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 further notice due to the COVID-19 situation.


Sunday 6 September 2020, 2:30 pm

Enigmatic Passion

Unfortunately, due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, our September concerts have been cancelled.

Restrictions on rehearsals mean that even if restrictions on large groups are lifted by mid September there will be inadequate rehearsal time for this concert. The Overture and Symphony from September have now been moved to our November concert.

Sunday 15 November 2020, 2:30 pm

Dependent on easing of covid-19 restrictions. Note change of program.

Drama & 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. 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. The concert opens with a typically dramatic overture to Verdi’s opera Nabucco.

Soloists:  Lauren Gorman, Flute & Brienne Gawler, Oboe

Conductor : Willem van der Vis

Verdi Overture Nabucco
Salieri Concerto for Flute and Oboe in C
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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