Alfred Hill is pictured conducting a performance of his 'Commemorative ode' for choir and orchestra at the opening of the New Zealand International Exhibition in Christchurch in 1906. Formed by Hill and conducted by him in a series of popular and classical concerts, the orchestra was the first fully professional one established in New Zealand, and the standards it achieved raised the expectations of local audiences.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
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