Ears Wide Open | For intermediate to advanced listeners

Vivaldi's Four Seasons Deconstructed



Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Bochner presenter

Keen to expand your knowledge of classical music?

Educational, insightful and entertaining, the MSO’s Deconstructed series will help you do just that. Host and MSO cellist Nicholas Bochner, together with the musicians of the MSO, will deconstruct famous classical pieces, sharing the context, history and story behind your favourite works.

Our first Deconstructed event of the year will explore Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Undoubtedly his best-known work, it is one of the earliest and most-detailed examples of what was later called program music, music with a narrative element. Vivaldi published the piece with accompanying poems that explained what each season was intended to evoke.

Join Nicholas and the musicians of the MSO as they deconstruct 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.
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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.
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