Vanguard Events 

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.

The SSO and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Open Rehearsal: The Sydney Symphony and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Tuesday 19 February / 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Sydney Opera House


Offsite Event #1

Thursday 16 May / 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue to be announced


Offsite Event #2

Thursday 4 July / 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue to be announced


Schools Concerts

Offsite Event #3

Thursday 29 August / 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue to be announced


Donald Runnicles conducts Fauré’s Requiem

Open Rehearsal: Donald Runnicles conducts Fauré’s Requiem

Tuesday 22 October / 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Sydney Opera House




Get access to all five events with a Vanguard Membership.

Vanguard Membership 2019: $750