Personal Giving

Ngā koha matatapu

He toi whakairo, he mana tangata. Where there is artistic excellence, there is human dignity.

By being present in a concert hall, listening to an NZSO performance, we experience and understand music through the emotions it evokes in us, in a way that nothing else can. Its value is mysterious and wondrous. It is not capable of measurement by algorithm or scientific equation. That is why the NZSO is an essential part of our culture and our community.

Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO CVO Chair, The NZSO Foundation

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

Be Instrumental

By making a gift to your national orchestra, you are ensuring that we maintain orchestral excellence, support the development of emerging musicians, grow our education, accessibility and community initiatives, and bring the power of music to New Zealanders who otherwise would not be provided the opportunity.

The NZSO’s 2023 Season reached 54,000 audience members and across 314 education and community initiatives, our team and musicians connected with over 34,000 people of all ages and backgrounds across the motu. We build a love of orchestral music from the ground up and need your help to allow us to deliver more. 

We invite you to take a look at the various ways to get involved and support your national orchestra.

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 and NZSO hospitality per year, predominantly in Auckland, Wellington or 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 hometown (hosting held predominantly in 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 to build 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

Support with a donation from $2,500. Play an active part in furthering Aotearoa New Zealand's musical identity by helping us commission talented kiwi composers for mainstage concerts and education projects.

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 them and connect with the NZSO in a truly memorable way. 

Maxim's appearance with the NZSO is generously support by Dame Bronwen Holdsworth DNZM.

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 credit card information or to request the NZSO’s bank details to set up 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 deduction. 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