Founded in 1932 by the ABC, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra has evolved into one of the world’s finest orchestras as Sydney has become one of the world’s great cities. Resident at the Sydney Opera House, the SSO gives around 200 performances throughout Sydney and NSW each year, and its international tours have earned it worldwide recognition.
The SSO is a leading cultural ambassador for Australia in the Asia-Pacific region and was recently named the winner of the Arts category in the Australian government’s inaugural Australia-China Achievement Awards for its ground-breaking work in growing the bilateral cultural and artistic relationship between the two nations.
David Robertson took up the position of Chief Conductor in 2014. The orchestra’s history also boasts collaborations with legendary figures such as George Szell, Sir Thomas Beecham, Otto Klemperer and Igor Stravinsky.
The SSO’s performances encompass masterpieces from the classical repertoire, music by some of the finest living composers, special events, and collaborations with guest artists and ensembles from all genres, reflecting the orchestra’s versatility and diverse appeal.
The SSO’s award-winning education program is central to its commitment to the future of live symphonic music, and it promotes the work of Australian composers through performances, recordings and commissions.
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