Music Northern Territory


30th Anniversary Gala
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Presented by Darwin Symphony Orchestra in association with Darwin Festival

It’s a milestone year for our very own Symphony Orchestra and you’re invited to join the 30th anniversary celebrations.

A program of three very different compositions feature in this musical night to remember, including Sibelius’ rousing Finlandia. Don’t miss the premiere of a new work by celebrated Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth and renowned Numbulwar musician Don Nungyarryalu. Commissioned by DSO especially for this occasion, this work has been written to reflect the spirit of the Territory.

The performance closes with Malher’s Symphony No. 1 in D major, a triumphant finale to herald the orchestra’s exciting next chapter.

There will be a pre-performance talk at 6.40pm in the auditorium of the Darwin Convention Centre with Artistic Director Jonathan Tooby and Co-composer Lachlan Skipworth.

  • Conductor Jonathan Tooby

  • Soloist Don Nunggarrgalu


  • Sibelius Finlandia
  • Lachlan Skipworth New Work
  • Mahler Symphony No. 1 'The Titan'

Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the Northern Territory Government through Arts NT

Supported by Charles Darwin University

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