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June 2019

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Baroque Oboe

20 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Iwaki Auditorium – ABC Southbank Centre, Southbank, Cnr Sturt Street and Southbank Blvd
Southbank, VIC 3000 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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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Baroque Oboe

23 June @ 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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Plexus Collective: Psalmodic

24 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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Tickets: $50 adults | $40 concession PLEXUS heralds its newly minted choral ensemble, Vox Plexus, as guest artists for a world premiere arrangement of Stravinsky’s epic neoclassical masterpiece Symphony of Psalms, a Russian émigré’s response to the atheism of his motherland. Of the same decade, but from the opposite pole of the Soviet aesthetic sphere are drawn selections from Shostakovich’s lush Suites for Jazz Orchestra, in a world premiere reimagining for PLEXUS. Shostakovich’s onetime pupil Galina Ustvolskaya was later acknowledged…

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July 2019

Fauré Requiem and works by Debussy, Ravel, Saint Saëns and Fauré

6 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
All Saints Anglican Church, St Kilda, 2 Chapel Street
St Kilda, VIC 3222 Australia
$20

This concert combines Fauré's sublime Requiem, one of the best-loved of all choral works, with shorter secular pieces from the French repertoire. Debussy's sensitive settings of 15th century poems by Charles d'Orleans contrast with Ravel's exquisite Trois Chansons, where both the composer's own texts and music are full of archaic references. Fauré's witty Madrigal and a selection of Saint-Saëns' expressive songs complete the program. Rick Prakhoff conducts the Melbourne Bach Choir and Orchestra, with soloists Emilia Bertolini, soprano, and Jeremy…

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Selby & Friends: From Russia with Love

10 July @ 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 From Russia

Selby & Friends takes listeners on a musical tour of composers who were influenced by Russia, either by having been born and bred there or receiving patronage or assistance from Russian nobles.

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Australian World Orchestra

26 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia
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$79 – $209

The Australian World Orchestra returns to Hamer Hall for 1 spectacular performance Friday 26 July. This award-winning orchestra features Australia's finest musicians who play in the world's greatest orchestra, together on stage for their annual Australian concert tour. 2019 Guest Conductor Alexander Briger will lead the orchestra in a performance of: WESTLAKE, Nigel – Flying Dream JANÁČEK, Leoš – Taras Bulba, a Rhapsody for Orchestra SIBELIUS, Jean – Symphony No. 2, Op.43, D major Nigel Westlake’s Flying Dream is an original composition by Westlake,…

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Polyphonic Voices & Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Schubert Mass in G

28 July @ 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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Flinders Quartet: Shostakovich – through the lens of the string quartet

30 July @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm AEST
Collins St Baptist Church, Melbourne, Melbourne, 174 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Flinders Quartet

Selected movements from the string quartets of Shostakovich, curated by Flinders Quartet with dramaturge, Richard Piper

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August 2019

Polyphonic Voices & Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Schubert Mass in G

1 August @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Iwaki Auditorium – ABC Southbank Centre, Southbank, Cnr Sturt Street and Southbank Blvd
Southbank, VIC 3000 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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Flinders Quartet: Shostakovich – through the lens of the string quartet

4 August @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
Montsalvat Barn Gallery, Eltham, 7 Hillcrest Avenue
Eltham, VIC 3067 Australia
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Flinders Quartet

Selected movements from the string quartets of Shostakovich, curated by Flinders Quartet with dramaturge, Richard Piper.

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Flinders Quartet: Shostakovich – through the lens of the string quartet

5 August @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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Flinders Quartet

Selected movements from the string quartets of Shostakovich, curated by Flinders Quartet with dramaturge, Richard Piper.

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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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ARCO-2019-New-Constellations

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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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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October 2019

Evergreen Ensemble: Baroque Birds & Beasts

14 October @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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flying dutchman sessions

Seamlessly cross the genres and performance styles of folk and art-music with Evergreen Ensemble

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Selby & Friends: Beethoven’s Back!

30 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
MLC: James Tatoulis Auditorium, Kew, 207 Barkers Rd
Kew, VIC 3101 Australia
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selby and friends beethoven

Selby & Friends’ 2019 season finale revisits the great master with a return to the music of all-Beethoven by popular demand.

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November 2019

Plexus Collective: Paracosm

13 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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Tickets: $50 adults | $40 concession PLEXUS is joined by esteemed soloists Daniel Carison, Deborah Cheetham and Liane Keegan, as well as guest instrumentalists, conductor Michael Dahlenburg and newly formed choral ensemble Vox Plexus, as it inhabits the possessed paracosm of John of Patmos in his instant of apocalyptic epiphany, with Stefan Cassomenos’ Requiem for the End of Time. Combining English texts from the Book of Revelation with the Latin Mass for the Dead, this twenty-first-century Requiem was glowingly received…

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