The MSO enjoys a strong relationship with the Government of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Our Memorandum of Understanding with the Region incorporates a multi-year program of performances, 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 (an honour to ‘premiere’ a Beethoven symphony 190 years after his death!) We were joined at that performance by the daughter of Sultan Hamengkubuwono X of Yogyakarta, Princess Mangkubumi who sits on the MSO Advisory Council.

2018 Indonesian workshops

2017 Indonesian tour