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A string quartet playing in the foyers of the Sydney Opera House.
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Australian String Quartet performs Jack Symonds String Quartet No.2

This spectacular work brilliantly showcases the string quartet through its wide-ranging breadth of expression and extremes of colour. 

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SHIFT | New Classical Music

This groundbreaking series of performance films takes audiences on a journey through New Music works from five artists who live with disability, shifting the conversation to celebrate their unique contributions to Australia’s musical landscape.

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Sydney Opera House Gala Opening Concert with Sydney Symphony Orchestra (1973)

Available worldwide from 3 Sep until 3 Oct 2023
Our opening performance from 1973, captured in colour by the ABC. Sydney Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Sir Charles Mackerras, perform an all-Wagner concert, featuring the Wagnerian soprano Birgit Nilsson. (Stream Premiere)

An orchestra on stage, members of the orchestra are standing, the conductor is waving their right arm, smiling.
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Sir Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra (2023)

Available worldwide from 8 Sep until 11 Sep 2023
In 1966, the London Symphony Orchestra was the first visiting orchestra to rehearse in the as yet unfinished Sydney Opera House. In 2023, they returned on their final tour with outgoing music director Sir Simon Rattle. (Premiere)

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Australian World Orchestra - Beethoven Symphony No. 9 ‘Choral’ (2011)

Available worldwide from 12 Sep until 12 Oct 2023
Australian World Orchestra brings Beethoven’s longest symphony to life with unique passion, vivacity and skill in this 2011 Concert Hall performance, featuring Sydney Philharmonia Choir and conducted by Alexander Briger. (Stream Premiere)

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Sydney Philharmonia Choirs - Handel: Messiah (Auslan Performance) (2015)

Available worldwide from 22 Sep to 22 Oct 2023.
Brett Weymark conducts the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs in Handel's greatest and most loved choral masterpiece, sung by more than 500 voices and, in a world first, signed in Auslan, live by a choir of eighteen. (Stream Premiere)

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Australian Chamber Orchestra - Goldberg Variations (2018)

Available worldwide from 28 Sep to 29 Oct 2023
Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra bring Bach’s virtuosic masterpiece to life in the 2018 Australian premiere of Canadian conductor Bernard Labadie’s dazzling, colourful arrangement for strings, filmed in the Concert Hall. (Stream Premiere)

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Ensemble Offspring - Hark the Machine (2018)

Available worldwide from 3 Oct to 3 Nov 2023
In 2018, Ensemble Offspring transformed the Utzon Room with a program featuring work by American composers David Lang and Annie Gosfield, and Australian composers Andrea Keller, Fiona Hill and Thomas Meadowcroft. (Stream Premiere)

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Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Inside/Out at the House: Symphony Spectacular (2023)

Available Australia only from 6 to 20 Oct 2023
For 50 years the Sydney Symphony has been resident at Sydney Opera House. In this 2023 concert, they celebrate some of their most memorable moments in the Concert Hall. (Premiere)

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Australian Chamber Orchestra - Inside/Out at the House: Celebrating Icons - From Bach to Barnes (2023)

Available Australia only, from 14 Oct to 28 Oct 2023
The Australian Chamber Orchestra joins our birthday celebrations with music ranging from JS Bach to Jimmy Barnes. Artistic Director Richard Tognetti leads the Orchestra in a showcase of everything that makes the ACO so unique. (Premiere)

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