June 2017

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1:15PM
SSO Chamber Players

SSO Chamber Players

The SSO Chamber Players series is at St James' Church. Entry is by a $5 donation.

Jun 7

1:15PM

St James' Church

Georges Lentz
violin
Emma Jezek
violin
Andrew Jezek
viola
Christopher Pidcock
cello

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6:30PM
Last Night of the Proms

Last Night of the Proms

Back by popular demand and ready to celebrate the Queen's Birthday.

Jun 8

6:30PM

Sydney Opera House

Guy Noble
conductor
Jacqueline Dark
mezzo-soprano
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

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8:00PM
Last Night of the Proms

Last Night of the Proms

Back by popular demand and ready to celebrate the Queen's Birthday.

Jun 9

8:00PM

Sydney Opera House

Guy Noble
conductor
Jacqueline Dark
mezzo-soprano
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

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2:00PM
Last Night of the Proms

Last Night of the Proms

Back by popular demand and ready to celebrate the Queen's Birthday.

Jun 10

2:00PM

Sydney Opera House

Guy Noble
conductor
Jacqueline Dark
mezzo-soprano
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
8:00PM
Last Night of the Proms

Last Night of the Proms

Back by popular demand and ready to celebrate the Queen's Birthday.

Jun 10

8:00PM

Sydney Opera House

Guy Noble
conductor
Jacqueline Dark
mezzo-soprano
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

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1:30PM
Don Quixote

Don Quixote

It's a concerto...It's a symphony...It's Don Quixote!

Jun 15

1:30PM

Sydney Opera House

David Robertson
conductor
Umberto Clerici
cello
Tobias Breider
viola

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11:00AM
Don Quixote

Don Quixote

It's a concerto...It's a symphony...It's Don Quixote!

Jun 16

11:00AM

Sydney Opera House

David Robertson
conductor
Umberto Clerici
cello
Tobias Breider
viola

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2:00PM
Don Quixote

Don Quixote

It's a concerto...It's a symphony...It's Don Quixote!

Jun 17

2:00PM

Sydney Opera House

David Robertson
conductor
Umberto Clerici
cello
Tobias Breider
viola

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7:00PM
Pelléas et Mélisande

Pelléas et Mélisande

Charles Dutoit conducts a rare Sydney performance of Debussy's opera Pelléas et Mélisande.

Jun 23

7:00PM

Sydney Opera House

Charles Dutoit
conductor
Michaela Selinger
Mélisande
Elliot Madore
Pelléas
Marc Barrard
Golaud
Jérôme Varnier
Arkel
Julie Mathevet
Yniold
Anna Dowsley
Genevieve
Daniel Sumegi
Doctor
Simon Lobelson
Shepherd
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

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7:00PM
Pelléas et Mélisande

Pelléas et Mélisande

Charles Dutoit conducts a rare Sydney performance of Debussy's opera Pelléas et Mélisande.

Jun 24

7:00PM

Sydney Opera House

Charles Dutoit
conductor
Michaela Selinger
Mélisande
Elliot Madore
Pelléas
Marc Barrard
Golaud
Jérôme Varnier
Arkel
Julie Mathevet
Yniold
Anna Dowsley
Genevieve
Daniel Sumegi
Doctor
Simon Lobelson
Shepherd
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

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7:00PM
Pelléas et Mélisande

Pelléas et Mélisande

Charles Dutoit conducts a rare Sydney performance of Debussy's opera Pelléas et Mélisande.

Jun 28

7:00PM

Sydney Opera House

Charles Dutoit
conductor
Michaela Selinger
Mélisande
Elliot Madore
Pelléas
Marc Barrard
Golaud
Jérôme Varnier
Arkel
Julie Mathevet
Yniold
Anna Dowsley
Genevieve
Daniel Sumegi
Doctor
Simon Lobelson
Shepherd
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

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8:00PM
Yuja Wang plays Beethoven

Yuja Wang plays Beethoven

We welcome back Chinese pianist Yuja Wang, who will perform with conductor Charles Dutoit.

Jun 29

8:00PM

Sydney Opera House

Charles Dutoit
conductor
Yuja Wang
piano

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8:00PM
Yuja Wang plays Beethoven

Yuja Wang plays Beethoven

We welcome back Chinese pianist Yuja Wang, who will perform with conductor Charles Dutoit.

