Tonight and Friday (September 29), the orchestra performs Mozart's "Linz" Symphony (No. 36) and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony. The program tomorrow night and on Saturday (September 30) features the Overture, Scherzo and Finale by Schumann, Shostakovich's Ninth Symphony and Brahms's Symphony No. 4.
All four performances are sold out, but there's still a way to enjoy Friday night's concert: the Opera House is offering a simulcast of the performance "in the style that Sydneysiders love most" (as the presenters' statement has it), "free and outdoors, under the stars, surrounded by Sydney Harbour." A large screen and speakers set out on the Opera House forecourt (below) will transmit the concert live, allowing listeners to enjoy one of the world's greatest orchestras on a (hopefully) balmy early spring evening.
Details are available at www.sydneyoperahouse.com.