Sydney-based travel, film and music writer, www.jasminecrittenden.net
Published September 17th 2013
From the Con to the SSO
Accessing discount tickets for classical music in Sydney isn't quite as easy as nabbing amazing deals in the theatre world. Students and the youthful do have luck on their side, but for the employed, ageing mortals among us, slipping a morsel of Mozart into the workaday world is a little trickier.
That said, don't go laying down your baton without reading on. You might find that these five offers are worth more than a few bars of your attention.
A Little Lunch Music - City Recital Hall: Sydney's never offered a more thoroughly relaxing lunchtime break. For just $15, you can catch a high-class classical concert at the City Recital Hall, Angel Place. Tickets are purchasable online. The only catch is that these midday beauties only happen once a month.
Sydney Symphony Orchestra: If you already have your degree and are now paying for it, you're best bet is to join the SSO's Facebook page, where surprise deals (two-for-ones and so on) come up not too infrequently. If you're still in the education process, however, sign up for student rush tix, which are available for selected concerts for $15.
Australian Chamber Orchestra: Unfortunately for the mature and employment-inclined, discount tix at the ACO are limited to Under 30s and students. If you fall into the former category, you can book tickets in any reserve for $45. If you're in the latter, you can pocket a rush ticket for $20. Turn up at the venue box office one hour before a concert starts.
Sydney Conservatorium: Need classical music on your lunch menu more often than once a month? The Con hosts free lunchtime concerts several times a week. Plus, they're running a 'Cocktail Hour Concert' series, with shows starting at 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tix are $20 for adults and $10 for students.
Musica Viva: Australia's go-to organisation for small ensemble chamber music offers $15 student rush tix, purchasable at the door for all International Concert Season shows, as well as $30 for Under 30s deals.