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MSO Coronavirus statement

Current at 8 September

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 2020 MSO performances in Melbourne and Geelong 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 previously recorded performances from the MSO. Join us on the MSO YouTube channel 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:


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
Phantasy and Romance | 11 October | Cancelled
Mahler 8 | 24 October | Cancelled
Jams for Kinders: Rodeo | 30 October | Cancelled
Jams for Juniors: Rodeo | 31 October | Cancelled
Carmina Burana: Season Finale Gala | 7 November | Cancelled
American Heroes: Gershwin and Copland | 12 November | Cancelled
American Heroes: Gershwin and Copland, in Geelong | 13 November | Cancelled
Masterclass with Xian Zhang | 16 November | Cancelled
Ode to Joy: Beethoven Symphony No.9 | 19 – 21 November | Cancelled
Flute, Viola and Harp | 22 November | Cancelled
Beethoven Double Bill | 27 – 30 November | Cancelled
Jams for Juniors: A Midsummer Jam | 28 November | Cancelled
Messiah | 5 – 6 December | Cancelled