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Saturday 16 December 2023 at 12pm
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

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Members of Melbourne Youth Orchestra side by side with the MSO
Jessica Gethin conductor and presenter
Quartet from Melba Opera Trust featuring:
Tessa Hayward
Emily Edmonds
Nathan Bryon
Matthew Reardon

About this performance

'Tis the season for a symphonic Christmas!

Join the MSO for a magical family-friendly performance featuring everything from traditional carols, modern holiday favourites and selections from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

This relaxed, sensory-friendly performance is designed to be a comfortable place for children of all ages, from baby and toddler onwards as well as audience members with autism, a disability or sensory sensitivity.

Duration: approx. 50 minutes, no interval

Relaxed concert information

This performance will take place in Hamer Hall, a safe and relaxed environment with elements adapted to reduce anxiety and discomfort. As a concertgoer, you can expect:

  • A downloadable visual story emailed to ticket holders ahead of the concert
  • A relaxed attitude to noise and movement during the concert
  • Lights to stay on during the concert
  • Open doors and chill-out break areas
  • General admission seating with space for freedom of movement
  • Friendly, trained staff
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Presented in collaboration with Melba Opera Trust

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