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Sydney Symphony Orchestra

2019 Season

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra 2019 season is packed with musical treasures. Whether it’s pianist Lang Lang, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, Peter Grimes the 2019 Opera in Concert, or Film with Live Orchestra performances of Harry PotterTM and Star Wars, there really is something for all musical tastes and ages.

In our programming for 2019 you’ll hear heart-warming, familiar music, sometimes the brave voice of an emerging composer, or perhaps a rarity from a composer you know well. Each and every concert we’ll present acknowledges our shared humanity and represents the best of what we can be.” David Robertson, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director

     

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Classical Music

Classical Music

Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra

13 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019

Passionate, hypnotic and thrilling: a concert to showcase the collective virtuosity of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Blood pumping Engaging Inspiring
Classical Music

Scottish Fantasy

07 Mar 2019 - 09 Mar 2019

Virtuoso violinist Tianwa Yang and conductor Asher Fisch take us to the Romantic and majestic wilds of Scotland.
Moving Inspiring Uplifting
Classical Music

Barry Douglas performs Brahms

27 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019

Majestic music reveals stunning vistas as pianist Barry Douglas performs Brahms’ heroic Piano Concerto No.2. Sibelius’s Seventh Symphony soars in conclusion.
Moving Inspiring Uplifting
Classical Music

Simone Lamsma performs Beethoven's Violin Concerto

03 Apr 2019 - 08 Apr 2019

Simone Lamsma ascends the sublime heights of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky wrestles with fate in his dramatic Fourth Symphony.
Moving Exhilarating Uplifting
Classical Music

The Sydney Symphony Celebrates Paul Goodchild

08 May 2019 - 10 May 2019

Majestic music reveals stunning vistas as pianist Barry Douglas performs Brahms’ heroic Piano Concerto No.2. Sibelius’s Seventh Symphony soars in conclusion.
Bold Exhilarating Uplifting
Classical Music

Yulianna Avdeeva performs Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1

15 May 2019 - 18 May 2019

Discover Yulianna Avdeeva’s dexterity and thrilling assurance in Chopin. Rediscover a Brahms chamber masterwork in a sumptuous orchestral setting.
Moving Inspiring Energising
Classical Music

Dvořák's Symphony No.6

14 Jun 2019 - 15 Jun 2019

Virtuoso showstoppers, Bohemian spirit and Romantic style…
Moving Energising Uplifting
In a concert to break boundaries, Joseph Tawadros will enchant you with his music, storytelling and his virtuosity on the oud, the Egyptian lute. Expect joyous music from the crossroads of east and west.
Moving Energising Eye opening
Classical Music

Beethoven Symphony No.5

03 Jul 2019 - 08 Jul 2019

High spirits and high drama: rollicking Prokofiev from violinist Vadim Gluzman, Beethoven’s always-thrilling Fifth Symphony and one of the great moments in opera from Verdi.
Moving Energising Uplifting
Classical Music

Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

18 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019

Seductive, sunny and sensational. The great mezzo-soprano Susan Graham stars in a concert of French favourites conducted by David Robertson.
Moving Entertaining Uplifting
Classical Music

Britten’s Peter Grimes in Concert

25 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019

Chief Conductor David Robertson conducts a superb cast led by acclaimed Australian tenor Stuart Skelton in Peter Grimes, one of the great operas of the 20th century.
Moving Entertaining Uplifting
Acclaimed Australian Conductor Simone Young shows us visions of Vienna and then takes us to hell and back with Liszt’s epic Dante Symphony.
Energising
Classical Music

Schubert and Liszt: Simone Young's Visions of Vienna

22 Aug 2019 - 24 Aug 2019

Celebrated Australian conductor Simone Young shows us Schubert’s Vienna with pianist Louis Lortie and the infernal visions of Liszt’s Dante Symphony. Expect rich and vividly expressive music!
Energising
Classical Music

Shostakovich Symphony No.4

29 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019

Khachaturian’s violin concerto overflows with exotic melody and Mark Wigglesworth conducts Shostakovich’s electrifying Fourth Symphony.
Moving Entertaining Uplifting
Classical Music

Andreas Brantelid performs Elgar's Cello Concerto

18 Sep 2019 - 21 Sep 2019

Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts two Elgar masterpieces – the Cello Concerto and the Enigma Variations.
Moving Entertaining Uplifting
Classical Music

Holst's Planets: Vladimir Ashkenazy's Masterworks

25 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019

The Planets is a must-hear event with the legendary Vladimir Ashkenazy as your guide to the heavens, and virtuoso Alexei Volodin seduces with the Medtner’s piano concerto.
Moving Entertaining Uplifting
Classical Music

The Four Seasons

10 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019

There’ll be eight seasons in one day when Vivaldi’s famous Four meets the tango rhythms of Piazzolla’s year in Buenos Aires.
Engaging Invigorating Sublime
You don’t listen to a Bruckner symphony, you inhabit it. The great Bruckner conductor Donald Runnicles is our guide in Bruckner’s expansive – yet accessible – Seventh symphony, perhaps his finest and most beautiful creation!
Moving Inspiring Uplifting
You don’t listen to a Bruckner symphony, you inhabit it. Donald Runnicles is our guide in Bruckner’s expansive – yet accessible – Seventh.
Moving Entertaining Uplifting
Classical Music

A Russian Gala: Behzod Abduraimov performs Tchaikovsky

08 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019

Experience the compelling artistry of Behzod Abduraimov in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1, followed by Rachmaninoff’s most popular symphony.
Moving Inspiring Uplifting
Classical Music

