The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra continues to keep the music going with a free livestream of the MSO performing Beethoven’s 7th Symphony conducted by Benjamin Northey tomorrow night at 7.30pm.
Following on from the success of its livestream on Monday night which was viewed by almost 50,000 people around the world, the MSO invites music-lovers to join the orchestra on the MSO YouTube channel for this special event.
In response to the coronavirus measures taken by the Federal and Victorian State Government on live audiences and mass gatherings, the MSO is working to livestream additional performances over the coming weeks, in an effort to respond appropriately to indoor gatherings advice.
MSO Managing Director, Sophie Galaise said that during these uncertain times, we must keep the music going.
“Ensuring the wellbeing of MSO audiences, musicians, staff – including those integral members employed on casual and contract bases – is our priority. 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.
‘’At the MSO, we have chosen to transform a big challenge into an opportunity and go forward with livestreaming. This initiative to Keep the Music Going ensures our musicians are playing and our audiences are engaged online. We are looking at new ways to perform with smaller-sized ensembles of the orchestra to provide a variety of beautiful musical experiences until we are able to welcome audiences back to the concert hall,’’ said Ms Galaise.
Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 will be livestreamed on the MSO’s YouTube channel at 7.30pm on Thursday 19 March 2020.
Monday night’s performance of Scheherazade can be viewed here.
Stay tuned to MSO’s social media platforms for updates on upcoming livestreamed concerts and more.