Skip Links
soh.search.redirect.input

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

2020 Season

Music doesn’t get more thrilling and moving than through the live performance from a 100-strong orchestra and the guest artists who join us from across the world. That’s the power of the music we share – it brings everyone together.

This is a season of wonderful experiences, featuring landmark works and an international roster of conductors. Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor, conducts Mahler’s sublime Fourth Symphony, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and a sparkling celebration of opera – the Italian Opera Gala and Simone Young conducts performances of Beethoven, Brahms and A Viennese Gala celebrating the greatest of waltz music.

It’s also a chance to hear the orchestra as you’ve rarely heard them before. During the renewal of the Concert Hall, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will be resident in the Sydney Town Hall, one of the world’s best acoustic venues. You can hear the orchestra performing at the Opera House in their Cocktail Hour chamber music series in the Utzon Room.

     

Choose
Music.

     

In the Utzon Room

Classical Music

Barber and Poulenc

27 Mar 2020 - 28 Mar 2020

CANCELLED: Meet the woodwind players of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in a lyrical program of chamber music by Stanhope, Poulenc, Barber and Ligeti.
Intimate Sublime Moving
Classical Music

Mozart and Shostakovich

01 May 2020 - 02 May 2020

Musicians of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra perform Mozart’s most famous string quartet, the ‘Dissonance’, named for its audacious and enigmatic opening.
Intimate Sublime Moving
Classical Music

Tchaikovsky and Grieg

12 Jun 2020 - 13 Jun 2020

Musicians of the Sydney Symphony perform a tour-de-force program of two great chamber works by two of the great Romantic composers.
Intimate Sublime Moving
Classical Music

Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

26 Jun 2020 - 27 Jun 2020

Musicians of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra perform chamber music by two of the greatest ballet composers, crafting some of the most memorable melodies ever composed.
Intimate Sublime Moving
Classical Music

Mozart and Brahms

18 Sep 2020 - 19 Sep 2020

Masters of the symphony, Mozart and Brahms are also renowned for their intimate chamber music.
Intimate Delightful Sublime
Classical Music

Mozart and Francaix

23 Oct 2020 - 24 Oct 2020

A virtuosic tour de force with music from Mozart and Francaix.
Intimate Entertaining

At Sydney Town Hall

Classical Music

Scheherazade at Sydney Town Hall

11 Mar 2020 - 12 Mar 2020

Be seduced by a musical retelling of 1001 Arabian Nights.
Energising Playful Reflective
Be enchanted by three legendary orchestral favourites with versatile conductor Alexander Shelley.
Energising Playful Reflective
Classical Music

Beethoven Missa Solemnis at Sydney Town Hall

18 Mar 2020 - 21 Mar 2020

Be uplifted by the power of Beethoven's greatest masterpiece.
Energising Playful Reflective
Classical Music

Italian Opera Gala at Sydney Town Hall

25 Mar 2020 - 28 Mar 2020

CANCELLED: Feel the passion and drama of Italian Opera.
Energising Playful Reflective
Classical Music

Beethoven and Brahms at Sydney Town Hall

15 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020

Be inspired by the poetry of the towering Romantics, Beethoven and Brahms.
Energising Playful Reflective
Classical Music

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 at Sydney Town Hall

22 Apr 2020 - 23 Apr 2020

Feel the power of Orchestral music at the Sydney Town Hall.
Energising Playful Reflective
Feel the power of Orchestral music at the Sydney Town Hall.
Energising Playful Reflective
Classical Music

Last Night of the Proms at Sydney Town Hall

30 Apr 2020 - 02 May 2020

Celebrate the best of British classical and popular music with Australia’s premier orchestra.
Energising Playful Reflective
Classical Music

Northern Lights Festival Program One at Sydney Town Hall

21 May 2020 - 23 May 2020

Adventure to the north with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Australian premiere Energising Romantic
Classical Music

Northern Lights Festival Program Two at Sydney Town Hall

27 May 2020 - 30 May 2020

Adventure to the north with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Australian premiere Energising Romantic
Classical Music

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto at Sydney Town Hall

08 Jul 2020 - 11 Jul 2020

The perfect vehicle for the ‘immaculate and rapturous’ music-making of Augustin Hadelich and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Energising Playful Reflective
Classical Music

Brahms: A German Requiem at Sydney Town Hall

16 Jul 2020 - 18 Jul 2020

Experience an orchestral sound blended with a heavenly choir in Brahms’ profound masterpiece, performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Energising Playful Reflective
Classical Music

A Global Ode to Joy at Sydney Town Hall

07 Aug 2020 - 09 Aug 2020

This Season renowned conductor Marin Alsop will lead A Global Ode to Joy on five continents.
Energising Playful Reflective
Classical Music

A Viennese Gala at Sydney Town Hall

05 Sep 2020 - 07 Sep 2020

A tribute to the iconic music and high society of Vienna, performed by Simone Young and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Energising Playful Reflective
Classical Music

Brahms Symphony No.4 at Sydney Town Hall

09 Sep 2020 - 10 Sep 2020

Brahms’ Fourth and final symphony is his greatest, the height of his achievement as symphonist. Hear it performed by Simone Young and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Eye opening Memorable Compelling
Two works bookend Brahms’ mastery: the first piano concerto and his majestic fourth symphony.
Memorable Energising Sensory
Classical Music

Dvorak Cello Concerto at Sydney Town Hall

23 Sep 2020 - 26 Sep 2020

Dvořák's captivating concerto harnesses the full expressive range of the cello's voice.
Memorable Engaging
Classical Music

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 at Sydney Town Hall

14 Oct 2020 - 17 Oct 2020

Virtuoso Alexander Gavrylyuk is every bit the master of this epic concerto.
Energising Playful Reflective
Classical Music

Mozart and Tchaikovsky at Sydney Town Hall

04 Nov 2020 - 07 Nov 2020

The embarrassment of riches in Mozart’s piano concerto rewards pianist, orchestra and audience.
Compelling Nourishing Moving
Mahler’s Fourth Symphony is a turning point, his last work to draw upon his early song-cycle.
Inspiring Reflective Nourishing
Classical Music

Donald Runnicles conducts Mahler at Sydney Town Hall

13 Nov 2020 - 14 Nov 2020

Hear one of Mahler’s most uplifting symphonies, full of melodies, colour and perfect serenity.
Energising Playful Reflective
Classical Music

Christian Tetzlaff performs Brahms at Sydney Town Hall

19 Nov 2020 - 21 Nov 2020

Brahms’ Violin Concerto is one of the most celebrated pieces in the repertoire.
Exhilarating Memorable Energising
Contemporary Music

Birds Of Tokyo at Sydney Town Hall

04 Feb 2021 - 05 Feb 2021

Bring the house down with electrifying rock.
Inspiring Entertaining Moving