Sir Andrew Davis conducts the MSO

Current Supporters

Thank you for your support

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the support of its Patrons. Patrons are individuals and organisations who support the Orchestra through annual, tax deductible donations of $1000 and above. MSO thanks the following private individuals and organisations for their kind patronage.

MSO Patron

The Honourable Linda Dessau AC Governor of Victoria

Honorary Appointments

Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO |
Mr John Gandel AC and Mrs Pauline Gandel AC | Life members
Sir Elton John CBE | Life member
Harold Mitchell AC | Life member
Lady Potter AC CMRI | Life member
Jeanne Pratt AC | Life member
Tan Dun | Artistic Ambassador
Geoffrey Rush AC | Artistic Ambassador

John Brockman OAM | Life member
The Honourable Alan Goldberg AO QC | Life member
Dr Roger Riordan AM | Life member
Ila Vanrenen | Life member

Chairman’s Circle

Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO
Gandel Philanthropy
The Gross Foundation
Di Jameson
Harold Mitchell Foundation
David Li AM and Angela Li
Harold Mitchell AC
MS Newman Family Foundation
Lady Potter AC CRMI
The Cybec Foundation
The Pratt Foundation
The Ullmer Family Foundation
Anonymous (1)

Artist Chair Benefactors

The Cybec Foundation – Cybec Assistant Conductor Chair Nicholas Bochner
The Ullmer Family Foundation – Concertmaster Chair Sophie Rowell
Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO – 2019 Mid-Season Gala Artist
Young Composer in Residence Jordan Moore The Cybec Foundation

Program Benefactors

Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers Program
The Cybec Foundation

Cybec Young Composer in Residence
Supported by The Cybec Foundation

East Meets West
Supported by the Li Family Trust

Digital Transformation
Perpetual Foundation – Alan (AGL) Shaw Endowment

Meet The Orchestra
Supported by The Ullmer Family Foundation

MSO School Season, Ignite, MSO Live Online
Crown Resorts Foundation
Packer Family Foundation

MSO Building Capacity
Gandel Philanthropy (Director of Philanthropy)
Di Jameson (External Relations Manager)
The Alison Puzey Foundation as part of Equity Trustees Sector Capacity Building Fund supporting Musicians’ iPADs

MSO Education
Supported by Mrs Margaret Ross AM and Dr Ian Ross

MSO International Touring
Harold Mitchell AC
The Ullmer Family Foundation
The Pratt Foundation

MSO Regional Touring
Creative Victoria
Freemasons Foundation Victoria
Robert Salzer Foundation

Musical Acknowledgment of Countries
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
Commonwealth Government through the Australian National Commission for UNESCO

The Pizzicato Effect
The Marian and E.H. Flack Trust
Scobie and Claire Mackinnon Trust
Opalgate Foundation

Sidney Myer Free Concerts
Supported by the Sidney Myer MSO Trust Fund and the University of Melbourne

Platinum Patrons ($100,000+)

Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO
John Gandel AC and Pauline Gandel AC
The Gross Foundation ◊
Di Jameson
David Li AM and Angela Li
MS Newman Family Foundation ◊
Anthony Pratt ◊
The Pratt Foundation
Ullmer Family Foundation ◊
Anonymous (1)

Virtuoso Patrons ($50,000+)

Harold Mitchell AC
Elizabeth Proust AO and Brian Lawrence

Impresario Patrons ($20,000+)

Michael Aquilina ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊
Mimie MacLaren
John and Lois McKay
Maria Solà
Anonymous (1)

Maestro Patrons ($10,000+)

Margaret Billson and the late Ted Billson
Mitchell Chipman
Danny Gorog and Lindy Susskind ◊
Robert & Jan Green
Hilary Hall, in memory of Wilma Collie
The Hogan Family Foundation
Peter Hunt AM and Tania de Jong AM
Margaret Jackson AC
Nereda Hanlon and Michael Hanlon AM ◊
Suzanne Kirkham
David Krasnostein AM and Pat Stragalinos
Paul Noonan
Ian and Jeannie Paterson
Xijian Ren and Qian Li
Glenn Sedgwick
Gai and David Taylor
Harry and Michelle Wong
Anonymous (1)

Principal Patrons ($5000+)

Christine and Mark Armour
Barbara Bell, in memory of Elsa Bell
Kaye and the late David Birks
Stephen and Caroline Brain
Prof Ian Brighthope
David and Emma Capponi
May and James Chen
John and Lyn Coppock
Wendy Dimmick
Andrew Dudgeon AM ◊
Mr Bill Fleming
John and Diana Frew
Susan Fry and Don Fry AO
Sophie Galaise and Clarence Fraser ◊
Geelong Friends of the MSO
R Goldberg and Family
Leon Goldman
Colin Golvan AM QC and Dr Deborah Golvan
Jennifer Gorog
HMA Foundation
Louis Hamon OAM
Hans and Petra Henkell
Hartmut and Ruth Hofmann
Doug Hooley
Jenny and Peter Hordern
Dr Alastair Jackson AM
Rosemary and James Jacoby
Dr Elizabeth A Lewis AM
Norman Lewis, in memory of Dr Phyllis Lewis
Peter Lovell
Mr Douglas and Mrs Rosemary Meagher
Marie Morton FRSA
Anne Neil
Dr Paul Nisselle AM
The Rosemary Norman Foundation ◊
Ken Ong, in memory of Lin Ong
Jim and Fran Pfeiffer
Helen Silver AO and Harrison Young
Diana and Brian Snape AM
Tasco Petroleum
The Hon. Michael Watt QC and Cecilie Hall
Lyn Williams AM
Jason Yeap OAM – Mering Management Corporation
Sophia Yong-Tang
Anonymous (5)

