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Performance details

Friday 9 June 2023 at 10.30am and 12.30pm
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

About this performance

The natural world, weather and the seasons have been a perennial source of inspiration for composers. Join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in an exploration of Nature’s Seasons in a performance that will bring a uniquely Australian perspective to this age-old subject.

Featuring a new work by Yuin woman Brenda Gifford, this program will take us beyond the European calendar and connect us more deeply to the ancient land we live in.


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Ingrid Martin conductor
Thea Rossen

Program to include

Brenda Gifford Miringama
Beethoven Symphony no 6 (excerpts)
Waltz of the Flowers
Rimsky-Korsakov The Flight of the Bumblebee
Maria Grenfell Rock Hopping
Eric Whitacre October

Learning resources

Explore this suite of activities and learning experiences suitable for the classroom before or after attending this performance.

These learning resources were created by Kim Waldock.

Access resources
2023 Victoria Government Education 600

The creation of this concert’s digital learning resources is supported by the Department of Education, Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program.

2023 Crown Packer Combined 1200X388

MSO Schools Concerts are supported by Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation.

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