Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Is Returning With Their Free Summer Concerts

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Is Returning With Their Free Summer Concerts

Enjoy a night of music under the stars.

Need something to look forward to? Well, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is coming back with their free concerts at Sidney Myer Music Bowl this summer. Pack up a picnic and prepare yourselves for the perfect symphonic soirée. Revisit the magic of movies with a night devoted to John Williams, ponder life and existence with Archie Roach, or simply enjoy an array of classic pieces in one beautiful evening. MSO is returning for their free concerts in February.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

For over 90 years, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra have delighted the ears of Melburnians with their free concert series. 2022 will be no different. Over three nights in February, they’ll take over Sidney Myer Music Bowl for a perfect night of music.

Here is the program:

A Symphonic Soirée

When: Wednesday February 9 at 7:30pm

Duration: 2 hours including interval

Internationally renowned conductor, James Judd, joins the MSO for an evening. He’ll take us through works by Franck, Hyde, Delius and Ravel. There will also be the world premiere of an MSO commission by Bianca Gannon.

An Evening of John Williams

When: Saturday February 12 at 7:30pm


Duration: 105 minutes including interval

The MSO will celebrate John Williams’ 90th birthday in a night featuring his greatest hits. You’ll reminisce over themes from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and more.

One Song: The Music of Archie Roach

When: Saturday February 19 at 7:30pm

Duration: 75 minutes, no interval

The MSO joins Indigenous musician Archie Roach, as he performs One Song. In this piece, they’ll explore themes of humanity, existence and nature, and how it connects to one song.

MSO’s 2022 season

The free nights at Sidney Myer Music Bowl aren’t the only thing you can expect from the MSO. Their full 2022 season has been announced, starting with their Opening Gala on February 25 and 26.

Next year will be packed with new beginnings and welcome returns. There will be over 110 performances, six MSO commissions, five world premieres, guest artists, special events and more.

Explore their 2022 season here.

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