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Sydney Symphony Musicians 2010                                                04
The Year in Review                                                            06
Chairman’s Review                                                             08
Managing Director’s Report                                                    10
Community                                                                     14
Supporters – Donors and Sponsors                                              20
Five Year Performance Summary                                                 24

IMAGES FROM TOP LEFT: TaikOz at the Blue Note Dinner; Vladamir Ashkenazy
Wiesbaden European Tour; Mahler 8 Sydney Children’s Choir; Education concert
Sydney Olympic Park; Playerlink Wollongong; Concert Last Night of the Proms;
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Sydney Sinfonia Masterclass; Sydney Symphony Fellows;
European tour with soloist Helene Grimaud; BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall London;
Tchaikovsky Spectacular Credit Suisse post concert event; Musicians on board
Emirates A380 flight; Sydney Symphony Fellows Berry Concert; Admirer Sydney
Symphony Fellows Berry Concert; Bugs Bunny at the Symphony; Parramatta Park
free concert.

COVER IMAGE: Portrait Gustav Mahler

                                               SYDNEY SYMPHONY
                                               ANNUAL REPORT 2011
Vladimir                FIRST                      VIOLAS                                FLUTES                              BASSOONS                   TROMBONES                                                   SYDNEY
Ashkenazy               VIOLINS                    Roger Benedict
                                                                                         Janet Webb
                                                                                                                             Matthew Wilkie
                                                                                                                                                        Ronald Prussing
                                                                                                                                                         Principal Trombone                                       MUSICIANS
Principal Conductor     Sun Yi
and Artistic Advisor     Associate Concertmaster
                                                   Roger Allen and Maggie Gray Chair     Emma Sholl                          Roger Brooke                Industry and Investment NSW Chair                             2010
                                                   Anne Louise Comerford                  Associate Principal                 Associate Principal       Scott Kinmont
Sponsored by Emirates   Kirsten Williams            Associate Principal                   Robert and Janet Constable Chair   Fiona McNamara              Associate Principal
                         Associate Concertmaster   Yvette Goodchild                      Carolyn Harris                                                 Nick Byrne
                        Fiona Ziegler               Assistant Principal                                                                                  rogenSi Chair
                         Assistant Concertmaster
Nicholas Carter         Julie Batty
                                                   Robyn Brookfield
                                                   Sandro Costantino
                                                                                         PICCOLO                             CONTRA
Associate Conductor
                        Jennifer Booth
                        Marianne Broadfoot
                                                   Jane Hazelwood
                                                   Veolia Environmental Services Chair
                                                                                         Rosamund Plummer
                                                                                                                             BASSOON                    BASS
Supported by Premier
Partner Credit Suisse
                        Brielle Clapson            Graham Hennings                        Principal
                                                                                                                             Noriko Shimada
                                                                                                                              Principal                 TROMBONE
                        Sophie Cole                Stuart Johnson                                                                                       Christopher Harris
and Symphony Services
                        Amber Davis                Mary McVarish                                                                                         Principal
                        Georges Lentz
                        Nicola Lewis
                                                   Justine Marsden                       OBOES                               HORNS
                                                   Felicity Tsai                         Diana Doherty
Michael Dauth
                        Nicole Masters
                        Alexandra Mitchell
                                                   Leonid Volovelsky                      Principal
                                                                                          Andrew Kaldor and Renata
                                                                                                                             Robert Johnson
                                                                                                                              Principal                 TUBA
                                                                                                                             Ben Jacks                  Steve Rossé
                        Léone Ziegler                                                     Kaldor AO Chair
Dene Olding                                        CELLOS                                Shefali Pryor
                                                                                          Associate Principal
                                                                                                                             Geoff O’Reilly
Concertmaster                                      Catherine Hewgill
                        SECOND                      Principal
                                                                                          Rose Herceg Chair
                                                                                         David Papp
                                                                                                                              Principal 3rd
                                                                                                                             Lee Bracegirdle            TIMPANI
                        VIOLINS                    Tony and Fran Meagher Chair
                                                   Leah Lynn                                                                 Euan Harvey                Richard Miller
                        Marina Marsden              Assistant Principal                                                      Marnie Sebire               Principal
                         Principal                 Kristy Conrau                         COR                                                            Mark Robinson
                        Kirsty Hilton
                                                   Fenella Gill
                                                   Timothy Nankervis
                                                                                         ANGLAIS                             TRUMPETS
                                                                                                                                                         Assistant Principal Timpani/
                                                                                                                                                         Tutti percussion
                        Emma West                                                        Alexandre Oguey
                                                   Elizabeth Neville                                                         Daniel Mendelow
                         Assistant Principal       Robert and Ruth Magid Chair            Principal
                        Jennifer Hoy
                         A/Assistant Principal
                                                   Adrian Wallis
                                                   David Wickham
                                                                                                                             Paul Goodchild             PERCUSSION
                        Susan Dobbie                                                     CLARINETS                            Associate Principal
                                                                                                                              The Hansen Family Chair
                                                                                                                                                        Rebecca Lagos
                         Principal Emeritus                                              Lawrence Dobell                     John Foster
                        Maria Durek                DOUBLE                                 Principal                          Anthony Heinrichs
                                                                                                                                                        Colin Piper
                                                                                                                                                         The Hon. Jane Matthews AO Chair
                        Emma Hayes
                        Shuti Huang                BASSES                                Francesco Celata
                                                                                          Associate Principal
                                                   Kees Boersma
                        Stan Kornel
                        Benjamin Li                 Principal
                                                                                         Christopher Tingay
                        Emily Long                 Alex Henery                                                                                          Josephine Allan
                        Philippa Paige              Principal
                                                   Neil Brawley                          BASS                                                            Principal (contract)
                        Biyana Rozenblit
                        Maja Verunica               Principal Emeritus                   CLARINET
                                                   David Campbell                        Craig Wernicke
                                                   Steven Larson                          Principal
                                                   Richard Lynn
                                                   David Murray
                                                   Benjamin Ward

                                                   Louise Johnson
                                                    Principal Harp

                                                                                                                                                                                             IMAGES FROM LEFT: Dene Olding
                                                                                                                                                                                             and Fiona Ziegler; Jennifer Booth;
                                                                                                                                                                                             Adrian Wallis; Emma Sholl;
                                                                                                                                                                                             Geoff O’Reilly; Ronald Prussing and
                                                                                                                                                                                             Nick Byrne

                                                                                                                                                                                             SYDNEY SYMPHONY
                                                                                                                                                                                             ANNUAL REPORT 2011
Sydney Subscription Series &
Stand-Alone Mainstage Performances                                                   In 2010 the                             THE YEAR
                                                                                                                            IN REVIEW
• The Sydney Symphony presented 119 concerts in the Sydney Opera House and
  City Recital Hall Angel Place to 227,757 patrons.
                                                                                     Sydney Symphony
• These performances included 92 concerts to which subscriptions are sold
  across 11 series, five gala performances and a further 22 performances which

  fall outside the main subscription series.

