The Sydney Symphony Orchestra to hit the road

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra has been touring for almost as long as it has been alive and will this year celebrate 80 years of touring regional New South Wales when it goes back to where it all began: Wollongong.

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The Sydney Symphony Orchestra to hit the road

Emma Dunch, CEO of the SSO, says it’s impossible not to feel nostalgic about the orchestra’s upcoming tour of the South Coast.

“Back in 1938 we undertook our first ever regional tour with concerts in Katoomba, Bathurst, Orange and Wollongong,” Dunch says. “This ignited a culture of touring within the orchestra, which has allowed us to bring the power of music to people right across New South Wales.”

In May more than 50 SSO musicians will get on a bus to travel to Nowra, Wollongong and Mittagong to perform the Overture from Smetana’sThe Bartered Bride, Elgar’sSea Pictures and Beethoven’s epic Fifth Symphony for audiences.

The orchestra will also perform interactive schools concerts, ‘Polka Dots and Moonbeams’, for primary and secondary students at each of the centres on the tour.

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