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Upcoming gigs, performances and concerts

17 - 19 Jun 2024 Contemporary Music

The Terminator Live

Experience the groundbreaking cult classic film, The Terminator, on a HD screen while Brad Fiedel’s signature synthesizer-led, percussive score is performed live!

23 Jun 2024 Contemporary Music

The Yale Whiffenpoofs: 2024 World Tour

Founded in 1909, the Whiffenpoofs are the world's oldest collegiate a cappella group. They have delighted audiences around the world ever since their founding.

28 Jun 2024 Contemporary Music

Yiruma

After a sell-out concert at the Sydney Opera House in 2023, the best-selling neo classical pianist Yiruma has announced an encore concert at the prestigious venue. 

29 Jun 2024 Contemporary Music

Lisa Ono

Lisa Ono, the Queen of Bossa Nova, is returning to the Sydney Opera House together with her band and special guest.

3 - 4 Jul 2024 Contemporary Music

32nd Australian International Music Festival

World Projects presents the 32nd Australian International Music Festival featuring a mixture of choral, wind bands and orchestral groups.

5 Jul 2024 Contemporary Music

Piano+Place with Jim Moginie

Every Friday in July iconic Australian musicians – Jim Moginie, Sophie Hutchings, David Bridie, Chris Abrahams - will perform contemporary acoustic piano music in historic Sydney locations.

12 Jul 2024 Contemporary Music

Piano+Place with Chris Abrahams

Every Friday in July iconic Australian musicians – Jim Moginie, Sophie Hutchings, David Bridie, Chris Abrahams - will perform contemporary acoustic piano music in historic Sydney locations.

19 Jul 2024 Contemporary Music

Piano+Place with Sophie Hutchings

Every Friday in July iconic Australian musicians – Jim Moginie, Sophie Hutchings, David Bridie, Chris Abrahams - will perform contemporary acoustic piano music in historic Sydney locations.

26 Jul 2024 Contemporary Music

Piano+Place with David Bridie

Every Friday in July iconic Australian musicians – Jim Moginie, Sophie Hutchings, David Bridie, Chris Abrahams - will perform contemporary acoustic piano music in historic Sydney locations.

11 Aug 2024 Contemporary Music

ECLIPSE Pink Floyd Orchestrated

Rock legend Jack Jones joins the Southern Cross Symphony, a killer rock band, three powerhouse vocalists, a youth choir to faithfully re-ignite the sound of Pink Floyd

18 Aug 2024 Contemporary Music

Jimmy Barnes

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Jimmy's Flesh and Wood album and see him in up-close-and-personal mode, telling short stories and tall tales as well as songs from his extensive catalogue.   

24 Aug 2024 Contemporary Music

Steve Balbi

Composer, Producer, Noiseworks and Electric Hippies' founding member, Steve Balbi, returns to the House for one night only. Don't miss the chance to witness the chameleon transcend his unique celestial sensibility live, featuring an all-star band and special guest Abby Dobson. 

11 Sep 2024 Contemporary Music

Eumeralla, a War Requiem for Peace by Deborah Cheetham Fraillon

Eumeralla is a work two thousand generations in the making.

13 Sep 2024 Contemporary Music

Laufey

Grammy Award-winning Icelandic-Chinese artist Laufey brings her Bewitched: The Goddess Tour to Australia for a series of East Coast headline shows this September.

20 - 21 Oct 2024 Contemporary Music

Passenger

Folk rock troubadour Passenger returns to the Sydney Opera House for his Concert Hall debut, celebrating the re-release of his breakthrough album, All The Little Lights.

1 - 2 Nov 2024 Contemporary Music

Thom Yorke: Everything

English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Thom Yorke embarks on his first-ever solo tour. Along with Radiohead material, the show will draw from his various solo and soundtrack projects to his most recent work with The Smile.

16 Nov 2024 Contemporary Music

The Songs of Elton & George

A celebration of iconic musical legends Elton John & George Michael, by Anthony Callea & Tim Campbell with John Foreman & the Australian Pops Orchestra.

21 - 22 Nov 2024 Contemporary Music

THE THE

Led by enigmatic singer-songwriter Matt Johnson, UK new wave icons THE THE return to the Sydney Opera House for two performances spanning their genre-hopping four-decade career.

30 Nov 2024 Contemporary Music

Tones And I

The phenomenal demand from Australian fans for Tones And I tickets, has seen the multi-ARIA-Award winner add an encore show to her headline tour, against the iconic Sydney Harbour backdrop at the Sydney Opera House Forecourt.

4 - 7 Dec 2024 Contemporary Music

Crowded House

Multi-platinum selling rock band Crowded House return to Sydney Opera House for their Gravity Stairs Tour, in support of the new album.

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Love List: Australian Punk/Post-Punk by Low Life

Cristian and Mitch from Sydney’s own post-punk lords Low Life have written a Love List to the Australian bands who have shaped them, excited them and geed them up over the years.

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What’s sounding good at the Opera House this Feb - Mar 2024

Give your ears a treat this February and March by catching a concert on one of the world's most iconic stages. From post-punk to jazz to zamrock, there's an eclectic mix of genres and artists ready to rock the night away with you. Read on to find your next gig.

Music for... Road Trips by Bonobo

Buckle up and escape into the wild with this playlist by electronic wizard Bonobo.

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