2023 concert dates

Happy New Year to all our supporters and musicians! We hope you had a restful and happy holiday period.

We are excited to announce our 2023 concert dates:

  • Friday, 17 March ~ featuring pianist Cameron Roberts
  • Friday, 16 June ~ featuring soprano Lee Abrahmsen
  • Friday, 8 September
  • Friday, 24 November

Stay tuned for details of the concert programs and tickets.

Thank you

Congratulations to everyone for a fabulous concert on Friday!

Thank you to our musicians, audience, conductor Joannes Roose, volunteers and special guests Matthew Rigby and Yiyun Gu for their double concerto performance.

We should also acknowledge the composers ~ Felix Mendelssohn who wrote the concerto at age 14 (!) and Ludwig van Beethoven for creating such a high-spirited Symphony No. 8.

We were thrilled to share our music with you all and look forward to more concerts in 2023.

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Concert Program ~ 18 November 2022

The year is flying by and we are preparing for our last concert of the year.

On Friday, 18 November 2022 we will perform the following program:

* Mendelssohn ~ Hebrides Overture
* Mendelssohn ~ Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings with soloists Matthew Rigby (violin) and Yiyun Gu (piano)
* Beethoven ~ Symphony No. 8

Tickets will be available soon.

The concert will commence at 8pm at the James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies’ College, Kew. We hope you can join us!

Supporting Gatehouse Centre at the Royal Children’s Hospital

Hello friends ~ we have some good news to start your week.

Many of you know that The Melbourne Sinfonia is an Auxiliary of the Royal Children’s Hospital. We donate profits from our concerts to the Hospital’s Gatehouse Centre which is a “Centre Against Sexual Assault”.

Thanks to your support and donations, we were recently able to donate $2,000 to Gatehouse.

This will help Gatehouse continue to provide assessment, treatment and advocacy services to children, young people and their families affected by sexual abuse (known or suspected) or concerning sexual behaviours. These services mainly help families living in the North Western metro area of Melbourne and the cities of Moreland and Hume.

Gatehouse also provides valuable training and consultation services to professionals and other agencies.

Thank you all for supporting this very worthy cause.


Bravo to our musicians and director Joannes Roose for a fabulous concert last night! And congratulations to Luke Severn for his captivating performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

Thanks as always to our audience and volunteers who keep the orchestra running. You enable us to perform these concerts and support a worthy cause – Gatehouse at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Thank you and congratulations to all.
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