Pre-Concert Talks

We offer pre-concert talks 45 minutes before all our subscription and gala concerts (with the exception of the Playlist and Tea & Symphony series).

Join us in the welcoming ambience of the Northern Foyer (Sydney Opera House Concert Hall) or the first floor Reception Room (City Recital Hall).

A Sydney Symphony Orchestra talk is an ideal introduction to the concert. You can always read up in advance, you can listen to recordings – but a pre-concert talk brings words and music together for:

  • a deeper insight into the overarching themes of the concert
  • clues for how to listen during the performance
  • the perfect transition between the distractions of daily life and the intensity and focus of an orchestral concert.

Meet the Pre-Concert Speakers