Featuring symphonic classics from the 18th century and beyond, excerpts from iconic film scores and of course, the thunderous finale of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Sydney Symphony Under the Stars is one of Sydney Festival’s most beloved events.
This year the Orchestra is conducted by Benjamin Northey, loved and lauded conductor of the finest orchestras in Australia and New Zealand, and a familiar face at 'Under the Stars'.
The world-class Sydney Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 90th birthday this year, with a program tailored to all ages and tastes. All you have to do is bring your favourite people, a picnic and a rug to Parramatta Park for the ultimate al fresco get-together.
As always, Sydney Symphony Under the Stars is a free event but to ensure COVID safety attendees are asked to book a ticket in advance. Then you can relax and celebrate summer as Mozart intended, probably.
DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture
TRADITIONAL arr. Li Jasmine Flower
MOZART Clarinet Concerto
ELENA KATS-CHERNIN Russian Rag
ET: Flying Theme
Star Wars: Leia’s Theme
Indiana Jones & Raiders of the Lost Ark: Raiders March
GRAINGER Irish Tune from County Derry
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 – Festival Overture
BENJAMIN NORTHEY conductor
FRANCESCO CELATA clarinet