Canberra Symphony Orchestra

Canberra, Australia (2009 - Present)

Author Unknown_American Picture Gallery_Web_zoo orchestra-03_wThe Canberra Symphony Orchestra started out in 1950 as a nine-person group. We admire their growth and elegance, and after years of personal enjoyment from their performances we asked them to come off the stage and into our community.

Lee Grant_CSO-Rainer-Saville-03_wAs their cultural partner, Molonglo Group supports and hosts Canberra Symphony Orchestra ensembles in the NewActon1 precinct.Ross Honeysett_15-03-14_HHPublicLounge_72R3876_w The sound of their music is regularly heard in Hotel Hotel’s atriumAuthor Unknown_Web_quartet-07_w and staircase, over dinner at Monster kitchen and bar, at Art, Not Apart and more.

Project NameCanberra Symphony Orchestra
Project TypeCultural and financial partnership
Project TeamHotel Hotel, NewActon, Molonglo Group and Canberra Symphony Orchestra
ScopeTo support, promote and contribute to the ongoing cultural development of the city

NewActon is a precinct on the edge of Canberra’s city centre that Molonglo Group is progressively restoring. It is built on the heritage grounds of Acton House, a late 1920s temporary housing facility for newly arrived employees of the capital. NewActon does at a precinct scale what the Burley Griffins attempted to achieve for the city: vegetable gardens deliver produce to the precinct restaurants; nature and architecture collide; and the architectural envelope folds into flora and art. The high-rise apartments (high but not too high) also feed into this ground level generously.