Take Michael and Sam for example. They have a busy life with two young boys, and like most couples with kids in that age bracket, they don’t have a lot of time just for themselves. But every year, Sam’s father gives them a gift voucher for the CSO Opera Gala – and they make a real night of it, which Michael says is always fun, adding “who knew that a Korean dude singing in Italian could make a grown man cry!”
This year, passionate music-lover Chandran is gifting his equally passionate music-loving father a gift voucher because his dad is hard to buy for, and he knows he’ll relish the atmosphere that is created at a live Canberra Symphony Orchestra performance.
You can give a CSO Gift Voucher for under $100, and you have a huge range of musical experiences to choose from. For example, if you know someone who likes to be the first to try something new, then tickets to the inaugural CSO Australian Series at the National Portrait Gallery would be perfect for them. The Australian Series is a unique program of cutting-edge home-grown composition which is curated to compliment select NPG exhibitions, and the ticket includes a private after-hours viewing of the featured exhibition at the NPG. It would be like giving two gifts in one! Alternatively, you could send an entire family to the Shell Prom Picnic Concert to watch Canberra guitar legends Guitar Trek perform with the CSO for just $70.
If you have someone in your life who loves music, deserves a great night out, or is just hard to buy for, a CSO Season 2017 Gift Voucher is a fantastic idea – one which means you can spend more time doing the Christmassy things you love, and less time trudging around the mall with a million other people looking for something to buy.
*Please note that CSO Direct office hours are 10am – 3pm, and the office will be closed from Friday December 16.