ANZAC Tribute: Beethoven’s Ninth

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Friday 24 April, 2015


From The Last Post ringing through a silent throng of people to a hundred-strong choir ringing out joy to an emotional audience, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s ANZAC Tribute was poignant and fitting. Their focus on unity was refreshing. The MSO Chorus was the highlight, with Schiller’s Ode to Joy in the final movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 a triumphant finish and showing us that music is, after all, the universal language.


Ears Wide Open Concert One: Beethoven – incidental music to Egmont

Richard Gill and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Tuesday 3 March, 2015

It is no surprise that the Ears Wide Open series have become a popular annual event for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. With Richard Gill at the helm, the first in a triplet of concerts, Beethoven — incidental music to Egmont provided an insightful and passionate glimpse into a gifted composers work and the intricacies of a live orchestra.


A Musical Valentine

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Saturday 14 February 2015


In the height of Melbourne’s summer festival season thousands converged on the lush outdoor amphitheatre that is the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Young and old came with their finest picnic wares, boutique cider and bottles of wine for the first of three Melbourne Symphony Orchestra concerts ‘A Musical Valentine’.

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