Join our Mailing List for the latest news and offers.

The Concourse

MENU

Resident Orchestra

The extraordinary Willoughby Symphony has blossomed into an exceptional orchestra of international standard. The Willoughby Symphony is widely celebrated for captivating performances that showcase the orchestra’s incredible virtuosity across the entire symphonic repertoire. They play at The Concourse up to 25 times a year.

It is renowned for an outstanding annual series of concerts that encompasses beloved orchestral classics, innovative music presentation styles, and family-oriented productions that engage and delight audiences of all ages.

The musicians bring artistic integrity and visceral excitement to their intoxicating performances, uniting in a shared vision of music and community. They are a tight-knit group with a rich and supportive culture, and their enthusiasm and passion for music is obvious in every concert. Each year sees them build on the last, with the orchestra hosting Australia’s most exciting emerging artists and composers, and pushing the boundaries of classical music. Not only do they deliver revelatory performances of the classics, they bring energy and flair to rock and pop music. They are also committed to making music inviting and accessible to all, with two children’s concerts each year inspiring the next generation of musicians and music lovers.

The Willoughby Symphony has been led since 2001 by internationally celebrated orchestral icon and local legend, chief conductor and artistic director, Dr Nicholas Milton AM. Renowned for his charismatic stage presence, powerful interpretations and compelling musical integrity, Dr Milton continues to attract international attention as one of the most outstanding Australian conductors working today. Formerly general music director and chief conductor of the State Opera House in Saarbrücken, Nicholas is currently chief conductor and artistic director of the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the North German Philharmonic Orchestra (Rostock). Despite a vibrant international schedule, the Grammy-nominated conductor remains passionately committed to the Willoughby Symphony.

Proudly managed by Willoughby City Council. Willoughby Symphony Orchestra is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW

HOLD YOUR NEXT FUNCTION AT THE CONCOURSE

HOLD YOUR NEXT FUNCTION AT THE CONCOURSE

The Concourse provides a modern and vibrant setting for your next event with an impressive selection of state of the art venues.

Find out More
PARKING DEALS

PARKING DEALS

With car parking for 400 vehicles and some great parking deals, The Concourse offers convenient onsite parking for your visit.

Find out More

Receive the latest news and offers straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter

Back to Top

The Concourse is an initiative of Willoughby City Council and proudly managed by Century Venues.

© WILLOUGHBY CITY COUNCIL - ABN 65 149 191 597