Canberra Symphony Orchestra | CSO Summer Prom

Held in the stunning grounds of Government House, the CSO Summer Prom is an annual highlight on Canberra’s musical calendar. This year, the CSO presents a program of classical favourites under the baton of Benjamin Northey, including Mendelssohn’s stormy Hebrides…

 
Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Australian Series: Reclaiming the Night

In this closing concert of the 2021 Australian Series, we welcome guest ensemble PLEXUS. Driven by Monica Curro (violin), Philip Arkinstall (clarinet) and Stefan Cassomenos (piano), PLEXUS collaborates with Australian and international filmmakers, actors, directors, poets, choirs and visual artists…

 
Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Sally Walker in Recital

“This recital was programmed amidst COVID-19 isolation, where the elegance, poise and clear architectural shapes of classical works offered reassurance in the dance with uncertainty. The conversational nature of this exquisite chamber music represents what was so desperately lacking in…

 
Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Transformations

European audiences of the early twentieth century were captivated by the magic of Russian fairytales. This program marks Stravinsky’s fiftieth anniversary with one of the composer’s greatest ballets, his spectacular interpretation of Firebird folklore. Elena Kats-Chernin’s flute concerto also draws…

 
Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Transformations

European audiences of the early twentieth century were captivated by the magic of Russian fairytales. This program marks Stravinsky’s fiftieth anniversary with one of the composer’s greatest ballets, his spectacular interpretation of Firebird folklore. Elena Kats-Chernin’s flute concerto also draws…

 
Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Chamber Classics: Reimagined Winds

This final concert in our inaugural Chamber Classics Series comprises beloved works by Rossini, Grainger, Haydn, Dukas and Shostakovich. Each piece is arranged for wind quintet, a versatile ensemble capable of both flamboyant extroversion and delicate sensitivity. Highlights of the…

 
Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Jayson Gillham in Recital **CANCELLED**

The sublime vastness of the heavens stirred a particular awe in the hearts of Romantics, among them Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov. His poem, The Angel, is a vision of a celestial being carrying a babe to earth, borne on the…

 
Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Celestial Visions **CANCELLED**

For many, the night sky produces a humble appreciation of one’s smallness in an impossibly big universe. Gustav Mahler’s fourth symphony explores this sense of awe and reverence, gazing up toward heaven as seen through the eyes of a child.…

 
Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Celestial Visions **CANCELLED**

For many, the night sky produces a humble appreciation of one’s smallness in an impossibly big universe. Gustav Mahler’s fourth symphony explores this sense of awe and reverence, gazing up toward heaven as seen through the eyes of a child.…

 
Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Chamber Classics: Old Friends **CANCELLED**

Johannes Brahms first discovered Antonín Dvořák through the latter’s voluminous submission to a composition competition. The story goes that Brahms, one of the judges, was immediately impressed by Dvořák’s seemingly limitless ability to devise inventive melodies. The pair enjoyed a…

 
Canberra Symphony Orchestra | CSO at the Cinema

This year’s CSO gala pays homage to great musical works for the silver screen, from poignant historical dramas to a galaxy far, far away. Conductor Jessica Gethin takes the podium to present iconic orchestrations from Psycho, Star Wars and other cinematic classics. Concertmaster…

 
CSO Australian Miniseries | Online premiere – For Tor – Kate Moore

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra presents the online premiere of For Tor, written for Kate Moore for Tor Frømyhr, CSO Principal Viola and inspired by the melody of birdsong. Produced by the ANU School of Music and presented by Secure Parking, Molonglo…

 
Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Longing and Desire

Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Prokofiev’s ballet score of the same name is an exhilarating and ultimately devastating depiction of such perilous desire. It is a work of mighty opposites: joy and grief, fate and chance, life and death.…

 
Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Longing and Desire

Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Prokofiev’s ballet score of the same name is an exhilarating and ultimately devastating depiction of such perilous desire. It is a work of mighty opposites: joy and grief, fate and chance, life and death.…

 
CSO Chamber Players | Forgotten Romance, 4.30pm

CSO’s first Chamber Classics concert pays homage to Clara Schumann and Franz Schubert, masters of the Romantic style. Sadly, neither enjoyed due recognition in their time: Schubert suffered an untimely death before his work could garner wider acclaim, while Clara…

 
CSO Chamber Players | Forgotten Romance, 2pm ***SOLD OUT***

CSO’s first Chamber Classics concert pays homage to Clara Schumann and Franz Schubert, masters of the Romantic style. Sadly, neither enjoyed due recognition in their time: Schubert suffered an untimely death before his work could garner wider acclaim, while Clara…

 
Australian Miniseries | Moon Saturn Jupiter (Stuart Greenbaum)

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra premieres MOON SATURN JUPITER by Australian composer Stuart Greenbaum, performed by Teresa Rabe, CSO Principal Flute. Of the piece, Stuart writes: This flute solo was commissioned by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra for their Principal Flautist, Teresa…

 
CSO | Spring Sojourn

Join CSO Chamber Players for an afternoon of dynamic, lyrical works by Vaughan Williams and Brahms at Government House. SESSION ONE 1pm Afternoon tea 1.45pm Concert SESSON TWO 3.15pm Concert 4pm Afternoon tea CSO Chamber Players Kirsten Williams Violin Doreen Cumming Violin…

 
Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Australian Miniseries | Distant Solo (Elena Kats-Chernin)

This event will premiere on the CSO YOUTUBE CHANNEL Elena Kats-Chernin AO Composer Veronica Bailey Percussion Program note – Distant Solo was commissioned by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra soon after the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in Australia. It forms part…

 
Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Australian Miniseries: The Innocence of Life

This event will premiere on the CSO YOUTUBE CHANNEL Ella Macens Composer Megan Pampling Oboe Program note: This piece is a celebration of life! Whilst searching for ideas for this work, my two delightful new little nieces Lidija and Izabella entered this…