In 2020 Darwin Symphony Orchestra presents 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. Take a look at some of our exciting upcoming events and programs.

Spirit and HOPE (3)

A moving exploration of beauty, courage and humanity

Witness the exciting premiere of Miyapunu by Galpu Songman Guwanbal Gurruwiwi and DSO’s own Netanela Mizrahi. Newly arranged for full orchestra and youth choir, this unique cross-cultural collaboration is not to be missed.

Following this compelling premiere will be a spirited performance of Haydn’s beloved Cello Concerto No. 1, featuring our very own Jonathan Tooby on cello. Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 concludes an evening of exquisite music that is also a testament to humanity and hope.


Sat 31 October, 7.30pm


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.

Sat 14 November
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.