2 August 2014

    It was a perfect SHOW!

    Thank you all - musicians and sponsors!

    ABBAVISION! Photogallery of Performance

    More photos coming shortly. Keep looking!

  • Bjorn Again!


    3 August 2014

    Bjorn Again!

    Really is the World’s Number One ABBA show! Absolutely LOVE it!

    More NEW photos in Photogallery

    More photos coming shortly. Keep looking!

  • DSO and ABBA Show!

    4 August 2014

    Thanks to wonderful DSO and Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Matthew Wood! And to everyone involved in ABBAvision Show - it was sensational! Bravo!

    ABBAvision Show! Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre, 1 August 2014 (221 photos)


    31 July 2014


    Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre, Rehearsal – 30.07.14.
  • New on Site

    12 June 2014

    Button "Search" is now available in our blog
    Button about time of the next rehearsal is now on front page.
    Albums "Piter Rejto", "Lisa Jennings" and "Kim Walker" and "Katherine Lukey"completed.
  • New on Site

    28 July 2014

    New photos in existing Gallery

    "Golden Kitsch by Elena Kats-Chernin, Holberg Suite and Pictures at an Exhibition, Darwin Entertainment Centre 3.12.11. (295 photos)

  • Tara Murfy

    is going to leave Darwin!

    "A few Darwin musicians are putting on a very special concert this Saturday to thank and farewell Tara Murphy before she leaves Darwin. Please come along and help us in this Celebration of Friendship and Community." Cathy Applegate

    Tara Murphy, Concertmaster of DSO 2012 & 2013

  • Years Ago

    La Boheme!

    "DSO down the track!"

    10 April 2011

    DIRECTOR/SOLOIST: Katie Betts, violin
    SCULTHORPE - Beethoven Variations for Orchestra
    MOZART - Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major K 219
    BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 6 

    DSO down the track! Katherine, 10 April 2011

  • Years Ago

    12 July 2014

    Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Museum & Art Gallery of the NT
    Darwin, Australia

    Guest Artist - John Kellaway leads members of the DSO, Australian Army Band Darwin and Darwin Brass Band in a relaxed morning of music in the Jack Colin Hilton Maritime Gallery Undercroft. Bring the family, a blanket and a picnic basket or reserve a table an the Cornucopia Cafe for a delicious morning tea. Looking forward to seeing you there! Suitable for all ages!

    Supported by MAGNT, CDU, the NT & AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENTS as well as the Australian Army Band, Darwin Brass Band and Palmerston Concert Band!

    Thank-you to all our sponsors, supporters, fans and players!

    Beautiful Brass, 3.05.09. (115 photos)

  • Years Ago

    20 July 2014

    La Boheme, Giacomo Puccini
    Amphitheatre, Darwin Botanic Gardens
    7.30pm, Friday 20 August 2010
    Set in the Latin Quarter amidst a bitterly cold Parisian winter, Puccini's masterpiece reveals the intense and delicate lives of four young bohemians: the amorous poet Rodolfo, Marcello, heroine Mimi, and Musetta.

    The Darwin Entertainment Centre, Presenting Company
    Darwin Symphony Orchestra, Production Company
    Darwin Festival, Presenting Company
    Co-Opera, Production Company
    Arts SA, Grant Body

    La Boheme, 20 August 2010 (324 photos)

  • Years Ago

    20 July 2014

    Friday, April 8, 2011 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Charles Darwin University Theatre

    The Darwin Symphony Orchestra, gaining increasing recognition as a cultural icon of tremendous vibrancy, brings to you yet another program of great classics - both timeless and profound. Presenting a double whammy of great musical artistry, DSO Concertmaster Katie Betts - flaunting her skills as both conductor and soloist – presents a concert of music inspired by landscape: the countryside, the people, and the traditions.

    Captain Cook landed in Botany Bay in 1770, the same year as Beethoven’s birth. It is this event that inspired Peter Sculthorpe to write his Beethoven Variations, a work which brings together Sculthorpe’s own unique style, manipulating the Ode to Joy melody – known by every creature on this Earth - from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony across many variations. Sculthorpe depicts the early settlement of the Australian coast through the sounds of birdsong, while Beethoven’s Ode to Joy theme remains prominent throughout.

    Beethoven’s magical 6th Symphony, also known as the Pastoral Symphony, was completed in 1808 and is one of his few works to contain explicitly programmatic content, expressing his love of nature and the beauty of the countryside. This work depicts five different scenes of country life and is one of his most beautiful and joyful works. From calm pastoral relaxation to menacing storms – what a memorable symphonic journey this will be.

    And if that isn’t yet enough, this concert features Mozart’s beloved 5th Violin Concerto, the Turkish, directed and performed by DSO Concertmaster Katie Betts. This sparkling and lively concerto is not to be missed as Katie’s interpretation is certain to inspire and move even the most discerning audience!

    Come and witness a concert of great music, great musicality, and great collaboration. The Darwin Symphony Orchestra is sure to leave you gasping for more, tantalizing your deep inner soul, and nurturing your musical spirit.

    Don’t just be a part of the post concert gossip, be part of the action. (http://m2.facebook.com/events/214040618610474)

    Beethoven on the Beat, 8 April 2011 (47 photos)

  • Years Ago

    28 August 2014

    Almost 4 years back in time.

    Arafura Ensemble
    Parliament House, 7 November 2010 (111 photos)

  • Years Ago

    12 September

    Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 8:00pm - 10:30pm
    Darwin Entertaniment Centre

    What better way to celebrate the end of such an important year for the Darwin Symphony Orchestra than to indulge in the age old themes that are presented in Carl Orff's music and choral composition Carmina Burana.

    Guest Conductor, Nicholas Routley returns to the stage of the Darwin Entertainment Center to conduct a combined performance of the DSO and the Darwin Chorale. Hartley Newnham and Lorina Gore - much loved Counter Tenor and Baritone, and Soprano (respectively) will join Routley under the bright lights of this scrumptously rich vocal and orchestral feast. Keep an eye on the percussion section as Orff's masterpiece can be brutally percussive in parts and thats where the action will be!

    As if there isn't already enough in this concert program to satisfy anyones cravings for iconic words, the DSO also has a world premiere to present to you. Routley himself will conduct the DSO and and soloist David Thomas in the first ever performance of Routley's Clarinet Concerto. (https://m2.facebook.com)

    Carmina Burana - Darwin Entertainment Centre, 14.11.09. (166 photos)