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.
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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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mon 22 May 7pm
A delightful program including some all time keyboard favourites.
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.