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NZSO 75th Anniversary

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The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Te Tira Pūoro o Aotearoa (NZSO) is a national taonga. Since its first performance in 1947, for 75 years the NZSO has ignited a love of music in generations of New Zealanders.

Issue information

Held in high regard internationally, the Grammy Award-nominated orchestra has performed to packed concert halls across Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world with some of the biggest names in classical music, Igor Stravinsky, Jaqueline du Pré, Yehudi Menuhin, Nicola Benedetti and New Zealand’s own Dame Kiri Te Kanawa among them. Beyond its classical heritage the NZSO has worked with a diverse range of contemporary artists, from BENEE to The Muppets. It topped the album charts with Split Enz collaboration ENZSO and features on film and gaming soundtracks including The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Titanfall 2.

As New Zealand has changed since 1947, so too has the NZSO. While still presenting more than 75 concerts a year, the orchestra also livestreams performances, presents whānau-friendly content onstage and online, and connects with New Zealanders from all walks of life through its educational and community programmes.

Date of issue: 2 March 2022

Product listing for NZSO 75th Anniversary

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NZSO 75th Anniversary miniature sheet first day cover | NZ Post Collectables Miniature Sheet First Day Cover First day cover with gummed miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $6.10

Technical information

Date of issue: 2 March 2022
Number of stamps: One miniature sheet containing two stamps
Denominations: $1.50 and $4.10 (miniature sheet $5.60)
Stamps and first day covers designed by: Hannah Fortune, NZ Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours (CMYK) plus metalic gold
Stamp size and format: 30mm x 40mm (vertical)
Miniature sheet size and format: 131mm x 82mm (horizontal)
Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper
Perforation gauge: 14
Period of sale: Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, this miniature sheet will remain on sale until 1 March 2023. First day cover  remained on sale until 27 April 2022.