SerieS                              No. of
                                                   No. of
                                                               atteNdaNce            over        concerts
EnergyAustralia Master Series
Thursday Afternoon Symphony
                                                                                     to more than
Emirates Metro Series               8              8           17,423
Meet the Music                      8              4           16,511
Kaleidoscope                        8              4           18,001
Great Classics                      7*             7           16,476
Tea and Symphony                    8*             8           16,751
Mondays @ 7                         5              5           10,269

Discovery Program                   4              4           3,650
International Pianists in Recital   4              4           3,895
Mozart in the City                  4              4           3,333
Gala performances                   5              3           10,497
Commercial collaborations           22             8           38,356

total                               119            77          227,758
* matinee performances
                                                                                                                     IMAGE: Sydney Opera House
                                                                                                                        Concert Hall – Full House
Commercial Collaborations
The Sydney Symphony plans its seasons well in advance. Acknowledging that
opportunities to perform in collaboration with popular commercial artists requires
a shorter planning window, the Company allocates a percentage of available
orchestral playing time to these projects. This work is undertaken either with the
Sydney Symphony taking the role of presenter or as a ‘band for hire’.
In 2010 the Sydney Symphony performed in 22 concerts in this category which
attracted 38,356 attendees.

                                                                                                            SYDNEY SYMPHONY
                                                                                                            ANNUAL REPORT 2011
LEFT: Mahler 8 Concert Panorama

