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. Your donation supports the commissioning of new Australian work, and provides opportunities for our players to participate in workshops with visiting specialists to develop their musicianship.

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.

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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.

Current Patrons


Conductor's Circle ($10,000+)

  • Anonymous (1)

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

  • Prof. Louise Maple-Brown and Simon Niblock
  • Geoff Stearn
  • Michael & Ingrid Stephens
  • Sylvia & Ken Suter
  • Richard Ryan in memory of Ken Suter
  • Anonymous (2)

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

  • Elizabeth & Max Chalmers
  • Prof Martin Jarvis OAM & Erna Jarvis

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

  • Mary Frost
  • Vida Goodvach
  • John & Marie Hardy
  • Megan & Paul Lawton
  • Fiona & Michael Loughlin
  • Marie-Louise Pearson
  • Bryan Pritchard
  • David Shilton
  • Christine Tarbett-Buckley & Tim Buckley
  • Pauline Tauschke
  • The Hon Sally Thomas AC
  • Peter Waggitt
  • Anonymous (2)

Silver Patrons ($500 - $999)

  • Cathy & Rod Applegate
  • Heather Brown & Peter McMillan
  • Kate Carter & Paul Carter OAM
  • Prof Gregory Crawford AM
  • Rick & Lynda Davies
  • Kevin Davis AM
  • Greg and Janis Lampard
  • Anna & Isabella Penna
  • Anna Ralph
  • Dianne Stephens
  • Kate Stephens
  • Paz Tassone
  • Annie Whybourne
  • Anonymous (2)

Bronze Patrons ($250 - $499)

  • Geraldeen Deutrom
  • Beverly Erfurth
  • Glen Ewers
  • Diana Jarvis
  • The Joy Family
  • Kate Fell
  • The Greenwood Family
  • Sarah Lynar
  • Heather Malcolm
  • Dr Sarah McGuinness
  • Jan Moore
  • Maxina Parkes
  • Lance Schmidt
  • Andrew & Sue Stone
  • Helen Summers
  • Jonathan & Penelope Tooby
  • Anonymous (2)




Bronze and Above

  • Pre-show drink voucher for one concert.


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


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


  • Access to special events (e.g. open rehearsals and insights into our artistic collaborations)


  • 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 event 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.