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 Talepostponed until later in the year

DSO Up Close – cancelled

ConocoPhillips Symphony: DISCO – cancelled


In making this difficult decision, DSO Board and Management carefully considered advice from Government and Health officials and conducted rigorous risk assessments. While this may be a disappointing outcome for music-lovers, ultimately, the health and safety of our musicians, audiences and the broader community remains paramount.

On a positive note, DSO is currently exploring innovative ways it can continue to make music and stay connected with audiences and the community during this period. Updates on our activities will be available on our website as our plans are finalised.

In the coming days, we will also be in contact with those who have purchased tickets for forthcoming events to outline their options for an exchange or refund. Like many other arts organisations, cancellations have a large impact on DSO’s revenue. We are grateful to those patrons who are donating the value of their ticket to support the DSO in this challenging time and to help us keep the music playing.

For individuals experiencing hardship and requiring further support in the wake of the nationwide cancellations, DSO encourages reaching out to Support Act Wellbeing Helpline on 1800 959 500. This is a free, confidential counselling service available to anyone in the Australian performing arts sector to talk to someone about any aspect of their wellbeing.