Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra - This year's concert season

“Tales of the Wonderous”

Saturday March 16th 2024 at 7.30 pm

HSO’s 2024 Concert Series opens with captivating storytelling from musical masters in Tales of the Wonderous. Rimsky-Korsakov is renowned for magical evergreen melodies, shimmering colours and heart stopping dramatic moments. The Tale of Tsar Saltan is an opera based on Pushkin’s 1831 fairy-tale poem about betrayal and two jealous sisters. Operatic star Teddy Tahu Rhodes … Continued

“The Modern Age”

Saturday June 15th 2024 at 7.30 pm

The Modern Age reminds us of the surge in imagination in art, science and politics during the1900s and 1930s and the vast innovations in music. Shostakovich’s first ballet The Golden Age is a satirical take on the cultural and political uproar in Europe and Soviet Union in the late 1920s, fizzing along like a Charlie … Continued

“Valley of the Moon”

Saturday September 14th 2024 at 7.30 pm

HSO celebrates its affinity with contemporary American composer, Michael Daugherty with the Australian Premiere of his 2022 work, Valley of the Moon. A work reminiscent of the majestic redwood forests of Sonoma County in California, it highlights how music amplifies our appreciation of the natural world. Holst’s Fugal Overture to his opera The Perfect Fool, … Continued

“Themes & Variations”

Saturday December 07th 2024 at 7.30 pm

Themes & Variations explores the range of interpretation and inventiveness of composers. Copland’s The Red Pony Suite is based on John Steinbeck’s beautiful story of a boy and his horse. Crussell’s works are noted for their lyricism, rich harmonies and craftsmanship. Rossini composed Introduction,Theme and Variations at the age of 18, remaining a virtuosic staple … Continued


Saturday April 01st 2023 at 8.00pm

Gershwin’s symphonic overture and Gould’s Guaracha embody the essence of the Cuban dance. Handel’s work Largo of Love, Ombra Mai Fu exemplifies the enormous power music has to lift and move one’s spirit. As a composer of opera, Mozart has never been surpassed and there are moments in Marriage of Figaro opera that rival his … Continued

JSB – May Concert

Saturday May 20th 2023 at 7.30pm

Come and join our budding musicians who have been working so hard in recent months to refine and build their musical skills. Your support means so much to son, daughter, granddaughter, grandson or relative, even though we know you have probably attended their other performances at school concerts.  Don’t let them play to an empty … Continued

HWE -“The Mansion”

Sunday May 21st 2023 at 5.00pm

The Heidelberg Wind Ensemble (HWE) unites exciting programming with the unique sound of the wind band, which you can experience in the sonorous setting of the Robin Boyd designed church, St George East Ivanhoe. Be enticed by music you may recognise by the composers Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Leonard Bernstein, Dimitri Shostakovich, and Felix Mendelssohn.  Discover international … Continued

“The New World”

Saturday June 03rd 2023 at 8.00pm

One of Australia’s most celebrated composers, Carl Vine’s V (vee) refers to the Roman numeral, hence the five-minute duration of this short orchestral fanfare. Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor is one of the most frequently performed and loved piano concertos, combining both classical and folk music traditions. Only aged 25 at the time of … Continued

Children’s Concert

Sunday July 30th 2023 at 1.30pm Sunday July 30th 2023 at 3.30pm

Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra’s ever-popular Children’s Concerts will be performing the classic story of Peter & the Wolf. Famously narrated by the likes of Dame Edna Everage, David Bowie and Sir David Attenborough, Peter & the Wolf has won the hearts of children and adults all over the world. A fantastic opportunity to introduce children (and … Continued

JSB – September Concert

Saturday September 02nd 2023 at 7.30pm

Come and join our budding musicians who have been working so hard through out the first half of the year to refine and build their musical skills. Your ongoing support means so much to son, daughter, granddaughter, grandson or relative, even though we know you have probably attended several other of their performances throughout the school … Continued

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