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2020 Postponed

It is with great regret that we have to inform our supporters that the Kids’ Proms in May, the Concerto Competition Finals concert in June, and the Verdi Requiem performance in August have been cancelled.

KPO has run the Concerto Competition annually since 1984 and remains totally committed to providing opportunities for talented young musicians. Both the Kids’ Proms and the Concerto Competition will return in our 2021 season.

Our KPO Kids Proms Christmas special is here!

Kids Proms Christmas Special

2020 Concerts at the Concourse

March Concert

Beethoven & Shostakovich

Saturday 14 March, 7.00pm


Concerto Competition

Concerto Competition
Finals Concert

Saturday 27 June, 7.00pm


August Concert

Verdi Requiem

Sunday 30 August, 3.00pm


2020 Concerts in Ku-ring-gai

Kids Proms

Kids' Proms

Sunday 24 May, 2.00 & 3.30pm


Composer Workshops

Emerging Composer Workshops

Tuesdays 1,8, 15 September, 7.30pm


Community Concerts

Free Sunday Afternoon
Chamber Music

Sunday 19 April & 9 August, 3.00pm


November Concert

November Concert

Sunday 15 November, 3.00pm


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