Past Performances


The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Pty Ltd is funded principally by the Australia Council, the Commonwealth Government’s arts funding and advisory body and is generously supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is also funded by the City of Melbourne, its Principal Partner, Emirates, and individual and corporate sponsors and donors.

Vision, Mission and Values


The MSO works together with our partners and communities to enrich people’s lives through meaningful musical experiences.


A cornerstone of Melbourne’s rich cultural heritage and leading orchestra on the world stage, the MSO evolves to inspire and engage audiences across Victoria, Australia and internationally.


We are the best we can be, artistically and commercially.

We lead by example as proud and passionate advocates of our art form and our people, in Australia and on the global stage.

We are creative and seek new ways to inspire and engage our stakeholders.

We are one orchestra, and work cohesively with our partners and communities to achieve our goals.

We respect all those with whom we interact. We are ethical, honest, and transparent.

We are responsible and accountable.

We reflect the diversity of our stakeholders to remain relevant, vibrant and inclusive, and engage all aspects of the Victorian community we represent.