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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presents

2021 Sidney Myer Free Concerts

29 January, 6 February & 10 February, 2021 | 7:30pm
Gates open: 5pm


FREE: Ticket reservations required

If you have registered for one of the above dates but can no longer attend, please complete this form so we can make these places available to other patrons.

2021 SMMB Free Concerts

For more than 90 years, Melbourne summers have been punctuated by the MSO’s annual free concert series. Join the MSO and friends as they play under the stars. Admission is FREE!

The Faun and The Firebird – Friday 29 January

Let your spirit soar like a bird in flight as the MSO’s free summer series bursts alight with a fiery program of works by Debussy, Stravinsky and Australian composer Ross Edwards.

Mambo! Dancing across the centuries - Saturday 6 February

Fill your dance card with the MSO’s celebration of movement in music across the ages, including works by Rameau, de Falla, Bernstein and two contemporary Australian composers.

Spanish Harlem - Wednesday 10 February

A concert for cool cats and symphony slickers – MSO at the Bowl has it made in the shade with a program to get toes tapping and spirits singing. Dance with a Duke (Ellington that is) up to Harlem before one of Melbourne’s best pianists serves up sultry Spanish flair with Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major. A world premiere by Australian jazz composer Vanessa Perica will send you swinging into the summer night.


This event is all ages, however guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes

In addition to the conditions of entry outlined in our FAQs, reasonable amounts of food and alcohol can be brought into the venue in soft-sided containers or bags for personal consumption. Wine bottles are exempt from the no glass rule for these events only.

Children under the age of 2 years may be admitted at no cost and without a ticket, on the lap of a parent or guardian.

Sidney Myer Music Bowl has been transformed into a socially distanced COVIDSafe space. For more information visit our Staying Safe page.

We play rain, hail or shine. The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is an outdoor amphitheatre. If rain or bad weather occurs, the show will proceed, unless deemed unsafe to do so.


For detailed access information for the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, please visit our Accessibility page →

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