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2020 dates

  • Wednesday 5 February 2020 at 7:30pm | Sidney Myer Music Bowl
  • Saturday 8 February 2020 at 7:30pm | Sidney Myer Music Bowl
  • Friday 14 February 2020 at 7:30pm | Sidney Myer Music Bowl

For more than 90 years, Melbourne summers have been punctuated by the MSO’s annual free concert series. Join us for one, two or all three nights in February as we play under the stars. Admission is FREE and gates open at 4.30pm. Entry is on a first-in basis.

The Sidney Myer Free Concert series is proudly supported by Sidney Myer MSO Trust Fund.

Around the World with the MSO

5 February at 7.30pm

Program
Jordan Moore
Fanfare – Cybec Young Composer in Residence, MSO Commission and World Premiere
Matthew Hindson Violin Concerto Australian Postcards
Dvořák Symphony No.9 From the New World

Featuring
Tianyi Lu
conductor
Emily Sun
violin

Running Time

1 hour and 50 minutes, including a 20-minute interval.

Dance, Dance, Dance

8 February at 7.30pm

Program
Deborah Cheetham
Long time living here – Musical Acknowledgement of Country
Dvořák Carnival Overture
Elena Kats-Chernin Wild Swans
Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin Suite
Ravel La Valse

Featuring
Benjamin Northey
conductor
Shauntai Batzke soprano, Wiradjuri Short Black Opera principal artist
Yaron Lifschitz and Libby McDonnell director/choreographer
Katie Noonan soprano
e.motion21 dancers

The MSO is excited to welcome one of our education partners, Melbourne Youth Orchestras, who will perfo
rm from 6pm. Be sure to arrive early!

Running Time
1 hour and 50 minutes, including a 20-minute interval.

La Dolce Vita

14 February at 7.30pm

Program
Wagner
The Flying Dutchman Overture
Khachaturian Adagio from Spartacus
Richard Mills Island Signal Island Song – MSO Commission and World Premiere
Respighi Fountains of Rome
Respighi Pines of Rome

Featuring
Benjamin Northey
conductor
MSO Horn Quartet

Running Time
2 hours, including a 20-minute interval.

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