August 2017

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1:15PM
SSO Chamber Players

SSO Chamber Players

The SSO Chamber Players series is at St James' Church. Entry is by a $5 donation.

Aug 2

1:15PM

St James' Church

Chanterelle String Quartet
Fiona Ziegler
violin
Léone Ziegler
violin
Jane Hazelwood
viola
Adrian Wallis
cello

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2:00PM
Pieter Wispelwey plays the Bach Cello Suites

Pieter Wispelwey plays the Bach Cello Suites

In this special concert Pieter Wispelwey performs the complete cello suites of JS Bach.

Aug 6

2:00PM

City Recital Hall

Pieter Wispelwey
cello

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7:00PM
Pieter Wispelwey plays the Bach Cello Suites

Pieter Wispelwey plays the Bach Cello Suites

In this special concert Pieter Wispelwey performs the complete cello suites of JS Bach.

Aug 7

7:00PM

City Recital Hall

Pieter Wispelwey
cello

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6:30PM
Shefali's Playlist

Shefali's Playlist

Get to know Associate Principal Oboe Shefali Pryor through the music that has inspired her.

Aug 8

6:30PM

City Recital Hall

Toby Thatcher
conductor
Lorina Gore
soprano
Presented by Shefali Pryor
Associate Principal Oboe

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7:00PM
Evening Salon

Evening Salon

Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey joins the musicians of the SSO for an evening of Haydn and Mozart.

Aug 10

7:00PM

City Recital Hall

Pieter Wispelwey
cello-director

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5:00PM
Gnarly Buttons

Gnarly Buttons

Chief Conductor David Robertson has curated the first in a pair of concerts celebrating new music.

Aug 13

5:00PM

Carriageworks

David Robertson
conductor
Francesco Celata
clarinet

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1:30PM
Beethoven & Bruckner

Beethoven & Bruckner

The charismatic Simone Young returns to Sydney to conduct Bruckner's Fifth Symphony.

Aug 17

1:30PM

Sydney Opera House

Simone Young
conductor
Imogen Cooper
piano

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8:00PM
Beethoven & Bruckner

Beethoven & Bruckner

The charismatic Simone Young returns to Sydney to conduct Bruckner's Fifth Symphony.

Aug 18

8:00PM

Sydney Opera House

Simone Young
conductor
Imogen Cooper
piano

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2:00PM
Beethoven & Bruckner

Beethoven & Bruckner

The charismatic Simone Young returns to Sydney to conduct Bruckner's Fifth Symphony.

Aug 19

2:00PM

Sydney Opera House

Simone Young
conductor
Imogen Cooper
piano

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7:00PM
Imogen Cooper in Recital

Imogen Cooper in Recital

English pianist Imogen Cooper returns to Sydney with a recital program of Beethoven and Haydn.

Aug 21

7:00PM

City Recital Hall

Imogen Cooper
piano

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23

8:00PM
New World Memories

New World Memories

The theme is memory when Chief Conductor David Robertson conducts Dvořák's New World Symphony.

Aug 23

8:00PM

Sydney Opera House

David Robertson
conductor

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8:00PM
New World Memories

New World Memories

The theme is memory when Chief Conductor David Robertson conducts Dvořák's New World Symphony.

Aug 25

8:00PM

Sydney Opera House

David Robertson
conductor

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8:00PM
New World Memories

New World Memories

The theme is memory when Chief Conductor David Robertson conducts Dvořák's New World Symphony.

Aug 26

8:00PM

Sydney Opera House

David Robertson
conductor
6:00PM
Circus Scenes

Circus Scenes

'Hey, there! Hoopla! the circus is in town! Have you seen the elephant? Have you seen the clown?’

Aug 26

6:00PM

Utzon Room

2017 Fellows
Roger Benedict
artistic director

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1:30PM
The 'Rach 2'

The 'Rach 2'

David Robertson conducts a program of 20th-century favourites, including Rachmaninoff

Aug 31

1:30PM

Sydney Opera House

David Robertson
conductor
George Li
piano


August 2017

Imogen Cooper in Recital

English pianist Imogen Cooper returns to Sydney with a recital program of Beethoven and Haydn.

City Recital Hall
Mon 21 Aug / 7:00 pm
City Recital Hall
Mon 21 Aug / 7:00 pm

New World Memories

The theme is memory when Chief Conductor David Robertson conducts Dvořák's New World Symphony.

Sydney Opera House
Wed 23 Aug / 8:00 pm
Fri 25 Aug / 8:00 pm
Sat 26 Aug / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Wed 23 Aug / 8:00 pm
Fri 25 Aug / 8:00 pm
Sat 26 Aug / 8:00 pm

Circus Scenes

'Hey, there! Hoopla! the circus is in town! Have you seen the elephant? Have you seen the clown?’

Utzon Room
Sat 26 Aug / 6:00 pm
Utzon Room
Sat 26 Aug / 6:00 pm

The 'Rach 2'

David Robertson conducts a program of 20th-century favourites, including Rachmaninoff

Sydney Opera House
Thu 31 Aug / 1:30 pm
Fri 1 Sep / 8:00 pm
Sat 2 Sep / 2:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 31 Aug / 1:30 pm
Fri 1 Sep / 8:00 pm
Sat 2 Sep / 2:00 pm

September 2017

The 'Rach 2'

David Robertson conducts a program of 20th-century favourites, including Rachmaninoff

Sydney Opera House
Thu 31 Aug / 1:30 pm
Fri 1 Sep / 8:00 pm
Sat 2 Sep / 2:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 31 Aug / 1:30 pm
Fri 1 Sep / 8:00 pm
Sat 2 Sep / 2:00 pm

Megan Washington and the SSO

Two-time ARIA Award winner Megan Washington burst onto the Australian music scene in 2008.

