MSO celebrates music for all

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will introduce a $20 ticket price for children aged under 18, for a range of concerts in Season 2020. This new initiative will ensure even the youngest music lovers can enjoy the best in classical music and world-class MSO performances.

MSO celebrates music for all


"This is about encouraging people of all ages to attend our outstanding classical performances, allowing a whole family to attend together and making music accessible for all," MSO's CEO Ms Galaise said.

"I look forward welcoming the MSO's newest fans to Hamer Hall and seeing many more mini-maestros and music students in our audiences across the year."

The new ticket price will apply at a range of MSO mainstage performances next season, at Hamer Hall, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University and Costa Hall Geelong.

These include:
• MSO Mornings: Elgar Violin Concerto withNicola Benedetti
• Legends:Gil Shaham plays Brahms
• Songs of America with American baritoneThomas Hampson
• Ode to Joy: Beethoven Symphony No.9 with MSO Principal Guest ConductorXian Zhang
• Many more including concerts featuringJean-Efflam Bavouzet,Vladimir Ashkenazy, Karen Gomyo, James Ehnes andMSO Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis's return in Brahms: A German Requiem.

Child-price seats will be available across reserves at eligible concerts and subject to availability. Children under 16 must be seated next to an accompanying adult.

In addition to the MSO's relaxed performances, free concerts, theJams for Juniors series for children aged 0-5 years,Classic Kids for ages 5-10, MUSO program for 18-35 year-olds and student membership program - the new $20 ticket price for children supports the MSO's vision to make music inclusive and accessible for everyone.

All tickets to the MSO's 2020 Season are on-sale today, Wednesday November 27.

For a full list of eligible concerts and further details, visit