Ben Northey, MSO Patricia Riordan Associate Conductor Chair, passes the baton


This city’s passion for music helps shape the quality of our musicians, the guest artists who work with us, and the incredible live experience we offer people of all ages and backgrounds through our programs, on and off the stage. We depend on our donors now to help us set the stage for the future of classical music in Melbourne, Victoria and beyond.

Featured appeal

Month of Giving

Please support your orchestra with a contribution to the MSO’s Month of Giving appeal today and help us share our music with the world. During this time when there are so many calls on your generosity, your support – at any level – is truly appreciated and deeply meaningful.

Depending on your area of interest, you can choose where your tax-deductible donation is directed to.

Sir Andrew Davis Assistant Conductor fund

Support Australia’s most promising emerging conductors via MSO’s Assistant Conductor Program – a 2 year residency that offers practical professional development and employment opportunities.

Adopt an MSO Musician

Develop a closer relationship with the people behind the music and enjoy being a part of the musical life of you adoptee. Learn more about our Adopt a Musician program.

Orchestra appeal

A gift where it is most needed, to support the Orchestra’s artistic, educational and capacity-building initiatives.

Education appeal

Give children new opportunities to experience the orchestra through our high impact education and community outreach programs. Our annual Education Week is a musical ‘open house’ for 10,000 children and families, with one in five students directly subsidised by donor support.

Instrument appeal

Help us purchase specialist instruments and performance equipment for our hardworking musicians so they can present great music at the highest possible level.

Chorus appeal

Support our MSO Chorus, who work tirelessly through the year on a volunteer basis to produce world class music. To find out more about the MSO Chorus, click here .

How can I make a gift?

  • Online: via our secure donations page
  • By mail: Download and complete our Gift Form
  • By phone: (03) 8646 1551
  • EFT to: BSB 083-004 Account 89-393-2381. Please include your name in the description.

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