Sydney Opera House
Thu 21 Sep / 6:30 pm
Fri 22 Sep / 8:00 pm
Sat 23 Sep / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 21 Sep / 6:30 pm
Fri 22 Sep / 8:00 pm
Sat 23 Sep / 8:00 pm

Saint-Saëns in the Morning

Hear Saint-Saëns most famous morning music alongside a rarely heard gem.

Sydney Opera House
Fri 22 Sep / 11:00 am
Sydney Opera House
Fri 22 Sep / 11:00 am

Carnival of the (Australian) Animals

Australia is notorious for its animals – any visitor can tell you about our fearsome fauna!

Sydney Opera House
Sun 24 Sep / 2:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Sun 24 Sep / 2:00 pm

October 2017

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™

Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts™

Sydney Opera House
Wed 4 Oct / 7:00 pm
Thu 5 Oct / 7:00 pm
Fri 6 Oct / 7:00 pm
Sat 7 Oct / 2:00 pm
Sat 7 Oct / 7:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Wed 4 Oct / 7:00 pm
Thu 5 Oct / 7:00 pm
Fri 6 Oct / 7:00 pm
Sat 7 Oct / 2:00 pm
Sat 7 Oct / 7:00 pm

Dream Sequence

Artist in Residence Brett Dean conducts the 2nd program in our contemporary Carriageworks series.

Carriageworks
Sun 15 Oct / 5:00 pm
Carriageworks
Sun 15 Oct / 5:00 pm

Rachmaninoff on Fire

Artist in Residence Brett Dean conducts music of his own and Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto.

Sydney Opera House
Wed 18 Oct / 6:30 pm
Thu 19 Oct / 1:30 pm
Fri 20 Oct / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Wed 18 Oct / 6:30 pm
Thu 19 Oct / 1:30 pm
Fri 20 Oct / 8:00 pm

Sibelius & Mahler

Dutch violinist Janine Jansen returns to Sydney to play Sibelius's Violin Concerto.

Sydney Opera House
Wed 25 Oct / 8:00 pm
Fri 27 Oct / 8:00 pm
Sat 28 Oct / 8:00 pm
Mon 30 Oct / 7:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Wed 25 Oct / 8:00 pm
Fri 27 Oct / 8:00 pm
Sat 28 Oct / 8:00 pm
Mon 30 Oct / 7:00 pm

November 2017

Katie Noonan's Elixir with Michael Leunig

Award-winning singer-songwriter Katie Noonan returns with her trio Elixir and poet Michael Leunig.

Sydney Opera House
Thu 2 Nov / 6:30 pm
Fri 3 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sat 4 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 2 Nov / 6:30 pm
Fri 3 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sat 4 Nov / 8:00 pm

The Bush Concert

The Bush Concert brings the sounds of the Australian bush alive in a heartwarming concert for kids.

Sydney Opera House
Sun 5 Nov / 2:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Sun 5 Nov / 2:00 pm

SSO Chamber Players

The SSO Chamber Players series is at St James' Church. Entry is by a $5 donation.

St James' Church
Wed 8 Nov / 1:15 pm
St James' Church
Wed 8 Nov / 1:15 pm

Dramatic Shostakovich

Ashkenazy returns, bringing his extraordinary musicianship to Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony.

Sydney Opera House
Fri 10 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sat 11 Nov / 2:00 pm
Mon 13 Nov / 7:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Fri 10 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sat 11 Nov / 2:00 pm
Mon 13 Nov / 7:00 pm

Gripping Shostakovich

One of Shostakovich's greatest creations, his Cello Concerto No.1, and the powerful Eighth Symphony.

Sydney Opera House
Wed 15 Nov / 8:00 pm
Fri 17 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sat 18 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Wed 15 Nov / 8:00 pm
Fri 17 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sat 18 Nov / 8:00 pm

Beethoven One

British violinist Anthony Marwood directs the SSO Fellows in Beethoven's First Symphony.

Sydney Opera House
Fri 17 Nov / 11:00 am
Sydney Opera House
Fri 17 Nov / 11:00 am

Alexander Gavrylyuk in Recital

We welcome home Ukrainian-born pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk for a classic virtuoso recital program.

City Recital Hall
Mon 20 Nov / 7:00 pm
City Recital Hall
Mon 20 Nov / 7:00 pm

Belshazzar's Feast

Experience the grandeur of Walton's Belshazzar's Feast in this choral-orchestral spectacular.

Sydney Opera House
Fri 24 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sat 25 Nov / 2:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Fri 24 Nov / 8:00 pm
Sat 25 Nov / 2:00 pm

Souvenirs

The talented SSO Fellows present a concert that will be something to write home about.

Verbrugghen Hall
Sun 26 Nov / 3:00 pm
Verbrugghen Hall
Sun 26 Nov / 3:00 pm

Bluebeard's Castle

Experience the 'musical volcano' of Bluebeard's Castle with two beloved masters.

Sydney Opera House
Wed 29 Nov / 8:00 pm
Fri 1 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sat 2 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Wed 29 Nov / 8:00 pm
Fri 1 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sat 2 Dec / 8:00 pm

December 2017

Bluebeard's Castle

Experience the 'musical volcano' of Bluebeard's Castle with two beloved masters.

Sydney Opera House
Wed 29 Nov / 8:00 pm
Fri 1 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sat 2 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Wed 29 Nov / 8:00 pm
Fri 1 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sat 2 Dec / 8:00 pm

LA LA LAND in Concert

Experience the original musical film LA LA LAND like never before with a live symphony orchestra!

Sydney Opera House
Thu 7 Dec / 8:00 pm
Fri 8 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sat 9 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Thu 7 Dec / 8:00 pm
Fri 8 Dec / 8:00 pm
Sat 9 Dec / 8:00 pm