2020 Sidney Myer Free Concerts

Presented in association with the University of Melbourne

Wednesday 5 February at 7:30pm

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Free Event

Saturday 8 February at 7:30pm

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Free Event

Friday 14 February at 7:30pm

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Free Event

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Our first performance at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl will be dedicated to those affected by the devastating bushfires across Australia. The MSO is partnering with the Australian Red Cross to continue to raise funds for those who need it most.

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For more than 90 years, Melbourne summers have been punctuated by the MSO’s annual free concert series. Join us for one, two or all three nights in February as we play under the stars. Admission is FREE and gates open at 4.30pm, entry is on a first-in basis.

Full conditions of entry can be viewed below:

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Around the World with the MSO

5 February at 7.30pm

Deborah Cheetham AO soprano (Yorta Yorta)
Tianyi Lu conductor
Emily Sun violin

Deborah Cheetham Long time living here – Musical Acknowledgement of Country
Jordan Moore A Call to Adventure – Cybec Young Composer in Residence, MSO Commission and World Premiere
Matthew Hindson Violin Concerto Australian Postcards
Dvořák Symphony No.9 From the New World


Dance, Dance, Dance

8 February at 7.30pm

Benjamin Northey conductor
Shauntai Batzke soprano, Wiradjuri Short Black Opera principal artist
Yaron Lifschitz and Libby McDonnell director/choreographer
Katie Noonan soprano
e.motion21 dancers

Deborah Cheetham Long time living here – Musical Acknowledgement of Country
Dvořák Carnival Overture
Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin Suite
Elena Kats-Chernin Wild Swans
Ravel La Valse

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


La Dolce Vita

14 February at 7.30pm

Benjamin Northey conductor
MSO Horn Quartet

Wagner The Flying Dutchman Overture
Khachaturian Adagio from Spartacus
Richard Mills Island Signal Island SongMSO Commission and World Premiere
Respighi Fountains of Rome
Respighi Pines of Rome

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

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