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2023 MSO Cybec Young Composer in Residence
MSO Media Release


  24 August 

      world premiere of Theatre of the Everyday for mixed ensemble 

       Commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and performed by musicians from the MSO and MSO Academy

       MSO at NGV: Pierre Bonnard, Modernism & Music Concert 

       5.30pm for exhibition, 7.30pm for concert at NGV Great Hall

  7 September 

       world premiere of Awaken for full orchestra

       Commissioned and performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

       Conducted by Principal Guest Conductor Xian Zhang 
       Schumann and Mendelssohn: Abundant Spring Concert 
       7.30pm at Hamer Hall, with pre-concert talk
at 6.45pm: Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer

  15 February at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne 

       world premiere of Ascension for full orchestra 

       Performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Northey








Wave Variations, premiered by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Davis

29th of January 2022, 6.30pm 

Hamer Hall, Southbank VIC

Commissioned by the Cybec Foundation and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

More music

Shifting (2019), commissioned and performed by PLEXUS:

"Responding to the mobiles of American artist Alexander Calder, Shifting by Melissa Douglas created a disembodied, weightless sense of freedom through upward melodic spirals anchored by piano."


Tony Way, The Age


"From the delicate beginnings of floating single notes, the music developed with a free rise and fall of sharply contoured patterns until an expressive chordal piano solo developed. We felt a virtual wind blow through the mobiles as the instruments took up wider tonal gyrations with more expansive colour and energy.” 


Julie McErlain

Classic Melbourne Music News and Reviews 2020


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