A unique cultural presence in the Canberra region, the CSO is a locally grounded arts organisation with a global outlook.
The CSO embraces bold, relevant artistic content, programming more original Australian music than any other symphony orchestra in the country. The CSO frequently collaborates with other eminent cultural institutions, including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, the annual Art, Not Apart festival and the Australian National University’s School of Music.
The orchestra is a vibrant presence in the local community, generating impact beyond the concert hall. The CSO delivers a growing suite of innovative programs that demonstrate the value of the arts in every facet of daily life, from education to community engagement, health and wellbeing.