The Sydney Symphony’s                         and orchestral performance. I thank
2010 season marked the                        all directors for their hard work and
                                              dedication during the year. I make special
start of our two-year “Mahler                 mention of Mr Stephen Johns, who
Odyssey” – a wonderful                        retired from the Board in September
artistic journey with Principal               2010. During his seven years on the
Conductor and Artistic Advisor                Board, Stephen contributed significantly
Vladimir Ashkenazy. This                      to the Company and I record admiration
                                              and warm appreciation to him on behalf
project is receiving great                    of directors, management and musicians.
enthusiasm from the entire
organisation - both orchestra                 Importantly, I thank all our subscribers,
                                              donors and sponsors who continue to
and management alike -                        provide strong support for the Sydney
and in 2010 was met with                      Symphony. We thank the Federal
resounding support from                       Government, through the Australia
our audiences.                                Council for the Arts, and the NSW
                                              Government, through Arts NSW, for their
More generally, as well as for the
                                              invaluable assistance.
Mahler concerts, we experienced strong
demand in box-office sales during the         The Sydney Symphony musicians continue
year due to the Orchestra’s world-class       to embrace the vision set forth by Vladimir
performances, strong programming and          Ashkenazy, and their performances have
effective marketing.                          been of the highest quality during the year.
                                              Under Vladimir Ashkenazy’s leadership,
Although we recorded a small loss for
                                              the Orchestra completed a demanding
the year, I am pleased to report that
                                              international tour of Europe’s finest
the operating results of the company
                                              music festivals in August 2010. Their
improved over the previous year.
                                              performances were excellent and the
Ticket sales and investment income
                                              reviews that they received reflected this.
have recovered from 2009, when, like
                                              I congratulate and thank them.
many businesses, we were affected by
the global financial crisis. There has        They are supported by a talented and
been a continued focus on cost control        dedicated management team. I thank and
and the operating result has benefited        congratulate the Managing Director, Mr
accordingly. Unfortunately, additional        Rory Jeffes, for his strong operational and
costs totalling $470,000, resulting from      strategic leadership of the company.
our mandatory divestment from the ABC
                                              As we continue in 2011 with the second
must now be regarded as continuing
                                              year of our Mahler Odyssey with our
operating expenses as any offset through
                                              brilliant and inspirational Principal
Government funding mechanisms appears
                                              Conductor, Mr Ashkenazy, I am confident
unlikely. The reserves of the company are
                                              of another outstanding season for the
strong as at December 31, 2010 and they
                                              Sydney Symphony.
exceed Australia Council requirements.
                                              Looking further ahead, 2012 will mark the
We look forward to further
                                              Orchestra’s 80th birthday, an important
improvements in operating results in
                                              milestone. Everyone – Vladimir Ashkenazy,
2011. Returning the company to an
                                              the Board, management and musicians
operating surplus remains a critical
                                              – is working to ensure that we mark this
issue and we continue discussions with
                                              occasion in an appropriately memorable
the Federal and State governments,
                                              way and I am sure that our audiences will
hoping for positive outcomes from the
                                              be delighted with the results.
delayed Funding Model Review.
Sustainability is a key focus for the Board
and is linked to our three key performance
criteria: Artistic Vibrancy, Audience
Development and Financial Stability.
                                              John C Conde AO
During the year, four new directors
have been appointed to the Board
and I welcome them all. The Sydney
Symphony Board now consists of twelve
members, experienced in business,
government, philanthropy, finance, law
                                                                                             SYDNEY SYMPHONY
                                                                                             ANNUAL REPORT 2011
2010 was a year that         As reported last year, the global              European Summer Festivals Tour. The
                                                                            tour included important appearances
                                                                                                                        •	 MAHLER	Symphony	No.4                        We are proud of our corporate partners
                                                                                                                                                                       and individual patrons. This year has seen
saw a strong focus across    economic climate significantly affected
                             our operations, leading to a significant       at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the
                                                                                                                        •	 MAHLER	Symphony	No.5
                                                                                                                                                                       the renewal of a number of sponsorships,                  DIRECTOR’S
the areas of artistic        deficit in 2009. While these challenging       Lucerne International Festival, the
                                                                                                                        •	 MAHLER	Symphony	No.8
                                                                                                                                                                       including that of Principal Partner                          REPORT
achievement, audience        conditions persisted in the first half of      Grafenegg Festival and the BBC Proms in        M
                                                                                                                        •	 	 AHLER	Das	Lied	von	der	Erde	              Emirates, who have agreed an extension
engagement and financial     2010 the second half saw a significant         London, as well as two performances at         (The Song of the Earth)                     of a further three years from 2011. We
sustainability. Built upon   improvement in the market. The financial       the Edinburgh Festival: the first paying    The remainder of the Mahler symphony           also welcome Credit Suisse as our Premier
a bedrock of programs        result for 2010, while still a deficit, is a   tribute to former Sydney Symphony           cycle will be recorded during 2011.            Partner – a significant new relationship
                             measurable improvement on our forecast         Chief Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras                                                      for us achieved at a time of uncertainty
under the baton of our       budget and we continue to focus on both        in a program of music by Elgar, Mozart,
                                                                                                                        In addition, a recording of Prokofiev’s
                                                                                                                                                                       within the corporate sponsorship sector,
inspirational Principal                                                                                                 complete Romeo and Juliet ballet score
                             income generation and effective cost           Janácek and Australian composers Peter      is currently underway (for completion in       again demonstrating the attractiveness
Conductor and Artistic       control in our drive for sustainability.       Sculthorpe and Ross Edwards, and the        2011), again with Vladimir Ashkenazy           and outstanding results achieved through
Advisor, Vladimir                                                           second featuring a new orchestral work      conducting. The Mahler and Prokofiev           sponsorship with the orchestra.
Ashkenazy, it was a year                                                    by Matthew Hindson.                         recordings will appear in Japan and other      Philanthropy has again played a key
of diverse and powerful      ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS                                                                      Asian countries on the Japanese label          role in enabling us to achieve many of
performances. The season     The Sydney Symphony performed, both
                                                                            WORLD AND AUSTRALIAN PREMIERES
                                                                                                                        OCTAVIA, by special arrangement. Other         our artistic and educational goals and
                                                                                                                        recordings in 2010 included:
inspired and connected       at home and abroad, a concert season                                                                                                      I particularly thank those who have
                             rich in significant musical landmarks. In      As part of a long-standing commitment       •	 	 CHAIKOVSKY:	Violin	Concerto;	Valse-
                                                                                                                           T                                           supported such a broad range of activities
with the community of
                             step with many of the world’s preeminent       to the performance of new compositions,        Scherzo;	Sérénade	mélancholique	–	          during the year.
Sydney and NSW and I         orchestras, the Sydney Symphony                the Sydney Symphony gave the first             conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy with
can report that during       embarked on a two-year Mahler Odyssey,         performances of the following works            James Ehnes (violin) (for the ONYX label)
                                                                                                                                                                       2010 has clearly been a vibrant year where
                                                                                                                                                                       our performances connected strongly with
2010 we played to more       with 2010 marking the 150th anniversary        in 2010:                                       B
                                                                                                                        •	 	 UGS	BUNNY	AT	THE	SYMPHONY	                audiences and stakeholders. Feedback
ticket purchasers to our     of the birth of one of the greatest
                                                                            •	 	 NDREW	HOWES		Everyone	Sang	               Live recording conducted by George          and comments from visiting conductors
core series than in any      composers of symphonic music, Gustav                                                          Daugherty (for the Warner Bros label)
                                                                               – World premiere                                                                        and soloists indicate that the orchestra is
                             Mahler. In his second season as the
previous year since 2001     Sydney Symphony’s Principal Conductor             P
                                                                            •	 	 HIL	JAMESON	Wind	in	the	Hemlock	                                                      in exceptional form. I pay tribute to the
(when accurate records       and Artistic Advisor, Vladimir Ashkenazy          – World premiere                                                                        extraordinary array of talent and skills
                                                                                                                        AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT                           we have been privileged to hear on stage
began). This reflects well   conducted Mahler’s monumental Eighth              J
                                                                            •	 	 OHN	ADAMS		Doctor	Atomic	Symphony	
                                                                                                                                                                       across the season. And I acknowledge the
on both the high quality     Symphony – heard in the Sydney Opera              – Australian premiere                    In 2010 the Sydney Symphony achieved
                                                                                                                                                                       dedication and professional excellence
of the orchestra and also    House Concert Hall for the first time in                                                   the highest number of classical ticket
                                                                            •	 	 STEBAN	BENZECRY		Colours	of	the	                                                      of the administration of the Sydney
                             almost 20 years – involving performers                                                     sales, and the highest number of seats sold
on the extraordinary                                                           Southern Cross – Australian premiere
                                                                                                                        per paid concert, of any year since 2001.      Symphony for their contribution to the
                             from all over Australia, most especially
management team that         choristers from the Sydney Philharmonia        In addition, the following works by         In all, 189,402 subscription and single        success of the season.
I am privileged to call      Choirs, Adelaide Symphony Chorus,              Australian composers were programmed        tickets were sold to 92 subscription and       I also celebrate the extraordinary
colleagues.                  West Australian Symphony Orchestra             at Sydney Symphony concerts:                5 special event performances, averaging        leadership of Vladimir Ashkenazy, in his
                             Chorus, Sydney Children’s Choir and               R
                                                                            •	 	 OSS	EDWARDS	Maninyas	–	Violin	         1,956 paid seats per performance. The          second season as our Principal Conductor
                             Gondwana Voices, and an international             Concerto                                 total number of subscription package           and	Artistic	Advisor;	all	involved	in	this	
                             cast of soloists. All Mahler performances                                                  seats sold increased by 5% over levels         great endeavour, both the orchestra
                                                                            •	 PERCY	GRAINGER	The	Warriors
                             in 2010, including Symphonies 1, 3,                                                        achieved in 2009, with around 21,500           and audiences, applaud the wonderful
                                                                            •	 MATTHEW	HINDSON	Energy                   subscription packages transacted. Some
                             4, 5 and 8, and The Song of the Earth,                                                                                                    music-making and creativity he has
                             were recorded for release on the Sydney           M
                                                                            •	 	 ATTHEW	HINDSON	Dangerous	              112, 840 seats were sold as part of            brought to Sydney.
                             Symphony Live label.                              Creatures                                subscription packages: 59% of all seats
                                                                                                                        sold to subscription series performances       Finally I would like to thank our
                                                                            •	 ELENA	KATS-CHERNIN	Stairs
                             Further standout concerts of 2010                                                          in 2010, once again the highest level in       Chairman, Mr John Conde, and our
                             included a high-profile artistic event         •	 JAMES	LEDGER	Arcs	and	Planes                                                            Board of Directors for their generous
                                                                                                                        the ten years since 2001. Paid tickets
                             at the Sydney Festival (Stravinsky’s           •	 JAMES	LEDGER	In	this	Day	and	Age         per concert overall were up 10% over           and tireless support both for the
                             Oedipus Rex and Symphony of Psalms,            •	 	 EORGES	LENTZ	Guyuhmgan	(revised	
                                                                               G                                        2009 levels. The company enjoyed an            Orchestra and its ambitions. Their strong
                             staged by Peter Sellars) and return               2009)                                    average 80.3% occupancy, also up from          commitment, counsel and practical
                             engagements of internationally acclaimed                                                   79% in 2009. In 2010 the benefits of the       engagement contribute greatly to the
                             guest conductors Oleg Caetani, Miguel          •	 RICHARD	MILLS	Aeolian	Caprices                                                          success of the Company.
                                                                                                                        strategic reorganising of the marketing
                             Harth-Bedoya, Kristjan Järvi, Alexander        •	 PETER	SCULTHORPE	New	Norcia
                                                                                                                        and sales operation in 2008 and 2009
                             Lazarev, David Robertson, Mark                 •	 PETER	SCULTHORPE	Memento	mori            began to take root, a process that will see
                             Wigglesworth and Simone Young, as              •	 	 AUL	STANHOPE	Fantasia	on	a	Theme	
                                                                               P                                        further strengthening and consolidation
                             well as significant debut appearances of          by Vaughan Williams                      in 2011. Inspired program offerings and
                             conductors Thomas Adès, Roy Goodman,                                                       the continued and successful leadership
                             Antonello Manacorda, Pinchas Steinberg                                                     and appeal of Vladimir Ashkenazy also
                             and Alexander Vedernikov. Among the            RECORDINGS                                  contributed to this final result.              Rory Jeffes
                             2010 season’s many fine guest soloists,
                                                                            Since its launch in 2006, the Sydney        Sydney Symphony is the only symphony           Managing Director
                             exceptional performances were given
                             by Renaud Capuçon, James Ehnes,                Symphony Live label has released 13 CDs,    orchestra in Australia that generates
                             Slava Grigoryan, Nigel Kennedy, Midori,        five of which feature Vladimir Ashkenazy.   significantly more income through its
                             Garrick Ohlsson – who also gave a              The dynamic recording partnership of        own activities than the level of its funding
                             stunning all-Chopin piano recital to mark      Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney           from Federal and State Government.
                             the bicentenary of that composer’s birth.      Symphony now includes the Mahler            This funding is critical to the success
                             – Lilli Paasikivi, Stuart Skelton, Jean-Yves   Odyssey, with the following works having    of the company and we acknowledge
                             Thibaudet and Jian Wang.                       been recorded live in concert in 2010:      this enlightened support and remain
                                                                            •	 MAHLER	Songs	of	a	Wayfarer               committed to delivering excellence and
                             The 2010 season saw the Sydney                                                             value through our work.
                             Symphony perform nine concerts in eight        •	 MAHLER	Symphony	No.1	and	Blumine
                             European cities as part of a prestigious       •	 MAHLER	Symphony	No.3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     SYDNEY SYMPHONY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ANNUAL REPORT 2011
“In 2010 we embarked on a journey,
 the Mahler Odyssey. Mahler was a very
 unusual genius possessing tremendous
 complexes; his personal life was very
 difficult and his public life complicated,
 but he left a great legacy.
 When we ‘raised the roof’ in Mahler 8 it wasn’t just the music
 that brought people to their feet, but the magnificent work
 of a great orchestra. It makes me proud, and humble too, to
 be making music with this wonderful group of people. And
 now, with our Mahler concerts being released on disc, our
 audiences will be able to savour every note.
 Later in 2010 we set off on another journey, to Europe, which
 was very successful – our first visit there in many years.
 This tour gave us the chance to appear at some of the great
 music festivals and venues and to introduce European
 audiences to first-class Australian music-making. I know we
 have many more exciting journeys ahead and I’m looking
 forward to sharing these with our audience.”

