Special Events

 

Over nine special events in 2020, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will feature large-scale works and multi-disciplinary collaborations with leading international conductors.

Add these Special Events to your choice of Symphony Curated Package or include them in your Create Your Own Package. 

 

The 1950s Latin Lounge

The 1950s Latin Lounge

5–8 February 2020

Start the season with a night out in Manhattan, circa 1950! The Sydney Town Hall is transformed into a vibrant nightclub straight from New York’s Golden Age.

Program includes:
GERSHWIN
Cuban Overture
MARQUEZ Danzón No.2
BERNSTEIN West Side Story – Mambo

Guy Noble conductor
Imogen Kelly dancer
Ali McGregor soprano

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Italian Opera Gala

Italian Opera Gala

25–28 March 2020

Moving drama meets electrifying music as a host of Australian stars, the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and conductor Donald Runnicles bring you the greatest moments of Italian opera.

Including scenes and arias from:
ROSSINI
The Barber of Seville
DONIZETTI The Elixir of Love
BELLINI The Capulets and the Montagues
PUCCINI La Bohème
VERDI Rigoletto
MOZART The Marriage of Figaro

Donald Runnicles conductor
Siobhan Stagg soprano
Vasilisa Berzhanskaya mezzo-soprano
Samuel Sakker tenor
Derek Welton bass
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

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Last Night of the Proms

Last Night of the Proms

30 April–2 May 2020

It's time for you to join the Sydney Symphony and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs to belt out Rule, Brittania, wave flags and join the merriment to celebrate the best in British classical and popular music.

Program includes:
WOOD
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
PARRY arr. Elgar Jerusalem
ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance – March No.1

Guy Noble conductor
Teddy Tahu Rhodes baritone
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

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Brahms A German Requiem

Brahms A German Requiem

16–18 July 2020

Experience a burnished orchestral sound blended with a heavenly choir in Brahms’ profound masterpiece.

BRAHMS A German Requiem

David Robertson conductor
Cleo Lee-McGowan soprano
Michael Honeyman baritone
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

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A Global Ode to Joy

A Global Ode to Joy

7–9 August 2020

This Season, renowned conductor Marin Alsop will lead A Global Ode to Joy on five continents – a project made unique for each location.

BEETHOVEN Symphony No.9
With Australian interludes

Marin Alsop conductor
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

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A Viennese Gala

A Viennese Gala

5–7 September 2020

Simone Young’s Visions of Vienna takes us to the glittering ballrooms of the world’s musical capital.

HEUBERGER Das Opernball – Overture
LUMBYE Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop
J. STRAUSS Jr. Kaiser-Walzer
R. STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier – Waltz
DVOŘÁK Rondo
J. STRAUSS Jr. On the Beautiful Blue Danube
J. STRAUSS Sr. Radetsky March

Simone Young conductor

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The Complete Brandenburg Concertos

The Complete Brandenburg Concertos

23–24 October 2020

Hurtling through interstellar space, the Voyager I and II probes carry a precious golden record preserving the sounds and music of Earth.

BACH Brandenburg Concertos (complete)

Erin Helyard harpsichord-director

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Christian Tetzlaff performs Brahms

Christian Tetzlaff performs Brahms

Wednesday, 14 October 2020 / 8pm

Brahms’ Violin Concerto is one of the most celebrated pieces in the violin repertoire, full of gorgeous melodies, drama and demanding total virtuosity. 

BRAHMS Violin Concerto
STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben

Donald Runnicles conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin

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Christian Tetzlaff performs Bach

Christian Tetzlaff performs Bach

Wednesday, 4 November 2020 / 8pm

Ask any violinist—conquering Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas is a life’s work. Christian Tetzlaff delivers Bach’s genius with every note creating a truly unmissable musical experience.

BACH Sonatas and Partitas

Christian Tetzlaff violin

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Subscriber Benefits
 

Symphony Curated Packs

Symphony Curated Packs

Experience a complete musical journey across the year with nine different series to match your musical taste, preferred dates and time of day.

Create Your Own Pack

You can create your 2020 Season pack by simply selecting four or more concerts, including Special Events, and enjoy all the benefits of being a subscriber.

Subscriber Benefits

Enjoy these subscriber benefits!

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