MSO musicians ham it up for the camera during the 1970 US Tour

MSO musicians ham it up for the camera during the 1970 US Tour

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US Tour Appeal

October in the United States brings to mind crisp autumn days, a return to the busy arts season – and in 2019, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s first tour in almost 50 years.

Our tour to the US next October will see us return to Washington, D.C., as well as Chicago (just confirmed!), with a diverse program of symphonic repertoire. From Strauss’ Die Schweigsame Frau and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, to Stravinsky’ The Rite of Spring and, representing Australia, Sculthorpe’s Earth Cry. Particularly poignant will be our concert in Chicago, current hometown of Sir Andrew Davis. 2019 marks Sir Andrew’s final international tour with us and final season as Chief Conductor of the MSO.

International touring is not only about performing; it’s about building ties to enable us to collaborate in future with different artistic and cultural bodies and importantly, provides unique learning opportunities. During the MSO’s US Tour, we will participate in educational and health initiatives in Washington. What we learn through these collaborations we will bring home to Melbourne, and you, to enhance our performance and education and community outreach efforts.

Please help us grow as an Orchestra to better serve our community through a donation to the MSO’s US Tour. The connections we make, the advice and insights we learn there and our reputation as a world-class orchestra will all benefit from your support.

*Itinerary to be confirmed and subject to change.

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 US TOUR in payment description)

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

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