Symphony Hour – Wednesday 5

Wednesdays, 7pm / Sydney Town Hall

5 Concert Package for $215

The perfect way to unwind after a busy workday. Consider it a very happy hour. 

These hour-long concerts each feature one landmark work from the last two centuries. This new series includes Stravinsky’s breakthrough The Rite of Spring, Rimsky-Korsakov’s sensuous Scheherazade and astonishing symphonies from Brahms, Mahler and Shostakovich.

One work, one hour, one unique sonic experience.



The Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 / 7pm

The aftershocks of Igor Stravinsky’s visionary masterpiece are still being felt over a century after its scandalous premiere – it changed music forever.

WAGNER Die Meistersinger – Prelude
STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

Pietari Inkinen conductor





Wednesday, 11 March 2020 / 7pm

The seductive Scheherazade spins Arabian Nights tales of Sinbad, princes and festivals in Rimsky-Korsakov's opulent orchestral fantasy.

DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Alexander Shelley conductor



Shostakovich Symphony No.5

Shostakovich Symphony No.5

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 / 7pm

Shostakovich’s music continues to probe and provoke. Is his music encoded with secret meaning? Can a symphony be an act of civil disobedience? 


Alexander Briger conductor



Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Brahms Symphony No.4

Wednesday, 9 September 2020 / 7pm

Brahms’ Fourth and final Symphony is his greatest, the height of his achievement as symphonist.

BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No.3
BRAHMS Symphony No.4

Simone Young conductor

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Mahler Symphony No.4

Mahler Symphony No.4

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 / 7pm

The magic of childhood inspired Gustav Mahler’s most intimate and lovable symphony which traces a journey from the worldly life to an innocent heavenly one, painted in the bright colours of folk-art.

MAHLER Symphony No.4

Donald Runnicles conductor
Jacqueline Porter soprano



Bonus Offers and Benefits


The 1950s Latin Lounge

Bonus Offer

Buy a Symphony Hour pack and add The 1950s Latin Lounge for just $75.

30 or Under

Are you 30 or under?

If you're 30 or under on 1 January 2020, you can enjoy a pack of concerts for as little as $35 per concert. Grab some friends and make your concerts regular catch-up events throughout the year.

Subscriber benefits

Enjoy these subscriber benefits!

Save up to 20% on buying concerts individually.
Priority seating with our preferred seating zones.
Exchanges. Change your dates if your plans change.



Symphony Hour is available as two curated packs: 5 concerts on Wednesdays, 4 concerts on Thursdays. You can also add any concert to a Create Your Own Pack.

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