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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Arts Centre Melbourne present

Chinese New Year Concert (Rescheduled)

A Prayer for the World


13 March, 2021 | 7:30pm
Gates open: 6pm

$59 - $479 ($26.50 - $87.25 per guest)
+ $9.35 Service Fee per order

See full pricing breakdown below

Chinese New Year

The MSO and some of Melbourne’s finest Chinese-Australian musical talent come together for a very special event dedicated to the world. Join us for a globe-spanning program that demonstrates the power of music to bring us together in harmony.

Vivaldi The Four Seasons: Spring
Zuqiang Wu Moonlit Night on Spring River
Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus:
Xiaogang Ye The Faint Gingkgo
Chopin Grande Polonaise Brillante

Violin prodigy Christian Li, who in 2020 became the youngest-ever artist signed by the Decca Classics record label, joins the MSO and Principal Conductor in Residence Benjamin Northey to perform 'Spring' from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

Following her recital with Artistic Ambassador Lu Siqing in 2019, accomplished Chinese-Australian pianist Angela Li appears alongside Melbourne-based professional Pipa player Yang Ying. Before moving to Australia, Ying performed with the China National Traditional Orchestra to great acclaim across Asia and Europe.

Beethoven was criticised in 1801 for his ballet music “paying little regard to the dancing” – but as we now know, the young composer was destined to be much more than a ballet master. His only full-length ballet, The Creatures of Prometheus includes musical ideas he would build on in the famed Eroica Symphony, which would premiere two years later.

A unique blend of music from both eastern and western masters, this program also includes works by Chopin and China’s leading 20th century and contemporary composers, Xiogang Ye, Zuqiang Wu and Grammy-nominated Zhou Tian.

This performance is supported by the Li Family Trust and presented in collaboration with Arts Centre Melbourne.

Price range
Each order incurs a $9.35 Service Fee

There are 3 ticket categories for Live at the Bowl. Each option reserves a designated area for a group of people and must be booked in one transaction. You are welcome to book a group ticket for fewer guests than specified, however you will receive and pay for all seats within the designated area.

Private Decks
Lawn Deck for up to 6 guests: $159 - $479 ($26.50 - $79.85 per guest)
Terrace Deck for up to 4 guests: To be confirmed

Stalls Tables

Table for up to 2 guests: $139 - $159 ($69.50 – $79.50 per guest)
Table for up to 4 guests: $219 - $349 ($54.75 - $87.25 per guest)


Seat for 1 guest: $59
Seats for up to 2 guests: $99 ($49.50 per guest)

Ticket categories

So how does it work? Sidney Myer Music Bowl has been transformed into a socially distanced COVIDSafe space. Find out more information about each of the ticket options available.


Age restrictions: This event is all ages, however guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Babies under 24 months do not need a ticket.

Running time: 1 hour 10 mins

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


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

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