As a pianist and music teacher, I have always appreciated the beauty and complexity of classical music. Listening to CDs is of course wonderful, but listening to musicians in concert is a whole new experience. And so I ask, where is the best place to listen to a classical music concert in Sydney?
In high school, I used to visit the Opera House with my music class. After I began university, I wished to continue that tradition and so I did, by subscribing to the Sydney Symphony’s Student Rush announcements – last minute tickets are sold for $15 only, so if you are a student and a fan of classical music, subscribing is a wonderful and much cheaper option. (More information here: http://www.sydneysymphony.com/students)
If you are not a student, tickets are likely to be more expensive, but listening to music in our renowned Opera House is an experience that you won’t forget. However, there are other free options also. Keep your eyes open for free Sydney Symphony events at Parramatta Park and events held at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. (http://music.sydney.edu.au/event-listings)
It might sound strange, but some of the most captivating classical music I've heard has actually been from buskers. Just a couple of days ago there was a great string trio on George Street in the city, and the Pitt Street Mall will often have some great talents busking.