All tickets for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s 2020 season have gone on sale today, with a new $20 ticket introduced for children and teenagers under the age of 18.

“This is about encouraging people of all ages to attend our outstanding classical performances, allowing a whole family to attend together and making music accessible for all,” said MSO Managing Director Sophie Galaise.

“I look forward to welcoming the MSO’s newest fans to Hamer Hall and seeing many more mini-maestros and music students in our audiences across the year.”

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The $20 ticket will be available for most mainstage performances in the 2020 season at venues including Hamer Hall, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University, and Costa Hall Geelong.

The concerts include MSO Mornings: Elgar Violin Concerto with Nicola Benedetti; Legends: Gil Shaham plays Brahms; Songs of America with American baritone Thomas Hampson; Ode to Joy: Beethoven Symphony No.9 with MSO Principal Guest Conductor Xian Zhang, and many others featuring the likes of Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Karen Gomyo, James Ehnes and MSO Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis in Brahms: A German Requiem.

The $20 tickets will be available across seating reserves at eligible concerts and are subject to availability. Children under 16 must be seated next to an accompanying adult.

The new $20 ticket joins other initiatives offered by MSO to make music inclusive and accessible, including relaxed performances, free concerts, the Jams for Juniors series for children aged 0 – 5 years, Classic Kids for ages 5 – 10, MUSO program for 18 – 35 year-olds, and the student membership program.

A full list of eligible concerts available under the $20 program can be found HERE