In 2020 Darwin Symphony Orchestra presents a year full of new collaborations, special guests, and exciting performances. From our inspiring concert season to an education program for young musicians and audiences, there is something for everyone to enjoy.


Buckle up for a musical journey around the globe!

Bring the family along to celebrating diverse cultures and learn about the music that keeps the world turning. Darwin’s own Shalom Kaa will be our guide on this fun and spirited adventure, as we travel from Australia to Japan, Argentina to Russia, and China to Spain!


Sat 14 March, 6.30pm


Darwin Entertainment Centre


Vibrant chamber concerts with DSO ensembles

Presented by Darwin Symphony Orchestra and Darwin Entertainment Centre in association with Darwin Festival

Featuring the world premiere of Darwin composer Cathy Applegate's new work, as well as stunning compositions by classical favourites such as Mozart, Shostakovich and Bach, Metamorphosis captures the energy and intimacy of chamber music. And, for the first time ever, DSO musicians will be joined onstage by the rising stars of the Orchestra’s Young Artists Program.


7pm, Sat 8 August

2pm, Sun 9 August


Darwin Entertainment Centre


Dance and orchestra combine to define place in a compelling new performance

Don’t miss this stunning new collaboration with choreographer Gary Lang set to a suite of beautiful symphonic music. A proud Larrakia man, Gary Lang creates evocative contemporary dance grounded in the traditions of Indigenous Australia, featuring diverse local dancers reflecting the rich cultural identity of Darwin.

After the recent success of his collaboration “Milky Way” with West Australian Ballet and soprano Deborah Cheetham, this new work on stage with Darwin Symphony Orchestra will be a spectacle not to be missed.


Sat 5 December, 7.30pm


Darwin Entertainment Centre

Family Proms

Join DSO for a fun and interactive introduction to the whole orchestra!

Our Family Proms concert will spark intrigue in classical music for kids and grown-ups alike.

This special event introduces the whole symphony orchestra to new listeners, with a chance to hear each instrument. Our young audience members will be able to participate, and might even get a chance to conduct the orchestra!

Sat 5 December 2020, 10.30am

Darwin Entertainment Centre


A Dark Folk Tale of a Man, his Violin, and the Devil

Join DSO Ensemble, musicians from our Young Artists Program, and performers from Milkwood Steiner School as they take you on a mysterious adventure with Stravinsky’s The Soldiers Tale.

November (Date TBC)
9.30am | 11.00am

Charles Darwin University Theatre, Casuarina


Dress in your best country getup and join DSO Ensemble for a classic Hoedown!

An interactive and fun event bringing together music and movement, DSO Concertmaster Tara Murphy will take you through the steps and have your toes tapping.




Sat 5 September 2020
9.30am | 11.00am
Alawa Hall

Sat 12 September 2020
Batchelor Outdoor Education Centre, Batchelor


Providing opportunities for aspiring musicians

A new Darwin Symphony Orchestra initiative, the Young Artists Program will enable aspiring musicians to hone their skills with weekly classes, performances, and masterclasses.

Suitable for ages thirteen to eighteen. Cost: $160 a Term.