 IMAGE: Vladamir Ashkenazy
 on the European Tour at
 Wiesbaden Germany.

                                                                      SYDNEY SYMPHONY
                                                                      ANNUAL REPORT 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LEFT: Education Schools Concert –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sydney Olympic Park.

EDUCATION                                      had a positive impact on the quality and
                                               quantity of submissions. The Professional
                                                                                            piece inspired by Australian composer
                                                                                            Matthew Hindson’s new work Dangerous          Thank you for                         We have also been involved in the early
                                                                                                                                                                                stages of the developing Australian
2010 saw the realisation of a number           Learning program was further enhanced        Creatures, a movement of which was            this amazing                          Curriculum and will continue our
of initiatives in the Education program.
For the first time we supported the
                                               when the Sydney Symphony was
                                               accredited by the NSW Institute of
                                                                                            included in every concert. The goal was
                                                                                            to fire the children’s musical imaginations
                                                                                                                                          opportunity. I am                     involvement as the Arts syllabus takes
                                                                                                                                                                                shape. It is an extraordinary opportunity
Sinfonia Regional Tour with preparatory        Teachers as a provider of Professional       and challenging them to write and             so proud of the                       for the Sydney Symphony Education
teacher training workshops. Previously,        Development, acknowledging the high
                                               calibre of our workshops and recognising
                                                                                            submit their own music depicting these
                                                                                            dangerous creatures. We received over
                                                                                                                                          musical standards                     programs, under the artistic direction of
                                                                                                                                                                                Richard Gil, to assume a leading role in
teachers from participating schools had
received resource kits which introduced        the hours invested by participating          40 submissions. The most successful           reached by our                        shaping the future of music education in
them to the music their students would         teachers in further learning.                were included in the Schools Concerts,
                                                                                            performed by the child–composers.
                                                                                                                                          students in today’s                   this country.
hear in the concerts. This year we ran
three workshops through the regional
                                               To the Schools Concerts series we
                                                                                            In one case an entire year group              performance! This
conservatoriums in the Central and
                                               added a Discover Schubert performance
                                               in Parramatta, presented by Richard
                                                                                            participated in the performance! This         is such an enriching
mid-North Coast. These allowed the
teachers to experience the activities first,
                                               Gill, and an open rehearsal for senior
                                                                                            was a most successful project which we
                                                                                            will continue to develop in our Schools       program for music
thus better equipping them to teach
                                               high school students at the Sydney
                                               Opera House. Primary and junior high
                                                                                            Concert program.                              classrooms.
the music in their classrooms. We also         school children were inspired by our                                                       – Mr Jonathan Cannon, Principal,
provided teacher workshops in Sydney           Schools Composition Challenge, a                                                           Redeemer Baptist School, Parramatta
and Melbourne to support the national          project inviting students to write a short
Sinfonietta Composition Project, which