American Harmonies

28 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019

David Robertson conducts American dreams by Adams, Copland and Rouse, including the classic Appalachian Spring in his final concert as Chief Conductor.
Moving Inspiring Uplifting
Simone Young and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra close their 2019 season in legendary style with Mahler’s magical fairy tale.
Moving Inspiring Uplifting

     

Special Nights Out

Classical Music

A Lunar New Year Celebration

01 Feb 2019 - 02 Feb 2019

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra welcomes the Year of the Boar with orchestral fireworks.
Electric Entertaining Moving
A blazing beginning to 2019 with the Sydney Symphony. Strauss's Thus Spake Zarathustra is an unforgettable musical odyssey.
Inspiring Energising Compelling
Classical Music

Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis

21 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019

The greatest Jazz Orchestra on the planet, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, David Robertson and the Sydney Symphony celebrate the brash, brassy, razzle-dazzle of New York City.
Moving Inspiring Uplifting
Wynton Marsalis leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in a celebration of swing.
Moving Inspiring Uplifting
Classical Music

Last Night of the Proms

06 Jun 2019 - 08 Jun 2019

Wear your red, white & blue, grab your flag and your friends then head to the Last Night of the Proms!.
Moving Inspiring Uplifting
Classical Music

Lang Lang Gala Performance

27 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019

Sydney audiences always turn out in force when piano superstar Lang Lang performs. In 2019 he returns to play Mozart’s dark yet dazzling Piano Concerto No.24.
Electric Entertaining Moving
‘Never mix music with politics.’ Tom Stoppard and Andre Previn’s dark political-musical comedy does exactly that!
Moving Inspiring Uplifting

     

Film with Orchestra

Film

Casino Royale in Concert

28 Feb 2019 - 02 Mar 2019

James Bond on the big-screen accompanied by the Sydney Symphony performing composer David Arnold’s thrilling musical score live to the film!
Australian premiere Blood pumping Electric
Thestrals and prophecies and Umbridge, oh my! Experience the magic of the film with a live Orchestra.
Cult favourite Electric Entertaining
Relive the magic of Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, accompanied live by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Cult favourite Electric Entertaining
Experience the spectacular Star Wars saga on the big-screen, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to film.
Blood pumping Engaging Mind expanding
Film

Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

11 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019

Experience The Force Awakens, with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ score performed live to film by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Blood pumping Engaging Mind expanding

     

Family Events

Classical Music

Pictures at an Exhibition

17 Mar 2019

Promenade around an imaginary art gallery with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and physical communicator Andy Dexterity.
Entertaining Exhilarating Light Hearted
Classical Music

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

13 Oct 2019

Discover the vivid imagery of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – one of the most famous pieces ever written, and the perfect introduction to classical music!
Entertaining Exhilarating Light Hearted
Classical Music

The Composer is Dead

10 Nov 2019

One dead composer and a whole orchestra of suspects in this hilarious whodunit by Nathaniel Stookey and Lemony Snicket.
Entertaining Exhilarating Light Hearted

     

Tea & Symphony

Classical Music

Scottish Fantasy - Tea & Symphony

8 Mar 2019

Virtuoso violinist Tianwa Yang and conductor Asher Fisch take us to the Romantic and majestic wilds of Scotland.
Moving Entertaining Uplifting
Classical Music

David Drury: Grand Organ Recital

5 April 2019

David Drury plays spectacular music by Bach and Saint-Saëns on the Grand Organ of the Sydney Opera House. Here’s a rare opportunity to hear this organ in full flight!
Moving Entertaining Uplifting
Classical Music

The Cellos of the SSO

7 June 2019

The cellos of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra take centre stage, showcasing this most soulful of instruments.
Moving Entertaining Uplifting
Classical Music

Mozart's Symphony No.29

16 Aug 2019

Delight in an hour of Mozart with a charming concerto for a wind foursome and a theatrical symphony.
Moving Entertaining Uplifting
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts two Elgar masterpieces – the Cello Concerto and the Enigma Variations.
Moving Entertaining Uplifting
Classical Music

A Paris Happening

25 Oct 2019

Enjoy the joie de vivre of a Paris morning as sensual music by Debussy, Ibert and Milhaud dazzles and delights.
Moving Entertaining Uplifting
Classical Music

Andrew Haveron performs Mozart

15 Nov 2019

East meets West in Turkish-inspired music by Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn.
Moving Entertaining Uplifting

     

Cocktail Hour

Classical Music

Haydn & Beethoven

29 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019

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

Boccherini & Glazunov

21 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

A tuneful hour of chamber music with the sounds of Boccherini, Glazunov and an ‘extra’ cello in the extraordinary space of the Utzon Room.
Moving Sublime Intimate
Classical Music

Dohnányi & Shostakovich

05 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019

Enjoy an hour of intimate chamber music in the Utzon Room with dreams and dances by Dohnányi and Shostakovich, with a detour to Finland for a tango lesson.
Moving Sublime Intimate
Classical Music

Beethoven & Brahms

23 Aug 2019 - 24 Aug 2019

Masterpieces by Beethoven and Brahms demonstrate the depth and power of chamber music in the sublime atmosphere of the Utzon Room.
Moving Sublime Intimate
Classical Music

The Soldier's Tale

27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019

Jazzy, folky, dancelike and devilish – the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Fellows perform playful modern chamber music masterpieces in the intimate settings of the Utzon Room.
Moving Sublime Intimate
Classical Music

Mendelssohn & Martinu

25 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019

A soulful, sophisticated and sparkling musical hour with lyrical Mendelssohn and classical Martinů.
Moving Sublime Intimate