Welcome to Balmain Sinfonia

Balmain Sinfonia is a Sydney-based symphony orchestra. Our aim is to bring high quality orchestral music to the community at affordable prices. Many gifted players, amateurs and professionals, give freely of their time to achieve this aim.

We are midway through our 2024 season! We have two more major concerts planned throughout the year and hope to see you there!

Special Concert

Before our September concert, we will be performing a special concert, supporting our choral colleagues, Bel a cappella – who happen to also be conducted by our Musical Director, Monica Buckland.

The program consists of Bruckner’s Mass in E minor and the piece that inspired it, Palestrina’s Missa Brevis.

Tickets are available here

The orchestra generally plays music from the mainstream repertoire. However, we’re also known to throw in a few surprises to keep things lively and interesting! In 2024 we will continue to feature work by an Australian composer at each of our concerts.

Our Conductor and Musical Director is Monica Buckland. She arrived in Australia in 2020 after forging a distinguished career as a conductor in Switzerland, Germany and the UK.

Monica Buckland

Our next concert is titled ‘Enigmas & Fairytales’ on Saturday 21 September 2024. We will be back at Leichhardt Town Hall for this show. Get yourself a ticket via the ‘concerts’ page!

Come and join us

We are looking for talented musicians to join us. At the moment, we are especially interested to hear from violin, viola & double bass players. If you have orchestral experience and can play at least at a Grade 7 level, then get in touch with us at thebalmainsinfonia@gmail.com. We are a friendly and enthusiastic group who rehearse on Sunday evenings in Balmain.