I hope you are well. My name is Erica and I am getting touch on behalf of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as I thought you may be interested in the upcoming MSO Pops concert series, given there us a particular focus on Jazz this year.
On that note – the MSO Pops concert series has been reimagined for 2014 to bring it more in scope with a Broadway/Musical/Jazz theme paired with a vintage glamour to appeal to a broad range of Melburnians, from passionate music lovers through to those who just love a good night out on the town. In 2014, MSO Pops includes the very best of jazz trumpet with legendary James Morrison, unforgettable musical theatre tunes and all-American greatest hits with Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart.
There are three concerts in the MSO Pops series, which are held at Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall at 7pm on the Saturday, followed by a matinee session on the Sunday. The first concert is A Journey Through Jazz: From Louis Armstrong to Herbie Hancock and will be held on Saturday 8th March at 7pm, followed by a matinee on Sunday 9th March at 2pm
The following concerts are in June and then November, with the full program listed here: www.mso.com.au/pops
I can absolutely provide images or interview as you wish, along with greater information about the series. I would be more than happy to look at arranging tickets, should you wish to attend the concerts.
We’re really keen to let people know that there is a subscription offer available, which reduces the cost of the series somewhat. Obviously this is only relevant up until the first concert, so that people get the whole series.
I thought it might also be worth mentioning that we’re currently holding a competition in which everyone who buys a subscription or a ticket to the first concert gets the chance to win a trip toe ‘the home of jazz’, New Orleans… And who wouldn’t want to win that? (OK yes, I’m biased!)
I’d love the opportunity to chat this through with you further to gauge your interest in supporting the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and even potentially chat through some ideas. A blog post in the lead up to the first concert would be ace, but we’d love any support you’re willing to give across your community to #MSOPops
Given the first concert is a less than a fortnight away, keen to move very quickly so by all means feel free to call me directly if you have questions or if there is someone else to whom I should direct my query.
Thanks so much for making it to the end of this email and I do hope we can work together to spread some MSO love to the peeps of Melbourne.