Located on the edge of the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is one of the oldest and most respected music schools in Australia.
It is housed in the Greenway building which was built in 1821 as stables for the then proposed Government House
. Greenway building's gothic turrets and dramatic styled was later redeveloped by the NSW government of 1915 into a music school. By 1916, the first state funded Australian orchestra was resident.
The centenary of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (the Con) was celebrated with the commissioning of 101 new pieces. The first of these was released in 2009, entitled "Mr Tambourine Man," and was based on the poetry of Bob Dylan. The Con hosts many events throughout the year, including the popular Sensational Sunday Series. These shows are free, but remember to book.
The Con has instrumental music of all styles to be found, and its garden location makes it one of Sydney's most glorious old world experiences. Martin Place
and Circular Quay
train stations are the closest to the venue. Any bus that travels to Circular Quay or along George, Pitt or Macquarie Streets will also stop nearby. The Domain Car Park is closest parking spot.
Address: Conservatorium Road in the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, corner Bridge & Macquarie Streets, Sydney, NSW, 2000.