SUWO’s first  concert of 2018 promises everything from John William’s iconic soundtrack to one of cinema’s greatest villains, to two premier works  written especially for this concert by Conservatorium composition students Dale Keaveny and Joshua Winestock. You can look forward to an evening of familiar classics by the likes of Percy Grainger, alongside music depicting wayward elves, sirens, and even the occasional pegasus.



Saturday, June 2nd




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Verbrugghen Hall
Sydney Conservatorium of Music

The Band

In 2018 the Sydney University Wind Orchestra continues its decade history of music making. SUWO was founded in 2003 as a place for the university community to share their passion for music. Fun and social everyone was welcome and one of the University of Sydney Union’s great clubs was born.

Today we’re proud to continue this tradition. The band has developed tremendously over the intervening years to where we are today- One of Sydney’s foremost community music ensembles. SUWO is filled with passionate musicians making incredible music– and having a great time doing so!

Under the musical direction of Dr Steven Capaldo, with over 80 playing members and a full compliment of symphonic band instruments we are able to perform some of the most exciting wind band music available. Across three major concerts, musical collaboration and a range of social events we are proud to spread the joy of music throughout Sydney.

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Concert Program

Ralph Hultgren


Gary D. Zick

Beasts and Monsters Suite

John Williams

Imperial March

Percy Grainger

No. 1 Colonial Song

Alfred Reed

A Northern Legend

Joshua Winestock

Rapture World Premiere Performance
SUWO Commission

Dale Keaveny

Acheron Star World Premiere Performance
SUWO Commission

Satoshi Yagisawa

Machu Picchu

James Kazik

Eviler Elves


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Verbrugghen Hall

Conservatorium Road
Circular Quay

Named after Henri Verbrugghen, the Conservatorium’s founding director, Verbrugghen Hall is a world-class concert hall and the largest venue at the Conservatorium, seating a total of 528 over several sections. With exceptional acoustics designed by Kirkegaard Associates of Chicago, USA, a fixed riser system, Pogson organ and choir gallery, Verbrugghen Hall is most suited to orchestral, chamber and solo music performances with a stage capable of accommodating a full symphony orchestra. The Pogson organ, originally built in 1973, was fully restored in 2001 by the South Island Organ Company of New Zealand when the Conservatorium’s redevelopment was completed.

The Verbrugghen hall and The Sydney Conservitorium of Music have been SUWO’s home for the previous year, hosting the band for both rehearsal and performance needs.