2022 Season Performances

Action // Adventure

Grab your cape and ready your swords for a heroic adventure! 

Shalom Kaa and Natalie Pellegrino will be your expert guides on this musical escapade exploring famous soundtracks including John Williams Harry Potter and Indiana Jones, and the swashbuckling score of Pirates of the Caribbean. 

6:30pm, Sat 19 March // Darwin Entertainment Centre 

NT Chamber Music Festival

An inspiring weekend of chamber music highlighting our local talent.

Join talented musicians from Darwin Symphony Orchestra and Arafura Music Collective for a weekend of diverse and delightful chamber music. Featuring different ensembles highlighting some of the NT exceptional local talent, this weekend has something for everyone to enjoy. 

4 & 5 June, Brown’s Mart Theatre


Join us for a night of all out 80's classics!  

DSOs highly anticipated Amphitheatre spectacular is back for another night of high energy fun for the whole family. Featuring Darwin Symphony Orchestra with a local front band performing incredible symphonic arrangements of all your favourite 80s classics.

6:30pm, Saturday 25 June // Darwin Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre


An awe-inspiring meeting of music, poetry, and drama.

Witness the exciting world premiere of a new song cycle by celebrated Australian Composer Emma Jayakumar, based on the stunning works by four talented NT Indigenous poets, followed by a performance of Stravinsky’s Petrushka Ballet Suite.

7:30pm, Saturday 20 August // Darwin Entertainment Centre


Inspire young minds with beautiful classical music! 

This interactive and engaging concert will spark intrigue in classical music for kids and adults alike! Featuring the whole orchestra, audience members will have the opportunity dance, clap, and sing along. 

11am, Saturday 22 October //  Darwin Entertainment Centre

Dvořák & Beethoven

An unmissable evening of virtuosic and spirited orchestral favourites.

Join Darwin Symphony Orchestra for a rare performance of Dvořák’s stunning Cello Concerto. Featuring special guest soloist Rodrick McGrath, followed by Beethoven’s high-spirited 7th Symphony.

 7:30pm, Saturday 22 October // Darwin Entertainment Centre

The Planets

Uplifting choral works and a dramatic masterpiece.

Under the direction of Michael Loughlin, Darwin Symphony Orchestra will perform John Rutter’s Gloria alongside talented Darwin-based choir, Vocalective, followed by an almighty performance of 'The Planets'.

7:30pm, Saturday 3 December //  Darwin Entertainment Centre

Education Program

Ferdinand the bull

Join special guest narrator and DSO String Quartet for this marvelous morning of musical barnyard classics! 

Children will be delighted by the story of Ferdinand the Bull who doesn’t want to butt heads with other bulls, he just wants to smell flowers. 

9.30 & 11am, Saturday 29 February // CDU Theatre Casuarina

Sketch the sounds of the sea

Join the Darwin Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Program for an artistic aquatic adventure! 

Children will have the chance to see the music come to life as they draw along with our string quartet as they perform famous water-themed classics. Young, creative minds will be inspired by whales and waves, fins, and flippers in this interactive, musical adventure.  

9.30 & 11am, Saturday 12 November // CDU Theatre Casuarina