The Darwin Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is a community orchestra whose members are predominantly volunteers. It has a tradition of being innovative and accessible to the community, and making music “unstuffy”.
The DSO’s most recent concert, Licence to Thrill, was a musical recap of the James Bond movies. In a significant community commitment, the concert was sponsored by Conoco Phillips, providing the evening’s entertainment free of charge.
Apart from the music the highlights were a flyover by a light aircraft immediately prior to the concert, the arrival of not one but two Aston Martin cars (one a convertible), and the conductor playing the part of Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
The full moon rising to the side of the stage topped off the pleasure of the evening.