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Sydney Symphony Orchestra

An orchestra of world standing 

Founded in 1932 by the Australian Broadcasting Commission, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is an orchestra of world standing and one of the leading orchestras in the Asia-Pacific region. The SSO performs approximately 150 concerts each year to an annual audience of more than 350,000. The SSO not only performs core symphonic repertoire but engages in collaborations with other art forms and commissions new works by Australian and international composers to ensure the vibrancy of orchestral music for generations to come. David Robertson has been the Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the SSO since 2014.

“This is an orchestra worthy of sharing the international stage with America and Europe’s finest.”
Limelight Magazine

2017 Season

Incredible highlights in 2017 include the legendary pianist Martha Argerich playing Beethoven, Maxim Vengerov playing Brahms's Violin Concerto and the astounding Nobuyuki Tsujii as the star of Chopin's Second Piano Concerto.

SSO’s Kaleidoscope series features three Australian singer-songwriters, Kate Miller-Heidke, Megan Washington, and Katie Noonan and her trio Elixir singing the poetry of Michael Leunig. Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit celebrates 40 years with the SSO with Debussy's operatic masterpiece Pelléas et Mélisande. And Vladimir Ashkenazy returns to conduct two programs of Shostakovich.