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SYDNEY SYMPHONY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ANNUAL REPORT 2011
ARTIST                                       “The live-to-air broadcast
                                             was very important to all
                                                                                        a national and international reach,
                                                                                        with alumni currently studying and
                                                                                                                                      A formal evaluation of the Sinfonia
                                                                                                                                      program is currently underway, via a
                                                                                                                                                                                    Playerlink                                                  COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT                                  concerned and I am very
                                                                                        working in the Melbourne, Tasmanian,          detailed research program tracking
                                                                                                                                                                                    Playerlink is a three-day intensive
                                                                                                                                                                                    workshop held annually in regional NSW
                                                                                        West Australian and Queensland                Sinfonia and Fellowship alumni. The           for music students aged 8–18. Since 1994,
The Sydney Symphony Artist                   proud that our young                       symphony orchestras as well as the            process will assess the effectiveness of      a team of 14 musicians from the Sydney
Development program continues to
                                             musicians made such a                      Sydney Symphony and a number of               various aspects of the program, identify      Symphony has travelled throughout the
identify, nurture and develop the next
generation of instrumentalists and           fine contribution across                   fine orchestras and chamber ensembles         areas of need, and compare the unique         state sharing their enthusiasm for their
                                             the nation, and indeed                     throughout Europe and the US.                 benefits of Sinfonia to other training        art form. Directed by Colin Piper, the team
composers nationally.
                                                                                                                                      opportunities. It will also gather feedback
                                             internationally within the                 Commissioned works:
                                                                                                                                      on the mentoring experience, which
                                                                                                                                                                                    works with a regional centre to connect
Fellowship                                                                                                                                                                          with the music education community.
                                             context of the World New                   DAMIEN BARBELER: Traité de la lumière
                                                                                                                                      will be used to guide future Sydney
This full-time apprenticeship with                                                      (Treatise on Light) (commissioned by Ars                                                    Together they form an orchestra of
                                             Music Days, with some very                                                               Symphony mentors.                             students from surrounding areas,
the Sydney Symphony provides an                                                         Musica Australis)
opportunity for nine of the best young
                                             difficult repertoire.”                                                                   The application process for both Sinfonia     and lead them through full orchestral
                                             – Assoc. Prof. Matthew Hindson             LACHLAN SKIPWORTH: Lapsis                                                                   rehearsals, sectional workshops and small
aspiring orchestral musicians to spend                                                                                                and Fellowship is now paperless, with 400
                                                                                        (commissioned by the Campbelltown Arts                                                      group tutorials. Most importantly, the
a year in a professional environment,        Masterclasses with visiting artists                                                      emerging artists applying online in 2010.
                                                                                        Centre, with support from Arts NSW)                                                         students receive mentoring from Sydney
under the guidance of the fellowship         on solo and chamber repertoire
program Artistic Director Roger Benedict     and coaching sessions from Sydney                                                        Sinfonietta                                   Symphony musicians and perform in a
and Sydney Symphony musicians.               Symphony members provide valuable
                                                                                        Sydney Sinfonia                               Composition Project                           full orchestra, which for many is their first
                                                                                        This part-time mentoring orchestra                                                          such experience.
The participants are selected through        learning experiences. In 2010 the                                                        The model work chosen for the 2010
                                                                                        continues to attract high-level tertiary
national auditions and mentored in           ensemble worked with Midori, Jian                                                        Sinonietta composition project was            For our 2010 Playerlink project, 67
                                                                                        students and recent graduates from
orchestral technique, musicianship and       Wang,	Daniel	Hope	and	Andra	Darzins;	                                                    Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. A record        students and teachers converged on the
                                                                                        across the nation. Intensive weeks of
chamber music.                               the program culminated in November                                                       number of 160 teachers and students           Wollongong Regional Conservatorium
                                                                                        rehearsal and performance provide
                                             with an intensive week of masterclasses                                                  across Australia received the free            in early June, and the results were
The Fellowship ensemble participates                                                    a valuable opportunity for emerging
                                             with visiting members of the Berlin                                                      teaching resource kit. Comprehensive          impressive. The students hailed from the
in a range of events both on- and                                                       orchestral musicians to refine the craft of
                                             Philharmonic, including Stefan Dohr                                                      professional learning seminars were           Illawarra, Shoalhaven and South Coast
offstage. Onstage in 2010, the Fellows                                                  ensemble performance on the job, while
                                             (Principal Horn), Stefan Schweigert                                                      held in Sydney and Melbourne to assist        regions, with some travelling from further
presented a series of chamber concerts                                                  sitting alongside professionals. Sinfonia
                                             (Principal Bassoon), Matthew McDonald                                                    teachers in preparing their students for      afield throughout greater NSW.
in a range of city venues including the                                                 members are also encouraged to attend
                                             (1st Principal Bass) and Aleksandar                                                      the composition project, thus providing
Eugene Goossens Hall at ABC Ultimo, St                                                  Sydney Symphony rehearsals and are                                                          Last year’s Playerlink really
                                             Ivic (Violin).                                                                           not only a valuable extension for gifted
James’ Church King St, and Verbrugghen                                                  given access to free concert tickets on a
Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of         Fellows participate in training sessions   regular basis.
                                                                                                                                      students, but also an opportunity for         boosted my confidence out of
Music. Outer metropolitan and regional       with physiotherapists and Alexander
                                                                                                                                      music educators to refine their techniques    sight and I am very thankful
                                                                                        In 2010, in addition to presenting the        for teaching composition.
chamber performances were presented          Technique practitioners on musicians’                                                                                                  for that. After the last two
                                                                                        Sydney Symphony’s Education concerts
in Campbelltown, Blacktown, Forrestville,    health, injury management and
                                                                                        to school students and adult audiences,
                                                                                                                                      From the submitted entries, six young         years, I’m hooked!
Penrith, Berry, Goulburn and Bundanoon.      sustainable practice techniques. They                                                    composers from NSW, Victoria and
                                                                                        the Sinfonia had two outstanding                                                            – Participant, Playerlink 2010
Approximately 3000 people attended           participate in workshops on performance                                                  Tasmania, aged between 13 and 17,
                                                                                        additional training opportunities. In
these performances, including local music    presentation, public speaking and                                                        were selected to participate in the 2010
                                                                                        February, Vladimir Ashkenazy led the
clubs, retirement village residents unable   stagecraft, and perform mock auditions,                                                  Sinfonietta Project. The group gathered
                                                                                        Sinfonia in an orchestral workshop,
to travel to major venues, families and      receiving valuable feedback from their                                                   in the ABC Ultimo Centre for a three-day
                                                                                        rehearsing and refining Beethoven’s
school groups, and developing audiences      Sydney Symphony mentors.                                                                 intensive workshop with Richard Gill,
                                                                                        Symphony No.5 and Brahms’ Symphony
in newly established performance venues.                                                                                              soprano Alison Morgan, and an ensemble
                                             The Fellowship program is a proven         No.3, both landmark orchestral works.
                                                                                                                                      of musicians and mentors, culminating
New music and collaborative work with        model, with many successful alumni.        October saw the Sinfonia’s first ‘Side-
                                                                                                                                      in a public workshop attended by senior
composers are important features of the      Of the 53 participants to date, the        by-Side’ project, which provided a
                                                                                                                                      music students.
Fellowship training. In 2010 the Fellows     majority now have full-time permanent      main-stage performance opportunity for
presented a concert of contemporary          (36%), contract (11%) or regular casual    selected members. Appearing within the        Richard Gill is inimitable and
works for live broadcast on ABC Classic      (40%) employment with symphony             larger Sydney Symphony orchestra, they        absolutely wonderful with
FM, as part of the International Society     orchestras. Several other recent           performed in the Concert Hall of the
of Contemporary Music Festival, and          graduates have progressed to further       Sydney Opera House under the baton of
                                                                                                                                      his constructive and positive
had two commissioned works written           study at international institutions such   Thomas Adès, playing his own ground-          direction of the workshop.
for them, by Damien Barbeler and             as the Manhattan School of Music, Royal    breaking work, Asyla.                         His energy, enthusiasm and
Lachlan Skipworth.                           Academy of Music and the Menuhin                                                         encouragement need to be
                                             Academy. The program has achieved                                                        bottled and sold; the world
                                                                                                                                      could benefit immensely from
                                                                                                                                      just a drop here and there!
                                                                                                                                      The chamber group and
                                                                                                                                      Alison Morgan were fantastic.                                                                 FROM FAR LEFT: Sydney Symphony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fellows; Richard Gill
                                                                                                                                      It gave us goosebumps to
                                                                                                                                      hear the music translated
                                                                                                                                      through performance with
                                                                                                                                      real instruments and a
                                                                                                                                      soprano, especially when the
                                                                                                                                      talent is so exceptional.
                                                                                                                                      – Mare Maticevski, mother of
                                                                                                                                        student composer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SYDNEY SYMPHONY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ANNUAL REPORT 2011
TOURING                                                                                    ACCESS                                                  COMMUNITY
European Tour                                Regional and Interstate                       Hospital Visits
Under the direction of Principal             Touring Summary                               The Sydney Symphony continued it’s
Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Vladimir     The following table summarises all            regular visits to hospitals in Sydney and
Ashkenazy, the Sydney Symphony               regional and interstate activity (excluding   regional areas via the award-winning
toured Europe in August–September            hospital visits listed below) presented by    music4health program, sponsored by
2010, performing nine concerts over two      the Sydney Symphony in 2010:                  MBF. A practical manifestation of the
weeks at summer festivals, showcasing                                                      health industry’s recognition of the
                                             27 February – Brass Ensemble
Australian musical excellence on the                                                       therapeutic power of music, the program
world stage.                                                                               provides entertainment and welcome
                                                                                           moments of respite for hospital patients,
Eight of the concerts were sold out, and     4 March – Concert Performance with            their families and hospital staff.
all were well received by audiences and      Nigel Kennedy
critics alike.                               Canberra                                      In 2010, five music4health visits were
                                                                                           made to a range of audiences including
The tour featured a full-strength            6 March - Concert Performance with            The Children’s Hospital Westmead,
orchestra of 102 musicians, with the         Nigel Kennedy                                 through the Starlight Room, and via
schedule as follows:                         Brisbane (SSO with Nigel Kennedy)             broadcasts direct to children’s wards,
Stresa, Italy – 22 August                    20 March - Free Outdoor Concert               patients and staff at St Vincent’s
Lucerne Festival, Switzerland                Parramatta Park                               Darlinghurst, and an initiative at
– 23 August                                                                                Royal North Shore Hospital with
                                             10 April - Regional Benefit Concert
BBC Proms, London, UK – 24 August                                                          the ADAPT program, for patients
                                                                                           managing acute pain.
Wiesbaden, Germany – 26 August               28 April –Concert Discover Schubert -
Bremen, Germany – 28 August                                                                Performances at two off-hospital
                                             Sinfonia schools & evening concert
                                                                                           sites also continued in 2010, one in
Amsterdam, Holland – 29 August               Parramatta
                                                                                           conjunction with the Autism Advisory and
Edinburgh International Festival, UK         30 April - Concert Mozart meets               Support Service, performing for children
– 1 and 2 September                          Stravinksy                                    with autism, cerebral palsy and down
Grafenegg, Austria – 4th September           Penrith                                       syndrome as well as their carers and
                                             5 May - Sinfonia Regional Tour                families, and the second in association
The tour would not have been possible
                                             Taree                                         with the Powerhouse Museum, targeting
without the support of the NSW
                                                                                           their Thinkspace and Living Skills
Government through the Department            6 May - Sinfonia Regional Tour
                                                                                           workshop guests: adults living with
of Industry and Investment, the Federal      Newcastle
                                                                                           physical or intellectual disabilities.
Government through the Australia             7 May - Sinfonia Regional Tour
Council, and corporate organisations.
Touring sponsors played an integral role,
                                             Gosford                                       Outdoor Concerts
                                             6 June - Sinfonia PlayerLink                  Symphony in the Domain is one
with Xstrata Australia and Telstra as
                                             Wollongong                                    of Sydney’s landmark free events,
Touring Partners of the entire tour and
                                                                                           traditionally ending with Tchaikovsky’s
Bupa supporting the BBC Proms concert        27 June – Fellowship Performance              1812 Overture, complete with cannons
in London.                                   Pennant Hills                                 and fireworks. This year, extreme
                                             1 July – Brass Ensemble Tour                  weather conditions again affected
Tamworth Benefit Concert                     Parramatta                                    attendance, with an audience of just
The Orchestra’s annual fundraising
                                                                                           40,000. The Sydney Symphony also
concert took place on 10 April 2010          2 July - Brass Ensemble Tour
                                                                                           performed at Parramatta Park on 20
at the Tamworth Town Hall. Under             Newcastle
                                                                                           March to an audience of over 8,000.
the direction of Assistant Conductor,        20 July & 29 July - Education Concerts
Nicholas Carter, the Sydney Symphony
performed to a capacity audience of
                                             Sydney Olympic Park                           Webcasting
                                             1 August - Fellowship Performance             The Sydney Symphony’s webcasting
1,000 in a program of Wagner, Mozart
                                             Forrestville                                  activity continued in 2010, in
and Tchaikovsky featuring the 2009
                                                                                           collaboration with Telstra BigPond and
Young Performer of the Year, violinist       14 August – Fellowship Performance            ABC Classic FM. Nine concerts were
Ji Won Kim. The enthusiastic response        Blacktown                                     streamed live and made available free
again demonstrated the support for and
                                             18 September - Fellowship Performance         on demand through BigPond TV.
commitment to classical music and the
                                             Bundanon                                      These can be viewed at
Sydney Symphony in rural NSW. As in
                                             2 October - Fellowship Performance  
previous years the performance was in
support of local communities affected        Campbelltown                                  This activity is an important addition to
by drought: thanks to the Tamworth                                                         the ochestra’s outreach both nationally     FROM TOP: BBC Proms at
                                             24 October – Brass Ensemble and                                                           the Royal Albert Hall London;
City Council and partners BHP Billiton,      Fellowship Performance                        and internationally, and is of particular
                                                                                                                                       Vladamir Ashkenazy and Helene
Xstrata, St. George, Snowy Hydro, Telstra,   Mount Wilson                                  benefit to those less mobile, and to        Grimaud at the Lucerne Festival
Cadia Valley Operations and The Land,                                                      people in regional or remote areas of       Switzerland on the European Tour;
the concerts raised $50,000, which was       13 November – Concert Russian Rococo:         Australia who want to experience an         Sydney Symphony at Parramatta
donated to four local charities.             Mozart meets Tchaikovsky                      orchestral performance but are unable       Park free concert.
                                             Newcastle                                     to attend in person.
                                             14 November – Fellowship Performance

