$1m for new and upgraded rehearsal rooms
Through his $1m gift, Peter is enabling the Opera House to create two completely new rehearsal rooms for the artists who use the Concert Hall and to upgrade spaces used by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for their musicians.
The artists that the Opera House presents are the beneficiaries of the new rooms – great orchestras like Staatskapelle Berlin (2018) and soloists like Renée Fleming (2015), as well as our Opera House Utzon Music Series artists, and touring artists like Nigel Kennedy and Yo-Yo Ma.
Our flagship resident companies will also benefit, in particular the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, as well as organisations we partner with such as Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and the Opera Australia Orchestra which performs for Opera Australia and The Australian Ballet when they are at the Opera House.
Community organisations such Sydney Eisteddfod and the many primary and secondary schools who perform concerts in the Concert Hall will be able to use the spaces.
As Peter says in the video, we will have “beautiful rehearsal rooms for the players who are deserving of those rooms.”
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