Ears Wide Open | For beginners

Beginner's Guide to Vivaldi's Four Seasons



Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Bochner presenter

Want to learn more about classical music?

Through the MSO’s Beginner’s Guide series, host and MSO cellist Nicholas Bochner, with the MSO on stage, will take a musical journey through well-known classical pieces and share the context, history and story behind these works. Through performance, conversation and interaction, the MSO will give you the best music lesson of your life.

For our first Beginner’s Guide event of the year, we will explore one of the most popular pieces of classical music – Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons!

Join Nicholas and the musicians of the MSO as they provide a Beginner’s Guide to some of the finest repertoire ever written for the violin.

Ears Wide Open is MSO’s talks and ideas program celebrating our music and artists through informative presentations, conversations, behind the scenes demonstrations and participatory workshops.

This event will be filmed with cameras in the auditorium.

Unlock this work at Ears Wide Open then experience it in its full splendour in Hamer Hall at Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

Arts Centre Melbourne indoor venues are operating at 75% capacity so you may be seated next to other patrons. The MSO and Arts Centre Melbourne strongly recommends the wearing of masks where 1.5m distancing is difficult to achieve, however wearing a mask is no longer a requirement for entry.

Important venue information:

  • QR code registration via a mobile device is required on arrival. We encourage you to download the Service Victoria app prior to your visit to ensure a faster check-in time.
  • Hamer Hall foyer bars will be open pre-show only
  • Personal water bottles will be permitted inside and filtered tap water will be available for self-service at the foyer bars
  • No Cloak Room
  • No Box Office sales or transactions, only available for trouble shooting or ticket collection

Ears Wide Open is proudly presented by TarraWarra Estate.
TarraWarra Estate logo

The Ears Wide Open program is supported by City of Melbourne.
This event is supported by Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation.
Nicholas Bochner’s position as MSO Assistant Conductor for Learning & Engagement is supported by the Cybec Foundation.
City of Melbourne logo   Crown Resorts Foundation   Packer Family Foundation   Cybec

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