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Gates open at 4.30pm with entry on a first-in basis


Wednesday 15 February 2023

7:30pm at Sidney Myer Music Bowl


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Northey conductor
Nomad vocalist
ELAURA vocalist
HVSH vocalist
Ag Johnson vocalist
Sangam Ensemble


Melissa Douglas** Ascension*
Nomad Destined
HVSH About You
Ag Johnson Beauty Within
Sangam Ensemble Agam – World premiere of an MSO Commission

About this performance

Mosaics celebrates the breadth and diversity of Melbourne in 2023.

Melissa Douglas begins her tenure as Cybec Young Composer in Residence with a fanfare commissioned for the 2023 Sidney Myer Free Concert Series, contrasting two ascending themes – one joyful and sprightly, the other dark and dramatic.

Four dynamic and diverse artists from Melbourne’s west – Ag Johnson, ELAURA, Nomad, and HVSH – take the stage to perform their original works, developed in partnership with GRID Series.

Finally, Sangam Ensemble present Agam: three intertwined ancient, contemporary and futuristic stories of Tamil Australians who live and work on unceded lands of the Kulin Nation. Weaving together an anti-colonial perspective, this intercultural performance frames music as dance, visuals and storytelling to explore marginality, home, and belonging, with choreography and text by Priya Srinivasan, and composition and arrangement by Hari Sivanesan, Uthra Vijay and Alex Turley.

Nomad, ELAURA, HVSH and Ag Johnson presented in collaboration with GRID Series. Sangam Ensemble produced by Insite Arts.

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The Sidney Myer Free Concerts are made possible by the MSO Sidney Myer Trust Fund, in association with ABC Classic, The University of Melbourne and Arts Centre Melbourne.

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