Sydney Symphony Orchestra

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: DAVID ROBERTSON

Founded in 1932 by the Australian Broadcasting Commission, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has evolved into one of the world’s finest orchestra as Sydney has become one of the world’s great cities. The SSO performs in venues throughout Sydney and regional New South Wales, and international tours to Europe, Asia and the US have earned the orchestra worldwide recognition for artistic excellence.

2017 SEASON

Sydney Symphony Orchestra 2017 season subscriptions are now on sale via their website. Single tickets are now on sale via City Recital Hall's Box Office and website. Click here to view all Sydney Symphony Orchestra events currently on sale via City Recital Hall's Box Office and website. 

MOZART & HAYDN IN THE CITY

VICTORY LAP

Thu 2 Feb 7pm

A concert featuring two great masters of the Classical era: Mozart and Haydn. Andrey Gugnin, winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition joins the SSO for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.12 in A, K414. Haydn’s Symphony No.68 completes the program.

MORNING INSPIRATION

Thu 25 May 7pm

Haydn’s 'Morning' Symphony is the kind of music that gives all the members of the orchestra a chance to shine. And if you love Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola then you’ll love Andrew Haveron’s ‘new double concerto by Mozart’.

HIGH NOON

Thu 6 Jul 7pm

Andrew Haveron directs a program of Mozart and Haydn, featuring Orli Shaham as soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.24. Haydn’s 'Noon' Symphony shows off the virtuosity of the orchestra, particularly the concertmaster, playing the role of ‘diva’ in an elaborate parody of an Italian opera singer.

EVENING SALON

Thu 10 Aug 7pm

Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey joins the SSO for an evening of Haydn and Mozart. Haydn’s 'Evening' Symphony and a Mozart Serenade for winds bring unexpected drama to their classical charm, and the virtuosity of Haydn’s D major cello concerto makes for a rousing finale.

INTERNATIONAL PIANISTS IN RECITAL

DANIIL TRIFONOV IN RECITAL

Mon 6 Mar 7pm

Young Russian superstar Daniil Trifonov makes his Sydney recital debut playing music that’s both thrilling and poetic. Three exquisite works by Schumann are paired with selections from Shostakovich’s Preludes and Fugues and Stravinsky’s spectacular Three Movements from Petrushka.

ORLI SHAHAM IN RECITAL

Mon 3 Jul 7pm

In this inventive program, Orli Shaham matches Brahms’ late piano pieces with music inspired by Brahms, including Brett Dean’s Hommage à Brahms and “ingenious, sensuous and powerful” music commissioned from Israeli-American Avner Dorman. Old and new providing mutual illumination.

IMOGEN COOPER IN RECITAL

Mon 21 Aug 7pm

English pianist Imogen Cooper presents a recital of Beethoven and Haydn with a moody modern take on a renaissance hit. The program ends with Beethoven’s Op.110 – powerful in its introspection and embracing nearly every feeling from good humour to sarcasm, from despair to triumph.

ALEXANDER GAVRYLYUK IN RECITAL

Mon 20 Nov 7pm

In a classic virtuoso recital, Alexander Gavrylyuk begins with Bach-Busoni (the Toccata and Fugue from Fantasia) and ends with Rachmaninoff’s mighty second sonata. In between: Haydn’s classical poise, Scriabin’s wild colours and the brilliance of Chopin etudes.

PLAYLIST

LEAH’S PLAYLIST

Tue 7 Mar 6.30pm

SSO Assistant Principal Cello Leah Lynn presents a playlist of music that has inspired her over the years. The program includes highlights from Swan Lake, West Side Story and Bernard Herrmann’s scores to the classic noir movies, Vertigo and Taxi Driver.

NICK’S PLAYLIST

Tue 30 May 6.30pm

SSO trombonist Nick Byrne presents a playlist of music that has inspired him throughout his life. Highlights include Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream overture and, in a special treat, Nick plays a concerto movement on the rarely heard ophicleide.

SHEFALI’S PLAYLIST

Tue 8 Aug 7pm

SSO Associate Principal Oboe Shefali Pryor presents a playlist of inspiring musical favourites. Hear the finale of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, two Sea Interludes from Britten’s Peter Grimes and Mendelssohn’s 'Scottish' Symphony, together with highlights from Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Nobuyuki Tsujii in Recital

Mon 22 May 7pm

A delightful program including some all time keyboard favourites.

PIETER WISPELWEY PLAYS THE BACH CELLO SUITES

Mon 7 Aug 7pm

In this marathon recital, Pieter Wispelwey performs all six of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cello suites – a crown jewel of the cello repertoire, perhaps of all music! Experience Wispelwey’s extraordinary artistry in music that satisfies the emotions, the spirit and the mind.