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                                                                                                                                       ANNUAL REPORT 2011
PHILANTHROPY                                  COMMUNITY                                     DIRECTOR’S                                               SUPPORTERS-
REPORT                                        SUPPORT                                       CHAIRS                                                    DONORS AND
The Sydney Symphony is immensely              In 2010, the Sydney Symphony was
grateful for the support of the many          privileged to be able to support the work     Richard Gill OAM
patrons who responded to our                  of 96 fellow not-for profit organisations.    Artistic Director Education
appeals, added a contribution to their        By providing gift vouchers to support         Sandra and Paul Salteri Chair
subscription package, or spoke to one         fundraising initiatives in the arts, social
of our team on the phone and gave             welfare, health and education sectors,        02
so generously in 2010. Every gift,            the Orchestra contributed $20,000             Ronald Prussing
however large or small, is appreciated        of in-kind assistance to these                Principal Trombone
enormously and helps the Sydney               important organisations.                      Industry & Investment NSW Chair
                                                                                                                                  01   02
Symphony present outstanding concerts
and music education events that enrich
the lives of so many.                                                                       03
As a not-for-profit organisation, the         SYDNEY                                        Jane Hazelwood
Sydney Symphony relies on the support
of patrons and sponsors to supplement         SYMPHONY                                      Veolia Environmental Services Chair
the income earned through ticket sales        LEADERSHIP                                    04
and government support. Without this
additional support, the Orchestra would
                                              ESEMBLE                                       Nick Byrne
be unable to sustain the calibre of its       David Livingstone, CEO, Credit Suisse,
                                                                                            RogenSi Chair
programming and performances, and               Australia                                                                         03   04
it would not be possible to fulfil its        Alan Fang, Chairman, Tianda Group
commitment to music education
                                              Macquarie Group Foundation                    05
and young artist development.
This is the difference afforded by            John Morschel, Chairman, ANZ                  Diana Doherty
our Patrons Program.                                                                        Principal Oboe
                                                                                            Andrew Kaldor and
In 2010, philanthropic giving at the                                                        Renata Kaldor AO Chair
Sydney Symphony totalled $1,331,000.
                                              SYDNEY                                        06
Although the overall environment
remained challenging, we were humbled         SYMPHONY                                      Shefali Pryor
by the response to our Patrons                MAESTRO’S                                     Associate Principal Oboe
                                                                                            Rose Herceg & Neil Lawrence Chair
                                                                                                                                  05   06
Program appeals.
In the course of the year, 49 gifts of more
                                              John C. Conde AO – Chairman
than $5,000 were received, contributing                                                     07
some $914,360 to orchestra programs.          Peter Weiss AM – Founding President           Paul Goodchild
Gifts of up to $5,000 were received from        & Doris Weiss                               Associate Principal Trumpet
3,221 patrons and contributed a total         Geoff & Vicki Ainsworth                       The Hansen Family Chair
of $319,000 to the Orchestra Fund and         The Berg Family Foundation
Allegro Education Fund via our annual                                                       08
                                                in memory of Hetty & Egon Gordon
giving campaigns. This is the strongest                                                     Catherine Hewgill
                                              Tom Breen & Rachael Kohn                      Principal Cello
support from individuals in the Sydney
Symphony’s history.                           The Hon. Ashley Dawson-Damer                  Tony and Fran Meagher Chair           07   08
                                              Andrew Kaldor & Renata Kaldor AO
Members of the Patrons Program gain
a	unique	insight	into	life	backstage;	        Mrs Roslyn Packer AO
through a series of activities, we aim                                                      09
                                              Penelope Seidler AM
to foster a connection both to the                                                          Emma Sholl
                                              Mr Fred Street AM & Mrs Doris Street          Associate Principal Flute
programs they support and to like-
                                              Westfield Group                               Robert and Janet Constable Chair
minded people who share the same
passion for symphonic music and the           Ray Wilson OAM in memory
Sydney Symphony.                                of James Agapitos OAM
                                                                                            Roger Benedict
                                                                                            Principal Viola
                                                                                            Roger Allen and Maggie Gray Chair     09   10

