SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra (SHSO) was formed in 2014 as a result of overwhelming interest in establishing a symphony orchestra in the region. The founding Artistic Director and Conductor is Dr Allan Stiles.
Our mission is to provide live performances of music at a high standard. Over 60 musicians from the Highlands and surrounding districts, make up the SHSO. The orchestra includes: professional musicians, semi-professional musicians as well as other highly qualified musicians who cover a range of professions including: law, medicine, IT, media, teaching and publishing. Music students are invited to attend rehearsals.
The orchestra has now become a significant feature of the educational and cultural life in the Southern Highlands.
The orchestra has performed many premiere performances by Australian composers.
Soloists from the region, overseas and nationally have performed with the orchestra.
The SHSO has four concert series a year
Chair Jenette Stiles
Deputy Chair Gerald Power
Secretary Eliza Jane Corley
Treasurer Elizabeth Dalton
Musical Director Dr Allan Stiles
Orchestra Manager Roma Dix OAM
Librarian April Butcher
Member Robert Arthurson
Member Judith O’Brien OAM
0416 380 567
Ann Carr-Boyd AM
Andrew Ford OAM
Become a Subscriber
We are once again offering Subscriptions for the 2023 Season with tickets closing on the 20th January 2023. Why become a Subscriber:
• Priority seating
• Discounted pricing
Become a Supporter
As a community orchestra we welcome extra help to ensure that we run smoothly and successfully. Some essential areas we need assistance in are:
• Front of house at concerts
• Set up and pack up
• Publicity & marketing
Become a Sponsor
Corporate sponsors are very much appreciated, along with individuals who sponsor musicians' chairs. These tax deductible donations allow:
• Other orchestra activities
• Bursaries for young musicians