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Beethoven Symphony No.1

Joyful Beginnings

It’s time to rediscover the joy of Beethoven’s First Symphony and some of the early Classical masters.

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COVID-safe and event information | Sydney Town Hall

Masks are a must
To help keep everyone safe, the venue has asked that you wear a mask as a mandatory requirement of entry and during the performance. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra will have masks available from the Front of House team at the venue, should you need one.

Vaccination status
As a condition of entry, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and venue partners may require you to provide proof of a COVID-19 Vaccination, to any or all 2022 concert performances. If required, we may ask you to wear a mask upon entering the performance venue.

Getting to your seat
To help you find the right entrance at Sydney Town Hall, the Sydney Symphony have included a coloured zone on your ticket for easy reference. Follow the signs or ask one of the Front of House team to assist you.

On arrival, please check-in using the Service NSW app by scanning the QR code displayed at each entrance to the Sydney Town Hall. We encourage you to download the Service NSW app before you arrive for a quick and easy entry.

Box Office, Cloakroom & Bar
The Sydney Symphony are being careful not to handle anything we don’t absolutely need to. This means we’re sending out e-tickets, and ticket collection at the Box Office will be limited. The front of House team will scan your ticket and direct you to your seat.

The Sydney Symphony Box Office will be open at each performance to help you with any questions or issues. We’ve had to close our cloakroom for the current time, so we encourage you to leave bigger items at home.

Leaving the venue
To manage the flow of people while exiting, you’ll be asked to remain in your seat at the end of the performance until you are asked to depart.

On-sale information

General public on sale 10am, Monday 22 November 2021

Two performances on Friday 8 April and Saturday 9 April

Friday 8 April, 11am
Saturday 9 April, 2pm

Suitable for ages 12+

Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Children aged 0-23 months at the time of a performance may be seated on a parent’s lap free of charge.  All children occupying a seat or aged 2 year/s of age or older must hold a valid ticket.

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Joyful Beginnings

It’s time to rediscover the joy of Beethoven’s First Symphony and some of the early Classical masters.

Czech composer Jan Vaňhal was one of the great Viennese composers of his era and this symphony contains all the drama and spirit that made his style so popular. His Czech compatriot Carl Stamitz was a contemporary, best known for his joyful Viola Concerto. With Sydney Symphony Principal Viola Tobias Breider as soloist, audiences will hear this remarkable work in all its radiance.

Full of irrepressible and exhilarating energy, Beethoven’s audacious First Symphony signalled to all Vienna the arrival of a powerful new genius at the dawn of a new century.


Programme
VAŇHAL Sinfonia in D
STAMITZ Viola Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.1

Artists
Andrew Haveron director and violin
Tobias Breider viola

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Venue Information

The Sydney Symphony 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, a coloured zone has been included on your ticket for easy reference. Follow the signs or ask one of our Front of House team to assist you.

On arrival, please check-in using the Service NSW app by scanning the QR code displayed at each entrance to the Sydney Town Hall. The Sydney Symphony encourages you to download the Service NSW app before you arrive for a quick and easy entry.

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

The cloakroom at Sydney Town Hall is closed for the current time, so you are encouraged to leave bigger items at home. The bar will also be closed at the current time, however complimentary water will be available from the Front of House team.

Transport options

  • Wilson Parking has a number of parking stations close to Sydney Town Hall. The Sydney Symphony recommend St Andrews 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.

Frequently Asked Questions - COVID-19 Safety Measures

What safety measures have been implemented?

When it comes to keeping you and our artists safe, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra are holding themselves to the same level of care and attention to detail that’s evident in their approach to music. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Town Hall are registered as COVID Safe businesses. For detailed information on COVID safety measures at the Sydney Town Hall, read more here

What am I required to do as an audience member?

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra ask the following of audiences in order to assist in maintaining a COVID safe environment:

  • To help keep everyone safe, the venue has asked that you wear a mask as a mandatory requirement of entry and during the performance. Masks will be available from the Front of House team at the venue, should you need one
     
  • Follow the signs at the venue or ask one of the Front of House team to assist you to the coloured zone listed on your ticket
     
  • To manage the flow of people while exiting, you’ll be asked to remain in your seat at the end of the performance until you are asked to depart. 

Do I have to wear a mask?

To help keep everyone safe, the venue has asked that you wear a mask as a mandatory requirement of entry and during the performance. Masks will be available from the Front of House team at the venue, should you need one.

Frequently Asked Questions - Performance and Venue

What time do I need to arrive before the event?

The Sydney Town Hall will open one hour ahead of the performance. To help you find the right entrance at Sydney Town Hall, a coloured zone has been included on your ticket for easy reference. Follow the signs or ask one of our Front of House team to assist you.

On arrival, please check-in using the Service NSW app by scanning the QR code displayed at each entrance to the Sydney Town Hall. The Sydney Symphony encourages you to download the Service NSW app before you arrive for a quick and easy entry.

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

Is cloaking available?

The cloakroom at Sydney Town Hall is closed for the current time, so you are encouraged to leave bigger items at home. 

Who are the authorised ticket sellers for this event?

The authorised agencies for this event are Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Opera House. Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered reliable.

Will the bar be open?

To keep congregation to a minimum, bars will not be in operation, however complimentary water will be available from the Front of House team.

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