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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presents a symphony in the suburbs this summer

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Experience a summer symphony this January when the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra brings popular classical music to Melbourne’s backyards in a series of free concerts.

Over one summer weekend in January the MSO will perform excerpts and short works from much-loved music, including renowned pieces by Mozart and Beethoven, plus some contemporary classics in relaxed family-friendly concerts in Wyndham, Narre Warren and Broadmeadows.

MSO conductor Benjamin Northey encouraged everyone living in Melbourne’s outer suburbs to step out of their homes and enjoy this special event for all ages in their local neighbourhood.

‘’The MSO is not only bringing the band back together in 2021, but we are also heading out of the concert hall for symphony in the suburbs. These summer concerts are our chance to perform some of the best-known classics for music lovers in greater Melbourne areas.

‘’Whether you’re a lover of orchestras or brand new to classical music, these concerts will be a fun and engaging way to experience the magic of the MSO live in concert. What a way to start the new year!’’ said Maestro Northey.

Each concert will feature a collaborative performance with a local artist including Zimbabwean-born rapper and spoken word poet Niasha, Pathways performers and students from The Pizzicato Effect. Audiences are invited to bring a picnic to be enjoyed safely with their friends and family as twilight melodies are performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Kids in the community can experience the MSO in Sounds of the Symphony at 10am, then of an evening Summer Symphony will begin, aimed at all music-lovers. For further information and to book your tickets, visit mso.com.au.

FRIDAY 15 JANUARY
Wyndham Park, Wyndham City
10am Sounds of the Symphony: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (for kids)
7.30pm Summer Symphony (all ages) including collaborative performance with Zimbabwean-born singer, rapper and spoken word poet, Niasha.

SATURDAY 16 JANUARY
Bunjil Place, Narre Warren
10am Sounds of the Symphony: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (for kids)
6.30pm Summer Symphony (all ages) including collaborative performance with Pathways performers – nine emerging, classically trained musicians and dancers led by Dr Priya Srinivasan and Hari Sivanesan.

SUNDAY 17 JANUARY
Broadmeadows Town Hall, Broadmeadows
10am Sounds of the Symphony: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (for kids)
6.30pm Summer Symphony (all ages) including collaborative performance with local students from Meadows Primary School involved in The Pizzicato Effect.