The Cybec Foundation supports the MSO to organise and run the Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers’ Program each year.
The program selects four participants to be mentored by leading Australian composers and compose a 10-minute piece. The four pieces are performed by the MSO in a showcase, following which, one of the four participants is chosen as the MSO’s Young Composer in Residence and commissioned to write further pieces.
Since 2003 when the program was introduced, more than 80 composers from across Australia have had works commissioned and performed by the MSO. All have continued onto widely diverse creative practices and the MSO has offered several subsequent commissions to graduates of the program.
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Carlo Antonioli conductor
Nicholas Bochner host and presenter
Christine Pan Sunburst Lichen Klearhos Murphy Ikon of Nipsis Katia Geha and they leave me in the dark Martin Cheney Penchant
Duration: approx. 1 hour, no interval
Please note that Katia Geha’s and they leave me in the dark deals with the subject of violence against women. If you feel affected by any of the content related to this work, please feel free to step out of the auditorium.
If you or anyone you know need support on this matter 1800RESPECT is available for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Tuesday 30 January 2024 6:30pm at Iwaki Auditorium