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.

  • 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.

  • A Celebration of Ella and Louis
    2 Jun 2017 - 3 Jun 2017 A Celebration of Ella and Louis

    Melbourne will become home to jazz royalty in June when legendary award-winning vocalist Patti Austin and Australia’s own James Morrison come together to perform the works of Ella Fitzgerald and

  • 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

  • Mozart Festival

    In this first of four concerts, the MSO will uncover, with the aid of historical documents and written accounts, the life and times of a true boy genius through the music that Mozart created in his earlier years.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

  • Mozart Festival
    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.

  • Mozart Festival
    22 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017 Amadeus Live in Concert

    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!

  • MSO Plays Shostakovich 5
    10 Aug 2017 - 12 Aug 2017 MSO Plays Shostakovich 5

    Visionary conductor Jakub Hrůša returns to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

  • MSO Plays Schumann 3
    18 Aug 2017 - 21 Aug 2017 MSO Plays Schumann 3

    Often seen as the ‘king’ of the cello concerto, Dvořák’s Cello Concerto sees Li-Wei Qin return to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, triumphant from their last collaboration in Shanghai, China during the 15/16 season.

  • Mid Season Gala

    Prepare to ride every rocky moment in Massenet’s famous roller-coaster of purity, piety and lust.

  • Sir Andrew Davis Uncovers Bruckner 7
    31 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017 Sir Andrew Davis Uncovers Bruckner 7

    Sir Andrew Davis returns to conduct the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in one of the giants of the symphonic repertoire – Bruckner’s Symphony No.7

  • MSO Plays Ravel
    21 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017 MSO Plays Ravel

    Mozart was about to hit the road, when he wrote his Symphony No.34. He was sick of his home town, Salzburg and had a bright future waiting for him in Vienna and beyond. Experience this liberating

  • La Mer
    30 Sep 2017 - 2 Oct 2017 MSO Plays La Mer

    Delve into Stravinsky’s magical Scherzo fantastique – a feast of excitable strings and a flurry of woodwinds.

  • Schubert9
    27 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017 MSO Plays Schubert 9

    One of the most stimulating and inspirational English conductors, Andrew Manze brings fresh eyes and ideas to an exciting program of Beethoven, Prokofiev and Schubert.

  • End Year Gala

    Experience the work of America’s most performed living composer, John Adams as the MSO and Australian String Quartet perform Adams' witty and inspired take on Beethoven’s spirited

  • MSO Plays Rachmaninov 2
    23 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017 MSO Plays Rachmaninov 2

    One of the world’s rising musical stars, Stanislav Kochanovsky makes his debut with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

  • Handel’s Messiah
    9 December 2017 Handel's Messiah

    Since its triumphant premiere in Dublin in 1742, a performance so packed that ladies’ hooped skirts and gentlemen’s swords had to be banned, Messiah has remained Handel’s most well-loved and frequently performed work.

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