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Festival of Instrumental Music

Jacaranda Concert

A magnificent concert series featuring musically diverse performances by over 1000 outstanding student musicians and vocalists from NSW public schools and high schools.

This event is held at Sydney Town Hall | Family & Children

COVID-safe and event information

The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Opera House is our priority. When you return to the Opera House, you will notice some important changes that have been implemented to keep the community safe, which are regularly reviewed and updated in consideration of the Public Health Order prevailing at the time. Please follow our conditions of entry at all times:

  • Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask;
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage; and
  • Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

Please refer to our updated General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events for detailed information about our ticketing policies. These conditions may change between the time of purchase and the event date. Ticketholders will be contacted directly regarding any changes to their event.

Please check our plan your visit page prior to attending the Opera House for the most up-to-date information.

On-sale information

Tickets onsale Wednesday 27 July, 9am

One event on Wednesday 31 August 2022

Wednesday 31 August at 7pm

Standard tickets from $40 | $8.50 Booking Fee applies per transaction
Strict limit of 6 tickets per customer

For any special access requirements phone the Contact Centre on 02 9250 7777 or email

Ticket Description & price
Standard Adults 18 years and over
Australian Pensioner Australian Pension card holders. Must provide valid ID
Australian Senior Australian Seniors card holders. Must provide valid ID
Students Domestic & international full-time students. Must provide valid ID.
Children under 18 years
Must be 17 years and under at the time of the performance

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. 

The authorised agency for this event is Sydney Opera House. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below.

This show runs for approximately 90 minutes

Event duration and running times are a guide only and may be subject to change.

In English | Wheelchair accessible

You’ll find the accessible entrance via the Druitt Street entrance (opposite the Queen Victoria Building). Once inside Sydney Town Hall, all venues have an accessible path. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us to discuss your requirements on (02) 9250 7777.

Patrons with Hearing Requirements

Centennial Hall (the main concert hall) is fitted with a hearing loop system. If you need help or want to check your equipment before the performance, a member of staff will be happy to help.

Patrons with Sight Impairment

Working/Guide dogs are welcome at Sydney Town Hall. To ensure appropriate seating is allocated please advise your requirements when booking. ‘Touch/Familiarisation’ tours of the building can also be arranged on request.

Recommended for all ages

Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times.


Jacaranda Concert

The Festival of Instrumental Music features musically diverse performances from more than 1000 public school students in Combined Recorders and String Ensembles, supported by individual items from talented vocalists, instrumental soloists and ensembles. The Combined Recorder repertoire includes JS Bach’s Cantata 147, arranged by Andrew Robertson and Susan Sukkar; The Ballade of Anne Bonny by Andrew Roberston; and The Swans of LIr, by Stephen Chin, to be performed with the Combined Strings. The string repertoire also include Latin Lullaby by Tracy Burjan; Lullaby to the Moon by Brian Balmages; and Spy-time Rag by Stephen Chin. This Festival will also feature the NSW Public Schools Wind Bands, Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Orchestra.

Presented by NSW Department of Education, The Arts Unit

Venue Information

Sydney Town Hall will continue to apply NSW Public Health Orders as they relate to ticketing and seating arrangements.

To help you find the right entrance at Sydney Town Hall, we have indicated Door A, B or C on your ticket for easy reference. Follow the signs or ask one of our Front of House team to assist you.

E-tickets are encouraged, and ticket collection at the Box Office will be limited. The Front of House team will direct you to your seat.

The Box Office at Sydney Town Hall will be open one hour prior to each performance to help you with any questions or issues.

There will be no cloakroom so we encourage you to leave bigger items at home. 

Transport options

  • Wilson Parking has a number of parking stations close to Sydney Town Hall. We recommend St Andrew’s House Car Park, Queen Victoria Building Car Park and Citipark Car Park.
  • Getting to the Sydney Town Hall on public transport is easy. Most Sydney Trains stop at Sydney Town Hall, and most CBD busses stop nearby.
  • Plan your trip here or call Transport NSW on 131 500 for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures.

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