We know that the opportunity to tour is the most rewarding learning experience a music student can have. In 2018, the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra embarked on its very first international tour to Asia.

Concert dates

Friday 21 September 2018

Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne 

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore

Friday 28 September 2018

Shanghai Symphony Concert Hall, Shanghai

Student cellists performing with the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Hamer Hall, Melbourne. Image: Sav Schulman.

Orchestral program

Alice HUMPHRIES  Tide (world premiere)

Edward ELGAR  Sea Pictures

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH  Symphony No. 5 

Zhang LU and Ma HONGYE  Good News from Beijing (Shanghai concert only)

About the tour

The 2018 Asia Tour marks the very first time in its long history that the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has toured internationally. This tour provided outstanding professional development opportunities for our students, including unique cultural experiences and the challenges and rewards of rehearsing, travelling and performing to new audiences.

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