Become a patron


Support your Orchestra


Help us to continue creating music and enriching our community

Donations can be made to Darwin Symphony Orchestra to help bring diverse and engaging orchestral performances and education programs to the Northern Territory.

As a Patron you can enjoy:

  • A close connection with Darwin Symphony Orchestra’s musicians and community
  • Behind the scenes access with special events
  • Contributing to programs that you are passionate about
  • A connection with like-minded supporters of the arts
  • Acknowledgement of your support through DSO’s print and online materials


Areas of Support

Artistic Development

Assist the orchestra in developing its unique artistic contribution to the Northern Territory, and allow our players to participate in workshops with visiting specialists to develop musicianship skills.

Education and Outreach Programs

These accessible and engaging programs bring the joy of live classical music to hundreds of school students and audiences across the Northern Territory.

Chair Sponsorship

Chair sponsors support a favourite instrument or musician, and enjoy a special connection to the musician they support. Please contact us if you wish to find out more about Chair Sponsorship.


Queries and Additional information

If you have any queries please contact the DSO Office by email at: or telephone (08) 8946 6488.

DSO c/o Charles Darwin University Casuarina Campus, Darwin, NT 0909

Darwin Symphony Orchestra's Patrons Program is an annual program.

Current Patrons


Diamond Patrons ($5,000 - $9,999)

  • Mr Simon Niblock & Prof Louise Maple-Brown
  • Michael & Ingrid Stephens


Platinum Patrons ($2,500 - $4,999)


Gold Patrons ($1,000 - $2,499)

  • Phoebe Briggs
  • Bronwyn & Phillip Carson
  • Em. Prof Helen Garnett PSM
  • Vida Goodvach
  • Megan & Paul Lawton
  • Marie-Louise & David Pearson
  • Pauline Tauschke
  • The Hon Sally Thomas AC
  • Anonymous (2)


Silver Patrons ($500 - $999)

  • Cathy & Rod Applegate
  • Fiona & Michael Loughlin
  • Sarah Lynar
  • Anna & Isabella Penna
  • Lance Schmidt
  • Marcus & Andrea Schutenko
  • Kate Stephens
  • Ken & Sylvia Suter
  • Jonathan & Penelope Tooby


Bronze Patrons ($250 - $499)

  • Heather Brown
  • Carol Atkinson & Bruce Cartwright
  • Kevin Davis AM
  • Meredith Dellar
  • Diana Jarvis
  • Prof Martin Jarvis OAM
  • The Joy Family
  • Claire Kilgariff
  • Dr Sarah McGuinness
  • Maxina Parkes
  • William Pettican
  • Anna Ralph
  • Andrew & Sue Stone
  • Helen Summers
  • Anonymous (1)





Bronze and Above

  • Quarterly patrons newsletter, with updates about DSO’s work.


  • Pre-show drink voucher for one concert.


  • Access to VIP seating area for DSO’s Amphitheatre Concert.


  • Access to one open rehearsal.


  • Acknowledgement in DSO program, annual report and website.

Silver and Above

  • Transaction fee waived for ticket purchases (Darwin Entertainment Centre performances)


  • Pre-show drink voucher for all four indoor concerts.


Gold and Above

  • An Invitation to an exclusive recital with DSO artists.


  • An invitation to the annual Season Launch event.

Platinum and Above

  • Invitation to post-performance reception to meet the artists and Artistic Director /Chief Conductor.

Conductor's Circle

  • Exclusive dinner with Artistic Director/Chief Conductor and special guests.