Founded in 2013 and led by its Founding Conductor, Artistic and Executive Director Dr Brian Chatpo Koo, the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra (SCO) is dedicated to exploring and promoting new music of contemporary composers.

Based in Sydney Australia and comprised of about 100 of Sydney finest professional musicians, the SCO offers high standard professional video recording service for contemporary orchestral music providing significant incentives for composers to pursue creative endeavours in new music and to enrich the music culture of our times. 

Since 2013, the SCO has hosted 12 concerts - Music Contemporary 2013, 2014, 2015, Contemporary Piano Music 2014, Chamber Music 2014, and the Sydney New Music Festival 2016 which consists of six open rehearsals and 3 public concerts (Contemporary Piano Music 2016, Contemporary String Quartets 2016 and Contemporary Chamber Music 2016), Sydney International Composers Concerts 2017, Sydney International Composers Concerts 2018, ,and has performed and promoted 56 new works of the composers from 40 countries and regions around the world.  The SCO also hosted and video recorded a Chinese New Year Concert for the celebration of the Chinese Spring Festival in 2015 which was highly acclaimed. 

The vision of the SCO is to enrich the cultural life of Sydney, and to establish Sydney's reputation as a leading centre for the performance of contemporary music. The SCO promotes the music of today’s composers from Australia and around the world. It is the only Australian orchestra dedicated to the performance of new music by today’s contemporary composers.

The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra (SCO) is registered as a non-profit musical organisation by the Australian Charities and Not-for profits Commission. In order to achieve our objectives, we have established the SCO Foundation (as defined in Taxation Ruling TR95/27).

The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra Inc. (ABN 83 708 568 952) and The SCO Foundation it operates is listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

All Board members of the Management Committee and Managers are volunteers, enabling us to keep our funding towards employing the finest musicians and ensuring that our concerts are of the highest quality.  

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Patron Program

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 AUD+
  • Chamber - $20,000 AUD - $39,999 AUD
  • Quartet - $10,000 AUD - $19,000 AUD
  • Solo - $5,000 AUD - 9,999 AUD

All donations and gifts are tax deductible in Australia.  

For more information about Patron Program please contact us:

office@sydneycontemporaryorchestra.org.au

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CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS

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 at the concert
  • 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 Sponsors

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No one else in Sydney is doing this, and you are providing a great contribution to our musical scene.

Steven Machamer - Timpanist 

 

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....an 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)

 

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

Prof  Stuart Geoffrey Andrew Greenbaum - Composer (Australia)