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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Northey conductor
Meow Meow

About the performance

International siren and comedienne extraordinaire Meow Meow is accompanied by the full force of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ben Northey, for a glorious performance of subversive and sublime entertainment among the orchestrated chaos.

Join the spectacular queen of song for an unforgettable evening of exquisite music and much mayhem. Prepare for Piazzolla tangos, Weill, Brecht, Brel – even Radiohead – alongside original chansons by Meow Meow, Iain Grandage and Thomas M Lauderdale from Pink Martini.

Please note, this concert will feature explicit language, sexual references and may involve interaction with some members of the audience seated in the Stalls. If you would prefer not to participate, please select available seats in Row H and beyond.

Running Time:
2 hour, including a 20 minute interval

Certain artists you just never miss; when they come into town, you go and see them.

David Bowie describing Meow Meow

The UK’s Evening Standard wrote: “There are not many women who can stun an audience into pin-drop silence with an exquisitely delivered torch song one moment and rock the rafters with laughter the next. That rare combination – devilish funny bones and heavenly vocal chords…no one now does it better than Meow.”

Concert program

Arts Centre Melbourne indoor venues are operating at 100% capacity so you may be seated next to other patrons. The MSO and Arts Centre Melbourne strongly recommends the wearing of masks where 1.5m distancing is difficult to achieve, however wearing a mask is no longer a requirement for entry.

Important venue information:

  • QR code registration via a mobile device is required on arrival. We encourage you to download the Service Victoria app prior to your visit to ensure a faster check-in time.
  • Hamer Hall foyer bars will be open pre-show and if there's an interval involved.
  • Personal water bottles will be permitted inside and filtered tap water will be available for self-service at the foyer bars
  • No Cloak Room
  • No Box Office sales or transactions, only available for trouble shooting or ticket collection

Orchestra safety on stage
The safety of our musicians, staff and audience remain the highest priority as we return to the post-COVID concert hall. In conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria and Arts Centre Melbourne, the MSO has begun rapid-result, asymptomatic testing for all members of the Orchestra and on-stage production staff. As such, you may notice that our musicians are not wearing masks while performing, and that they may be spaced more closely together than previously.

Image credit: Meow Meow by Magnus Hastings

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