In 2012 the Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) celebrates 62 years in our nation’s capital by bringing professional, large-scale symphonic concerts of to the ACT and region.
Since 2007, Dr Nicholas Milton has held the position of Chief Conductor & Artistic Director of the CSO and his creating, inspiring leadership has dramatically raised the artistic and commercial success of the organisation. Proportionally, Canberra’s orchestra leads the professional symphonic ensembles in Australia for new and renewing subscriptions as well as individual ticket sales.
CSO annual seasons are framed around the core Llewellyn Series of concerts, each of which is performed over two evenings with over 2200 people sharing the exciting experience of this dynamic orchestra.
In addition, single concert events such as the Shell Prom Concert, the ACTEW Grand Gala and the music/dance production of Matinee Magic during the Floriade festival are capacity concerts, with the 2012 Symphony In The Park being enjoyed by 13,500 people as part of the Canberra Festival.
Through our free music education concert series, Noteworthy, the CSO has reached 26,000 students in the ACT since 2007 and Noteworthy Outreach takes experiential music sessions to schools for children with disabilities.
As an integral part of the cultural fabric in the ACT, the CSO also works closely with the diplomatic community in Canberra to present the world through music to the multicultural population of our national capital.