Vanguard Events 

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 Town Hall with the full Orchestra.

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


The Rite of Spring

Performance: The Rite of Spring

Thursday 20 February
Sydney Town Hall

Join the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for one of the most thrilling pieces of music ever written. 


Vanguard at Studios 301

Offsite Event #1

Thursday 21 May
Location to be announced.


Brahms a German Requiem

Open Rehearsal: Brahms a German Requiem

Wednesday 15 July
Sydney Town Hall

Experience a burnished orchestral sound blended with a heavenly choir in Brahms’ profound masterpiece.



Offsite Event #2

Thursday 3 September
Location to be announced.


Donald Runnicles conducts Fauré’s Requiem

Offsite Event #3

Thursday 5 November
Location to be announced.



Become a Vanguard Member

Get access to all five events with an annual Vanguard Membership of $750.

You can pay the full amount upfront or split the fee across the year with monthly or quarterly payments.