Sydney Contemporary Orchestra

 The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra Inc. (SCO) is an innovative orchestra for contemporary composers and their compositions for symphony orchestra.

The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra is for hire and shared by the contemporary composers to perform and video record their orchestral compositions in public concerts.

We assist composers by promoting them and their works in various ways:

- Performances in public concerts
- Video Recording Program
- Digital Publishing Scheme
- List composers' names on our website 

magnificent symphony orchestra!
magnificent concert hall!!
magnificent video recording!!!
magnificent contemporary music!!!

Find out more about the SCO | Find out more about the Composers Opportunities


We are a non-profit charity organisation dedicated to the promotion of new music and contemporary composers.
Please be understood and respected that all of our Committee members are volunteers, including our Artistic Director Dr Brian Chatpo Koo.  This voluntary team enables us to use all possible funds to promote new music, and to ensure all our concerts are of highest quality.



... the SCO has been doing very interesting work indeed and certainly worthy of support.

A/Prof Stuart Geoffrey Andrew Greenbaum, Composer (Australia)


­ amazing energy, funding and collecting works is needed to organize and realize an orchestra such as SCO and all these wonderful concerts, you make the quality of music rise in every musical work and there are not a lot of you out there.

Trimor Dhomi, Composer (Kosovo)



I'm very excited to hear your interpretation and to bring the piece to life!

Luke Flynn, Composer (USA)





  • be a partner of the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra
  • be a part of the musical and cultural life of sydney
  • support living composers
  • be a facilitator of music cultural developments
  • be a creator of music history

As a non-profit charity organisation, it would be impossible to achieve our goals without your support!
The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra is seeking interest in two programs besides the individual donations.

  1. Patron Program - Supporter Opportunity
  2. Corporate Sponsorship - Business Opportunity


Be inspired, be challenged and enjoy the privileges of being an SCO patron. Gain access to the best seats, composer meet and greet, and a host of other offerings. Join today to enjoy the music of our times.

Patron Levels: 

  • Orchestra - $40,000+
  • Chamber - $20,000 - $39,999
  • Quartet - $10,000 - $19,000
  • Solo - up to 9,999

All donations and gifts are tax deductible in Australia.  

For more information about Patron Program please contact:


Individuals and companies may donate any amount above $100 via online donation form.

All contributions (donations, gifts) are tax deductible in Australia. 

To qualify as a deduction under Division 30 of the Act, a gift must be given voluntarily without the donor receiving any material advantage or benefit in return; otherwise it is not considered to be a ‘gift’. Donors may not put any conditions on a gift. Donors will be acknowledged in our website, programs, annual reports as our honor Patrons (unless you wish to remain anonymous). However, no form of prominent advertising such as corporate logos may be used. 


Be aligned with one of the most modern, progressive, innovative and contemporary orchestras in Australia. Our corporate sponsorship program allows companies to shine, market to a niche audience and reap many extensive benefits of such a partnership.

The more generous the level of support, the more exclusive the benefits, and may include:

  • access to dress rehearsals
  • client entertaining opportunities through meet and greet (composers and orchestra)
  • product display and marketing handouts
  • VIP tickets
  • recognition opportunities - social media, advertising programs, website and more
  • private event sponsorship opportunities
  • employee discount ticket program

Corporate Sponsorship Levels:

  1. $2500 Corporate Strings
  2. $5000 Corporate Woodwind
  3. $10,000 Corporate Brass
  4. $20,000 Corporate Percussion
  5. $40,000+ Corporate Orchestra

These are generally corporate sponsorships and tax deductible to the business as a business expense.

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Our Patrons