Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 2017

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 2017

"A marvelous feast of music-making, exploring the remarkable range of orchestral repertoire." – Sir Andrew Davis, MSO Chief Conductor

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s 2017 Season showcases an extraordinary variety of music, featuring timeless classical music blockbusters, epic symphonic masterpieces and spine-tingling choral classics with some of the finest conductors and soloists from Australia and around the world.

  • East Meets West: Chinese New Year Concert

    This Chinese New Year, revel in the textured sounds of traditional Chinese instruments, new works and world-class musicians in the heart of Melbourne, a city with a rich Australian-Chinese history, worthy of celebration.

  • The Russians
    8 February 2017 MSO Plays The Russians

    Join us at the Bowl for a free night of colourful music-making under the stars

  • The Russians
    11 February 2017 MSO Plays Romeo and Juliet

    A heady mix of sharp-edged melodies and distinctive beats from Prokofiev, Kats-Chernin and Rachmaninov will echo across Melbourne’s CBD skyline, in the second concert of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Sidney Myer Free Concert series.

  • The Russians
    15 February 2017 MSO Plays La Valse

    In the final concert of the Sidney Myer Free Concert Series, the MSO hits the dance floor, presenting four ballet and dance inspired works, with acclaimed Japanese conductor, Kazuki Yamada directing proceedings.

  • Satan Jawa
    24 February 2017 Satan Jawa

    A ravishing new work of Indonesian cinema is given a live score by the MSO and an ensemble of Indonesian gamelan players. What would you sacrifice to save your lover? A young man is kept distant from

  • Opening Gala Vengerov
    28 February 2017 Opening Gala: Maxim Vengerov

    Opening the 2017 Season in style, the world-renowned violinist Maxim Vengerov joins the MSO to perform the fiendishly-difficult Violin Concerto by Tchaikovsky

  • Jurassic Park
    3 Mar 2017 - 4 Mar 2017 Jurassic Park in Concert

    Experience the most thrilling prehistoric adventure film ever made when the MSO performs John Williams’ iconic score to Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Jurassic Park.

  • Mahler 7
    9 Mar 2017 - 11 Mar 2017 MSO Plays Mahler 7

    Musicians from all over the world mark Mahler’s 10 symphonies as ‘must play’ works, with expansive and inspirational melodies oozing from the master musical craftsman’s scores.

  • Tchaikovsky
    17 Mar 2017 - 20 Mar 2017 MSO Plays Tchaikovsky

    The MSO opens this concert with Richard Strauss' cheeky tone poem, which tells the story of the legendary Flemish peasant prankster, Till Eulenspiegel.

  • MSO Pixar in Concert
    7 Apr 2017 - 8 Apr 2017 MSO Pixar in Concert

    From the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and Up, Pixar has given us some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. In a special school holiday spectacular the MSO presents all your

  • Carmina Burana
    21 Apr 2017 - 24 Apr 2017 Carmina Burana

    From concert halls to anthems, Carmina Burana has people from all over the world humming to its chorus line

  • Peterushka
    25 May 2017 - 27 May 2017 MSO Plays Petrushka

    Revised in 1947, Stravinsky’s extraordinary ballet burlesque, Petrushka captures the love triangle of one of Russia’s great folk characters Petrushka, and two other puppets, a Ballerina and a Moor.

  • Haydns Creation
    15 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017 Haydn's Creation

    Haydn’s life affirming work, The Creation is a masterpiece both in its genre and across the entire repertoire of classical music.

  • Pastoral
    23 Jun 2017 - 26 Jun 2017 MSO Plays Pastoral

    Join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for a romp through the Viennese countryside in Beethoven’s enchanting Symphony No.6.

  • Das Lied von der Erde
    29 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017 MSO Plays Das Lied von der Erde

    An epic symphony of song

  •  Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

    In this first of four concerts, the MSO will uncover, with the aid of historical documents and written accounts, the life and times of a true boy genius through the music that Mozart created in his earlier years.

  • Mozart 40
    15 July 2017 MSO Plays Mozart 40

    The second concert in the MSO’s Mozart Festival focuses on the works Mozart penned be1tween the ages of 25 to 32, including one of his most famous and recognisable works, Symphony No.40

  • Requiem
    21 July 2017 Mozart's Requiem

    In this third concert of the Mozart Festival, the MSO and conductor Richard Egarr plumb the emotional depths of three of Mozart’s final work.

  • Amadeus

    One of the highlights of the season will be this live accompaniment of Miloš Forman’s incredible 1984 film Amadeus.

  • There will be Blood
    5 August 2017 There Will Be Blood

    This is one event that is not to be missed!

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