Welcome

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, usually at the George Wood Performing Arts Centre, in Ringwood.

Celebrating 250 years since Beethoven’s birth, Our 2020 program features three of Beethoven’s most popular works. Download the MaSO 2020 Brochure and see below for details.

Reserved seating is available online and by phone up until 8 pm on the night prior to the concert. Online bookings after this time are General Admission only. Tickets are also available at the door, but booking online is simple, allows you to select your seat and avoids the need to queue.

New players are welcome, particularly violins, violas and double basses. Players of other instruments are welcome to go on our waiting list. Please see the new players page for details. Orchestra members can find the 2020 rehearsal schedule here.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, bookings have been suspended for the remaining 2020 concerts until the situation resolves.

All rehearsals are cancelled until at least Tuesday June 2nd due to the COVID-19 situation.

The Annual General Meeting will proceed via video link on Tuesday 21st April at 8:30pm, and will be followed by a committee meeting. Members are encouraged to nominate to serve on the committee. Members should check their emails for further details.

Sunday 6 September 2020, 2:30 pm

Enigmatic Passion

Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique symphony portrays the full range of human emotions from hope through happiness to despair. Written just before he died, the true meaning of this most dramatic of symphonies remains an enigma. Popular young cellist Charlotte Miles returns to perform Elgar’s poignant cello concerto, written shortly before the death of his beloved wife Alice and his last major work. The concert opens with the dramatic overture to Verdi’s early opera Nabucco..

Soloist:  Charlotte Miles, Cello (to be confirmed)

Conductor : Willem van der Vis

Verdi Overture Nabucco
Elgar Cello Concerto in E min Op. 85 (To be confirmed)
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B min Op. 74 Pathetique

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

Adult $30, Concession $25, (plus $1 booking fee); Children under 16 free

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(This program will be repeated for a private concert on Sunday 13 September at Aveo Cherry Tree Grove Retirement Village, Maroondah Highway, Croydon.)

Sunday 15 November 2020, 2:30 pm

A Pastoral Afternoon

Beethoven’s famous depiction of the countryside in his Pastoral symphony concludes our tribute to his 250th birthday year. The pastoral theme continues with Mendelssohn’s famous nocturne from his incidental music to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Italian composer Antonio Salieri was a teacher of many famous composers including Beethoven and Mozart and came to fame in Peter Schaffer’s play and film Amadeus. Although mainly a composer of opera, he also wrote this attractive concerto for flute and oboe, performed by Lauren Gorman and Brienne Gawler.

Soloists:  Lauren Gorman, Flute & Brienne Gawler, Oboe

Conductor : Willem van der Vis

Salieri Concerto for Flute and Oboe in C
Mendelssohn Nocturne from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F Op. 68  Pastoral

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

Adult $30, Concession $25, (plus $1 booking fee); Children under 16 free

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