Arts Symphony

Located in Chatswood is The Concourse – the cultural home for the North Shore. An initiative of Willoughby City Council, it is one of Sydney’s leading entertainment venues, home to a dynamic range of live arts and entertainment.

Darren goes behind the curtains for a VIP tour of the various spaces in this spectacular location. He sits down with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra’s artistic Director and internationally renowned conductor Dr Nicholas Milton AM, who travels back from Germany for the weekend to conduct their symphonies. The Willoughby Symphony Orchestra has had the Concert Hall built for them, which they now call home, and the Concert Hall is second to the Opera House for acoustic excellence.

Its outdoor Urban Screen is a free public programme that spans everything from digital art to live broadcasts of sold-out shows.

Attending a Willoughby Symphony Orchestra performance can be a great day out and Darren also gets a private tour of the onsite Art Gallery with Mayor Tanya Taylor, which has 10 different exhibitions each year, and finds out what makes it such a great space to visit and get your cultural fix.  An exhibition of contemporary landscapes of the NSW High Country by Bruce Daniel was shown during winter, these explored the majestic granite outcrops on the top of this vast country that reach to the sky.

But would you believe there’s even more to The Concourse than its performance and Art Spaces? There’s the Library with over 5,000 square meters of books, and scores of tempting eateries to grab a pre- or post-show meal, including the Northgreen Café, and includes two open green spaces for visitors to enjoy.

Music, Arts, Food….its inspiration aplenty at The Concourse Chatswood.


The Concourse Chatswood


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