Jun 30

8:00PM

Sydney Opera House

Charles Dutoit
conductor
Yuja Wang
piano


June 2017

Pelléas et Mélisande

Charles Dutoit conducts a rare Sydney performance of Debussy's opera Pelléas et Mélisande.

Sydney Opera House
Fri 23 Jun / 7:00 pm
Sat 24 Jun / 7:00 pm
Wed 28 Jun / 7:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Fri 23 Jun / 7:00 pm
Sat 24 Jun / 7:00 pm
Wed 28 Jun / 7:00 pm

Yuja Wang plays Beethoven

We welcome back Chinese pianist Yuja Wang, who will perform with conductor Charles Dutoit.

Sydney Opera House
Thu 29 Jun / 8:00 pm
Fri 30 Jun / 8:00 pm
Sat 1 Jul / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 29 Jun / 8:00 pm
Fri 30 Jun / 8:00 pm
Sat 1 Jul / 8:00 pm

July 2017

Mendelssohn's Octet

Mendelssohn's Octet. No further excuse is needed to join us for this chamber music concert.

Utzon Room
Sat 1 Jul / 6:00 pm
Utzon Room
Sat 1 Jul / 6:00 pm

Yuja Wang plays Beethoven

We welcome back Chinese pianist Yuja Wang, who will perform with conductor Charles Dutoit.

Sydney Opera House
Thu 29 Jun / 8:00 pm
Fri 30 Jun / 8:00 pm
Sat 1 Jul / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 29 Jun / 8:00 pm
Fri 30 Jun / 8:00 pm
Sat 1 Jul / 8:00 pm

Orli Shaham in Recital

Orli Shaham is fine-tuning an inventive program of Brahms and Brahms-inspired piano music.

City Recital Hall
Mon 3 Jul / 7:00 pm
City Recital Hall
Mon 3 Jul / 7:00 pm

High Noon

Andrew Haveron pairs an early Haydn symphony with one of Mozart’s sublime piano concertos.

City Recital Hall
Thu 6 Jul / 7:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Fri 7 Jul / 11:00 am
City Recital Hall
Thu 6 Jul / 7:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Fri 7 Jul / 11:00 am

George Michael: Praying for Time

Don’t miss this tribute in full symphonic sound, as we remember the man and his music.

Sydney Opera House
Thu 6 Jul / 8:00 pm
Fri 7 Jul / 8:00 pm
Sat 8 Jul / 2:00 pm
Sat 8 Jul / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 6 Jul / 8:00 pm
Fri 7 Jul / 8:00 pm
Sat 8 Jul / 2:00 pm
Sat 8 Jul / 8:00 pm

Dancing with the Orchestra

Hungarian vitality and Russian glamour make for a brilliant, dance-inspired concert.

Sydney Opera House
Thu 13 Jul / 1:30 pm
Fri 14 Jul / 8:00 pm
Sat 15 Jul / 2:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 13 Jul / 1:30 pm
Fri 14 Jul / 8:00 pm
Sat 15 Jul / 2:00 pm

Mahler 3

Mahler's expansive, all-embracing Third Symphony will fill you with joy to be alive!

Sydney Opera House
Wed 19 Jul / 8:00 pm
Fri 21 Jul / 8:00 pm
Sat 22 Jul / 8:00 pm
Mon 24 Jul / 7:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Wed 19 Jul / 8:00 pm
Fri 21 Jul / 8:00 pm
Sat 22 Jul / 8:00 pm
Mon 24 Jul / 7:00 pm

Ravishing Ravel

Discover the ravishing sound world of Ravel in this program conducted by David Robertson.

Sydney Opera House
Thu 27 Jul / 1:30 pm
Fri 28 Jul / 11:00 am
Sat 29 Jul / 2:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 27 Jul / 1:30 pm
Fri 28 Jul / 11:00 am
Sat 29 Jul / 2:00 pm

August 2017

SSO Chamber Players

The SSO Chamber Players series is at St James' Church. Entry is by a $5 donation.

St James' Church
Wed 2 Aug / 1:15 pm
St James' Church
Wed 2 Aug / 1:15 pm

Pieter Wispelwey plays the Bach Cello Suites

In this special concert Pieter Wispelwey performs the complete cello suites of JS Bach.

