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Symphony Under The Stars 2018


Symphony Under The Stars 2018


One of the most well-loved Sydney Festival events returns to Parramatta. It’s the perfect evening for families and friends to pack a hamper, grab a blanket, and settle back in a Sydney summer dusk to enjoy beautiful music.

This FREE concert is always one of the most anticipated events of the Sydney Festival and 2018 promises to be no exception. Returning to the gorgeous surrounds of Parramatta Park, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will perform a selection of beloved classical and contemporary compositions as part of The Crescent Summer Series.

It will be preceded at 6.30pm by a fantastic performance by Western Sydney's brightest stars of the future: brass and percussionists (including a champion beat-boxer!) putting their spin on the classics. So head into the Park early to catch all the fun!

Parramatta Park is easily accessed by train, bus or ferry. See FAQs below or check parrapark.com.au.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Program from 8pm

Conductor: Benjamin Northey
Trumpet: Paul Goodchild
BERLIOZ Roman Carnival – Overture
SAINT-SAËNS Danse macabre
DEBUSSY orch. Cailliet Claire de Lune
HAYDN Trumpet Concerto: 1st movement
WILLIAMS Adventures on Earth from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
GLINKA Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla
WILLIAMS Princess Leia’s Theme from Star Wars
SAINT-SAËNS Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila
MASSENET Méditation from Thaïs
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 – Overture


// Food and Drink //

There will be a number of delicious food trucks and stalls for on-site purchasing from 6pm during the pre-show performance. Otherwise you are welcome to BYO your own picnic, wine or other drinks, as long as alcohol is responsibly consumed. No alcohol will be available to purchase on the night. Please recycle and dispose of your rubbish responsibly in the appropriately marked bins.

With warm temps expected, we’ve partnered with Sydney Water to bring free water stations so we can help reduce plastic waste and keep you hydrated! BYO water bottle to refill all day long.

Alternatively, you can start your evening with our dining partner Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar in nearby Macquarie Street. Find out more by visiting the Husk & Vine website to view the menu and book your table!

// Chairs //

Picnic blankets are highly encouraged to enjoy the concert or you may bring a low-back chair (low beach chair or similar). Higher picnic or camping chairs must be placed at the back of The Crescent so everyone can see!

// Pets //

Pets are allowed as long as they are on a leash and don't disturb others.

// Weather Policy //

We have a rain, hail or lots of sunshine policy so the concert will go ahead unless serious weather conditions prevent it. Any updates will be posted on this Facebook event page. Umbrellas are allowed until the performance begins. At this point, if you would like to use an umbrella, you will need to be at the back of the crowd so that views remain unobstructed.

// No smoking //

This is a smoke-free event.

// Parking information //

In the interests of public safety and enjoyment of this event, Parramatta Park will be a pedestrian zone from 2pm on Saturday 20th January 2018. This means no vehicles are permitted to enter the Park from 2pm.

We encourage visitors to use public transport. Head to the NSW Transport website to plan your trip. The closest train stations are Westmead (200m walk down Railway Pde) or Parramatta (500m).

Drivers can park at nearby parking stations around Parramatta such as the Hunter Street car park. For more information about other nearby parking in Parramatta, check the Parramatta City Council website

// Accessible parking and viewing area //

Accessible parking is available for RMS mobility parking passes. To register for accessible parking and to receive information about the accessible viewing area, please email us at ZXZlbnRzIHwgcHB0ICEgbnN3ICEgZ292ICEgYXU= by Wednesday 17 January 2018.


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