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August 2019

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra: New Constellations

22 August @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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Tickets: Premium $95 | A Reserve $75 | A Reserve Concession $65 | Student $30 Berlin-based violinist Jakob Lehmann leads an ensemble of specialist local and international chamber musicians through the expansive sounds and pioneering ideas of New Constellations. The Octet for Strings was written when Mendelssohn was just 16, and illustrates the transformation of performance techniques in the chamber music of the early-Romantic period. Brahms destroyed the nonet version of his Serenade, but based on archives and written accounts…

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Australian Chamber Choir with Amy Johansen | Terra Australis – Land of the Imagination

25 August @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
The Great Hall, University of Sydney, Science Road
The University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006 Australia
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FREE CONCERT The Australian Chamber Choir, directed by Douglas Lawrence, presents Terra Australis – Land of the Imagination. This concert is presented with Amy Johansen – organ , as part of the Sydney University Organ Recital Series. Great music for choir is matched by year with voyages in search of Terra Australis, the fabled Great Southern Land. The program includes music by the first published black composer, Vicente Lusitano (?-1561). This astounding piece of chromatic polyphony is contemporary with Oronce Finé’s Atlas…

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Salon Concerts at Broadford presents Baroque Masterpieces

25 August @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEST
Broadford Salon, Broadford, 700 Three Chain Road
Broadford, VIC 3658 Australia
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Tickets: $39 | With food $49 | early bird discount of $5.00 (available until 15 August) The rich sounds of the cello accompanied by harpsichord will be heard at "Salon Concerts at Broadford" on Sunday 25 August at 4.00pm. This replaces the original concert with oboe and harpsichord, but due to a protracted illness of the oboist has had to be replaced. While the programme is still being finalised, expect to hear such masterly composers as Vivaldi, Geminiani, Marcello and…

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The Song Company | Mind Over Matter

30 August @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm AEST
Southbank Theatre, The Lawler, 140 Southbank Boulevard
Southbank, Victoria 3006 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $65 | Concession $60 | Full-time student $40 | Youth (29 & under) $40 A cartoonesque prequel to Anna’s Rapid Eye Movement (premiered by The Song Company in Sydney Opera House), Mind Over Matter is a family-friendly musical / chamber comic opera for 5 singers, speaking piano duet and computer operator, by the Company’s Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, with theatrical direction by Leonie Cambage. The story is set (not far) in the future: the world has been taken…

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September 2019

Selby & Friends: The Game Changers

4 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
MLC: James Tatoulis Auditorium, Kew, 207 Barkers Rd
Kew, VIC 3101 Australia
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selby & friends game changes

Exploring composers whose influence made a significant impact upon the world of classical music is the premise behind this extraordinary program of sonatas and trios by Kats-Chernin, Ravel, Britten and Dvorak.

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Play It Forward presents the Judy Garland Songbook Concert

7 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Deakin Edge, Federation Square, 1 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Tickets: Full $35 | Concession and U18 $30 Play It Forward is proud to present a special fundraising concert version of Skunkworks Productions’ recent sellout show at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre, featuring their Patron, the incredible Liane Keegan, singing Judy Garland’s greatest hits. Accompanied by the fabulous seven-piece Skunkworks Band, conducted by Phillipa Edwards. Enquiries: 0419 337 283 Proceeds supporting Play It Forward, providing a unique range of tailored inclusive arts programs, events and projects for all Australians.  

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Matthew Fagan & Nicholas Young: España El Vito – The Spirit of Spain & Tango

7 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Tempo Rubato, 34 Breese Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Pre Sales: Adult $25 | Concession $20 | Child U16 $15 Doors Sales: Extra $5 on door (subject to availability) Continuing their ground-breaking 2018 tour collaborations including SOLD OUT shows at the Sydney Opera House, award winning concert pianist Nicholas Young joins internationally renowned 10-string virtuoso Guitarist Matthew Fagan, combining musical passion and virtuosity to celebrate the Spirit of Spain, El Vito and Tango. The duo perform Spanish repertoire from classical to flamenco, plus the colourful and rhythmic sounds of…

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Music in the Round

8 September @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm AEST
Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, 1 St Heliers St
Abbotsford, VIC 3067 Australia
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$140 – $165

Tickets: Early bird $145 | Book before 24 July 2019 // $165 standard | $140 concession Discover fresh faces and new perspectives as the Abbotsford Convent’s historic spaces come to life at Music in the Round. Enjoy a day of intimate classical music performances in the Convent’s stunning venues, and a delicious lunch from the Convent Bakery. Presented by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation with Artistic Director Chris Howlett, this year’s program delivers a fresh and exciting mix of exceptional performers and…

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Melbourne Bach Choir & Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra present Verdi’s Requiem

8 September @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm AEST
Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$34 – $95

Melbourne Bach Choir and Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra are proud to bring you Verdi's Requiem with a cast of four superb Australian soloists under the baton of Rick Prakhoff. Soprano Helena Dix recently made her New York Metropolitan Opera debut. Last November she sang the Verdi Requiem with London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. Jacqueline Dark is a multiple Helpmann and Green Room Award- winning mezzo-soprano. Australian tenor Paul O’Neill has, over the past decade, forged a compelling…

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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra | Flute & Harp

12 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood oad
Hawthorn, VICTORIA 3122 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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