The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra are teaming up with awesome local artists to bring their summer symphony series to the suburbs.
MSO’s day-tripping out of the city and into Melbourne suburbia to put on four shows, two in Wyndham and two in Narre Warren, with a program that combines their orchestral expertise with local artists from that area.
It was an idea first actioned successfully in 2021 and it provides a unique opportunity for cross-cultural collaboration outside of inner Melbourne. The MSO is partnering with artist development platform GRID Series in Melbourne’s west, and diverse Victorian artist platform Sangam in the eastern suburbs.
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The concerts will feature music from Aaron Copland, Astor Piazzolla and Johann Strauss II, alongside contemporary classics.
“Summer Symphony is as much about engaging with local communities as it is about delivering a relaxed family-friendly concert,’ said MSO Artistic Advisor, Matthey Hoy.
“In the City of Wyndham, we have partnered with GRID Series, an artist development program led by Ayesha Mehta and Ariel Blum, which supports outer suburban emerging creatives across Australia. Four dynamic and diverse artists from Melbourne’s west – Ag Johnson, ELAURA, Nomad and HVSH – will share the stage with the MSO for a collaborative performance.”
Friday 28 January – Wyndham
10am Sounds of the Symphony: The Nutcracker Suite, Wyndham Cultural Centre, Werribee. FREE admission, current allocation exhausted.
7.30pm Summer Symphony (all ages) under the stars – Wyndham Park. FREE admission, current allocation exhausted but waitlist available.
Saturday 29 January – Narre Warren
10am & 11.30am Sounds of the Symphony: The Nutcracker Suite – All tickets $5.00 (includes departure snacks for you and the kids as you leave your session).
7.30pm Summer Symphony (all ages). GA Tickets $10.00 per person (include one of the following items on arrival: Glass of champagne or bottled Non-Alcoholic Drink
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