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Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles

Territory Government In Harmony With Darwin Symphony Orchestra

Victor P Taffa

Chief Minister Adam Giles said he was delighted to be named the Darwin Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) first ever Ambassador today.

“I am very pleased to accept the new role of the Ambassador of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra, a role that has never existed in the DSO’s 25 year history.” Chief Minister Giles said.

“The Northern Territory Government has struck up a new and very close relationship with the DSO as we believe the company represents the spirit of the Territory, our passion and diversity.”


“The DSO also shares our vision of banishing the Berrimah line and I look forward to this year hearing the Orchestra along the full length of the Territory from the Top End to the Red Centre.”

“The first ever performance of an Orchestra at Uluru in October will be an incredible experience and an event that will truly put the Territory on the map.”

“I’d like to welcome new Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Matthew Wood to the DSO and congratulate the team for putting together such a bold and exciting program for 2013.”

“I know 2013 will be a year of wonderful music in spectacular locations that showcase the very best of the Territory.”

General Manager of the DSO, Guy Ross, said the company appointed Chief Minister Giles as its first ever Ambassador because they share a vision for the Territory’s future.

“The Chief Minister’s enthusiasm for what the Northern Territory can be is exactly what we in the DSO aspire to.” Mr. Ross said.

“We are delighted to be working closely with the Northern Territory Government as we look to place the DSO on the world stage with a performance at the magical Uluru.”

Chief Minister Giles appointment as the new Ambassador of the DSO coincides with the arrival of new Artistic Director Matthew Wood who moved to Darwin from London last weekend.

A conductor of International standing, Mr. Wood said he was looking forward to the year ahead.

“My aim is not just to improve the orchestra and to develop its playing and quality, but to make the orchestra emblematic of the Territory and what it stands for.” Mr. Wood said.

“I look forward to the challenges and excitement of bringing classical music to the people of the NT and beyond.”


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