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    Orchestra Victoria | 2023 Chamber Music Series

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    Here in the era of extraordinary collective shifts, the world has been reminded of the sheer joy and intimacy of an exceptional live music experience.

    Led by Concertmaster Sulki Yu, Orchestra Victoria’s 2023 Chamber Music Series extends a hand to audiences ready and willing to be moved by our state’s most exemplary musicians. From discoveries of Australia’s pre-eminent composers to intricate encounters with the most celebrated masterworks, your ticket to a musical journey rich in adventure, ingenuity and innovation awaits. 

    In 2023, each beautifully curated program of the Chamber Music Series features works that celebrate each section of Orchestra Victoria. Get up-close-and-personal with the unique textures, narratives and emotions created by our woodwind, brass, percussion and string players - an experience that only Victoria’s foremost pit orchestra can offer. 

    Why not mix-and-match concerts to indulge in your love of a particular style of repertoire, or bring a loved one along to enjoy a classic work for the very first time? Perhaps you’re drawn to a new experience: developing an intimate understanding of how each orchestral section works together to create the music you know and love. This year, the choice is yours. 

    Performed in Melbourne’s brand-new Hanson Dyer Hall, Ian Potter Southbank Centre (University of Melbourne) and featuring post-concert meet-and-greets with the musicians, our 2023 Chamber Music Series promises an inventive, first-hand experience with captivating classical music.

    In 2023, join Orchestra Victoria as we fuse together the sights, sounds and experiences of a tradition rich in authentic musical storytelling. 

    We can’t wait to welcome you.

    Concert 3 | Thursday 17 August, 7:30pm

    The Shape of Things to Come

    In their final Chamber Music concert of 2023, The Shape of Things to Come, join the musicians of Orchestra Victoria as they explore legacy and influence in classical music. Opening with selections from W.A. Mozart’s final and most performed opera, The Magic Flute, beautifully arranged for wind ensemble by Carl André Göpfert, the final work of the concert, and the series, will see all the sections of the orchestra unite to perform Haydn’s penultimate symphony, No. 103 "Drum-roll", with guest conductor Joel Bass.

    Mozart arr. Arr. Göpfert: Excerpts from The Magic Flute
    No.1 Overture
    No.8 Pamina/Papageno Duet
    No.15 Queen of Night Aria

      Robert Sims: Australian Folk Song Suite

      Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E♭ major “Drumroll”

      Ticket Prices:

      Listed prices are exclusive of booking fees.

      Adult: $35 ($45 at the door)

      Concession: $30 ($40 at the door)

      Under-26: Free*

      *Available from 1 hour prior to the performance only, subject to availability. 

      Box Office/Front of House opening hours:

      The Foyer and Box Office will be open from one hour prior to each performance.

      Accessibility information:

      Click on the accessibility button at the top of this page for detailed information on accessibility in the venue, and accessible transport options, including parking information. Please note any requirements that you and your guests may have when prompted and checkout.

      About the venue:

      Hanson Dyer Hall is a concert space located on Level 3 of  The University of Melbourne's Ian Potter Southbank Centre, on 43 Sturt Street Southbank. Ushers will be stationed on both the ground floor and level 3 to assist with way-finding to the hall.

      Hanson Dyer Hall


      Am I eligible for a concession ticket?

      Concession tickets are available to holders of the following proof-of-concession cards provided that the card is valid at the time of purchase: Australian Government issued Seniors Card, Pension Card or Healthcare Card, State Government issued Seniors Card, or Public Transport Victoria Concession Card.

      You may be asked to provide proof of concession to venue staff when attending performances.

      Does Orchestra Victoria support the National Companion Card Scheme?

      Yes, Orchestra Victoria supports the National Companion Card scheme. For more information about the Companion Card, visit To book tickets using your Companion Card, please phone Orchestra Victoria on (03) 9694 3600.

      Is there someone I can speak to about my or a family member's specific access requirements?

      Yes, please phone Orchestra Victoria reception on (03) 9694 3600 or email us at to discuss your access needs.

      What are the seating arrangements at the performance?

      Audience seating for this performance is general admission.

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