RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK in concert coming to Melbourne and Sydney

Following the success of Jurassic Park in Concert at Aware Super Theatre, ICC Sydney last month, TEG Dainty is thrilled to present Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert with The Metropolitan Orchestra on the 40th Anniversary of the ultimate adventure classic first gracing the silver screen.

The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before!   Relive the magic on the big screen with the original great adventure… Raiders of the Lost Ark… with John Williams’ epic score performed live to picture by The Metropolitan Orchestra, conducted by Sarah-Grace Williams.

The year is 1936, and professor of archeology and “obtainer of rare antiquities” Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is tasked by U.S. Army Intelligence to recover the legendary Ark of the Covenant before it falls into the hands of the Nazis.  Indy’s quest takes him to Nepal and Egypt, reuniting him with an old friend (John Rhys-Davies), an old foe (Paul Freeman), and an ex-flame (Karen Allen) who falls somewhere in between.  Armed with his hat, whip and wits, our intrepid hero must face formidable enemies – and impossible odds – to save the day and the world.

About The Metropolitan Orchestra

Under the baton of Founding Artistic Director & Chief Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams, The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO) is recognised as one of Australia’s most versatile orchestras, delivering consistently vibrant first-class experiences.  Founded in 2009 and based in Sydney, TMO’s remarkable decade of music making boasts more than 500 concerts with a variety of events targeted at different demographics, including TMO’s highly acclaimed Met Concert series, family Cushion Concert series, free concerts, and national and international tours, as well as appearing on several album recordings and for numerous special events.   An impressive roster of performers have appeared with TMO including internationally renowned artists José Carreras, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Bryn Terfel, Sumi Jo, David Helfgott, Elaine Paige, Anthony Warlow, John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, James Morrison, Kate Ceberano, Marina Prior, the Grigoryan Brothers and Todd McKenny.    In high demand as an orchestra-for-hire, TMO has shown their versatility working across numerous genres.  Performance highlights include concerts with film (BBC’s Blue Planet and Planet Earth, Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, Jurassic Park, Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy), providing mid-field entertainment at the NRL Grand Final, appearances for Opera in the Vineyards in both the Hunter Valley (NSW) and Clare Valley (SA) and sailing the South Pacific annually as resident orchestra aboard Bravo Cruise of the Performing Arts for the past 6 years.  Additionally, TMO is regularly engaged for numerous Australia and New Zealand tours with international artists, recent tours including 2Cellos, Basement Jaxx, The Piano Guys, Hiphop act Horrorshow, Air Supply and Joy Division. For more information about The Metropolitan Orchestra visit

About Sarah-Grace Williams

Australian conductor Sarah-Grace Williams boasts an impressive local and international conducting career.  Founding Artistic Director & Chief Conductor of The Metropolitan Orchestra since 2009, she has also conducted the Queensland, Adelaide, West Australian and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Bangalow Festival Orchestra, Queensland Music Festival Orchestra, Southern Cross Soloists and the Synthony Orchestra amongst others.   Additionally, Sarah-Grace has held positions as Musical Director of the Sydney Opera House Babies Proms, Stager Conductor at the Ukraine National Opera and Ballet Theatre and Conducting Fellow of the Australian Ballet.

A Churchill Fellow, Sarah-Grace enjoys a diverse conducting portfolio, performing across a variety of concert genres including mainstage symphonic concerts, concerts with film, ballet, opera, cross-over performances with hip-hop, rock and pop artists, multi-media installations, stadium events, album recordings and more.   Over the past 10 years, she has conducted more than 500 performances and has collaborated with a formidable list of internationally renowned performers and composers. In 2019, Sarah-Grace conducted the Australian and New Zealand orchestral tours of Basement Jaxx and Air Supply.  After the better part of a year being off stage due to the Covid Pandemic, Sarah-Grace is thrilled to have a very active conducting schedule 2021.  In addition to her TMO conducting commitments, she is also leading the Australian tours of ‘Synthony – A Celebration of Dance Music with Orchestra’, ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, amongst other events.

Season Details

Venue: Melbourne Plenary, MCEC
Dates: Saturday 14 August

Venue: Sydney Aware Super Theatre, ICC Sydney
Dates: Saturday 21 August


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