MSO Live: Music Marathon

MSO Live: Music MarathonMSO Live: Music Marathon

Monday 8 June 2020 | Join the MSO on the Queen's Birthday holiday for a six-hour interactive online music marathon celebrating the intrinsic relationship between nature, sound and humanity.

Celebrate the music of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra when musicians return to the online stage for the MSO Music Marathon, a half-day event of fine music on the Queen's Birthday holiday, Monday 8 June.

This special event will feature a program filled with livestreamed chamber music and a collection of recent MSO concerts.

Headlining the MSO Music Marathon will be the recent world premiere collaboration of Beethoven's 9th Symphony, with Circa Contemporary Circus, performed in February 2020. Other performances include Beethoven's 6th(arranged for virtual orchestra) and 7th symphonies as well as his Septet, Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending (arranged for string sextet, featuring concertmaster Dale Barltrop), Peter Sculthorpe's String Quartet No.18, Vivaldi's Winter from The Four Seasons featuring MSO violinist Anne-Marie Johnson, and Danish String Quartet's Last Leaf.

Deborah Cheetham's musical acknowledgement of country, Long Time Living Here will open the Marathon, with the composer's Dutala, star-filled sky also included in the program. The half-day marathon event will be interspersed with conversations with MSO musicians.

MSO Managing Director, Sophie Galaise said this online event is to bring people together, from their homes, to celebrate music and each other.

‘'Music is such an important part of life and this event is to celebrate Melbourne's, and Victoria's orchestra making a positive impact on our community. We hope to reach audiences all over the world in order to truly bring people together to be a part of our global family,'' said Ms Galaise.

The MSO Music Marathon will be held on Monday 8 June from 2-8.30pm on the MSO's YouTube channel. Visit for more detailed program.

(subject to change)

2:00 PM Deborah Cheetham Long Time Living Here
2:09 PM Beethoven Symphony No.6 - 1st movement with Melbourne Ensemble
2:20 PM Introduction to Beethoven 7 with conductor Benjamin Northey and Nicholas Bochner
2:30 PM Beethoven Symphony No.7 with MSO and conductor Benjamin Northey
3:10 PM Musicians in conversation
3:15 PM Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending with MSO String Sextet, featuring Dale Barltrop
3:30 PM Musicians in conversation: Benjamin Northey and Deborah Cheetham
3:45 PM Deborah Cheetham Dutala, star-filled sky with MSO, MSO Chorus and conductor Benjamin Northey
4:00 PM Vivaldi Winter from The Four Seasons with MSO String Quartet, featuring Anne-Marie Johnson
4:10 PM Musicians in conversation: Beethoven
4:20 PM Brenton Broadstock And No Birds Sing
4:40 PM Beethoven Septet with Melbourne Ensemble
5:20 PM Musicians in conversation: responding to nature
5:30 PM Peter Sculthorpe String Quartet No.18 with MSO String Quartet
5:55 PM Musicians in conversation: Beethoven
6:05 PM Beethoven Symphony No.6 - 4th movement. A Virtual Orchestra, featuring young talent from Melbourne Youth Orchestras
6:15 PM Musicians in conversation: introducing Last Leaf
6:20 PM Various Last Leaf with MSO String Quartet
7:15 PM Musicians in conversation: Beethoven 9
7:30 PM Beethoven Symphony No.9 with MSO, MSO Chorus, Circa Contemporary Circus and conductor Benjamin Northey

Watch on YouTube

The Music Marathon will be shared live on our MSO Live YouTube Playlist on Monday 8 June. Before then, you can enjoy our previously shared concert streams.


❊ When & Where ❊

Date: Monday 8th June 2020

Times: 2pm - 7.30pm



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