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Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia

November 2018

Sephardic Soiree – Saray Iluminado

22 November 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$39.00

This intimate musical ritual of folk songs and stories celebrates the ancient times and the arrival of Sephardic Jews to the Balkans. Drawing on mythology and folk tales, members of Saray Iluminado create an intricate emotional soundscape to transport its audience into the ancient lands of mermaids, unruly young lovers, and sorcerers. Journey through the taverns in which musicians, dancers and opium smokers sing and dance to songs of love and grief, hope and despair. PERFORMERS: Nela Trifkovic, lead vocals,…

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December 2018

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

9 December 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$25 – $55

TICKETS: Standard $55 / $25 Student / Groups 10+ Standard $48.50* Join the renowned Ashton Smith Singers of Australia as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary of ‘Christmas With The Ashton Smith Singers’. Their vocal warmth and energy will uplift you and flood your spirit with the joy of the Christmas season. Joining them on stage is esteemed tenor Roy Best, highly acclaimed baritone Samuel Dundas and young violin virtuoso Leon Fei. They are joined by other beautiful soloists – Eleanor…

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February 2019

Flinders Quartet: Quartet

28 February 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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Impressed by his unique and engaging concept of sound and gift of musical architecture, Flinders asked Matthew to choose which works best pair with his compositional voice.

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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra | Jovian Worlds

28 February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
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Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$40 – $133

Laureate of the Paganini Competition and former first violin of the famed Brodsky Quartet, Sydney Symphony concertmaster Andrew Haveron is one of the most accomplished and sought after violinists on the planet. A masterpiece even among Tchaikovsky’s masterpieces, the Violin Concerto in D is the ideal vehicle for a violinist so utterly at home in Romantic repertoire. Offering both pyrotechnic virtuosity and melting beauty, don’t miss this intimate and fiery journey into the Russian soul. What could compliment such astonishing…

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March 2019

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra | Jovian Worlds

3 March 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
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One event on 3 March 2019 at 2:30 pm

Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$40 – $133

Laureate of the Paganini Competition and former first violin of the famed Brodsky Quartet, Sydney Symphony concertmaster Andrew Haveron is one of the most accomplished and sought after violinists on the planet. A masterpiece even among Tchaikovsky’s masterpieces, the Violin Concerto in D is the ideal vehicle for a violinist so utterly at home in Romantic repertoire. Offering both pyrotechnic virtuosity and melting beauty, don’t miss this intimate and fiery journey into the Russian soul. What could compliment such astonishing…

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Shostakovich, Raff and Brahms

31 March 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$40 – $112

Three works showing the full dramatic, virtuosic and emotional possibilities of chamber music: Shostakovich’s theatrical, short octet; Raff's joyous Octet, and Brahms’ youthful and sonorous second sextet. A performance of enthralling energy and compelling intimacy. PROGRAM: SHOSTAKOVICH Two Pieces for String Octet Op 11 RAFF Octet in C major Op 176 BRAHMS Sextet No 2 in G major Op 36 PERFORMERS: Australian Octet

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April 2019

Oxana Shevchenko

9 April 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$22 – $59

Sydney International Piano Competition 2016 finalist Oxana Shevchenko is returning to Australia for an exclusive recital in Melbourne on 9th April. Shevchenko is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry, sensibility and versatility, and is equally in demand both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Shevchenko’s program will include Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No.13 Op.27 No.1, Schumann’s Carnaval Op.9, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and two works by Tchaikovsky: 18 Pieces Op.72 No.5 Méditation and Dumka Op.59. Born…

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May 2019

Bach Concertos

5 May 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$40 – $133

Recently praised for his “simply gorgeous” playing and “crystalline phrasing” by the Washington Post, pianist David Fung is an ideal match for two of Bach's immaculate keyboard concertos. Program includes Bartók’s folk-flecked Divertimento and music of Telemann & Dvořák. PROGRAM: DVOŘÁK Three Miniatures Op 75a TELEMANN Concerto for four violins TWV54:A1 BACH Keyboard Concerto No 7 in G minor BWV1058 BACH Keyboard Concerto No 4 in A major BWV1055 BARTÓK Divertimento Sz113 PERFORMERS: William Hennessy AM, DIRECTOR & VIOLIN David Fung, PIANO

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June 2019

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Baroque Oboe

23 June 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$40 – $133

With its lucid, penetrating tone, the oboe captivates the ear and touches the heart. Australia’s greatest oboe star, Diana Doherty, joins MCO for oboe masterpieces from the Italian Baroque by Vivaldi & Albinoni, with a new double concerto by popular Melbourne composer Joe Chindamo. PROGRAM: CORELLI Concerto Grosso in C minor Op 6 No 3 AVISON Concerto Grosso in E flat major Op 9 No 7 JOE CHINDAMO Sanctuary for oboe, cor anglais & orchestra* (*Victorian première season) VIVALDI Concerto…

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July 2019

Polyphonic Voices & Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Schubert Mass in G

28 July 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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$40 – $133

Inspired by Schubert's divine gift for melody, Schubert's Mass in G is a pure ray of heaven on Earth. Melbourne choir Polyphonic Voices has gained a reputation for collaborations, and joins forces with Melbourne Chamber Orchestra for these concerts, which also feature Schubert's joyous Symphony No 3 William Hennessy AM DIRECTOR & VIOLIN Michael Fulcher DIRECTOR Polyphonic Voices Program: BACH Violin Concerto in E major BWV 1042 SCHUBERT Mass No 2 in G major D167 SCHUBERT Symphony No 3 in…

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September 2019

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra | Flute & Harp

15 September 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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$40 – $133

One of Mozart’s most loved works, the concerto for flute, harp & orchestra is pure elegance and magic. Don’t miss this reunion of legendary Australian musicians Alice Giles and Prudence Davis, who have performed this work together over decades. Includes music of CPE Bach, Haydn and Nicholas Buc. CPE BACH Symphony in E flat major Wq179 MOZART Concerto for Flute & Harp K297c NICHOLAS BUC Yackandandah Music* (*world première season) HAYDN Symphony No 43 in E flat major Mercury William…

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