2020 Season

 

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.

 

Subscribe and Save! Buy tickets to Around the World in Eighty Minutes, Love and Revolution and Where I Roam in one transaction to receive 15% off!

Simply add all three performances to your cart on the DEC website and the discount will be applied. Subscriptions also available for purchase from DEC box office on 8980 3333.

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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!

 

Time
Sat 14 March 2020, 6:30pm

 

Venue 
Darwin Entertainment Centre

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An intimate weekend concert series with musicians of Darwin Symphony Orchestra

DSO Up Close brings three vibrant and engaging chamber music concert programs across two days, highlighting the talents of our local musicians.

 

 

Time
Sat 9 and Sun 10 May, 2020

 

Venue 
Brown's Mart Theatre

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DISCO

Join us for an unforgettable night in boogie wonderland!

Don’t miss this spectacular night under the stars, dancing to great disco hits from the 70s and 80s!

Darwin Symphony Orchestra will be joined by special guest musicians and dancing queens to transform the Gardens Amphitheatre into a glittering dancefloor.

Time
Sat 27 June 2020, 6.30pm

 

Venue 
George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre

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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.

Two of Australia's finest soloists join us for Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, Sally Boud (viola) and Semra Lee Smith (violin).

Be transported by Shostakovich's powerful and brooding Symphony No 5,a work of extraordinary courage and protest written during Stalin's reign.

Presented in association with Darwin Festival

Time
Sat 22 August 2020, 7.30pm

 

Venue 
Darwin Entertainment Centre

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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.

 

Time
Sat 5 December 2020, 7.30pm

 

Venue 
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!

 

Time
Sat 5 December 2020, 10.30am

 

Venue 
Darwin Entertainment Centre

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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 4 April 2020
9.30am | 11.00am

Venue 
Charles Darwin University Theatre, Casuarina

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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
11.00am
Batchelor Outdoor Education Centre, Batchelor

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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.