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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Arts Centre Melbourne present

Chinese New Year

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

$59 - $479 (+ $9.35 Service Fee per order)
This price range includes single seats, groups of up to 2, 4 and 6 guests
See full pricing breakdown below

Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Year of the Ox with the MSO and some of Melbourne’s finest Chinese-Australian musical talent.

Now in its eighth year, the MSO’s Chinese New Year is one of Melbourne’s premier cultural events. 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.

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

Price range

Private Decks

Lawn Deck for up to 6 guests: $159 - $479
Terrace Deck for up to 4 guests: To be confirmed

Stalls Tables

Table for up to 2 guests: $139 - $159
Table for up to 4 guests: $219 - $349


Seat for 1 guest: $59
Seats for up to 2 guests: $99

Babies under 12 months do not need a ticket.

Each order incurs a $9.35 Service Fee

Your booking reserves a private, designated area. All group bookings must be made in one transaction for contact tracing purposes. Sidney Myer Music Bowl is operating at reduced 25% capacity. We recommend booking early to avoid missing out.

Find out more information on our Venue and Tickets page →


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

Running time: 1 hour 10 mins

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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