In 1906 Alfred Francis Hill formed New Zealand's first fully professional orchestra, which performed at the New Zealand International Exhibition under his baton. At the opening he conducted his 'Commemorative Ode' – one of his numerous compositions with New Zealand themes.
Kōrero: Hill, Alfred Francis
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John Mansfield Thomson. 'Hill, Alfred Francis', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/2h35/hill-alfred-francis (accessed 15 May 2021)