Students from the Pizzicato Effect and Mrs Chernov with Jay Laga'aia at 2012 Education Week

Students from the Pizzicato Effect and Mrs Chernov with Jay Laga'aia at 2012 Education Week

New Patron Announced

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Mrs Elizabeth Chernov becomes Patron of the MSO Education and Community Outreach Program

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has announced that Mrs Elizabeth Chernov has become Patron of the MSO Education and Outreach Program, for the duration of the Governor’s term.

“We are privileged to have Mrs Chernov’s passionate commitment to music education recognised through this important honorary role,” said MSO Acting Chief Executive Officer Wayne Box.

“Mrs Chernov is passionate about the MSO’s ability to provide accessible opportunities for school students of all ages and from all backgrounds across Victoria, and has taken a special interest in the Orchestra’s high-impact Pizzicato Effect Residency in Broadmeadows” he continued.

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Education and Community Outreach programs offer a range of concerts and activities designed to inspire active participation in music for all ages and foster a life-long interest in music and learning.

Highlights for 2012 include the Orchestra’s annual Education Week, held last month at the Melbourne Town Hall with 10,000 participants from Melbourne and country Victoria; performances of Carnival of the Animals at the Melbourne Zoo with Noni Hazlehurst, the ever-popular series of free MSO Jams; an award-winning partnership with ArtPlay, and the Pizzicato Effect. The MSO’s online innovations include the outstanding iPhone app MSO Learn.

Mrs Chernov’s patronage will give additional prominence and influence to the MSO Education Program and in particular to initiatives which provide accessible opportunities for students who might not otherwise have the chance to connect with the MSO.

“I am delighted to support this Program, which will encourage young students from across Victoria to develop their passion for music” said Mrs Chernov, of her new role.

“It is the support of our generous donors as well as our corporate partners, public partnerships, trusts and foundations that make it possible to achieve our vision to be recognised locally and internationally as Australia’s leading symphony orchestra,” said MSO Director of Development, Cameron Mowat.

Find out more about giving support to the MSO at our Support Us page or call a member of the MSO Development team on (03) 9626 1111.