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Professor Brian Cox: Symphonic Horizons Live with the Sydney Symphony

30 November – 2 December 2023

In the Concert Hall

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Explore the secrets of the universe with Professor Brian Cox and the Sydney Symphony, in a special event that combines ground-breaking science with the power of a live orchestra.

Symphonic Horizons

Professor Brian Cox, one of the world’s pre-eminent physicists, explores the secrets of the universe and our place in it together with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Northey. 

Through the latest extraordinary imagery and some of the greatest orchestral music ever written, Professor Cox examines astonishing cosmic ideas and creates the links between cosmology and music, showing how both can teach us what it means to be human, and what it means to live a small, finite life in a vast, spectacular universe.

Don’t miss Symphonic Horizons, a unique presentation of music and science at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

VIP Discussion Panel

Following the performance, you can join us for a special VIP experience as Brian Cox and Benjamin Northey reflect on the performance and continue the conversation, together with ABC presenter Fran Kelly. Just purchase any ticket in any reserve to the Brian Cox Symphonic Horizons and select the VIP experience for $48 in your cart*.


SIBELIUS Symphony no. 5: 3rd Movement 
WESTLAKE Missa Solis – Sidereus Nuncius (The Starry Messenger) 
MAHLER Symphony no. 5: 4th Movement
STRAUSS Thus Spoke Zarathustra 


Presenter / Artist
Professor Brian Cox

Benjamin Northey

Jess Hitchcock

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

*VIP Panel Discussion tickets only available to ticket holders of Professor Brian Cox: Symphonic Horizons performances. VIP Panel Discussion performance dates chosen, must be the same date and quantity, and relative time as the purchased Symphonic Horizon performance tickets. VIP Panel Discussion tickets are subject to availability. VIP Panel Discussion start times are approximate, and will commence at the conclusion of the Symphonic Horizons performances. Approximately 30 minute run time.

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