Season Opening Gala

Benjamin Northey - Conductor
Simon Tedeschi - Piano
Aurora, Young Adelaide Voices

Sibelius - Finlandia
Grieg - Piano Concerto
Holst - The Planets

And we have lift off! The full strength of the orchestra is unleashed to launch 2019 in spectacular fashion. Destination: The Planets, Holst’s magnificent depiction of seven heavenly bodies and their astrological significance – from the terrifying march of Mars to Jupiter’s ode to a good time, and lastly the mystical transcendence of Neptune fading into the unknown.


Australian virtuoso Simon Tedeschi ignites proceedings with a popular and personal favourite: Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Power and poetry combined with a good dash of Norwegian spirit have made this a timeless classic. The evening roars to life with the brassy revs of Finlandia – a threatening darkness suddenly engulfed in light as Sibelius unfurls a hymn to his homeland. We’re up and away!





If you're aged 30 & Under, ReMastered is your social night at the symphony. The package includes a post-concert event with drinks, food and entertainment all in your ticket price.

Tickets are $75 - purchase yours here.

Are you coming with friends? For every 6 tickets you purchase in one transaction you'll only pay for 5!

Watch Video

Sibelius: Finlandia | Sakari Oramo/BBC Singers/BBC Symphony Chorus/BBC Symphony Orchestra
Grieg: Piano Concerto | Rattle/Kissin/Berlin Philharmonic
Holst: Jupiter from The Planets | Cristian Măcelaru/Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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