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DSO’s Young Artists Program

Ahead of our first Kids’ Classics event for the year, Hoedown, we sat down and chatted to three talented DSO Young Artists who will be performing at the family friendly concert – Harry Cass, Aisha Hayashi and Zakelli Xie – about DSO’s Young Artists Program, the recent YAP camp, and more. Harry plays the bassoon, …

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DSO Conversations: Cathy Applegate

For our fourth interview in our DSO Conversations series, we corresponded with General Practitioner, composer, published author, and DSO’s Principal Cellist, the multi-talented Cathy Applegate. Cathy’s musical compositions encompass a broad range of forms, including orchestral work, film music, a ballet, choral pieces and a piano concerto. Her latest work, Conversations about the Impossible will have its world premiere on…

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‘In Motion’ at Darwin Entertainment Centre

Darwin Entertainment Centre has launched a new event series called ‘In Motion’ that will feature four nights of artistic encounters with local creative talent. A ticket to an ‘In Motion’ night gives you access to four 15-minute performances in locations across the Centre, which you can ‘rove’ between in small groups. DSO is delighted to…

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DSO Conversations: Stephen Pevely

In these unsettling times, it’s important to stay connected and to continue sharing our experiences. To this end, we started a interview series called ‘DSO Conversations’, where we chat to musicians about how they have dealt with the changes brought about by COVID-19 and how they are adjusting to the ‘new normal’ now that restrictions are lifting.…

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Live On Fridays

This Friday 12th June join three brilliant DSO musicians – Concertmaster Tara Murphy, Principal Second Violin Netanela Nizrahi and Principal Cello Cathy Applegate – for an evening of eclectic musical performances at Brown’s Mart. This concert is part of Brown’s Mart new Live on Fridays series. Get out of the house, now that you finally…

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Brass Maintenance & Repairs Workshop

Join Robert Gladstones (Principal Third Horn, West Australian Symphony Orchestra) at 6pm ACST on Monday 25 May for a free online workshop about brass maintenance and repairs. Simply email us if you’d like to register and we will send you a URL link to the workshop to participate.

Portraits IV

  Portraits IV is the perfect musical interlude for a night at home or before (or after) your first post-pandemic dinner out. Featuring special performances by Archer Bryett and Hanhan Chen from our Young Artists Program, as well as Carl Brumfield (Principal Oboe), Stephen Pevely (Principal Clarinet) and Rozanne Gwynne (flute) playing Malcolm Arnold’s much-loved Divertimento for…

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DSO Conversations: Netanela Mizrahi

For our second installment of DSO Conversations: Coping with COVID-19, we talked to DSO’s Principal Second Violinist Netanela Mizrahi. Netanela is a woman of many talents; she’s a musician, composer, music therapist, music teacher, and a 2017 Churchill Fellow who has researched the impact of music-based interventions on communities that experience trauma. Given her involvement…

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Portraits III: Jonathan Tooby and Tommaso Pollio

Join us for another evening of exquisite music, this time with DSO’s Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Jonathan Tooby and pianist Tommaso Pollio. Simply click on this link at 7pm (ACST) Friday 1 May and let the dulcet tones of Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and others bring the week to a delightful close.

Portraits II Livestreamed Concert

  The second performance in our livestreamed concert series, Portraits, will take place at 7pm ACST on Friday April 17.  Click here to join DSO’s Principal Oboist Carl Brumfield and talented saxophonist Nick Yates for an evening of stunning music and casual conversation, sure to lift your spirits in these secluded times. This exciting program will feature Nick Yates performing Georg Philip Telemann’s Fantasia no. 8 in E…

DSO Conversations: Coping with COVID-19

  In these unsettling times, it’s important to stay connected and to continue sharing our experiences. To this end, we have started a new interview series called ‘DSO Conversations: Coping with COVID-19’, where we chat to musicians about how they are dealing with the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. For our first interview we sat down and…

Portraits Livestreamed Concert Series

  DSO is delighted to announce a new initiative designed to bring beauty and joy to our homebound lives – Portraits, a special fortnightly livestreamed concert series that highlights the individual talents of our brilliant musicians. Our first concert in the series will be livestreamed tomorrow, Thursday 2 April, at 12pm from CDU Theatre. Featuring…

Important Update: COVID-19

  DSO regrets to announce that due to Coronavirus risk reduction measures, performances between now and the end of June will no longer take place. The following events have been postponed or cancelled: Kids’ Classics: A Soldier’s Tale – postponed until later in the year DSO Up Close – cancelled ConocoPhillips Symphony: DISCO – cancelled…

Meet your guide!

    We are delighted Darwin’s own Shalom Kaa will be our guide on our next musical adventure, Around the World in Eighty Minutes. DSO sat down and chatted with the multi-talented artist and entertainer about what he’s most looking forward to on the upcoming journey, as well as what he’s been up to since…