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About this performance

Be swept away in a night of musical magic when the MSO presents one of Disney’s most extraordinary and groundbreaking animated features, Fantasia, in concert live to film.

Released to great acclaim in 1940, Walt Disney’s Fantasia was his boldest experiment at the time and culminated in the creative visionary’s desire to blend animated imagery with classical music.

Conducted by Benjamin Northey, the MSO will perform the beautifully curated emotional score of classical music including Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Respighi's Pines of Rome, Stravinsky’s The Firebird (1919), and the excitement of Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance.

Fantasia is one of the most influential pairings of music and moving pictures in history. Since it was released in 1940 it has captured the hearts and minds of people of all ages.

Benjamin Northey

The original film score was conducted by Leopold Stokowski with the Philadelphia Orchestra, recorded in stereophonic sound, which was still an experimental medium at the time. What had begun as a vehicle to develop Mickey Mouse’s career with an animation short titled The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, went on to become a genuine cinema classic.


Benjamin Northey conductor

Running time

2 hours, including a 20-minute interval

Film classification


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Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts.

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. Entry to this event will require ticket holders to comply with the relevant COVID-19 protocols as directed by the venue, which may include providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption.

Mystery Seat Terms and Conditions

*All Mystery Seat tickets are subject to availability and are sold subject to the following conditions, in addition to our standard ticketing terms and conditions:

  • Tickets will be venue collect only.
  • You will learn your seat allocation when you collect your ticket at the Box Office on the night.
  • No reserve will be guaranteed.
  • Seats are individual; if you book multiple tickets you will be seated separately.
  • Please remember, this is not a suitable option for children 15 and under as seats are individual.

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