Wellington featuring leading conductors and soloists

$2,500 - $4,999 Orchestra Circle

All benefits as listed above

Invitations to all Pre-concert hosting with NZSO hospitality in your home town (hostings predominantly Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch)

Invitations to multiple behind-the-scenes rehearsal experiences featuring leading conductors and soloists

Partner with NZSO Musicians

$5,000 Virtuoso

All benefits as listed above

The opportunity to Partner with an NZSO Musician for a close relationship with the NZSO

Recognition alongside your sponsored NZSO musician

An invitation to an NZSO curated and performed chamber music concert exclusively for NZSO Chair Sponsors with the option to bring a guest

$10,000 Maestro

All benefits as listed above

The opportunity to Partner with a Section Principal in the NZSO

Recognition as one of the NZSO’s foremost ambassadors alongside your sponsored NZSO Musician

NZSO Principal Cello Andrew Joyce is generously supported by the Deane Endowment Trust.
New Zealand composer Claire Cowen.

Contemporary Music Circle

$2,500 Contemporary Music Play an active part in helping the NZSO to commission some of New Zealand’s most talented composers to write symphonic works for our main stage and education performances, telling our stories and experiences now for years to come. 

You will gain a deeper insight into the inspiration, techniques and experiences of our NZSO’s commissioned composers through your support and receive unique recognition in our programmes.

NZSO Fortissimo

$25,000 Fortissimo Our highest giving tier supporting visiting international artists with bespoke opportunities to meet artists, and connect with the NZSO in a truly integral and memorable way. 

German conductor André de Ridder is generously supported by The Diessl Family.

NZSO Score

Take note! Don't miss your chance to support one of the world's noisiest libraries!

By backing the NZSO Library, you'll gain insight into our team's critical process to transform a programming concept into a live concert experience for audiences throughout Aotearoa.

Other ways to give

You can make a personal donation online:

Download and complete a donation form (pdf)

You can also pledge a gift to The NZSO Foundation and make instalments throughout the year. Please contact us to provide your credit card information or to request the NZSO’s bank details to set up a payment.

Extra info

  • All personal donations in support of the NZSO are administered by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Foundation, a registered charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 (CC24274)

  • Every donation of $5 or more is eligible for tax purposes. A receipt will be issued once your donation has been received.

Contact us

We would love to hear from you about your motivations to support the NZSO:
Carleen Ebbs, Senior Manager - Development