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CSO updates regarding COVID-19 measures

Production is well underway for the online Australian Miniseries and the Virtual Orchestra project, produced in collaboration with the ANU School of Music and supported by Singapore Airlines, ActewAGL and Lendlease.

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The CSO is working remotely – our physical office is closed to the public until further notice.

  • For general enquiries, email or call 02 6247 9191 (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday)
  • For ticketing enquiries, email CSO Direct at or call 02 6262 6772 (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday)
  • Please direct media enquiries to Jacqui Douglas, Communications Manager, via or call 0410 663 790.

The CSO is a registered charity with DGR status. To make a tax-deductible, general donation or discuss philanthropic opportunities, email or call 02 6247 9191 (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday).


The following CSO concerts and events have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions:

  • Llewellyn Series:
    Llewellyn One: Organ Symphony presented by PwC Australia (18 / 19 Mar)
    Llewellyn Two: Eroica presented by PwC Australia (20 / 21 May)
    Llewellyn Three: Mahler and Grieg (5 / 6 Aug)
  • Australian Series:
    Shadow Dreams presented by Singapore Airlines in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery (15 Oct)
  • Saturday Series:
    Best of British (20 Jun)
    Canberra Weekly Classic Afternoon (5 / 6 Aug)
  • Recital Series:
    Recital Two: Alan Vivian (15 May)
    Recital Three: Konstantin Shamray (2 Aug)
  • Kids’ Cushion Concerts :
    Cultural Partnership with Molonglo Group
    Music Around the World: South America (15 Jul)

The support of our patrons, donors and partners has helped the CSO weather significant short-term losses due to COVID-19. This has made it possible to continue to create opportunities for musicians this year and develop an exciting 2021 season with incoming Artistic Advisor Jessica Cottis.

While producing content in new, digital formats has been challenging, these projects have supported local musicians and fostered collaboration through an extraordinarily difficult time for the arts in Canberra. Sustained support for the sector will be critical to its recovery, in 2020 and in the months that follow. Please consider donating all or part of your ticket refund to the CSO as an investment in our future.

In accordance with the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice, all ticket holders for these events are entitled to a full refund. To request a full refund, including booking fee, email To convert all or part of your refund to a tax-deductible general donation to the CSO, email

For all donation and refund requests, please provide your full name, contact number and the five-digit booking reference number on your tickets. Due to the volume of requests, processing may take up to six weeks. We thank you for your understanding.


Australian Series: Inner Worlds (23 Jul) has been postponed – we hope to present that concert later in the year. The CSO will refund patrons who do not wish to attend the rescheduled concert – we encourage you to wait for the release of further details before making that decision.

CSO Community Programs have been suspended for the time being.

This page will be updated as further information becomes available. Please heed public health advice and stay safe.

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