The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra accepts the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart to walk with First Nations people to create a better future.
We support the establishment of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice enshrined in the Constitution so that the experiences, concerns and aspirations of First Nations people and communities are heard by Parliament and the Government.
The MSO declares its support of the upcoming referendum as a unique opportunity for national reflection upon our past, and the creation of a new and respectful shared future through consultation and actions taken in the present.
We are committed to working with First Nations artists and companies to ensure their voices are better heard within our own Orchestra.
This continues a tradition of storytelling through music which is an important part of a continuum on the country of the world’s longest surviving Indigenous cultures.