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35th Anniversary Concert

Melbourne Recital Centre

The Seasons: MSE celebrates 35 years

Melbourne String Ensemble in collaboration with acclaimed First Nations Composers presents a playful program of new works and old classics full of contrasts and surprises.

Past and present players come together in The Seasons to celebrate the Melbourne String Ensemble’s 35th anniversary with a fitting program of well-loved classics by Vivaldi and Vaughan Williams and new commissioned works by William Barton, Chris Sainsbury and James Henry. 

Alumni will be joining MSE on stage to perform Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. Please get in touch via the contact us page if you are an alumni and would like to join us. 

The Seasons Concert forms part of an exciting new project that fosters connections to local communities, culture and our environment; exploring how we tell stories through music and how music can create narratives that influence how we see. Find out more about The Seasons project here. 

Concert program

Our full program can be downloaded here

Antonio Vivaldi
Summer and Winter from The Four Seasons

Soloists: Jennen Ngiau-Keng and Rochelle Ughetti

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis

World Premieres by:

William Barton

Christopher Sainsbury

James Henry


Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
Corner of Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Southbank 

Saturday 30th April, 2022




Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants

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MSE Auditions

MSE Auditions now open

Melbourne String Ensemble acknowledges the Wurundjeri, Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, upon whose Country we are based and recognises their continuing connections to community, culture and country.  We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.