Ultimate Beethoven Package

In 2020, the MSO joins orchestras around the world to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth.

The MSO will feature Beethoven as you’ve never seen him before. His Ninth Symphony will be physically embodied by Circa Contemporary Circus, and paired with musical interpretations by Deborah Cheetham AO and Tan Dun.

The Emperor Piano Concerto will be juxtaposed with a co-commission by Brett Dean.

We will participate in the Beethoven Pastoral Project; a global event. And some of the world’s leading Beethoven artists will perform your favourite symphonies and the great concertos.

In this Series…



Ears Wide Open

28th September

Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre


Beethoven Double Bill

27th-30th November

Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

Previously in this Series…

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Beethoven 9, Circa and Cheetham

Season Opening Gala

21st-22nd February 2020

Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall


The Five

Beethoven Emperor Concerto

14th-16th May 2020

Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

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Beethoven Pastoral Project

A Global Event

5th June

Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall