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In 2022 Darwin Symphony Orchestra presents another year of innovative collaborations, special guest artists and, of course, beautiful music. From our inspiring concert season to unique events that engage younger listeners, there is something for everyone. Take a look at some of our exciting events and programs and save money with one of our great value subscriptions!

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

Amy Hetherington 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. This performance will also feature Howard Shore’s sweeping soundtrack to the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and more! This symphonic performance is ideal for families and children, and anyone who is brave enough to take on some of cinema’s greatest heroes!

When

Saturday 19 March, 6:30pm 

Where

Darwin Entertainment Centre

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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 Northern Territory’s exceptional local talent, this weekend of music-making has something for everyone to enjoy.

When

Saturday 4 & Saturday 5 June

Where

Brown's Mart Theatre

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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 – Stuff those shoulder pads and strap on your dancing shoes because this year we are going All Out 80's!

Featuring Darwin Symphony Orchestra with a local front band performing incredible symphonic arrangements of all your favourite 80s classics from Whitney Houston to Bruce Springsteen.

When

Saturday 25 June, 6:30pm

Where

Darwin Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre

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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. Echoing this new commission by Darwin Symphony Orchestra celebrates the unique stories told by our poets.

This exciting and diverse program continues with a performance of Stravinsky’s Petrushka Ballet Suite, a truly remarkable work that will showcase the artistic and technical prowess of the Orchestra.

When

Saturday 20 August, 7:30pm

Where

Darwin Entertainment Centre

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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, this stirring piece is an exhilarating and dramatic encounter.

Beethoven’s high-spirited 7th Symphony completes a program of favourites, featuring his famous Allegretto second movement loved by audiences the world over.

When

Saturday 22 October, 7:30pm

Where

Darwin Entertainment Centre

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Inspire young minds with beautiful classic 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, and may even have a chance to conduct the entire orchestra!

This special event is an opportunity for new listeners to learn about all the instruments and different sounds that make up an orchestra.

When

Saturday 22 October, 11am

Where

Darwin Entertainment Centre

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Uplifting choral works and a dramatic masterpiece.

Don’t miss DSOs stunning finale to their 2022 season featuring two diverse and utterly spectacular works!

Under the direction of Michael Loughlin, Darwin Symphony Orchestra will perform John Rutter’s Gloria alongside talented Darwin-based choir, Vocalective. This rousing work originally composed in 1974 will showcase the artistic and technical range of the orchestra and talented choir members.

This exciting work will be followed by an almighty performance of 'The Planets'. This seven-movement masterpiece written by English composer Gustav Holst is one of the greatest large scale works ever written and promises to bring Darwin Symphony Orchestra’s spectacular 2022 season to a dramatic close.

When

Saturday 5 December, 7:30pm

Where

Darwin Entertainment Centre

Education Events

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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.

This story will be accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack played live by DSOs own string quartet, based on the beautiful music from Bizet’s opera Carmen.  Join in on the fun with Ferdinand and his other farmyard friends!

When

Saturday 26 February, 9:30 & 11am

Where

CDU Theatre

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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 through the ocean.

When

Saturday 12 November, 9:30 & 11am

Where

CDU Theatre