Sidney Myer Free Concerts

Gates Open 4pm

Saturday 15 February at 7:00pm

Wednesday 19 February at 7:00pm

Saturday 22 February at 7:00pm

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3 Concerts beginning 7pm at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Summer in the city means outdoor musical bliss, with the MSO’s Sidney Myer Free Concerts, presented in association with the University of Melbourne. These events bring great classics and great artists together in Australia’s favourite outdoor space for music.

Admission is free and tickets are available at the gate, no bookings required. Please see full terms and conditions of entry.

Saturday, 15 February

Free pre-concert performance from 6pm with musicians of the MSO and members of the MSO ArtPlay Graduate Ensemble.

Westlake/Lior – Songs of Compassion

The World Premiere of Nigel Westlake’s Missa Solis – Requiem for Eli at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl was a landmark musical event of 2011. Now Westlake in partnership with singer/songwriter Lior, returns for the Bowl for the first Melbourne performance of the new work they have created together

Benjamin Northey conductor Nigel Westlake conductor Lior vocals

Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Gershwin An American in Paris
Westlake/Lior Compassion

Wednesday 19 February

Romantic Violin

Supremely talented Australian violinist Katerina Nazarova – winner of the ABC Symphony Australia 2012 Young Performers Award – is soloist in one of the world’s favourite Romantic concertos.

Andrew Gourlay conductor
Katerina Nazarova violin

Wagner Tannhäuser: Overture
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1
Stravinsky Petrushka

Saturday 22 February

Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky

Free pre-concert entertainment from 5pm: Russian favourites played by Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra.

Hailed as a rising star by BBC Music Magazine, Andrew Gourlay conducts this exciting all-Russian program. Melbourne’s own Caroline Almonte is soloist in the concerto everyone knows from the iconic film Shine as “the Rach 3”.

Andrew Gourlay conductor
Caroline Almonte piano

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 Pathétique

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