The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra was the first professional Australian orchestra to tour internationally (New Zealand, 1965) and is one of Australia’s leading cultural ambassadors. We are recognised internationally as one of the world top orchestras and regularly receive exclusive invitations to partner and perform at leading international venues, festivals and diplomatic events annually.
We take a long term and strategic approach to our international activity, ensuring that our engagement is broad, meaningful and impactful. We have strong relationships across Asia, North America and Europe, valuing people to people links that enhance not only the MSO, but the communities in which we engage.
The MSO has a number of valued international partnerships which focus on:
• Cross-cultural collaboration
• Skills exchange and knowledge sharing
• Audience development
• The commission and premiere of new compositions
• Joint performances
Click below to discover more about our international activity.