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2021 Concerts at the Concourse

March Concert

Mozart & More

Saturday 13 March, 7:00pm


Concerto Competition

Concerto Competition
Finals Concert

Sunday 14 November, 3:00pm


2021 Concerts in Ku-ring-gai

Community Concerts

Free Sunday Afternoon
Chamber Music


Kids Proms

The Circus! Roll up, Roll up!

Sunday 23 May, 2:00 & 3:30pm


November Concert

November Concert


Composer Workshops

Emerging Composer Workshops

Tuesdays 16, 23, 30 November, 7:30pm


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Friends of the KPO are an exclusive "inner circle" who support the Orchestra and introduce the KPO to the wider community. In return, they receive a range of privileges - including being able to attend free Sunday afternoon chamber concerts. Read More

The KPO is a truly community-based orchestra.

A modest grant from Ku-ring-gai Council contributes less than 10% of the Orchestra’s annual income; no on-going financial support is received from the State or Federal governments. So each year more than 90% of the Orchestra’s funding must be sourced from ticket sales, from the support of many individuals and from community-minded companies.

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Donations to KPO will help support the creation of music for young audiences, talented young soloists, the community of Ku-ring-gai and you, if you come to our concerts or play in the orchestra…. Read More

About the KPO

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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.
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KPO has an extensive library of orchestral music which is available for hire to other orchestras.For details contact our Music Librarian. Read More
The Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra (KPO) was founded in 1971 by the Chinese-Australian conductor Helen Quach, with the support of the Ku-ring-gai Municipal Council and the Australian Council of the Arts, under the patronage of Alderman J.F. Bennett (Mayor of Ku-ring-gai), Sir Charles Moses (ABC), Rex Hobcroft (Director of the N.S.W. Conservatorium of Music), Sir Bernard Heinze and John Hopkins (both conductors of the SSO). Read More