This performance has been rescheduled from 2020.
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About this performance
Be swept away in a night of musical magic when the MSO presents one of Disney’s most extraordinary and groundbreaking animated features, Fantasia, in concert live to film.
Released to great acclaim in 1940, Walt Disney’s Fantasia was his boldest experiment at the time and culminated in the creative visionary’s desire to blend animated imagery with classical music.
Conducted by Benjamin Northey, the MSO will perform the beautifully curated emotional score of classical music including Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Bach’s Toccata and Fugue, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, and the fantastically dark scene with Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain.
“Fantasia is one of the most influential pairings of music and moving pictures in history. Since it was released in 1940 it has captured the hearts and minds of people of all ages.” – Benjamin Northey
“Fantasia is one of the most influential pairings of music and moving pictures in history. Since it was released in 1940 it has captured the hearts and minds of people of all ages.”
– Benjamin Northey
The original film score was conducted by Leopold Stokowski with the Philadelphia Orchestra, recorded in stereophonic sound, which was still an experimental medium at the time. What had begun as a vehicle to develop Mickey Mouse’s career with an animation short titled The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, went on to become a genuine cinema classic.
Benjamin Northey conductor
2 hours, including a 20-minute interval
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
Orchestra safety on stage
The safety of our musicians, staff and audience remain the highest priority as we return to the post-COVID concert hall. In conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria and Arts Centre Melbourne, the MSO has begun rapid-result, asymptomatic testing for all members of the Orchestra and on-stage production staff. As such, you may notice that our musicians are not wearing masks while performing, and that they may be spaced more closely together than previously.