Associate Patrons ($2500+)

Marlyn and Peter Bancroft OAM
Dandolo Partners
Will and Dorothy Bailey Bequest
Anne Bowden
Bill Bowness
Julia and Jim Breen
Patricia Brockman
Roger and Col Buckle
Jill and Christopher Buckley
Lynne Burgess
Oliver Carton
Richard and Janet Chauvel
Miss Ann Darby, in memory of Leslie J. Darby
Natasha Davies, for the Trikojus Education Fund
Merrowyn Deacon
Sandra Dent
Peter and Leila Doyle
Duxton Vineyards
Lisa Dwyer and Dr Ian Dickson AM
Dr Helen M Ferguson
Elizabeth Foster
Barry Fradkin OAM and Dr Pam Fradkin
Alex and Liz Furman
Dina and Ron Goldschlager
Louise Gourlay OAM
Susan and Gary Hearst
Jenkins Family Foundation
John Jones
Andrew Johnston
Dr Rosemary Aitken and Dr Sam Ricketson
Irene Kearsey and Michael Ridley
Merv Keehn and Sue Harlow
The Ilma Kelson Music Foundation
Kloeden Foundation
Bryan Lawrence
John and Margaret Mason
H E McKenzie
Allan and Evelyn McLaren
Patricia Nilsson
Bruce Parncutt AO
Alan and Dorothy Pattison
Sue and Barry Peake
Don and Anne Meadows
Marie Morton FRSA
Annabel and Rupert Myer AO
Sue and Barry Peake
Mrs W Peart
Christine Peirson and the late Graham Peirson
Julie and Ian Reid
Ruth and Ralph Renard
Peter and Carolyn Rendit
S M Richards AM and M R Richards
Dr Rosemary Ayton and Dr Sam Ricketson
Joan P Robinson and Christopher Robinson
Tom and Elizabeth Romanowski
Mark and Jan Schapper
Jeffrey Sher QC and Diana Sher OAM
Diana and Brian Snape AM
Dr Norman and Dr Sue Sonenberg
Dr Michael Soon
Geoff and Judy Steinicke
Frank Tisher OAM and Dr Miriam Tisher
Nic and Ann Willcock
Brian and Helena Worsfold
Peter and Susan Yates
Richard Ye
Anonymous (5)

Player Patrons ($1000+)

David and Cindy Abbey
Dr Sally Adams
Mary Armour
Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society
Robbie Barker
Adrienne Basser
Janice Bate and the late Prof Weston Bate
Janet H Bell
Michael F Boyt
Dr John Brookes
Stuart Brown
Suzie Brown OAM and Harvey Brown
Jill and Christopher Buckley
Shane Buggle
Andrew Crocket AM and Pamela Crockett
Andrew and Pamela Crockett
Mary and Frederick Davidson AM
W and A Deane
Rick and Sue Deering
John and Anne Duncan
Marie Dowling
John and Anne Duncan
Jane Edmanson OAM
Doug Evans
Janette Gill
Mary and Don Glue
Kay Ehrenberg
Jaan Enden
Valerie Falconer and the Rayner Family in memory of Keith Falconer
Amy & Simon Feiglin
Grant Fisher and Helen Bird
Barry Fradkin OAM and Dr Pam Fradkin
Applebay Pty Ltd
David Frenkiel and Esther Frenkiel OAM
David Gibbs and Susie O’Neill
Greta Goldblatt and the late Merwyn Goldblatt
George Golvan QC and Naomi Golvan
Dr Marged Goode
Prof Denise Grocke AO
Jennifer Gross
Max Gulbin
Dr Sandra Hacker AO and Mr Ian Kennedy AM
Jean Hadges
Paula Hansky OAM
Amir Harel and Dr Judy Carman
Tilda and Brian Haughney
Anna and John Holdsworth
Penelope Hughes
Geoff and Denise Illing
Peter Jaffe and Judy Gold
Basil and Rita Jenkins
Christian and Jinah Johnston
Dorothy Karpin
Dr Anne Kennedy
Julie and Simon Kessel
Kerry Landman
Diedre Lazarus
Dr Anne Lierse
Gaelle Lindrea
Dr Susan Linton
Andrew Lockwood
Elizabeth H Loftus
Chris and Anna Long
The Hon Ian Macphee AO and Mrs Julie Macphee
Anette Maluish
Eleanor & Phillip Mancini
In memory of Leigh Masel
Ruth Maxwell
Wayne McDonald and Kay Shroer
Lesley McMullin Foundation
Don and Anne Meadows
Wayne and Penny Morgan
Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE and Lady Nossal
Laurence O’Keefe and Christopher James
New U Mildura
Kerryn Pratchett
Peter Priest
Treena Quarin
Eli Raskin
Tony and Elizabeth Rayward
Cathy and Peter Rogers
Andrew and Judy Rogers
Peter Rose and Christopher Menz
Liliane Rusek
Doug and Elisabeth Scott
Martin and Susan Shirley
Penny Shore
John E Smith
Dr Sam Smorgon AO and Mrs Minnie Smorgon
Dr Michael Soon
Lady Southey AC
Geoff and Judy Steinicke
Jennifer Steinicke
Dr Peter Strickland
Pamela Swansson
Jenny Tatchell
Stephanie Tanuwidjaja
Tara, Tessa, Melinda and Terence
Mary Valentine
The Hon. Rosemary Varty
Leon and Sandra Velik
Sue Walker AM
Elaine Walters OAM and Gregory Walters
The Rev Noel Whale
Edward and Paddy White
Marian and Terry Wills Cooke
Richard Withers
Lorraine Woolley
Panch Das and Laurel Young-Das
Anonymous (21)

Current Conductor’s Circle Members

Jenny Anderson
David Angelovich
G C Bawden and L de Kievit
Lesley Bawden
Joyce Bown
Mrs Jenny Brukner and the late Mr John Brukner
Ken Bullen
Peter A Caldwell
Luci and Ron Chambers
Beryl Dean
Sandra Dent
Alan Egan JP
Gunta Eglite
Mr Derek Grantham
Marguerite Garnon-Williams
Drs L C Gruen and R W Wade
Louis Hamon OAM
Carol Hay
Graham Hogarth
Rod Home
Tony Howe
Laurence O’Keefe and Christopher James
Audrey M Jenkins
John Jones
Mrs Sylvia Lavelle
Pauline and David Lawton
Cameron Mowat
David Orr
Matthew O’Sullivan
Rosia Pasteur
Penny Rawlins
Joan P Robinson
Neil Roussac
Anne Roussac-Hoyne
Suzette Sherazee
Michael Ryan and Wendy Mead
Anne Kieni-Serpell and Andrew Serpell
Jennifer Shepherd
Profs. Gabriela and George Stephenson
Pamela Swansson
Lillian Tarry
Dr Cherilyn Tillman
Mr and Mrs R P Trebilcock
Michael Ullmer
Ila Vanrenen
The Hon. Rosemary Varty
Mr Tam Vu
Marian and Terry Wills Cooke OAM
Mark Young
Anonymous (29)

The MSO gratefully acknowledges the support received from the Estates of:

Angela Beagley
Neilma Gantner
The Hon Dr Alan Goldberg AO QC
Gwen Hunt
Audrey Jenkins
Joan Jones
Pauline Marie Johnston
C P Kemp
Peter Forbes MacLaren
Joan Winsome Maslen
Lorraine Maxine Meldrum
Prof Andrew McCredie
Miss Sheila Scotter AM MBE
Marion A I H M Spence
Molly Stephens
Jennifer May Teague
Albert Henry Ullin
Jean Tweedie
Herta and Fred B Vogel
Dorothy Wood
Enid Florence Hookey

Trusts and Foundations

Crown Resorts Foundation and the Packer Family Foundation
The Cybec Foundation
Li Family Trust
The Marian and E.H. Flack Trust
The Gross Foundation
Gall Family Foundation
The Archie & Hilda Graham Foundation
Ern Hartley Foundation
The A.L. Lane Foundation
Gwen & Edna Jones Foundation
Sir Andrew and Lady Fairley Foundation
Freemasons Foundation Victoria
Gandel Philanthropy
The Scobie and Claire Mackinnon Trust
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
The Harold Mitchell Foundation
Sidney Myer MSO Trust Fund
Opalgate Foundation
Thomas O’Toole Foundation
Perpetual Foundation – Alan (AGL) Shaw Foundation
Pratt Foundation
The Alison Puzey Foundation as part of Equity Trustees Sector Capacity Building supporting Musicians’ iPADs
Robert Salzer Foundation
Telematics Trust
The Ray & Joyce Uebergang Foundation

The MSO relies on your ongoing philanthropic support to sustain our artists, and support access, education, community engagement and more. We invite our supporters to get close to the MSO through a range of special events.

The MSO welcomes your support at any level. Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible, and supporters are recognised as follows: $1,000+ (Player), $2,500+ (Associate), $5,000+ (Principal), $10,000+ (Maestro), $20,000+ (Impresario), $50,000+ (Virtuoso), $100,000+ (Platinum).

The MSO Conductor’s Circle is our bequest program for members who have notified of a planned gift in their Will.


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