We have been advised that a Public Health Order which bans
non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people is now in place and
effective to 14 June 2020.
Although we had hoped to return to the stage and perform for our
audiences at an earlier date, the health and safety of our audience and
company members continues to be our highest priority.
Some performances have been either postponed or cancelled
During this period, some concerts have been postponed and we are
working closely with artists to review options to present these concerts
at a later date.
Other concerts have been cancelled.
Below is a guide to our upcoming performances:
- CANCELLED: Beethoven Missa Solemnis – 18–21 March, 2020
- POSTPONED: Elisabeth Leonskaja in Recital – 23 March, 2020
- CANCELLED: Italian Opera Gala – 25–28 March, 2020
- POSTPONED: Barber and Poulenc – 27–28 March, 2020
- POSTPONED: Handel and Telemann – 1–3 April, 2020
- POSTPONED: Beethoven and Brahms – 15–18 April, 2020
- POSTPONED: Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 – 22–23 April, 2020
- POSTPONED: Dvořák, Haydn and Shostakovich – 24 April, 2020
- POSTPONED: Last Night of the Proms – 30 April–2 May, 2020
- POSTPONED: Mozart and Shostakovich – 1–2 May, 2020
- TO BE ADVISED: Birds of Tokyo – 7–9 May, 2020
- TO BE ADVISED: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert – 13–16 May, 2020
- POSTPONED: Jonathan Biss in Recital – 18 May, 2020
- POSTPONED: Northern Lights Festival Program 1 – 21–23 May, 2020
- POSTPONED: Northern Lights Festival Program 2 – 27–30 May, 2020
- POSTPONED: Triumphant Brass – 29 May, 2020
- POSTPONED: Rebel, Gabrieli and Vivaldi – 10–11 June, 2020
- POSTPONED: Tchaikovsky and Grieg – 12–13 June, 2020
If you are a ticketholder to the above listed concert(s), please read on for your ticket options.
Please consider helping us
In our 88-year history, we cannot remember a time when the Sydney
Symphony has had to fall silent. We stand in solidarity with our sister
organisations around the nation – all Australia’s stages and theatres
will be dark.
We are heart-broken that we can’t perform for you publicly – especially at a time when we all need the power of music.
The financial impact of cancelling performances will be significant, and it may threaten the future of performers in Australia.
If you are a ticketholder to a postponed or cancelled concert, please
consider the below options and help alleviate the financial impact on
Here are some ways you can make a difference:
- Please donate your cancelled ticket. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for the value of the ticket OR
- Ask for a non-cash credit. You can use the credit against a future concert of your 2021 Season Package OR
- Exchange your cancelled ticket for another performance. You can exchange into another concert at no additional cost OR
- A refund if you are unable to donate or exchange your tickets due to financial consideration.
How to donate or change your concert arrangements
Ticketholders will be contacted directly by our Customer
Service team from Monday 16 March with further information about making a
donation, obtaining non-cash credits and exchanging tickets.
Please call us on 02 8215 4600 (Mon–Fri 9am–5pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You do not need to travel to our office.
Please note that our Customer Service Team is experiencing high volumes of traffic during this time. We greatly appreciate your patience, support, and understanding.
Advice for schools
The NSW Department of Education declaration on 15 March 2020 cancelled all further school excursions.
The Sydney Symphony will not be performing for the remainder of Term
1, 2020 and refunds or exchanges will be provided for school bookings to
these Meet the Music and Schools Concerts.
All education events from Term 2, 2020 onwards are still under review pending further instruction from the State Government.
For further advice, please contact our Learning and Engagement team at email@example.com.
Please keep safe
The health and wellbeing of our audience and company members are our highest priority.
For the latest health advice about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and information please go tohealth.gov.au
For health enquiries please call the Australian Government Department
of Health Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080 or the
healthdirect hotline 1800 022 222.
We thank the community for its ongoing support and understanding during this time. We look forward to returning the stage in due course
and sharing experiences with our audience once again.