About Darwin Symphony Orchestra


Darwin Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is a leading cultural organisation in the Northern Territory and its only symphony orchestra.

DSO is recognised as a centre for distinctive artistic work and presents orchestral music to local, national and international audiences. Based at Charles Darwin University (CDU), DSO has delivered diverse performance and education programs across the Northern Territory for 34 years.

A vibrant and innovative orchestra, DSO has a dedicated group of more than one hundred volunteer musicians and a small core of paid professional musicians. Our location has seen the orchestra deliver artistic and educational programs that celebrates the Northern Territory’s unique culture and geography, including collaborations that centre NT First Nations artists and stories, music, dance, poetry, singing and visual media.


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