Story: Hill, Alfred Francis

Alfred Francis Hill, conducting in 1906

Alfred Francis Hill, conducting in 1906

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.

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How to cite this page:

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/en/biographies/2h35/hill-alfred-francis (accessed 13 April 2021)