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MSO Coronavirus statement

Current at 13 July

With major event restrictions still to be lifted to a point where we can perform for you in the concert hall, we regret that all scheduled MSO performances until 2 October, 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 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 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. Join us on the MSO YouTube channel fortnightly on Thursdays at 7.30pm 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.

Upcoming cancelled and rescheduled concerts:

Masterclass with Camilla Tilling | 14 July | Cancelled
Brahms: A German Requiem | 17 – 20 July | Cancelled
Jams for Juniors: Beethoven Pastoral | 18 July | Cancelled
Open Rehearsal: Elgar Violin Concerto (Secondary schools) | 22 July | Cancelled
Masterclass with Nicola Benedetti | 22 July | Cancelled
Nicola Benedetti: MSO Mornings | 23 July | Cancelled
Pictures at an Exhibition (Primary schools) | 24 July | Cancelled
Nicola Benedetti: Mid-Season Gala | 25 July | Cancelled
Jams for Juniors: Pictures at an Exhibition | 22 August | Cancelled
Mozart and Mahler | 4 – 7 September | Cancelled
Songs of America with Thomas Hampson | 10 – 12 September | Cancelled
Jams for Juniors: Mahler 1 | 12 September | Cancelled
Russian Splendour | 17 – 18 September | Cancelled
Classic Kids: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons | 23 September | Cancelled
Absolute Bird | 24 September | Cancelled
Ears Wide Open: Beethoven | 28 September | Cancelled
Death and Desire: Strauss and Dvořák | 1 October | Cancelled
Death and Desire: Strauss and Dvořák, in Geelong | 2 October | Cancelled
Fantasia | 9 – 10 October | Postponed
Mahler 8 | 24 October | Postponed
American Heroes: Gershwin and Copland, in Geelong | 13 November | Cancelled