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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra


The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra goes back to 1906, and it is Australia’s longest-running professional orchestra. Comprising 100 players, the orchestra was founded by conductor Alberto Zelman. It became among the radio orchestras from the Australian Broadcasting Payment (today Australian Broadcasting Company) in 1934, and in 1945 was renamed the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, and then revert back again to the name Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 1965. Prominent among its conductors was Hiroyuki Iwaki, the ensemble’s longest-serving conductor; Andrew Davis, conductor since 2012; and many visitor conductors, including Markus Stenz and Simone Youthful. The MSO provides toured New Zealand, america, Canada, Japan, Korea, China, European countries, and Russia, and in 2014 made an appearance for the very first time on the BBC Proms on the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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Nominations ARIA Music Award for Best Classical Album, ARIA Music Award for Best Original Soundtrack, Cast or Show Album

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Music Department

Music Department

Paper Planes 2014/I orchestra
Beneath Hill 60 2010 musicians
Death Defying Acts 2007 musician



The Hunter 2011/IV performer: "Song to the Moon" from "Ruselka", "Bailero"
Proof 1991 performer: "Symphony No. 5 in C Minor" 1809 - uncredited



Proof 1991 Performers



BBC Proms 2014 TV Series Themselves
Spicks and Specks 2009 TV Series Themselves
Meat Loaf: Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 2004 Video Themselves

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