May 2017

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7:00PM
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone™

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone™

Relive the magic of the film on a giant screen while hearing the SSO perform John Williams' score.

May 1

7:00PM

Sydney Opera House

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8:00PM
The Whitlams 25th Anniversary Tour

The Whitlams 25th Anniversary Tour

Tim and the boys return for a career-spanning set with the SSO.

May 2

8:00PM

Sydney Opera House

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10

8:00PM
Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Wagner, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky share the stage in a concert that appeals to the imagination.

May 10

8:00PM

Sydney Opera House

Andris Poga
conductor
Baiba Skride
violin

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8:00PM
Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Wagner, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky share the stage in a concert that appeals to the imagination.

May 12

8:00PM

Sydney Opera House

Andris Poga
conductor
Baiba Skride
violin

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6:00PM
Beethoven's Wind Octet

Beethoven's Wind Octet

The wind players of the SSO take the spotlight in this program of chamber music.

May 13

6:00PM

Utzon Room

Musicians of the SSO
8:00PM
Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Wagner, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky share the stage in a concert that appeals to the imagination.

May 13

8:00PM

Sydney Opera House

Andris Poga
conductor
Baiba Skride
violin

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7:00PM
Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Wagner, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky share the stage in a concert that appeals to the imagination.

May 15

7:00PM

Sydney Opera House

Andris Poga
conductor
Baiba Skride
violin

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19

8:00PM
Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Chopin

Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Chopin

Chopin's aristocratic Piano Concerto No.2 blends rippling virtuosity, dance rhythms, and lyricism.

May 19

8:00PM

Sydney Opera House

Bramwell Tovey
conductor
Nobuyuki Tsujii
piano

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8:00PM
Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Chopin

Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Chopin

Chopin's aristocratic Piano Concerto No.2 blends rippling virtuosity, dance rhythms, and lyricism.

May 20

8:00PM

Sydney Opera House

Bramwell Tovey
conductor
Nobuyuki Tsujii
piano

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7:00PM
Nobuyuki Tsujii in Recital

Nobuyuki Tsujii in Recital

Nobuyuki Tsujii makes his Sydney recital debut with a program of piano favourites.

May 22

7:00PM

City Recital Hall

Nobuyuki Tsujii
piano

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7:00PM
Morning Inspiration

Morning Inspiration

Concertmaster Andrew Haveron pairs a Haydn symphony with a 'new' double concerto by Mozart.

May 25

7:00PM

City Recital Hall

Andrew Haveron
violin-director
Roger Benedict
viola

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6:30PM
Nick's Playlist

Nick's Playlist

Playlist. One musician's inspiration, one informal hour. Get to know SSO Trombone Nick Byrne.

May 30

6:30PM

City Recital Hall

Benjamin Northey
conductor
Nick Byrne
sackbut, ophicleide, trombone

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May 2017

Nick's Playlist

Playlist. One musician's inspiration, one informal hour. Get to know SSO Trombone Nick Byrne.

City Recital Hall
Tue 30 May / 6:30 pm
City Recital Hall
Tue 30 May / 6:30 pm

June 2017

SSO Chamber Players

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

St James' Church
Wed 7 Jun / 1:15 pm
St James' Church
Wed 7 Jun / 1:15 pm

Last Night of the Proms

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

Sydney Opera House
Thu 8 Jun / 6:30 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 8 Jun / 6:30 pm

Last Night of the Proms

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

Sydney Opera House
Fri 9 Jun / 8:00 pm
Sat 10 Jun / 2:00 pm
Sat 10 Jun / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Fri 9 Jun / 8:00 pm
Sat 10 Jun / 2:00 pm
Sat 10 Jun / 8:00 pm

Don Quixote

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

Sydney Opera House
Thu 15 Jun / 1:30 pm
Fri 16 Jun / 11:00 am
Sat 17 Jun / 2:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 15 Jun / 1:30 pm
Fri 16 Jun / 11:00 am
Sat 17 Jun / 2:00 pm

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

Martha Argerich plays Beethoven

Join us for the special event of the year when pianist Martha Argerich makes her Australian debut.

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

Martha Argerich plays Beethoven

Join us for the special event of the year when pianist Martha Argerich makes her Australian debut.

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

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

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