                                              In 2010, volunteers contributed more
                                                                                            Elizabeth Neville
                                              than 1,000 hours of expertise to the
                                              Sydney Symphony. This resulted in
                                                                                            Robert and Ruth Magid Chair
                                              approximately $38,461 cost savings
                                              to the Sydney Symphony. In addition
                                              to the ongoing assistance in the office,      12
                                              80 volunteers raised $13,000 at the           Colin Piper
                                              Symphony in the Domain.                       Percussion                            11   12
                                                                                            The Hon. Jane Matthews AO Chair

                                                                                                                                            SYDNEY SYMPHONY
                                                                                                                                            ANNUAL REPORT 2011
                                SILVER PATRONS
                                                                Mr John Cunningham SCM
                                                                 & Mrs Margaret Cunningham
                                                                                                Stephen Byrne & Susie Gleeson
                                                                                                Hon. Justice J C & Mrs Campbell   SALUTE                                                                          DONORS &
Brian Abel                      Mr and Mrs Mark Bethwaite       Lisa & Miro Davis               Mrs Catherine J Clark             The Sydney Symphony applauds the leadership                                     SPONSORS
Geoff & Vicki Ainsworth         Jan Bowen                       John Favaloro                   Joan Connery OAM &                role our partners play and their commitment to
Robert Albert AO                Mr Donald Campbell              Mr Ian Fenwicke                  Maxwell Connery OAM              excellence, innovation and creativity.
 & Elizabeth Albert              & Dr Stephen Freiberg           & Prof Neville Wills           Mr Charles Curran AC
Tom Breen & Rachael Kohn        Mr Robert & Mrs L Alison Carr   Firehold Pty Ltd                 & Mrs Eva Curran
Sandra & Neil Burns             Mrs Gretchen M Dechert          Anthony Gregg                   Matthew Delasey
Ian & Jennifer Burton           Ian Dickson & Reg Holloway       & Deanne Whittleston           Greg Earl & Debbie Cameron        PRINCIPAL PARTNER           GOVERNMENT PARTNERS
Mr John C Conde AO              James & Leonie Furber           Akiko Gregory                   Robert Gelling
Robert & Janet Constable        Mr James Graham AM              In memory of Oscar Grynberg     Dr & Mrs C Goldschmidt
The Hon. Ashley Dawson-Damer     & Mrs Helen Graham             Mrs E Herrman                   Mr Robert Green
The Estate of Colin Enderby     Stephen Johns                   Mrs Jennifer Hershon            Mr Richard Griffin AM
In memory of Hetty               & Michele Bender               Barbara & John Hirst            Jules & Tanya Hall
 & Egon Gordon                  Judges of the Supreme Court     Bill & Pam Hughes               Mr Hugh Hallard
The Hansen Family                of NSW                         The Hon. David Hunt AO QC       Dr Heng & Mrs Cilla Tey
Ms Rose Herceg                  Mr Ervin Katz                    & Mrs Margaret Hunt            Roger Henning
James N. Kirby Foundation       Gary Linnane                    Dr & Mrs Michael Hunter         Rev Harry & Mrs Meg Herbert
Mr Andrew Kaldor                William McIlrath Charitable     The Hon. Paul Keating           Michelle Hilton-Vernon
 & Mrs Renata Kaldor AO          Foundation                     Anna-Lisa Klettenberg           Mr Joerg Hofmann
D & I Kallinikos                David & Isabel Smithers         In memory                       Dominique Hogan-Doran
                                                                                                                                  PREMIER PARTNER
Justice Jane Mathews AO         Mrs Hedy Switzer                 of Bernard M H Khaw            Mr Brian Horsfield
Mrs Roslyn Packer AO            Ian & Wendy Thompson            Jeannette King                  Greta James
Greg & Kerry Paramor &          Michael & Mary Whelan Trust     Wendy Lapointe                  Iven & Sylvia Klineberg
Equity Real Estate Partners     Jill Wran                       Macquarie Group Foundation      Dr & Mrs Leo Leader
Dr John Roarty in memory        Anonymous (1)                   Melvyn Madigan                  Margaret Lederman
 of Mrs June Roarty                                             Mr Robert                       Martine Letts
Paul & Sandra Salteri           BRONZE PATRONS                   & Mrs Renee Markovic           Erna & Gerry Levy AM
Mrs Penelope Seidler AM         $2,500–$4,999                   Kevin & Deidre McCann           Dr Winston Liauw                  PLATINUM PARTNERS                  MAJOR PARTNERS
Mrs W Stening                   Stephen J Bell                  Matthew McInnes                 Sydney & Airdrie Lloyd
Mr Fred Street AM               Mr David & Mrs Halina Brett     Mrs Barbara McNulty OBE         Carolyn & Peter Lowry OAM
 & Mrs Dorothy Street           Lenore P Buckle                 Harry M Miller, Lauren Miller   Dr David Luis
In memory of D M Thew           Kylie Green                      Cilento & Josh Cilento         Mrs M MacRae OAM
Mr Peter Weiss AM               Janette Hamilton                Nola Nettheim                   Mrs Silvana Mantellato
 & Mrs Doris Weiss              Ann Hoban                       Mr R A Oppen                    Geoff & Jane McClellan
Westfield Group                 Paul & Susan Hotz               Mr Robert Orrell                Ian & Pam McGraw                  GOLD PARTNERS
Ray Wilson OAM in memory        Irwin Imhof in memory           Mr & Mrs Ortis                  Mrs Inara Merrick
 of James Agapitos OAM            of Herta Imhof                Maria Page                      Kenneth N Mitchell
Mr Brian and                    Mr Justin Lam                   Piatti Holdings Pty Ltd         Helen Morgan
 Mrs Rosemary White             R & S Maple-Brown               Adrian & Dairneen Pilton        Mrs Margaret Newton
June & Alan Woods Family        Mora Maxwell                    Robin Potter                    Sandy Nightingale
 Bequest                        Judith McKernan                 Mr & Ms Stephen Proud           Mr Graham North
Anonymous (1)                   Justice Geoffrey Palmer         Miss Rosemary Pryor             Dr M C O’Connor AM
                                James & Elsie Moore             Dr Raffi Qasabian               Mrs Rachel O’Conor
GOLD PATRONS                    Bruce & Joy Reid Foundation     Ernest & Judith Rapee           A Willmers & R Pal
$10,000–$19,999                 Mary Rossi Travel               Patricia H Reid                 Dr A J Palmer                     SILVER PARTNERS

