Be prepared… Read the program book in advance.
Program books online
All our free program books for subscription concerts are
available to download on our website so you can read up on the
music in the week of the concert (PDF). Simply search for the
concert you're attending in our What's On
Browse all our program books from 2007
We've been offering free program books to audiences at all our
subscription* concerts since 2007. We're proud to have been the
first major concert presenter in Sydney to do this and delighted to
see other presenters in town do the same.
Read all about it
Sydney Symphony programs set out to give you a deeper
appreciation and understanding of the music we play and the
artistic thinking behind the programs we present. And they make a
great souvenir of the concert.
Here's what you'll find inside:
• program notes by leading writers on music
• Keynotes: the essentials for each piece in a speed read
• artist biographies
• guides to broadcasts and further listening
• occasional incidental articles
• Bravo! our newsletter
Please share with your companion
We want to be environmentally responsible, so if you're
attending the concert in a couple or group, we ask you to share
programs, one between two.
* Please note that for most pops concerts and selected special
events outside our subscription series we continue to sell
large-format souvenir programs. We regret that these programs are
not free and are not available for download.