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Concert cancelled

Due to the Victorian lockdown, this performance will not proceed as scheduled. The MSO Box Office will contact affected ticket holders with more information as soon as possible.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín conductor


Sutherland Haunted Hills
Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1945)

About this performance

Please join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in warmly welcoming our new Chief Conductor, Jaime Martín!

No stranger to MSO audiences, Jaime returns to Melbourne this August to conduct and meet with community. These celebratory performances will introduce our new Chief Conductor, featuring evocative works that showcase the power of the Orchestra in all its glory.

  • Telling its tale of the liberation of captive souls from an evil enchantment, Stravinsky's Firebird is full of dramatic musical moments, reaching a jubilant climax.
  • Margaret Sutherland described her work Haunted Hills as "A sound picture written in contemplation of the first people who roamed the hills — their bewilderment and their betrayal — frenzied dance: its seeming gaiety born of despair."
  • Dukas uses all the colours of the orchestra to portray the story of The Sorcerer's Apprentice in this symphonic poem made famous by Disney's Fantasia.

Please note: due to restrictions following the Victorian lockdown, the MSO Chorus is unable to perform at these concerts. Boulanger's Psalm 24 has been replaced with Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending in this program.

COVIDSafe information

Arts Centre Melbourne venues will operate under any COVID-19 guidelines in place at the time of this event, which may include mandatory wearing of masks. Please review the COVIDSafe guidelines in the pre-concert email which will be sent a few days prior to this event.

Important venue information (subject to change):

  • 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
  • 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.

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