2020 Season

Stonnington Symphony not only strives for excellence as a creator of music but as a creator of community.

 Due to the rapid development of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of the health of our community – our members, artists and audience – the Stonnington Symphony Committee of Management has made the decision that Sunday Series 1 – A Bright New World will no longer go ahead as planned on Sunday 14 June 2020. A full refund will be offered to all those who have purchased tickets to A Bright New World.

The Committee of Management will review the cancellation or postponement of the remaining activities scheduled for 2020 over the coming months in line with government policy and advice from City of Stonnington. Please continue to follow us on Facebook for the latest advice.

We encourage you to make yourself aware of any measures you can take to reduce your risk of coronavirus as advised by the Department of Health and Human Services.



We invite you to join us at the Malvern Town Hall to experience remarkable symphonic music from around the world. We open our 2020 Sunday Series under the baton of Ingrid Martin in A Bright New World. This program features Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra by American composer William Bolcom performed by Joseph Lallo and students from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Our guest artists are supported by funds generously donated to the Artistic Development Fund. You will not want to miss Dvorak's iconic Symphony No.9 "From a New World".

Marvel at Melbourne's own Laurence Matheson performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No.12. K414 in a program conducted by Simon Thew, Assistant Conductor of The Australian Ballet Company, featuring Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5, Op.64.

You will not want to miss A Celebration of Beethoven featuring Artistic Director Roy Theaker as soloist and conductor in Beethoven's Violin Concerto Op.61 and unforgettable Symphony No. 3 in Eb Major, "Eroica", Op.55. This program will also receive an encore performance at the Castlemaine Town Hall on Sunday 22 November dedicated to the late Barry Tuckwell, former Artistic Director of Stonnington Symphony.

We would like to thank the City of Stonnington and East Malvern Community Bank for their continued support to ensure we can provide great orchestral music at the highest standard, at affordable prices!