Vanguard: the Sydney Symphony…but different.

Sydney Symphony Vanguard is an adventurous way to demonstrate your commitment to supporting a secure future for orchestral music and live performance.

A membership program for the musically curious, Vanguard is your ticket to join the Sydney Symphony community. You’ll meet like-minded and passionate music lovers and you will play a key role in supporting a range of special projects that ensure the Sydney Symphony continues to grow as the nation’s leading community of musicians.


Vanguard: inspirational music in inspired locations.

Small ensembles and soloists from the Sydney Symphony showcase their virtuosity in programs of music they are fiercely passionate about. From car-parks to breweries, wharfs to warehouses, the Vanguard programs are produced entirely by the musicians themselves and are performed in quirky and unusual spaces around Sydney.

Vanguard members can also experience the full orchestra in rehearsal mode and enjoy an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes. There are up to five Vanguard events per year, a combination of “offsite” music and social events, and Open Rehearsals and concerts at the Sydney Opera House with the full Orchestra.

Events are usually held early on a mid-week evening, to suit the working professional.

Membership of Vanguard for the remainder of 2018 is $200.

For more information or to join the Sydney Symphony Vanguard please contact:
Mihka Chee, External Affairs Officer

Phone: (02) 8215 4614

The Vanguard Collective

Justin Di Lollo
Head of Australian Office, Haklyut

Taine Moufarrige 
Founding Patron
Director, Servcorp

Seamus R Quick 
Founding Patron
Director Credit Suisse Private Bank

Chris Robertson & Katherine Shaw
Founding Patrons
Director, Arthur Austin Investments PTY Ltd

Belinda Bentley
Director Radley Property

Paul Colgan
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Business Insider Australia

Oscar McMahon   
Co-founder & Gentleman-at-large Young Henrys

Shefali Pryor  
Associate Principal Oboe, Sydney Symphony Orchestra