The Concourse opens
Nicholas Milton conducted the official Gala Opening concert of Sydney's newest Performing Arts complex on September 17, 2011. The program featured the world premiere of George Palmer's The Six Days of Creation, with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Choir and soloist Yvonne Kenny, plus selections from Carmina Burana and works by Sibelius, Gershwin.
An initiative of Willoughby City Council, The Concourse is the new cultural home of the North Shore. The Concourse is one of Sydney’s leading entertainment venues home to a dynamic range of live arts and entertainment. The Concourse incorporates a Concert Hall and Theatre as well as rehearsal and studio space. It also provides conferencing facilities and venues for hire. Chatswood Library provides over 5,000 square metres of books, resources and reference material, entertainment and information. The Outdoor Urban Screen is programmed full of free public entertainment including digital art, open air cinema, live sporting events, news and national events and live broadcasts of sold out performances. The Concourse is also home to a handful of great restaurants and boutique retail stores.