The Centennial Orchestra, consisting of 34 radio orchestra players supplemented by local musicians, was formed to give concerts in the four main centres in 1940. These increased public demand for a permanent professional symphony orchestra. Conductor Anderson Tyrer is pictured with members of the orchestra.
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Victoria University Press
Reference: William Renwick, ed, Creating a national spirit: celebrating New Zealand's centennial. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2004, p. 240
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