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From renowned Australian and international orchestras to the YouTube Symphony Orchestra and Australian World Orchestra, the Opera House Concert Hall stage continues to showcase classical music’s greatest and latest.

YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011 Grand Finale (2011) by YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011Sydney Opera House

This video begins with Richard Strauss’s Fanfare for the Vienna Philharmonic (featuring Sarah Willis, horn, Berlin Berlin Philharmonic; conducted by Edwin Outwater).
YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011 Grand Finale.

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra by Prudence UptonSydney Opera House

Launched on 1 December 2008, the YouTube Symphony Orchestra is the world’s first online collaborative orchestra, assembled through open auditions hosted by YouTube, the London Symphony Orchestra and several other worldwide partners.

In addition to its resident companies – the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra – the Sydney Opera House has, since 2006, hosted the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and the Australian World Orchestra which has brought some of Australia’s best musicians from around the world together since 2011 under the baton of, amongst others, Zubin Mehta and Sir Simon Rattle.

Australian World Orchestra by Prudence UptonSydney Opera House

Australian World Orchestra by Prudence UptonSydney Opera House

Australian World Orchestra by Edward MulvihillSydney Opera House

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra by Prudence UptonSydney Opera House

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra by Prudence UptonSydney Opera House

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra by Prudence UptonSydney Opera House

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Tour VI, finale in the Sydney Opera House (2013) by Royal Concertgebouw OrchestraSydney Opera House

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at Sydney Opera House, 2013.
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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Prudence Upton, From the collection of: Sydney Opera House
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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Prudence Upton, From the collection of: Sydney Opera House
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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra by Prudence UptonSydney Opera House

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra by Prudence UptonSydney Opera House

Asmira, An Orchestral Reunion; featuring violinist Asmira Woodward-Page (2014) by Australian World OrchestraSydney Opera House

London Symphony Orchestra by Prudence UptonSydney Opera House

London Symphony Orchestra, Prudence Upton, From the collection of: Sydney Opera House
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London Symphony Orchestra, Prudence Upton, From the collection of: Sydney Opera House
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Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Prudence Upton, From the collection of: Sydney Opera House
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Sydney Philharmonia Choirs by Keith SaundersSydney Opera House

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Prudence Upton, From the collection of: Sydney Opera House
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Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Prudence Upton, From the collection of: Sydney Opera House
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Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Prudence Upton, From the collection of: Sydney Opera House
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Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Opera House, From the collection of: Sydney Opera House
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Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Opera House, From the collection of: Sydney Opera House
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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Opera House, From the collection of: Sydney Opera House
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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra by Sydney Opera HouseSydney Opera House

YouTube Symphony Orchestra by Sydney Opera HouseSydney Opera House

YouTube Symphony Orchestra by Sydney Opera HouseSydney Opera House

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Created by Sam Doust and the
Sydney Opera House GCI Team

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Australian World Orchestra
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

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