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Sydney Symphony Orchestra

2018 Season

In 2018 the Sydney Symphony Orchestra present another season of beautiful, inspiring, fascinating and vibrant music-making in the Sydney Opera House. 

Choose from over 40 concerts...

     

     

Classical Music

Classical Music

Verdi’s Requiem

21 Jun 2018 - 25 Jun 2018

Verdi’s awe-inspiring Requiem lends the drama of opera to a deeply personal expression of grief.
Moving Exhilarating Sublime
Classical Music

Stephen Hough plays Rachmaninoff

04 Jul 2018 - 05 Jul 2018

Music that will move your spirit and engage your senses: Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Rhapsody with symphonies by Mendelssohn and Edwards.
Moving Inspiring Energising
Classical Music

Pictures at an Exhibition

18 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018

Exhilarating music from two Russian masters and the Australian premiere of a new American violin concerto.
Moving Bold Uplifting
Classical Music

Spanish Nights

02 Aug 2018 - 04 Aug 2018

Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain and a new piano concerto in a program of gorgeous symphonic impressions.
Sensual Sublime Delightful
Classical Music

Mahler Six Simone Young Conducts

08 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018

Experience the tragedy, solace and drama of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony when Simone Young returns to the SSO.
Moving Bold Exhilarating
Classical Music

Brahms Revelation: Symphony No.4

22 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018

The first of two programs in a Brahms mini-festival, conducted by David Robertson.
Nostalgic Inspiring Bold
Classical Music

Brahms Revelation Favourite Concertos

29 Aug 2018 - 03 Sep 2018

The second of two programs in a Brahms mini-festival, conducted by SSO Chief Conductor David Robertson.
Moving Bold Uplifting
Classical Music

Ashkenazy's Romeo and Juliet

19 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018

Vladimir Ashkenazy returns to the SSO to conduct a Romantic program inspired by the greatest love story of all.
Moving Inspiring Exhilarating
Classical Music

Tchaikovsky's Cello Favourites

27 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018

Hear Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations and Strauss’s Symphonia domestica in this all-Romantic program.
Moving Energising Bold
Classical Music

Thibaudet plays the Egyptian Concerto With Sibelius Two

17 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018

Hear Sibelius’s most popular symphony with evocative and sensuous music by Debussy and Saint-Saëns.
Moving Sensual Invigorating
Classical Music

Beethoven Nine

25 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018

Edo de Waart returns to Sydney with Beethoven’s Ninth and Haydn’s magnificent London Symphony.
Moving Exhilarating Sublime
Classical Music

Beethoven Seven

07 Nov 2018 - 08 Nov 2018

Choose from three exhilarating programs, with Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony as the highlight in each one!
Moving Eclectic Invigorating
Classical Music

Prokofiev Five

12 Nov 2018

David Robertson conducts a modern Russian classic and an exciting new percussion concerto with soloist Claire Edwardes
Moving Inspiring Exhilarating
Classical Music

European Tour Farewell Concert

16 Nov 2018 - 17 Nov 2018

We’re heading to Europe! Come cheer us on our way with a gala program featuring music from the luscious Romantic sound world of Vienna.
Moving Bold Uplifting

     

Special Events

Classical Music

A Night at the Speakeasy

29 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018

Hear George Gershwin “live” with the SSO in Rhapsody in Blue!
Nostalgic Exhilarating Light Hearted
Musical Theatre

Funny Girl - The Musical in Concert

12 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018

The bright lights of Broadway will shine on the Sydney Opera House next July as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra presents the hit Broadway musical Funny Girl in Concert. Get tickets now.
Nostalgic Entertaining Delightful
Film

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

15 Aug 2018 - 18 Aug 2018

Be transported into the wizarding world for an evening of music and magic. Get tickets now to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ – in Concert.
Cult favourite Electric Entertaining
Classical Music

Sinfonia Flamenca

06 Sep 2018 - 08 Sep 2018

Authentic Flamenco tradition meets the symphony orchestra for an experience like no other!
Moving Romantic Exhilarating

     

Family Concerts

Classical Music

Thum Prints

16 Sep 2018

Tom Thum, the man with the orchestra in his mouth, fronts the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in a concert that will leave you amazed.
Entertaining Exhilarating Light Hearted
Classical Music

The Happiness Box

4 Nov 2018

Children’s TV presenter Jay Laga’aia narrates an inspiring story of friendship and courage with music by Bryony Marks in this SSO Family concert for kids 5-12 and their families.
Entertaining Educational Light Hearted

     

Tea & Symphony

Music that will move your spirit and engage your senses: Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Rhapsody with symphonies by Mendelssohn and Edwards.
Moving Inspiring Energising
Classical Music

French Fellowship - Tea & Symphony

26 Oct 2018

Stravinsky’s Pulcinella suite is the highlight in a vibrant concert to showcase the 2018 SSO Fellows.
Sensual Sublime Delightful
Classical Music

Beethoven Seven - Tea & Symphony

9 Nov 2018

Choose from three exhilarating programs, with Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony as the highlight in each one!
Moving Eclectic Invigorating

     

Cocktail Hour

Classical Music

Debussy and Shostakovich

21 Jul 2018

Revel in the sounds of the harp and a powerful Shostakovich string quartet in this one-hour concert of chamber music.
Moving Eclectic Intimate
Classical Music

Bruch and Dvorak

07 Sep 2018 - 08 Sep 2018

Enjoy two string quintets with a difference in this one-hour early evening concert of chamber music.
Moving Sublime Intimate
Classical Music

Mozart and Wagner

22 Sep 2018

Awake to the beauty of music with this one-hour early evening concert of chamber music, performed by the SSO Fellows.
Moving Delightful Intimate