Free concert on 16th January 2016

Classical music under the stars in the Domain.

Art Gallery Road
Royal Botanic Gardens
16 January at 8pm
Duration: 150 minutes

It wouldn’t be summer in Sydney without Symphony in The Domain. Celebrate our 40th by bringing a hamper, a blanket and your friends – all dressed in ruby – and settle in for a free concert under the stars. This year the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is doing something special for our birthday; they’ve gathered a repertoire of music performed at Symphony in The Domain over the years to astound us with a ‘best of’ musical journey, with everything from Mendelssohn to Dvořák and Tchaikovskyy and a special appearance by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

Best of all, Symphony in the Domain is free! Just find a patch of grass and get comfortable for an evening of delightful music.

It’s our ruby anniversary! Prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed ruby coloured picnic and punter.


Conductor: André de Ridder

Soloist: Grace Clifford

DVORÁK: Othello – Overture, Op.93
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64


DVORÁK: Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95, B178 (From the New World)
TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 – Festival Overture, Op.49

More info

Free bike valet parking will be available courtesy of SydneyCycleways. Plan your journey now using the Sydney cycling map.

Ride your bike
Bike racks available at The Domain.

You are welcome to BYO
Food and drinks are also available for purchase from 4pm.

No smoking
These are smoke-free events.

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