2019 Sidney Myer Free Concert

Presented in association with the University of Melbourne

Friday 8 February 2019 at 7:30pm

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Saturday 16 February 2019 at 7:30pm

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Wednesday 20 February 2019 at 7:30pm

Sidney Myer Music Bowl


In 2019 we celebrate 90 years of MSO free concerts!
To commemorate this landmark birthday, we’d love to hear your stories and see your photos from across the last 90 years.

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The perfect soundtrack to summer in the city, at one of Melbourne’s favourite venues. In 2019 we celebrate 90 years of MSO free concerts, and 60 years at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl! Admission is FREE and gates open at 4.30pm, entry is on a first in, best dressed basis.

Full conditions of entry can be viewed below:

Terms & Conditions

Gershwin and Friends

8 February at 7.30pm

Alice Keath presenter
Benjamin Northey conductor
Olivia Chindamo vocalist
Daniel Le piano

Gershwin Cuban Overture
Chindamo Fantaskatto
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin American in Paris

Saturday Night Symphony

16 February at 7.30pm

Jacinta Parsons presenter
Tianyi Lu conductor
Leon Fei violin (taught by our very own Mark Mogilevski)

Saint-Saëns Samson and Delilah
Fauré Pelléas et Mélisande Suite
He/Chen violin concerto
Sibelius Pohjola’s Daughter
Grandage Deep: A Silent Poem for Sir Douglas Mawson
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

The MSO is excited to welcome one of our education partners, Melbourne Youth Orchestras, who will perform from 6pm. Arrive early!

Please note, the following pieces, as previously included in the MSO Season 2019 brochure, will not be performed: Berlioz’s Le corsire, Satie/Debussy’s Gymnopédie and Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune. Christopher Lawrence (presenter) will also not appear.

A Symphonic Celebration

20 February at 7.30pm

Mairi Nicolson presenter
Benjamin Northey conductor
Veriko Tchumburidze violin
Christian Li violin
Calvin Bowman organ

Holdsworth A Hero’s Journey – 2019 Cybec Young Composer in Residence
Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Bruch Scottish Fantasy
Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3 Organ

The Sidney Myer Free Concert series is proudly supported by Sidney Myer MSO Trust Fund.

Please note, Dvořák’s Carnival Overture will not be performed in this concert as previously advertised.

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