City Recital Hall
Sun 6 Aug / 2:00 pm
Mon 7 Aug / 7:00 pm
City Recital Hall
Sun 6 Aug / 2:00 pm
Mon 7 Aug / 7:00 pm

Shefali's Playlist

Get to know Associate Principal Oboe Shefali Pryor through the music that has inspired her.

City Recital Hall
Tue 8 Aug / 6:30 pm
City Recital Hall
Tue 8 Aug / 6:30 pm

Evening Salon

Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey joins the musicians of the SSO for an evening of Haydn and Mozart.

City Recital Hall
Thu 10 Aug / 7:00 pm
City Recital Hall
Thu 10 Aug / 7:00 pm

Gnarly Buttons

Chief Conductor David Robertson has curated the first in a pair of concerts celebrating new music.

Carriageworks
Sun 13 Aug / 5:00 pm
Carriageworks
Sun 13 Aug / 5:00 pm

Beethoven & Bruckner

The charismatic Simone Young returns to Sydney to conduct Bruckner's Fifth Symphony.

Sydney Opera House
Thu 17 Aug / 1:30 pm
Fri 18 Aug / 8:00 pm
Sat 19 Aug / 2:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 17 Aug / 1:30 pm
Fri 18 Aug / 8:00 pm
Sat 19 Aug / 2:00 pm

Imogen Cooper in Recital

English pianist Imogen Cooper returns to Sydney with a recital program of Beethoven and Haydn.

City Recital Hall
Mon 21 Aug / 7:00 pm
City Recital Hall
Mon 21 Aug / 7:00 pm

New World Memories

The theme is memory when Chief Conductor David Robertson conducts Dvořák's New World Symphony.

Sydney Opera House
Wed 23 Aug / 8:00 pm
Fri 25 Aug / 8:00 pm
Sat 26 Aug / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Wed 23 Aug / 8:00 pm
Fri 25 Aug / 8:00 pm
Sat 26 Aug / 8:00 pm

Circus Scenes

'Hey, there! Hoopla! the circus is in town! Have you seen the elephant? Have you seen the clown?’

Utzon Room
Sat 26 Aug / 6:00 pm
Utzon Room
Sat 26 Aug / 6:00 pm

The 'Rach 2'

David Robertson conducts a program of 20th-century favourites, including Rachmaninoff

Sydney Opera House
Thu 31 Aug / 1:30 pm
Fri 1 Sep / 8:00 pm
Sat 2 Sep / 2:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 31 Aug / 1:30 pm
Fri 1 Sep / 8:00 pm
Sat 2 Sep / 2:00 pm

September 2017

The 'Rach 2'

David Robertson conducts a program of 20th-century favourites, including Rachmaninoff

Sydney Opera House
Thu 31 Aug / 1:30 pm
Fri 1 Sep / 8:00 pm
Sat 2 Sep / 2:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 31 Aug / 1:30 pm
Fri 1 Sep / 8:00 pm
Sat 2 Sep / 2:00 pm

Megan Washington and the SSO

Two-time ARIA Award winner Megan Washington burst onto the Australian music scene in 2008.

Sydney Opera House
Thu 21 Sep / 6:30 pm
Fri 22 Sep / 8:00 pm
Sat 23 Sep / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 21 Sep / 6:30 pm
Fri 22 Sep / 8:00 pm
Sat 23 Sep / 8:00 pm

Saint-Saëns in the Morning

Hear Saint-Saëns most famous morning music alongside a rarely heard gem.

Sydney Opera House
Fri 22 Sep / 11:00 am
Sydney Opera House
Fri 22 Sep / 11:00 am

Carnival of the (Australian) Animals

Australia is notorious for its animals – any visitor can tell you about our fearsome fauna!

Sydney Opera House
Sun 24 Sep / 2:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Sun 24 Sep / 2:00 pm

October 2017

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™

Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts™

Sydney Opera House
Wed 4 Oct / 7:00 pm
Thu 5 Oct / 7:00 pm
Fri 6 Oct / 7:00 pm
Sat 7 Oct / 2:00 pm
Sat 7 Oct / 7:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Wed 4 Oct / 7:00 pm
Thu 5 Oct / 7:00 pm
Fri 6 Oct / 7:00 pm
Sat 7 Oct / 2:00 pm
Sat 7 Oct / 7:00 pm

Dream Sequence

Artist in Residence Brett Dean conducts the 2nd program in our contemporary Carriageworks series.

