Since 2015 the MSO has enjoyed a strong relationship with the Government of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Our Memorandum of Understanding with the Region (extended for a second three-year period to 2021) incorporates a multi-year program of performances, annual Youth Music Camps, knowledge exchange and touring.
In 2017 at the invitation of His Majesty Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, the MSO was the first Western orchestra to perform outdoors at the UNESCO World Heritage Prambanan Temple Site. We were also the first professional orchestra to perform Beethoven’s Symphony No.2 in the region and were joined at that performance by the daughter of Sultan Hamengkubuwono X of Yogyakarta, Princess Mangkubumi who sits on the MSO Advisory Council.
In August 2019 the MSO delivered its fourth annual Youth Music Camp in Yogyakarta, leading to a performance featuring participants and MSO musicians. The MSO will also present cultural management workshops in Jakarta and Yogyakarta for arts administrators, supporting a vision for cultural exchange, knowledge sharing and collaboration.
The MSO is a proud participant of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australia now ASEAN 2019 celebration.
In October 2019, we were honoured to welcome His Excellency Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X of Yogyakarta and his delegation to the MSO. Read more about it here.
2018 Indonesian workshops
2017 Indonesian tour