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Tuesday 30 January 2024 at 6.30pm
Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Carlo Antonioli conductor
Nicholas Bochner
host and presenter


Christine Pan Sunburst Lichen
Klearhos Murphy Ikon of Nipsis
Katia Geha and they leave me in the dark
Martin Cheney Penchant

Duration: approx. 1 hour, no interval

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About this event

The Cybec Foundation supports the MSO to organise and run the Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers’ Program each year.

The program selects four participants to be mentored by leading Australian composers and compose a 10-minute piece. The four pieces are performed by the MSO in a showcase, following which, one of the four participants is chosen as the MSO’s Young Composer in Residence and commissioned to write further pieces.

Since 2003 when the program was introduced, more than 80 composers from across Australia have had works commissioned and performed by the MSO. All have continued onto widely diverse creative practices and the MSO has offered several subsequent commissions to graduates of the program.

Content warning

Please note that Katia Geha's and they leave me in the dark deals with the subject of violence against women. If you feel affected by any of the content related to this work, please feel free to step out of the auditorium.

If you or anyone you know need support on this matter 1800RESPECT is available for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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The Cybec Foundation generously provides support for the 21st Century Australian Composers’ Program.

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Music & Ideas is supported by City of Melbourne

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Music and Ideas is supported by Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation

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