Symphony Orchestra’s new season of storytelling

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) 2024 program highlights storytelling, reimagining and turning the ordinary into extraordinary.
A white man dressed in black sits in a bare room playing the cello. A fluffy white and brown cat stands in front of him, staring inquisitively at the camera.

In 2024, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will showcase 12 world premieres, 17 MSO debuts and 14 artists performing exclusively with the Orchestra. It’s a year of programming centred around storytelling, those that move and inspire us, from the experimental to the familiar.

Australian premieres of MSO commissions include Chinese-American composer Tan Dun and Scottish composer James MacMillan. World premieres include new work from Deborah Cheetham Fraillon AO, 2024 Composer in Residence Katy Abbot, and Cybec Young Composer in Residence Naomi Dodd. A new world premiere and a collaboration between Elena Kats-Chernin and William Barton will also join the lineup.

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