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Performance rescheduled from 15 October

About this performance

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival together with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra present a spectacular international collaboration to open the 2021 Festival.

In a joyful celebration of the MIJF's return to the Hamer Hall stage, this performance features arrangements by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's Christopher Crenshaw (USA) and Melbourne's own Vanessa Perica.

The stellar musicians of the MSO will be joined on stage by the Vanessa Perica Orchestra and an all-star lineup of Australian vocalists including Kate Ceberano and Emma Donovan, Josh Kyle, Harry James Angus, Kylie Auldist and Thando with MC Eddie Perfect.

Join us for an evening of jazz standards, laughs and orchestral brilliance.

COVIDSafe Information

The MSO and the venues in which we perform will operate under government health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the event. Entry to this event will require ticket holders to comply with the relevant COVID-19 protocols as directed by the venue, which may include providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption.

  • Hamer Hall main front doors will open 60 minutes prior to the performance
  • Auditorium doors will open 45 minutes prior to the performance
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and check in (mobile or manual) will be required for entry
  • No cloakroom will be operating
  • Box Office will be open

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