The Burnside Symphony Orchestra was formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1956 to provide the opportunity for amateur musicians to play major works from the symphonic repertoire, and to allow aspiring conductors and soloists to gain experience of performing with a full symphony orchestra.
The orchestra’s soloists are often local musicians from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Elder Conservatorium. Over its history, the orchestra has performed annual concert programs in the Burnside Ballroom and also in country centres.
Many of our concerts raise money for local charities. The orchestra is funded by membership subscriptions and the proceeds of concerts. We are supported by the City of Burnside.
We welcome enquiries from musicians who are interested in joining the orchestra.
The Burnside Symphony Orchestra is a not-for-profit incorporated association, run by a volunteer committee. See our Constitution.