2020 Season Sneak Peek


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

Darwin Symphony Orchestra's 2020 Season launches on Wednesday 27 November at 6.30pm.


A powerful exploration of humanity, beauty, and courage

Witness the exciting premiere of Miyapunu by Galpu Songman Guwanbal Gurriwiwi and Darwin Symphony Orchestra’s own Netanela Mizrahi. Newly arranged for full orchestra and children’s choir for this performance, this unique cross-cultural collaboration is not to be missed.

Two of Australia’s finest string soloists, Sally Boud and Semra Lee Smith, join DSO for Mozart’s charming Sinfonia Concertante.

Presented in association with Darwin Festival


Sat 22 August 2020, 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 distinctive and evocative contemporary dance grounded in the traditions of Indigenous Australia, featuring diverse local dancers that reflect 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 2020, 7:30pm


Darwin Entertainment Centre


Join us for an unforgettable night in boogie wonderland!

A highlight of the Darwin calendar year, the ConocoPhillips Symphony is DSO's outdoor concert. For 2020, it's DISCO. Don’t miss this spectacular night under the stars, dancing to great disco hits from the 70s and 80s!




Sat 27 June 2020, 6:30pm


Darwin Botanic Gardens


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.