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 performs an annual concert program in the Burnside Ballroom. Our soloists are usually local musicians from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra or the Elder Conservatorium.

Many of our concerts raise money for local charities. The orchestra is funded by membership subscriptions and the proceeds of concerts. We are grateful for support from the City of Burnside that allows us to rehearse in the Town Hall and perform in the Burnside Ballroom.

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. You can download our Constitution here.