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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: MSO + Spinifex Gum

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne, VIC
Bringing together the sound of Marliya, a choir of talented young Indigenous women and girls from Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait, the music of Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill (The Cat Empire) and choreography of Deborah Brown. Led by Ben Northey, Spinifex Gum will join with the Melbourne…
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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Vasily Petrenko Conducts Elgar

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne, VIC
Lauded Russian-British conductor Vasily Petrenko joins the MSO for this varied program inspired by English music and literature across the centuries. Early 20th century English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams composed incidental music to Aristophanes’s ancient Greek Comedy The Wasps – an absurd story of an old man addicted to the law courts…
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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Vasily Petrenko Conducts Elgar

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne, VIC
Lauded Russian-British conductor Vasily Petrenko joins the MSO for this varied program inspired by English music and literature across the centuries. Early 20th century English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams composed incidental music to Aristophanes’s ancient Greek Comedy The Wasps – an absurd story of an old man addicted to the law courts…
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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Vasily Petrenko Conducts Elgar

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne, VIC
Lauded Russian-British conductor Vasily Petrenko joins the MSO for this varied program inspired by English music and literature across the centuries. Early 20th century English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams composed incidental music to Aristophanes’s ancient Greek Comedy The Wasps – an absurd story of an old man addicted to the law courts…

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Shining Stars

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne, VIC
Join the MSO’s glorious string section – also known as a string orchestra or chamber orchestra – for a program showcasing the beauty and personality of this treasured family of instruments, led by MSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop. Contemporary Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks studied double bass before turning his hand to…
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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Sheku Kanneh-Mason: Mid-Season Gala

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne, VIC
Still only a youngster, British cello superstar Sheku Kanneh-Mason joins the MSO and Chief Conductor Jaime Martín for Shostakovich’s brooding Second Cello Concerto, a work written for the composer’s friend and frequent collaborator Mstislav Rostropovich. This mid-season gala concert includes At the Rising of the Sun by Australian composer Anne…

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: New World Symphony

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne, VIC
Jaime Martín leads the Orchestra in a performance of one of classical music's most popular works – Dvořák's New World Symphony. Dvořák wrote his Ninth Symphony as a fresh arrival in New York, having just started as Director of the newly-formed National Conservatory of Music. Inspired by the soul of African American…

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Harold in Italy

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne, VIC
The prose of Lord Byron provides the artistic inspiration behind this large-scale symphonic poem by Berlioz, in which MSO Principal Viola Christopher Moore assumes the instrumental role of Harold, a character who wanders through a tableau of Berlioz’s creation. After the success of his startling Symphonie Fantastique, Berlioz was approached by…
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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius and Ravel

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne, VIC
The MSO is joined by internationally in-demand pianist Yeol Eum Son for a program featuring masterpieces from the early 20th century and an Australian premiere. Thomas Adès’ Exterminating Angel Symphony brings together excerpts from his 2016 opera of the same name, based on the 1962 film by surrealist filmmaker Luis…
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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius and Ravel

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne, VIC
The MSO is joined by internationally in-demand pianist Yeol Eum Son for a program featuring masterpieces from the early 20th century and an Australian premiere. Thomas Adès’ Exterminating Angel Symphony brings together excerpts from his 2016 opera of the same name, based on the 1962 film by surrealist filmmaker Luis…

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne, VIC
The MSO uncovers the spaces between sonority and silence in this program, directed by Alpesh Chauhan, Associate Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Australian composer Anna Cawrse describes The Rest is Silence as ‘a prayer, a celebration, and a meditation on the quiet still spaces, the silence amidst the hustle, and…