Festival of Instrumental Music

Years 3 to 6 students and teachers

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The Festival of Instrumental Music (FoIM) presents concerts of diverse and engaging repertoire, as well as specially commissioned works by Australian composers for students to perform.

The concerts include the FoIM Combined Schools Recorder Ensemble and the FoIM Combined Schools Strings Ensemble. Teachers access quality professional learning and repertoire to introduce to recorder and string ensembles.


The NSW Department of Education will present 5 concerts of diverse and challenging repertoire, as well as some specially commissioned works by Australian composers, at the Sydney Town Hall.

Concert dates

2021 Festival of Instrumental Music concert dates at the Sydney Town Hall 

  • Acacia Concert: Monday 6 September 2021 7 pm 
  • Banksia Concert: Tuesday 7 September 2021 7 pm 
  • Jacaranda Concert: Wednesday 8 September 2021 7 pm 
  • Lillipilli Concert: Thursday 9 September 2021 7 pm 
  • Mimosa Concert: Friday 10 September 2021 7 pm 

Please be aware that the continuation of the Festival of Instrumental Music in 2021 will be contingent on advice provided by the Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health and can change at short notice.


Susan Sukkar
Arts Coordination Officer
The Arts Unit
Ian Jefferson
Student Music Programs Officer (K-8)
The Arts Unit
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