Celebrating UNSW Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary


The University of New South Wales Orchestra will be celebrating its pearl jubilee with a special anniversary concert, 30 Years In The Making, which will take place at 7pm, Friday 9 August, 2019 at Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW.

Since its first public concert in August 1989, the Orchestra has brought live performance of fine music to UNSW and the broader the community for thirty years.

The concert program will include a commissioned work by Australian composer Dr. John Peterson, Anniversary Music, Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite, Britten's Five Courtly Dances from Gloriana and Séjourné’s Concerto for Vibraphone and String Orchestra, featuring UNSW 2019 Concerto Competition winner, Alice Hu.

The orchestra will be joined by guest conductor Colin Piper, the orchestras first conductor who led the ensemble from 1989 until 2013.

The UNSW Orchestra was founded in 1989 by three undergraduate students, Jan Howe, Richard Pulley and Emery Schubert with guidance from Professor Roger Covell of the then School of Music and funding by a grant from the then Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Birt. The vitality of the Orchestra today owes much to all these founders’ vision and caring.

More than 1300 UNSW students, staff and alumni have played in the Orchestra the 30 years of its existence. This remarkable figure shows what a wealth of amateur musical talent there is on campus. The Orchestra has united students, staff and alumni from every faculty of the university through their love of music and has enriched musical life of UNSW.


30 Years In The Making

Friday August 9, 7:00pm

Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW

Tickets: Family $40 | Adult $20 | Senior $15 | Arc Member $10


More Information: http://www.music.unsw.edu.au/instrumental/unsw-orchestra/unsw-orchestra-concert-30-years-making