The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is determined to share symphonic music far and wide, inspiring young musicians across our region.
Our community is far-reaching. The SSO tours to countries in Asia and, along the way, undertakes community engagement work, with outreach chamber music concerts in schools, and workshops and rehearsals at conservatoriums and universities.
In 2011, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra held its first international education programs in South Korea.
In June 2014, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra worked with young musicians in Guangzhou, Xi'an and Beijing on the orchestra's tour of China.
In 2015, David Robertson and 16 SSO musicians travelled to the "Juilliard School" of South Korea, Seoul's prestigious Seoul National University Music Department, for a day of outreach supported by the Australia-Korea Foundation. They spent the day holding master classes with the students before all coming together for a joint rehearsal of Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony.
In May 2016, 20 SSO musicians returned to the Xinghai Conservatory, Guangzhou to work again with the talented students. On the day they took part in sectionals and masterclasses, concluding with a performance of Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony, allowing the students to apply what they had just learned.
SSO continues its award-winning Music 4 Health program, which sees SSO musicians perform in retirement homes and hospitals throughout Sydney and NSW. SSO musicians also continue to contribute to the wider community as teachers and members of community music groups.