2019 USA TOUR

CELEBRATING MORE THAN A CENTURY OF MATESHIP BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND THE UNITED STATES.

For the first time in almost 50 years, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is touring the United States of America, showcasing Australia’s most established orchestra to new audiences in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Worcester (MA) and New York City this October.

“It has been nearly 50 years since the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra last performed in the United States, and we are beyond excited at the prospect of returning to fly the Australian flag in one of the world’s most iconic music venues.”

– Dale Barltrop, MSO Concertmaster

TOUR DIARY

MSO cellist, Michelle Wood shares her top 5 tips for international travel!

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Chicago concert host, George Takei lends his voice to a stellar lineup.

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Enjoy a sneak peek at our rehearsal inside the beautiful Mechanics Hall, Worcester.

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“It has been nearly 50 years since the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra last performed in the United States, and we are beyond excited at the prospect of returning to fly the Australian flag in one of the world’s most iconic music venues.”

– Dale Barltrop, MSO Concertmaster

CONCERTS

Chicago

Symphony Center | 14 October
Benjamin Northey conducts a special concert to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11’s moon landing in 1969. Featuring  George Takei, astronaut Charlie Duke, and jazz great Kurt Elling. 

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Washington

Kennedy Center | 16 October
MSO Chief Conductor Sir Andrew Davis will lead the Orchestra with performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

PAST PERFORMANCE

Worcester

Mechanics Hall | 18 October
Legendary American pianist Garrick Ohlsson joins the MSO in Worcester performing Beethoven’s adored Piano Concerto No.4.

PAST PERFORMANCE

New York

Carnegie Hall | 20 October
The MSO was the first Australian orchestra to play at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 1970 and will return to perform works by contemporary Australian composers, alongside orchestral classics.

PAST PERFORMANCE

The MSO’s USA Tour is proudly supported by the Australian Embassy Washington D.C., Australia Council for the Arts, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the Pratt Foundation, Emirates, Northern Trust, Harold Mitchell AC, the Ullmer Family Foundation, Ken Ong OAM and Glenn Sedgwick.

REVIEW of The Galaxy's Greatest Hits
Third Coast Review

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REVIEW of WPA presents the Melbourne Symphony
The Washington Post

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See images from our 48 jam-packed hours in Washington D.C.

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