Summer in the City Soundtrack: Check out the Sidney Myer Free Concerts this February

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The sounds of the classical music greats float over the breeze, while you and the family are kicking back in the beautiful Kings Domain (hopefully on a rug with a stocked picnic basket!) - can you think of anything nicer?

See out the rest of Melbourne's glorious summer evenings with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, which is normally far pricier than FREE to see! 

2018 Sidney Myer Free Concerts

The free concerts held at the Melbourne iconic outdoor Sidney Myer Music Bowl run over several nights from 7-14th February from 7:30pm. Gates open from 4.30pm, and entry is on a first-in, best-dressed basis. Good luck!

Romance and Classics

Wednesday 7 February

Antony Hermus conductor 
Sophie Rowell violin

Wagenaar Overture Cyrano de Bergerac 
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4

Hot Summer Night!

Saturday 10 February

Antony Hermus conductor 
Luciana Mancini mezzo-soprano

Ravel Alborada del gracioso 
Falla El Amor Brujo 
Marquez Danzon No.2
Berio Folksongs 
Ravel Boléro

This event features a pre-concert curtain-raiser from Melbourne Youth Orchestra conducted by Brett Kelly and featuring Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Gadfly Suite.

From MSO, with Love

Wednesday 14 February

Benjamin Northey conductor
Natalie Aroyan soprano
Rosario La Spina tenor

R. Strauss Don Juan 
Puccini Tosca: Mario! Mario! Mario!
Martucci Notturno
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien 
Puccini Preludio Sinfonico 
Puccini La Bohème: Finale Act 1

For more info, head to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra website - where they have helpfully included links to Spotify playlists for each concert you can listen to for free at home.

Main image credit: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

 

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