University of New South Wales Orchestra Celebrates Three Decades


The University of New South Wales Orchestra will be celebrating its pearl jubilee with a special anniversary concert, 30 Years In The Making. 

Since its first public concert in August 1989, the orchestra has brought live performances 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 orchestra’s 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 from 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 over the 30 years of its existence. This remarkable figure shows the wealth of amateur musical talent 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. 

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



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