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Tuesday 30 January 2024

6:30pm at Iwaki Auditorium

Music and Ideas

Discover more about our music from the world class artists, producers and composers working on stage and behind the scenes at the MSO. Music & Ideas events include open rehearsals, informative presentations, panels, talks and behind the scenes demonstrations.

About this event

The Cybec Foundation supports the MSO to organise and run the Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers’ Program each year.

The program selects four participants to be mentored by leading Australian composers and compose a 10-minute piece. The four pieces are performed by the MSO in a showcase, following which, one of the four participants is chosen as the MSO’s Young Composer in Residence and commissioned to write further pieces.

Since 2003 when the program was introduced, more than 80 composers from across Australia have had works commissioned and performed by the MSO. All have continued onto widely diverse creative practices and the MSO has offered several subsequent commissions to graduates of the program.


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Carlo Antonioli conductor


New MSO commissions by Martin Cheney, Katia Geha, Klearhos Murphy and Christine Pan

Duration: approx. 1 hour, no interval

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The Cybec Foundation generously provides support for the 21st Century Australian Composers’ Program.

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Music & Ideas is supported by City of Melbourne

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Music and Ideas is supported by Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation

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