Every year the Sydney Symphony Orchestra takes over Parramatta Park for a dazzling night of free classical music. It’s a rare treat and a beloved fixture on the arts calendar. The Sydney Festival has today dropped its huge 2023 program which will see the return of a number of beloved festival favourites including Sydney Symphony Under the Stars. The outdoor event sees some of the best classical musicians take to the stage for an evening of everything from symphonic classics to contemporary tunes.
Sydney Symphony Under the Stars
Last year, the event was delayed multiple times due to the rains. This year we’re keeping our fingers crossed for a warm day to enjoy one of our favourite alfresco events.
Led by celebrated conductor Benjamin Northey, this starlit event comes with a twist for its 2023 edition. Bringing in the Lunar New Year, the program will feature music from Tan Dun and some Chinese folk favourites. Per tradition, you can expect the best of film music and symphonic masterpieces with a dazzling fireworks finale.
As always, the event is completely free and unticketed. Grab your mates, a bottle or two of bubbly and a picnic basket and make your way to the park on January 21, 2023.
Find all the details at the Sydney Festival website and set a reminder so you don’t miss the spectacular evening.