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$30

Dates

Thursday 06 May 2021

6:00pm at Hamer Hall

Featuring

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Bochner presenter

Ears Wide Open is MSO’s talks and ideas program celebrating our music and artists through informative presentations, conversations, behind the scenes demonstrations and participatory workshops.

Want to learn more about classical music?
Through the MSO’s Discover series, host and MSO cellist Nicholas Bochner, with the MSO on stage, take a musical journey through well-known classical pieces and share the context, history and story behind these works. Through performance, conversation and interaction, the MSO will give you the best music lesson of your life.

For our first Discover event of the year, we explore one of the most popular pieces of classical music – Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons!

Join Nicholas and the musicians of the MSO as they provide a guide to some of the finest repertoire ever written for the violin.

Ears Wide Open is MSO’s talks and ideas program celebrating our music and artists through informative presentations, conversations, behind the scenes demonstrations and participatory workshops.

This event will be filmed with cameras in the auditorium

Questions on Notice

  1. Submit your question for Nicholas Bochner below!

    Whether it is about the orchestra, the composer, the instruments, the musicians themselves, or when you’re meant to clap in a concert – submit your questions below and we'll try our best to cover them over the course of the evening.

Discover Vivaldi's Four Seasons | Ears Wide Open program

Arts Centre Melbourne indoor venues are operating at 75% capacity so you may be seated next to other patrons. The MSO and Arts Centre Melbourne strongly recommends the wearing of masks where 1.5m distancing is difficult to achieve, however wearing a mask is no longer a requirement for entry.

Important venue information:

  • QR code registration via a mobile device is required on arrival. We encourage you to download the Service Victoria app prior to your visit to ensure a faster check-in time.
  • Hamer Hall foyer bars will be open pre-show only
  • Personal water bottles will be permitted inside and filtered tap water will be available for self-service at the foyer bars
  • No Cloak Room
  • No Box Office sales or transactions, only available for trouble shooting or ticket collection

Orchestra safety on stage
The safety of our musicians, staff and audience remain the highest priority as we return to the post-COVID concert hall. In conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria and Arts Centre Melbourne, the MSO has begun rapid-result, asymptomatic testing for all members of the Orchestra and on-stage production staff. As such, you may notice that our musicians are not wearing masks while performing, and that they may be spaced more closely together than previously.

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Ears Wide Open is proudly presented by TarraWarra Estate.

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The Ears Wide Open program is supported by City of Melbourne.

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This event is supported by Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation.

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Nicholas Bochner’s position as MSO Assistant Conductor for Learning & Engagement is supported by the Cybec Foundation.

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