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


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

  • Mr Simon Niblock & Prof Louise Maple-Brown
  • Michael & Ingrid Stephens
  • Sylvia & Ken Suter
  • Richard Ryan in memory of Ken Suter
  • Anonymous (3)


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

  • Elizabeth & Max Chalmers
  • Helen Garnett
  • Geoff Stearn

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

  • Cathy & Rod Applegate
  • Phoebe Briggs
  • Mary Frost
  • John & Marie Hardy
  • Megan & Paul Lawton
  • Fiona & Michael Loughlin
  • Marie-Louise & David Pearson
  • Katherine & Nicholas Reynolds
  • Christine Tarbett-Buckley & Tim Buckley
  • Pauline Tauschke
  • The Hon Sally Thomas AC
  • Peter Waggitt
  • Anonymous (2)


Silver Patrons ($500 - $999)

  • Joan & John Brears
  • Prof Gregory Crawford AM
  • Kevin Davis AM
  • Prof Martin Jarvis OAM & Erna Jarvis
  • Sarah Lynar
  • Anna & Isabella Penna
  • Lance Schmidt
  • Dianne Stephens
  • Kate Stephens
  • Ken & Sylvia Suter
  • Jonathan & Penelope Tooby
  • Paz Tassone
  • Annie Whybourne
  • Anonymous (2)


Bronze Patrons ($250 - $499)

  • Heather Brown & Peter McMillan
  • Kate & Paul Carter
  • Meredith Dellar
  • Geraldeen Deutrom
  • Vida Goodvach
  • Diana Jarvis
  • The Joy Family
  • Claire Kilgariff
  • Heather Malcolm
  • Dr Sarah McGuinness
  • Maxina Parkes
  • Anna Ralph
  • Andrew & Sue Stone
  • Helen Summers
  • Anonymous (3)




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.