MSO Coronavirus statement
Current at 7 May
Due to the extended closure of our performance venues, including Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Recital Centre, Costa Hall and Robert Blackwood Hall, we regret that all scheduled MSO events until 30 June, 2020 will not proceed.
If you are a ticket holder to a cancelled or rescheduled concert, we will contact you via email in coming days. You can also visit the Cancelled and Rescheduled Concerts page for further details.
If you hold a ticket to an MSO concert, instead of requesting a refund, we would ask you to consider donating the value of your ticket, to enable us to stream more free events and continue the mission of the MSO, to enrich lives through music. Please email our Box Office prior to the concert date at firstname.lastname@example.org to organise this – we thank you in advance if you choose to donate during this uncertain period.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we are committed to ensuring the longevity and sustainability of the MSO and will continue to support workers and musicians through this uncertain period.
Note, with the temporary closure of Arts Centre Melbourne, our Hamer Hall Box Office will remain closed for now. Our Box Office can be contacted via email at email@example.com where we can attend to queries as quickly as possible. We will prioritise concerts in date order. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
If you hold MSO tickets purchased through one of our venues, please visit the relevant venue website for information on applicable refunds.
We are also proud to invite you to be part of our online concert series where we will broadcast performances from the MSO archives. Join us on the MSO YouTube channel every Thursday night at 7.30pm and every Sunday at 3pm, to experience the magic of music, from the comfort of your own home!
For updated advice and information from the Federal Department of Health, please click here.
Cancelled and rescheduled concerts:
• Beethoven & Mendelssohn | 19 – 21 March | Cancelled
• Jams for Juniors | 21 March | Cancelled
• Melbourne Ensemble | 22 March | Cancelled
• Ben Folds | 22 March | Rescheduled, date to be announced
• Schools Curriculum Concert | 26 March | Cancelled
• To Bach and Back | 26 – 27 March | Cancelled
• Skyfall in Concert | 2 – 4 April | Rescheduled, date to be announced
• Peer Gynt | 6 April | Cancelled
• Metropolis 2020: Håkan Hardenberger | 8 April | Cancelled
• Masterclass with Håkan Hardenberger | 14 April | Cancelled
• Hardenberger: Trumpet Royalty | 16 – 18 April | Cancelled
• Fantasia in Concert Live to Film | 24 – 26 April | Rescheduled to Friday 9 and Saturday 10 October 2020
• Schools Open Rehearsal: Symphonic Dances | 29 April | Cancelled
• Symphonic Dances | 1 – 4 May | Cancelled
• Jams for Kinders: New World Jam | 5 May | Cancelled
• Relaxed, Sensory-Friendly Jams | 5 May | Cancelled
• Meet the Orchestra (Secondary) | 7 May | Cancelled
• Brave New World: MSO Side-by-Side | 7 May | Cancelled
• Meet the Orchestra (Primary) | 8 May | Cancelled
• Beethoven: Da Da Da Dummm! | 9 May | Cancelled
• Symphony in a Day | 9 May | Cancelled
• The Five: Beethoven Emperor Concerto | 14 – 16 May | Cancelled
• The Lark Ascending | 21 – 22 May | Cancelled
• Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert | 21 – 23 May| Rescheduled, date to be announced
• Janácek, Beethoven and Moore | 24 May | Cancelled
• An Evening with the MSO: Mildura | 28 May | Cancelled
• Birds of Tokyo | 3 – 4 June | Rescheduled to Friday 22 and Saturday 23 January 2021
• Beethoven Pastoral Project | 4 – 5 June | Cancelled
• Swan Lake and Saint-Saëns | 11 June | Cancelled
• Jams for Juniors: From the New World | 13 June | Cancelled
• Ears Wide Open: Wagner | 15 June | Cancelled
• Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 | 19 – 22 June | Cancelled
• Dark Romance: Tchaikovsky and Bruckner | 25 – 26 June | Cancelled