About Us

With a reputation for excellence, versatility and innovation the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is Australia’s internationally-acclaimed and oldest orchestra, established in 1906. Following integration with the Melbourne Chorale in 2008, the Orchestra has responsibility for its own choir – the MSO Chorus.

Renowned for its performances of the great symphonic masterworks with leading international soloists and conductors, the Orchestra has received international recognition and in 2007 toured Europe, taking in the major centres of Madrid, Paris, Berlin and Milan.

Each year the Orchestra performs to more than 250,000 people in Melbourne and regional Victoria in over 150 concerts. The MSO reaches an even larger audience across Australia through its regular concert broadcasts on ABC Classic FM. Recent recordings include major CD releases on the Chandos and ABC Classics labels.