A concert for cool cats and symphony slickers – MSO at the Bowl has it made in the shade with a program to get toes tapping and spirits singing. Dance with a Duke (Ellington that is) as he takes us on a tour of Harlem on a Sunday morning. Opening with a wailing trumpet solo, his music overflows with signature New Yorker verve. Seamlessly bending jazz, African-American spirituals, and Basque tunes into his own vibrant orchestrations, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G is devilishly charming work. This decadently rich and indulgently colourful music is brought to life by leading Australian pianist, Timothy Young. An all-star lineup of Australian jazz talent combines with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to deliver something truly special. Vanessa Perica’s Love is a Temporary Madness is as irresistibly joyful as it is compelling. PROGRAM ELLINGTON Harlem RAVEL Piano Concerto in G* VANESSA PERICA Love is a Temporary Madness^ Benjamin Northey, Principal Conductor in Residence Timothy Young, Piano* Vanessa Perica, Band Leader^ ^World Premiere of an MSO Commission The Sidney Myer Free Concert series is proudly supported by Sidney Myer MSO Trust Fund, and presented in association with the University of Melbourne, MSO Principal Partner Emirates, and MSO Premier Production Partner CVP. Tone Parallel to Harlem (aka Harlem) is written by Duke Ellington and licensed by EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty. Ltd. ©Tempo Music Inc.
Chinese New Year
Experience a unique blend of eastern and western masters in this celebration of the Year of the Ox.
Enjoy the greatest moments from the MSO’s Christmas tradition, Handel’s Messiah, performed in Melbourne's St Paul's Cathedral.
Pictures at an Exhibition
Celebrate the launch of MSO.LIVE with our first digital concert, featuring Julian Yu’s technicolour orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition alongside the music of Mozart, Beethoven, and Australian composer Katy Abbott.
Eumeralla: a war requiem for peace
A journey of reconciliation in the world premiere of Deborah Cheetham AO’s powerful war requiem for peace.
Brahms' Symphony No.2
Hear the young Brahms step out of Beethoven's shadow under the baton of Jaime Martín.
Sir Andrew’s Messiah
Experience a beloved Christmas tradition from fresh perspectives with Sir Andrew Davis’ orchestration of Handel’s Messiah.