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ABC Extends Partnership with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

ABC Extends Partnership with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – The ABC is delighted to announce its screen partnership with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will be extended through to 2026.​

The new agreement comes on the eve of the Classic 100 Live in Concert broadcast tomorrow night where Australia’s favourite classical music event comes to life in a special performance by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Northey, celebrating the songs that make you feel good.​

Hosted by Jeremy Fernandez and Megan Burslem, the concert will feature highlights from this year’s Classic 100 countdown showcasing some of the most uplifting classics mixed in with a few surprises. The concert airs on ABC TV at 7.30pm, ABC iView and is simulcast on ABC Classic.​

ABC Head Screen, Arts and Events Kath Earle said:

“ABC Arts strives to bring the very best arts content to all Australians. We have ambitious plans and continuing this partnership with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra gives us the opportunity to broadcast the best orchestral music to our audiences across all ABC Platforms.”​

MSO Managing Director Sophie Galaise welcomed the ongoing partnership with ABC Classic.

“The MSO and the ABC have a long history and we are delighted to set a new vision for the future through this partnership. Together, we will amplify the talent of our incredible musicians and artists to audiences across the nation and around the world, celebrating the very best of Australian creativity.”

ABC Classic will continue its long-standing partnership with this orchestra, bringing some of the county’s finest performances to the ears of listeners here and around the world on ABC listen.

Every year for more than two decades, ABC Classic has asked music lovers to nominate their favourite pieces on a particular theme, counting down the results across a weekend in June.

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor – famous for its finale ‘Ode To Joy’ – topped the ABC Classic 100 countdown for a fourth time this year, where the theme is ‘Feel Good’ – the uplifting tunes that make you smile.

Dates for next year’s Classic 100 Live in Concert will be announced as part of the MSO’s 2025 Season on July 17.

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