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MSO’s Centenary of Music Learning appeal

For one hundred years Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has been a proponent and pioneer of music learning. Our founder, Alberto Zelman, was the MSO’s first conductor but also a regular lecturer at the Victorian League for the Musical Education of Children. In 1919 under his baton, the MSO performed the first concerts just for children.

Today, with music increasingly being cut from classrooms, MSO’s learning programs are needed more than ever. Thanks to the support of people like you, the MSO can offer a range of learning experiences for all ages and abilities:

MSO Ignite a new program designed to bring new schools to the MSO.
The Pizzicato Effect the costs of instruments and tuition can be prohibitive for many families, particularly among refugee and immigrant communities. In the City of Hume, we’re changing that through this program, which is free of cost for all participants.
Student Memberships students can save money and enjoy extraordinary concerts throughout the year for just $19.
Relaxed performances everyone deserves to experience live orchestral performance, but not everyone is comfortable in the traditional concert environment. These special performances, another Australian first by the MSO, empower those with sensory sensitivities to enjoy a live concert.
Classic Kids our series of affordable concerts for young explorers aged 5-10 and their families.

If you had your first introduction to music through the MSO, or have ever been inspired by a concert or program, please consider making a donation to the MSO’s Centenary of Music Learning appeal.

With your support we can develop the next wave of innovative music learning programs and build a legacy for the next hundred years. Thank you.

Please make a donation to the MSO today.

Here’s how:
  • Online: via our Secure Donation Page
  • Mail: download and complete our gift form
  • Phone: Garry Stocks on (03) 8646 1551
  • EFT:
    National Australia Bank
    Account Name: MSO Fund
    BSB 083-004 / Account 89-393-2381
    (please include your name and EDU in payment description)

    The MSO is a registered charity and gifts of $2 and more are fully tax-deductible.

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