Melbourne’s beloved free Sidney Myer Music Bowl concerts are returning

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Melbourne’s beloved free Sidney Myer Music Bowl concerts are returning

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Words by Staff Writer

Join Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for magical evenings of music at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl – the quintessential Melbourne summer tradition!

All concerts at 7.30pm; gates open at 5.30pm with free entry on a first-in basis. The Sidney Myer Free Concerts are made possible by the MSO Sidney Myer Trust Fund, in association with ABC Classic, The University of Melbourne and Arts Centre Melbourne.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s free concerts

  • Melbourne’s summer tradition returns
  • 21, 24 & 28 February
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl

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Puccini in the Park

  • Wednesday 21 February

Giacomo Puccini composed some of the most enduringly popular operas, including Tosca, La Bohème and Madama Butterfly. The MSO and internationally acclaimed singers Hui He and Paul O’Neill perform selections from these operas and more, conducted by Xu Zhong.

When We Were Young

  • Saturday 24 February

The full range of the Orchestra is on display at this performance that celebrates young Australian composers and performers, and concluding with Sibelius’ majestic Fifth Symphony. Join them from 6pm for a performance by Melbourne Youth Orchestra!

Summer Serenade: Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Rossini

  • Wednesday 28 February

Be serenaded under the stars by the music of Rossini’s Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri, the sumptuous sounds of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, and two Beethoven favourites – his Coriolan Overture and First Symphony.

Find out more info here.