The Maroondah Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra based in Ringwood, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, and was founded in 1964. It prides itself on providing local access to quality classical music and presents four to six concerts each year featuring works from both the classical and lighter music repertoire. Our biennial choral concerts are particular highlights. Most concert performances are given at the comfortable and spacious George Wood Performing Arts Centre at Yarra Valley Grammar School in Ringwood. Additional performances of our main concert programs can be arranged for charity and other organisations.
The Orchestra has a growing reputation. Much of this is due to the enthusiastic guidance and expertise of conductor, Willem van der Vis, and the quality of musicians the Orchestra attracts.
The Orchestra is based in Ringwood, although membership is not restricted to residents of the City of Maroondah. Membership is open to musicians from senior secondary students through to mature age. Rehearsals are held each Tuesday at Maroondah Federation Estate, Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood from 8pm to 10:15pm from late January until early December. The Estate is a well lit and comfortably air conditioned facility which provides an enjoyable and acoustically rewarding venue for rehearsal.
New members are warmly welcomed. (Please see the new players page for current vacancies.)