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2023 MSO Cybec Young Composer in Residence
MSO Media Release


   7 September: Hamer Hall, Melbourne 

       world premiere of Awaken for full orchestra

       Schumann and Mendelssohn: Abundant Spring Concert

       Performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

       Conducted by Principal Guest Conductor Xian Zhang 

       Commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and

       Cybec Foundation




   15 February: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne 

       world premiere of Ascension for full orchestra 

       Mosaics: Contemporary Sounds of Melbourne Concert

       Performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Northey

       Commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Cybec Foundation

Awaken_MSO Premiere 7.09.23Melissa Douglas
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24 August: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 

     world premiere of Theatre of the Everyday for mixed ensemble 

     MSO at NGV: Pierre Bonnard, Modernism & Music Concert 

     Performed by musicians from the Melbourne Symphony                    Orchestra and MSO Academy

     Commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and              Cybec Foundation



   29 January 2022, at Hamer Hall, Melbourne

       world premiere of Wave Variations for chamber orchestra

       MSO Cybec Showcase 

       Performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Davis

       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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