Established in 1932, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is the resident orchestra at the iconic Sydney Opera House. It performs over 200 times each year and reaches an audience of more than 350,000. In the 1930s, the orchestra became famous under the direction of Antal Dorati and Sir Thomas Beecham. Soloists appearing with the orchestra included Artur Rubinstein, Bronislaw Huberman, and Anne-Sophie Mutter. The Sydney Symphony is Australia's flagship orchestra, and its principal conductor is David Robertson. In its role as Premier Partner, Credit Suisse supports the Fellowship Program and the Assistant Conductor Position of the orchestra, as well as the Sydney Symphony Gala Concerts.
Since 2017, Credit Suisse is also the sponsor of the Credit Suisse Sydney Symphony Orchestra Music Education Program, an initiative to bring a structured music education program to six primary schools in Sydney and Melbourne. The program aims to improve the overall learning opportunities for young students and create a long-lasting culture of music in their communities.