Beethoven: Da Da Da Dummm!

A relaxed, sensory-friendly family concert


Due to the extended closure of our performance venues we regret that this concert will not proceed.

We are committed to ensuring the longevity and sustainability of the MSO, and we thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this time. We will, however, keep the music going! We invite all music-lovers to enjoy free online concerts via our YouTube channel.

If you hold a ticket to this performance, instead of requesting a refund, we ask you to consider donating the value of your ticket to enable us to live stream more free events and continue the mission of the MSO, to enrich lives through music. Please email our Box Office prior to the performance date at if you would prefer to do this and we thank you in advance if you choose to donate during this uncertain period. MSO gift cards (valid for 3 years) and fee-free exchanges are also available.

Refunds will automatically be processed to the credit card used to make the purchase on the scheduled concert date. Please note, refunds may take 10 business days to arrive in your account.

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About The Performance

Join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Cybec Assistant Conductor Nicholas Bochner, for a relaxed, sensory-friendly performance specifically designed for young people, families and those caring for someone with autism, a disability or a sensory sensitivity.

Beethoven turns 250 in 2020 and we’re celebrating with a fun-filled family-friendly musical adventure exploring the man, the music and the mayhem!

This performance will take place in Hamer Hall, a safe and relaxed environment with elements adapted to reduce anxiety and discomfort. As a concertgoer, you can expect:

  • Online pre-concert resources including a downloadable visual story (available soon)
  • A relaxed attitude to noise and movement during the concert
  • Lights to stay on during the concert
  • Open doors and chill-out break areas
  • General admission seating with space for freedom of movement
  • Friendly, trained staff


    Nicholas Bochner conductor – 2020 Cybec Assistant Conductor
    Richard Vaudrey presenter


    Beethoven Symphony No.5 (selections)

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