Alan & Christine Bishop         Georges & Marliese Teitler      Mr M D Salamon                  Mr Andrew C Patterson
Bob & Julie Clampett            Gabrielle Trainor               John Saunders                   Dr Kevin Pedemont
The Estate of Ruth M Davidson   J F & A van Ogtrop              Juliana Schaeffer               Lois & Ken Rae
Penny Edwards                   Geoff Wood & Melissa Waites     Caroline Sharpen                Pamela Rogers
Paul R. Espie                   Anonymous (1)                   Mr & Mrs Jean-Marie Simart      Dr Mark & Mrs Gillian
Dr Bruno & Mrs Rhonda Giuffre                                   Catherine Stephen               Selikowitz
Mr David Greatorex AO           BRONZE PATRONS                  Mildred Teitler                 Mrs Diane Shteinman AM
 & Mrs Deirdre Greatorex        $1,000–$2,499                   Andrew & Isolde Tornya          Robyn Smiles
Mrs Joan MacKenzie              Charles & Renee Abrams          Gerry & Carolyn Travers         Rev Doug & Mrs Judith
Ruth & Bob Magid                Mr Henri W Aram OAM             John E Tuckey                   Sotheren                          REGIONAL TOUR PARTNERS
Tony & Fran Meagher             Terrey Arcus AM & Anne Arcus    Mrs M Turkington                John & Alix Sullivan
Mrs T Merewether OAM            Claire Armstrong                The Hon. Justice A G Whealy     Mr D M Swan
Mr B G O’Conor                   & John Sharpe                  Dr Richard Wingate              Ms Wendy Thompson
Mrs Joyce Sproat                Dr Francis J Augustus           Mr R R Woodward                 Prof Gordon E Wall
 & Mrs Janet Cooke              Richard Banks                   Anonymous (12)                  Ronald Walledge
Ms Caroline Wilkinson           Doug & Alison Battersby                                         David & Katrina Williams
Anonymous (1)                   David Barnes                    BRONZE PATRONS                  Audrey & Michael Wilson
                                Phil & Elese Bennett            $500–$999                       Mr Robert Woods                   BRONzE PARTNER              MARkETING PARTNER

                                Colin Draper                    Mr C R Adamson                  Mr & Mrs Glenn Wyss               Emanate                     2MBS FM 102.5 Fine Music Station
                                 & Mary Jane Brodribb           Ms Baiba B Berzins              Anonymous (11)
                                M Bulmer                          & Dr Peter Loveday
                                Pat & Jenny Burnett             Mrs Jan Biber
                                Debby Cramer & Bill Caukill     Dr & Mrs Hannes Boshoff                                           To read further case studies on Sydney Symphony
                                Ewen & Catherine Crouch         Dr Miles Burgess                                                  partnerships, visit
                                                                Ita Buttrose AO OBE
                                                                                                                                                                                                 SYDNEY SYMPHONY
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ANNUAL REPORT 2011
For detailed 2010 financial results refer to the Annual
Financial Report 2010 at

OPERATING RESULT                                                             MAIN STAGE OCCUPANCY
IMPROVING FROM GFC                                                           AT RECORD LEVELS

Net Profit (loss) for the Year in AUD 000’s                                  Occupancy - Main Stage Performances %
                                                                   1500                                                                      82

                                                                   1000                                                                      80

                                                                   500                                                                       78

                                                                   0                                                                         76

                                                                   -500                                                                      74

                                                                   -1000                                                                     72

                                                                   -1500                                                                     70
 2006           2007             2008         2009          2010               2006         2007             2008          2009       2010

RESERVES ABOVE                                                               SELF GENERATED REVENUE
MANDATORY LIMITS                                                             NOW 63% OF TOTAL INCOME

Reserves to Operating Expenses                                               Revenue by Category AUD 000’s
                                                                   40                                                                        36,000
                                                                   30                                                                        26,000
                                                                   20                                                                        16,000

 2006           2007             2008         2009          2010              2006         2007            2008            2009       2010

    Min 20% Required by Australia Council         Surplus                        Funding Revenue        Self Generated Revenue

ATTENDANCES STABLE                                                           FUNDING INDExATION
ACROSS SYDNEY AND                                                            LAGS CPI RATE

Attendances                                                                  Funding Indexation V’s Consumer Price Index
                                                                   400,000                                                                   4.5%
                                                                   150,000                                                                   2.5%
 2006           2007             2008         2009          2010              2007         2008              2009          2010       2011

    Sydney Opera House            Metropolian and NSW regions                    Funding Indexation Rate       Consumer Price Index

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