The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1946, is the country’s premier professional orchestra. Administered by Radio New Zealand until 1989, it now functions as a government-owned Crown Entity.
It has an establishment of 90 players and performs over 100 concerts annually. Touring within New Zealand looms large in the orchestra’s activities. All its main symphonic programmes are presented in Auckland and Wellington, but the orchestra visits some 30 New Zealand towns and cities annually.
NZ Symphony Orchestra first debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums on 10 December 2000 with the album Beauty Spot. There is one entry by NZ Symphony Orchestra in the charts.
Chart placings by NZ Symphony Orchestra:
||Top 40 Albums
||10 Dec 2000