Background to the KPO

The Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra enjoys an unrivalled reputation:

  • For superb presentations of exciting, interesting music.
  • For innovative, community-focussed programs - including the NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition, Kids' Proms concerts, its Composer Workshops, and commissions of special works from leading Australian composers.

Founded in 1971 and now with a pool of more than 150 musicians, the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic is a full-scale community orchestra which consistently receives high critical acclaim for its performances.

The Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra's NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition (a competition which now attracts entries from more than 100 of the state's most talented musicians, and celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2008) and a series of Kids' Proms concerts (which provide young children with a unique opportunity to hear good music and to interact with a professional-standard orchestra) are other highlights in the orchestra's annual calendar.

The Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic rehearses weekly on Tuesday evenings between 7.30 and 10.30 at the Ku-ring-gai Town Hall. New members are always welcome and should contact the relevant orchestra manager after hours: Violins 9949 7648 or 0410 497 648, Violas 0409 396 619, Cellos 9410 1832 or 0403 852 626, Woodwind 9922 7449, Horns 9489 6940, Trumpets 9482 4746 or 0413 804 298, Other Brass 9978 2342, Percussion 9880 9495 or 0419 630 761.

Central to the development of the orchestra are the Friends of the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra an "inner circle" who support the Orchestra and, in return, receive a range of privileges including free Sunday afternoon chamber concerts.

The Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra also has available unique advertising and sponsorship opportunities. To discuss how your business can help the KPO and how the KPO can help your business, please call 9144 6747.