Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is an Australian symphony orchestra. It was founded in 1932 as the National Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra. Since its opening in 1973, the Sydney Opera House has been its home concert hall. The orchestra's chief conductor is David Robertson who succeeded Vladimir Ashkenazy at the beginning of 2014. Venues and programming: The Sydney Symphony performs around 150 concerts a year to a combined annual audience of more than 350,000.