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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 boxoffice@mso.com.au 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 boxoffice@mso.com.au 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