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Performing for the Unley community since 1980


The Unley Symphony Orchestra (USO) is a community orchestra based in the City of Unley, with members aged from 20 to 80+, including university students and retirees. We come from all walks of life, including professions such as music teachers, doctors, lawyers, and tradespeople. In current times when there is so much chaos and uncertainty in the world, the ability for us to play together is a musical oasis.

We rehearse every Tuesday evening to perform three high-quality concerts per year. Our repertoire concentrates on classical orchestral pieces well loved by audiences around the world.

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Upcoming concerts



2023 Autumn Concert

Sunday 7 May

2:30pm. Helen Reid Hall

Walford Anglican School for Girls

F Mendelssohn - 'The Hebrides' Overture op 26

W A Mozart - Clarinet Concerto in A Major. K622

       Soloist - James Skelton


L von Beethoven - Symphony No 3 in E flat Major 'Eroica' op 55


2023 Winter Concert

Sunday 13 August

2:30pm. Helen Reid Hall

Walford Anglican School for Girls

W.A. Mozart - Overture to Idomeneo KV 366

A. Vivaldi - Concerto in C major for two trumpets and strings. RV 537

     Soloists – David Khafagi & Martin Phillipson

H. Purcell - The Fairy Queen Z 629

      First Music, Second Music, and Overture


B. Smetana - Vltava (Die Moldau) from Ma Vlast (My Fatherland)

A. Dvorak - Scherzo Capriccioso opus 66  


2023 Spring Concert

Sunday 19 November

2:30pm. Helen Reid Hall

Walford Anglican School for Girls

R Wagner - "The Flying Dutchman" Overture

F Mendelssohn - Violin concerto in E minor op 64

          Soloist - Janet Anderson

P Tchaikovsky - Symphony no 5 in E minor op 64



We acknowledge that we perform our concerts on the Traditional Country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pay respect to Elders past, present and to come. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs, and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.

We also acknowledge the following organisations, without whom our concerts could not be held:

  • The Unley City Council in supplying the Unley Town Hall for our rehearsals.

  • Walford Anglican School for Girls for the use of Helen Reid Hall for our concerts.

  • Parallax Design for the designs on our website, flyers and printed programs.

  • Konica Minolta for the printing of our flyers and printed programs.

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