The Maroondah Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra founded in 1964 and based in Ringwood, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Conducted by Willem van der Vis, we present four programs of classical music each year at the George Wood Performing Arts Centre, in Ringwood.

New players are welcome, particularly violins and low brass. There are also currently vacancies for other string players. Players of other instruments are welcome to go on our waiting list. Please see the  new players page for details.

Bookings are available for all concerts using the TryBooking links below. Bookings for 2018 concerts will be available in December 2017.
Online bookings for each concert close at 8pm on the night prior to the concert. Although tickets are also available at the door, booking online is simple, inexpensive (only 30c), allows you to select your seat and avoids the need to queue.

Sunday 26th November 2017, 2:30pm

Grand Choral Concert – Mendelssohn’s Elijah


Diamond Valley Singers
Maroondah Singers
Yarra Valley Singers


Michael Lampard, baritone   Elijah
Joanna Cole, soprano             Widow and Angel
Shakira Dugan, contralto       Angel and Queen Jezebel
Peter Mander, tenor                Obadiah and Ahab

Conductor : Willem van der Vis

Mendelssohn Oratorio Elijah Op. 70
George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar, 84-90 Kalinda Rd, Ringwood

Adult $25, Concession $20, Children under 16 free

Bookings: Try Booking (until 8pm, Saturday 25th November)

Download flyer:  Elijah 26 November Flyer 2017

Download program:  Programme 26 November 2017

Sunday 18th March 2018

The Apotheosis of the Dance

Soloist:  Hannah Shinn, Piano

16-year-old Hannah Shin was born in Melbourne, Australia and began studying piano at the age of eight. A student of Glenn Riddle, Hannah was awarded her LMusA diploma at the age of twelve and she made her debut solo recital at the age of thirteen.

Hannah has performed in America as well as in Korea and Australia. Hannah’s performance highlights include participating in the 2013 3MBS’ Beethoven Marathon, where she performed in front of a capacity audience as well as winning an Honourable Mention in the IIYM International Piano Competition, Kansas (USA, 2013) and being a finalist in the 2012 and 2014 Melbourne Recital Centre’s Richard Mills Bach competition and the 4th ASEAN International Piano Concerto Competition (Indonesia, 2011).

In June 2014, Hannah made her concerto debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a major prize-winner at the Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Awards for musicians 25 years and under.

Following worldwide auditions, Hannah has been invited to participate in the prestigious Cooper International Competition in Cleveland, USA this July and also in the Horowitz International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Ukraine next May.

Also, Hannah has won numerous awards in competitions including the winning the South Eastern Arts Festival’s Junior Concerto (performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto KV488) and the Musical Society of Victoria’s Eda Schurmann Award. She is also a former winner of the Ann and Chris Krans Music Scholarship as well as the open and Chopin piano championships in Wollongong.

Hannah has also been broadcast on live 3MBS and Kansas Public Radio.

Conductor : Willem van der Vis

Cimarosa Overture to The Secret Marriage
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 in Bb KV 595
Soloist: Hannah Shinn
Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A Op. 92

George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar School, 84-90 Kalinda Rd, Croydon

Adult $25, Concession $20, Children under 16 free

Bookings: TryBooking link not yet available

Download flyer:Not yet available

Download program: Not yet available

This program will also be performed at the Cowes Cultural Centre, 91 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip Island, on Sunday 25th March 2018 at 2:30pm. Tickets available at the door.

Concert dates for 2018

Concert Dates for 2018

The following dates for 2018 are now confirmed. Program details will be added when available.

All concerts are on Sunday at 2:30 pm at  except as noted.

March 18, George Wood PAC
(repeated March 25 – Cowes Cultural Centre)

June 17, George Wood PAC

September 16
(repeated for private concert September 9 – Aveo Cherry Tree Retirement Village, Croydon)

November 25, George Wood PAC