Ears Wide Open: Discover Beethoven

Nicholas Bochner

Presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra


Concert Cancelled: Ears Wide Open

Due to Victoria’s ongoing lockdown, we regret to advise that Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Ears Wide Open on Tuesday 27 July has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff and artists during these difficult circumstances and we thank you, our music-loving community for your support and understanding during this time.

Ticketholders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase.

About this concert

Take a musical journey with the MSO.

Want to learn more about some of the greatest music ever written? Host and MSO cellist Nicholas Bochner, with the MSO on stage, will take a musical journey through well-known classical pieces and share the context, history and story behind these works. Through performance, conversation and interaction, the MSO will give you the best music lesson of your life.

At this ‘Discover’ event we will explore one of the most popular classical music composers, Ludwig van Beethoven. We’ll interrogate the musical, historical, and personal significance of Beethoven’s contribution to the Western canon, including excerpts of some of his most famous works, finishing with a deep dive into Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony.

Ears Wide Open is MSO’s talks and ideas program celebrating our music and artists through informative presentations, conversations, behind the scenes demonstrations and participatory workshops.

Please note, this event will be filmed with cameras in the auditorium.

Thanks to our Partners

Ears Wide Open is proudly presented by TarraWarra Estate.
The Ears Wide Open program is supported by City of Melbourne.
This event is supported by Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation.

COVID Safety

Melbourne Recital Centre is committed to the safety of our artists, staff and patrons. As we reopen, a range of public health, hygiene and physical distancing measures will be in place. Click here to learn more.


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Bochner conductor and presenter


Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.4 (excerpts)


This production is part of the following series: