The SSO Vanguard is an innovative program with a major role to play in creating a strong and vibrant future for our great orchestra – a major cultural icon in Australia and internationally.

Vanguard memberships support the chair of Leah Lynn, Assistant Principal Cello.


What is Vanguard? 

An exclusive membership including your invitation to five events throughout the year at which you will be entertained by musicians of the SSO, while sampling some of the finest beverages our supporters Young Henrys and Kilikanoon Wines offer.

‘‘It's hard to beat Sydney Symphony [Vanguard] when it comes to
creating innovative events’’

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What kind of music?

All programs are selected by our musicians to suit the performance space and include styles from Mozart to New Orleans Brass! Led by Shefali Pryor, our Associate Principal Oboe and Vanguard Artistic Director, we can guarantee the music is always exciting and of the exceptional quality expected from SSO musicians.

Who goes along?

Vanguard attracts a primarily Gen X & Gen Y audience – people who are interested in supporting the Arts, who are keen to see what talent their city has to offer, and those who are looking for a way to experience dynamic classical music outside of the concert hall. Our Vanguard Collective, headed by Justin Di Lollo, ensure that there is always a mixture of professionals, artists and lovers of the arts.

Interested in signing up? Contact Mihka

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






Vanguard at the National Art School

Vanguard 2017 launches at the National Art School

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