Carriageworks
Sun 15 Oct / 5:00 pm
Carriageworks
Sun 15 Oct / 5:00 pm

Rachmaninoff on Fire

Artist in Residence Brett Dean conducts music of his own and Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto.

Sydney Opera House
Wed 18 Oct / 6:30 pm
Thu 19 Oct / 1:30 pm
Fri 20 Oct / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Wed 18 Oct / 6:30 pm
Thu 19 Oct / 1:30 pm
Fri 20 Oct / 8:00 pm

Sibelius & Mahler

Dutch violinist Janine Jansen returns to Sydney to play Sibelius's Violin Concerto.

Sydney Opera House
Wed 25 Oct / 8:00 pm
Fri 27 Oct / 8:00 pm
Sat 28 Oct / 8:00 pm
Mon 30 Oct / 7:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Wed 25 Oct / 8:00 pm
Fri 27 Oct / 8:00 pm
Sat 28 Oct / 8:00 pm
Mon 30 Oct / 7:00 pm

November 2017

Katie Noonan's Elixir with Michael Leunig

Award-winning singer-songwriter Katie Noonan returns with her trio Elixir and poet Michael Leunig.

Sydney Opera House
Thu 2 Nov / 6:30 pm
Fri 3 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sat 4 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 2 Nov / 6:30 pm
Fri 3 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sat 4 Nov / 8:00 pm

The Bush Concert

The Bush Concert brings the sounds of the Australian bush alive in a heartwarming concert for kids.

Sydney Opera House
Sun 5 Nov / 2:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Sun 5 Nov / 2:00 pm

SSO Chamber Players

The SSO Chamber Players series is at St James' Church. Entry is by a $5 donation.

St James' Church
Wed 8 Nov / 1:15 pm
St James' Church
Wed 8 Nov / 1:15 pm

Dramatic Shostakovich

Ashkenazy returns, bringing his extraordinary musicianship to Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony.

Sydney Opera House
Fri 10 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sat 11 Nov / 2:00 pm
Mon 13 Nov / 7:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Fri 10 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sat 11 Nov / 2:00 pm
Mon 13 Nov / 7:00 pm

Gripping Shostakovich

One of Shostakovich's greatest creations, his Cello Concerto No.1, and the powerful Eighth Symphony.

Sydney Opera House
Wed 15 Nov / 8:00 pm
Fri 17 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sat 18 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Wed 15 Nov / 8:00 pm
Fri 17 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sat 18 Nov / 8:00 pm

Beethoven One

British violinist Anthony Marwood directs the SSO Fellows in Beethoven's First Symphony.

Sydney Opera House
Fri 17 Nov / 11:00 am
Sydney Opera House
Fri 17 Nov / 11:00 am

Alexander Gavrylyuk in Recital

We welcome home Ukrainian-born pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk for a classic virtuoso recital program.

City Recital Hall
Mon 20 Nov / 7:00 pm
City Recital Hall
Mon 20 Nov / 7:00 pm

Belshazzar's Feast

Experience the grandeur of Walton's Belshazzar's Feast in this choral-orchestral spectacular.

Sydney Opera House
Fri 24 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sat 25 Nov / 2:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Fri 24 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sat 25 Nov / 2:00 pm

Souvenirs

The talented SSO Fellows present a concert that will be something to write home about.

Verbrugghen Hall
Sun 26 Nov / 3:00 pm
Verbrugghen Hall
Sun 26 Nov / 3:00 pm

Bluebeard's Castle

Experience the 'musical volcano' of Bluebeard's Castle with two beloved masters.

Sydney Opera House
Wed 29 Nov / 8:00 pm
Fri 1 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sat 2 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Wed 29 Nov / 8:00 pm
Fri 1 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sat 2 Dec / 8:00 pm

December 2017

Bluebeard's Castle

Experience the 'musical volcano' of Bluebeard's Castle with two beloved masters.

Sydney Opera House
Wed 29 Nov / 8:00 pm
Fri 1 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sat 2 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Wed 29 Nov / 8:00 pm
Fri 1 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sat 2 Dec / 8:00 pm

LA LA LAND in Concert

Experience the original musical film LA LA LAND like never before with a live symphony orchestra!

Sydney Opera House
Thu 7 Dec / 8:00 pm
Fri 8 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sat 9 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 7 Dec / 8:00 pm
Fri 8 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sat 9 Dec / 8:00 pm