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Performance cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this performance is unable to proceed as scheduled.

Ticket holders have been notified with refund and exchange options; please contact the MSO Box Office at (03) 9929 9600 or with any questions.


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Carlo Antonioli conductor
David Jones drum kit
Carmen Warrington singing bowls / narrator
Judith Dodsworth soprano
Jenny Duck-Chong mezzo-soprano
Ashlyn Tymms mezzo-soprano
Hannah Fraser mezzo-soprano
Maureen Johnson and Katy Abbott text
Emma Muir-Smith director


Katy Abbott Peace Concerto
World premiere of an MSO Commission

About this performance

Be completely enveloped in the sound of the MSO with this immersive musical experience for orchestra, drums, singing bowls, and voice at Melbourne Town Hall. Centred around the concept of peace in all its forms, acclaimed composer Katy Abbott’s Peace Concerto places the audience at the centre of the work – think surround-sound, non-traditional seating, and a curated, intimate space to invite a reflective experience.

Conducted by Cybec Assistant Conductor Carlo Antonioli and directed by award-winning Emma Muir-Smith, this performance features a stellar line up of multidisciplinary artists Australian artists, including the mesmerising, fluid drumming of David Jones, Carmen Warrington’s dulcet narration and singing bowls, and a quartet of brilliant singers.

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