The striking sounds of Season 2021: Part Two will reign supreme, balancing the music of Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Mahler alongside a reflection of our contemporary musical landscape. With easing restrictions, the MSO will return to the stage with a larger orchestra, more space for music lovers to enjoy a live concert experience, and for the first time this year, its soul-stirring Chorus.

Renowned repertoire will bring comfort to the concert halls with Beethoven’s Fourth and Fifth Symphonies featured alongside Ravel’s Bolero, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Mozart’s Symphony No.31 and 39, Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On The Town, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and more. Tchaikovsky masterpieces The Nutcracker, Variations on a Rococo Theme, Sleeping Beauty and his Violin Concerto will also feature throughout the season.

The MSO’s commitment to showcasing contemporary Australian composers continues, with world premieres by Australians Matthew Laing and Mark Holdsworth. Season 2021: Part Two also includes an exciting program of distinct voices such as American composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama.

Tickets will first be available on Thursday 13 May as part of a Create Your Own Series, or simply purchase additional tickets if you subscribed during Season 2021: Part One. Seats to individual performances will be released on Thursday 27 May.

Many performances will be recorded and available on MSO.LIVE – the online home of MSO concerts. MSO.LIVE is a subscription-based platform providing 24-hour entertainment on demand, live and pre-recorded HD concert hall performances, family-friendly content and special events from the MSO and some of the world’s finest.