Navigation for Insight

NZSO MusicDirectorPietariInkinen conductsNZSO Credit Patrycja Szwarczynska dpi smlA review of the orchestral sector by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage  was tipped as the most thorough and comprehensive review in 40 years.

But did the evaluation provide a clear future and direction for the country's five orchestras?

It attracted over two thousand submissions but critics say it hit a flat note and did little to solve on-going financial challenges.

Nick Butcher  investigates how the national and four city orchestras will survive in the future with declining budgets.

Image: NZ Symphony Orchestra and Musical Director, Pietari Inkinen by Patrycja Szwarczynska