About Darwin Symphony Orchestra


Darwin Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has been a treasured community institution for 30 years. Comprising 95 volunteer musicians and a small professional core, DSO reflects the diverse and vibrant communities in Darwin and the Northern Territory.

The orchestra’s identity as an accessible and essential community resource is built on a commitment to bringing exceptional performances to all corners of the Northern Territory. From floating on pontoons in Nitmiluk Gorge, to performing on a working barge on Darwin Harbour, and becoming the first symphony orchestra to perform at Uluru, DSO truly reflects the Territory’s unique cultural geography.

Since 2012, Darwin Symphony Orchestra has reached thousands of children and families with its education programs. With an in-school program reaching remote areas of the Territory; as well as an engaging and accessible Kids’ Classics program in Darwin, DSO has brought inspiring classical music to many children.


DSO is committed to a safe and welcoming environment for its musicians, staff, and volunteers.
For further information about our Work Health and Safety Policy, our Human Resources Framework, or our Code of Conduct, please email us at dso@cdu.edu.au