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$15 Standard / $10 Student

$5 transaction fee / order

All proceeds donated to Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal


Wednesday 13 July 2022

7:30pm at Hamer Hall

Music and Ideas

Discover more about our music from the world class artists, producers and composers working on stage and behind the scenes at the MSO. Music & Ideas events include open rehearsals, informative presentations, panels, talks and behind the scenes demonstrations.

About this event

In a special, fundraising event for the Red Cross’ Ukraine Crisis Appeal, you are invited to join Russian-British conductor Vasily Petrenko and the MSO for a peek behind the scenes at this Open Rehearsal.

You’ll be able to eavesdrop on the dialogue between conductor and orchestra and see a fascinating part of putting on a symphonic performance.

Repertoire and artists in this open rehearsal will be drawn from the program of Vasily Petrenko conducts Elgar. Please note that due to this being a working rehearsal we cannot guarantee that specific artists or repertoire will be featured.

This event will run for approximately 60 minutes, however, the exact duration of this rehearsal is subject to the conductor’s discretion on the evening.

All proceeds from ticket sales for this event will be donated to the Red Cross’ Ukraine Crisis Appeal, to help provide emergency relief and longer-term humanitarian support to people and communities affected by the unfolding crisis in Ukraine. If you are unable to attend this Open Rehearsal but would like to support the Red Cross’ efforts in Ukraine, you can make a donation here.

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Music & Ideas is supported by City of Melbourne.

COVIDSafe Information

The MSO and the venues in which we perform will operate under government health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the event. We recommend ticket holders follow the Victorian Government’s “How to stay safe & well” advice:

  • Stay home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms
  • Wash your hands
  • Keep your distance – stay 1.5 metres away from people you don’t live with where possible
  • Wear a face mask

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