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Saturday 24 February 2024 at 7.30pm
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

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About this performance

The full range of the Orchestra is on display at this performance that celebrates young Australian talent, featuring world premieres by Cybec Young Composers to open each half of the concert.

Matthew Hindson's dynamic concerto for flute and orchestra rounds out the all-Australian first half, as 2022 ABC Young Performer of the Year Eliza Shephard takes us on a guided musical house tour, from the frenzy of the kitchen to the groovy lounge room.

The concert concludes with Sibelius' majestic Fifth Symphony, evoking the rugged landscape of the composer's Finnish homeland. The finale features an achingly beautiful ‘hymn’ inspired by a flock of swans taking flight that Sibelius observed while composing this symphony.

It's the perfect Saturday night in the city, with a superb soundtrack provided by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Carlo Antonioli conductor
Eliza Shephard
Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe presenter


Naomi Dodd Cerulean Dances*
Matthew Hindson
House Music
Alex Turley River**
Sibelius Symphony No.5

*World premiere of an MSO Commission, by the 2024 Cybec Young Composer in Residence
**World premiere of an MSO Commission, by the 2022 Cybec Young Composer in Residence

Duration: approx. 2 hours including interval

Broadcast Live by ABC Classic

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The Sidney Myer Free Concerts are made possible by the MSO Sidney Myer Trust Fund, in association with ABC Classic, The University of Melbourne and Arts Centre Melbourne.

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The Sidney Myer Free Concerts are supported by the City of Melbourne.

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MSO Premier Production Partner

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Naomi Dodd's position is supported by the Cybec Foundation.

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