Sydney Symphony Orchestra presents

Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Illawarra and Southern Highlands Tour

Hear the most famous symphony ever written – Beethoven’s 5th – when the Sydney Symphony Orchestra comes to Wollongong.

23 May – 24 May

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra comes to Wollongong with the most famous symphony ever written: Beethoven’s 5th.

Beginning with the sound of Fate knocking at the door (da-da-da dum!), this symphony takes a dramatic journey to a brilliant and triumphant conclusion.

Before the power of Beethoven you can hear Sea Pictures – music for voice and orchestra by the composer of Land of Hope and Glory – with young Australian mezzo-soprano Shikara Ringdahl as soloist. Elgar’s five short songs are simple, direct and full of lyrical beauty as they evoke the ever-changing restlessness of the sea. Conductor Benjamin Northey has chosen the overture to the opera The Bartered Bride for a high-energy beginning to the concert.

Program includes:
SMETANA The Bartered Bride: Overture
ELGAR Sea Pictures
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5

Unsuitable for children under 10yrs. 

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra will also present two interactive concerts for school students at 10am and 11.30am on Thursday 24 May. For more information and bookings visit: & engagement

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Venue Information

Wollongong Town Hall, Main Auditorium


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Cast & Creative Team

Benjamin Northey

Shikara Ringdahl


Children U13: $20
Student: $20
Con Pen: $45
Con Sen: $45
Group 8+: = $45

A per transaction fee of $6.95 applies for phone and online bookings.

Performance Times
General Public:
Public Performance: Wed 23 May, 8pm
Schools Performance #1: Thu 24 May, 10am
Schools Performance #2: Thu 24 May, 11.30am

Running Time
Public Performance: Approx. 1 hr 40 mins (incl. 20 min interval)

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