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Posted on 15 March 2017 under News

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The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is breaking new ground with Pixar in Concert.

On Saturday April 8, the MSO will become the first orchestra in Australia to present a concert in a “relaxed and autism- friendly” format.

Pixar in Concert is a compilation of Pixar favourites showing on the big screen with the orchestra on the stage in front playing the score.

VIDEO: A taste of Pixar in Concert magic:

From the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and Up, Pixar has given us some of the most loved characters in cinematic history.

In a special school holiday event the MSO will presents all your favourite animated moments like you’ve never heard, or seen, them before: live in concert.

It’s a visually stunning, high-definition, multi-media family show featuring montages of memorable clips from Pixar’s biggest hits including CarsFinding NemoWall-ERatatouilleA Bug’s LifeMonsters Inc. and Brave.

The performance will take place in Hamer Hall, a safe and relaxed environment with various elements adapted to reduce anxiety and discomfort.

As a concert-goer, you can expect:

  • Online pre-concert resources
  • A relaxed attitude to noise and movement during the concert
  • Lights to stay on during the concert
  • Chill-out break areas
  • General admission seating with reduced capacity

Associate Conductor, Benjamin Northey said the MSO was the first orchestra in Australia to host this format of performance in their mainstage season.

‘The special concert will take place in a safe and relaxed environment with various elements adapted to reduce the possibility of anxiety and discomfort,” Mr Northey says.

“Lighting will be brighter, loud noises kept to a minimum and of course a very relaxed attitude to movement during the performance. If audience members need to take a break, we have special chill-out spaces”.

For more information go to  or call 9929 9600.


The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, in conjunction with Amaze, is giving you the chance to win one of four double-passes to Pixar in Concert – Relaxed and Autism Friendly Performance on Saturday 8 April at 10.30am.

The first four email entries received will win a double-pass.

Simply send an email with the subject line ‘Win Tickets to Pixar in Concert’ to

Only winning entrants will be notified by MSO via email.

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