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August 2018

SIMONE YOUNG CONDUCTS BRAHMS

19 August @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia

" liquid but decisive gestures invite nuance and subtlety, while demanding energy and rhythmic precision… It is a joy to watch such a wonderful conductor so hard at work”. – The Australian Richard Strauss’ sorrow-laden Metamorphosen, a threnody for the Germany of 1944 that lay in ruins about him, teeters precariously on the edge of this world and another: following its final bars, we are inevitably left staring into an immense silence. The life-affirming answer is the elegiac lyricism of Brahms’ Third Symphony.…

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Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra | Poetical Melodies

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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$30 – $95

The sublime string section of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra takes centre stage in this program from the Romantic period

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Selby & Friends: Tormented Souls

22 August @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
MLC: James Tatoulis Auditorium, Kew, 207 Barkers Rd
Kew, VIC 3101 Australia
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Australia’s unique chamber music series returns in 2018 for a season devoted to celebrating musical partnerships

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September 2018

Melbourne Musicians: Two by Two

2 September @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
St Johns Southgate, Southbank, 20 City Rd
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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Two by Two: Bach and Vivaldi Double Concertos with Miki Tsunoda and Anne Harvey-Nagl – violin

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MCO: España!

6 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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Christoph Denoth is one of the world’s finest guitarists. In his Australian debut, Christoph joins MCO for a passionate celebration of life, love, music and dance through music of Spain, including Rodrigo’s treasured Concierto de Aranjuez and music of Albéniz, Malats & Granados.

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In Memoriam – Mozart Requiem

8 September @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$35 – $125

Mozart’s timeless Requiem is the centrepiece of this concert of works written on similar themes, beginning with Mozart’s expressive Passion aria for soprano, Kommet her, ihr frechen Sünder (1779). JS Bach’s cantata Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (whose opening later became the Crucifixus of his Mass in B minor) includes Bach’s first extended solo for oboe in the beautiful aria for alto, a duet for bass and tenor, and a mournful tenor aria. Remembrance is the specific focus of two heartfelt…

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MCO: España!

9 September @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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Christoph Denoth is one of the world’s finest guitarists. In his Australian debut, Christoph joins MCO for a passionate celebration of life, love, music and dance through music of Spain, including Rodrigo’s treasured Concierto de Aranjuez and music of Albéniz, Malats & Granados.

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The Space Between

13 September @ 8:00 pm - 23 September @ 9:30 pm AEST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 23 September 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, 100 St Kilda Road Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
$60 – $70

Opera has a habit of killing its heroines, but this one's not going without a fight. Australia's sharpest creative minds have joined forces to reimagine opera for the twenty-first century in The Space Between, which makes its world premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne from 13 to 23 September 2018. Created by Paul Grabowsky and Steve Vizard, The Space Between is performed by Australia’s most highly-awarded soprano Emma Matthews. A diva sings her final note and is plunged into an abyss…

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The Space Between

14 September @ 8:00 pm - 24 September @ 9:30 pm AEST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 23 September 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, 100 St Kilda Road Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
$60 – $70

Opera has a habit of killing its heroines, but this one's not going without a fight. Australia's sharpest creative minds have joined forces to reimagine opera for the twenty-first century in The Space Between, which makes its world premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne from 13 to 23 September 2018. Created by Paul Grabowsky and Steve Vizard, The Space Between is performed by Australia’s most highly-awarded soprano Emma Matthews. A diva sings her final note and is plunged into an abyss…

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The Space Between

15 September @ 8:00 pm - 25 September @ 9:30 pm AEST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 23 September 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, 100 St Kilda Road Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
$60 – $70

Opera has a habit of killing its heroines, but this one's not going without a fight. Australia's sharpest creative minds have joined forces to reimagine opera for the twenty-first century in The Space Between, which makes its world premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne from 13 to 23 September 2018. Created by Paul Grabowsky and Steve Vizard, The Space Between is performed by Australia’s most highly-awarded soprano Emma Matthews. A diva sings her final note and is plunged into an abyss…

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The Space Between

16 September @ 8:00 pm - 26 September @ 9:30 pm AEST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 23 September 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, 100 St Kilda Road Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
$60 – $70

Opera has a habit of killing its heroines, but this one's not going without a fight. Australia's sharpest creative minds have joined forces to reimagine opera for the twenty-first century in The Space Between, which makes its world premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne from 13 to 23 September 2018. Created by Paul Grabowsky and Steve Vizard, The Space Between is performed by Australia’s most highly-awarded soprano Emma Matthews. A diva sings her final note and is plunged into an abyss…

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The Space Between

17 September @ 8:00 pm - 27 September @ 9:30 pm AEST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 23 September 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, 100 St Kilda Road Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
$60 – $70

Opera has a habit of killing its heroines, but this one's not going without a fight. Australia's sharpest creative minds have joined forces to reimagine opera for the twenty-first century in The Space Between, which makes its world premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne from 13 to 23 September 2018. Created by Paul Grabowsky and Steve Vizard, The Space Between is performed by Australia’s most highly-awarded soprano Emma Matthews. A diva sings her final note and is plunged into an abyss…

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The Space Between

18 September @ 8:00 pm - 28 September @ 9:30 pm AEST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 23 September 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, 100 St Kilda Road Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
$60 – $70

Opera has a habit of killing its heroines, but this one's not going without a fight. Australia's sharpest creative minds have joined forces to reimagine opera for the twenty-first century in The Space Between, which makes its world premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne from 13 to 23 September 2018. Created by Paul Grabowsky and Steve Vizard, The Space Between is performed by Australia’s most highly-awarded soprano Emma Matthews. A diva sings her final note and is plunged into an abyss…

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The Space Between

19 September @ 8:00 pm - 29 September @ 9:30 pm AEST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 23 September 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, 100 St Kilda Road Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
$60 – $70

Opera has a habit of killing its heroines, but this one's not going without a fight. Australia's sharpest creative minds have joined forces to reimagine opera for the twenty-first century in The Space Between, which makes its world premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne from 13 to 23 September 2018. Created by Paul Grabowsky and Steve Vizard, The Space Between is performed by Australia’s most highly-awarded soprano Emma Matthews. A diva sings her final note and is plunged into an abyss…

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The Space Between

20 September @ 8:00 pm - 30 September @ 9:30 pm AEST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 23 September 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, 100 St Kilda Road Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
$60 – $70

Opera has a habit of killing its heroines, but this one's not going without a fight. Australia's sharpest creative minds have joined forces to reimagine opera for the twenty-first century in The Space Between, which makes its world premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne from 13 to 23 September 2018. Created by Paul Grabowsky and Steve Vizard, The Space Between is performed by Australia’s most highly-awarded soprano Emma Matthews. A diva sings her final note and is plunged into an abyss…

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The Space Between

21 September @ 8:00 pm - 1 October @ 9:30 pm AEST
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 23 September 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, 100 St Kilda Road Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
$60 – $70

Opera has a habit of killing its heroines, but this one's not going without a fight. Australia's sharpest creative minds have joined forces to reimagine opera for the twenty-first century in The Space Between, which makes its world premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne from 13 to 23 September 2018. Created by Paul Grabowsky and Steve Vizard, The Space Between is performed by Australia’s most highly-awarded soprano Emma Matthews. A diva sings her final note and is plunged into an abyss…

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The Space Between

22 September @ 8:00 pm - 2 October @ 9:30 pm AEST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 23 September 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, 100 St Kilda Road Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
$60 – $70

Opera has a habit of killing its heroines, but this one's not going without a fight. Australia's sharpest creative minds have joined forces to reimagine opera for the twenty-first century in The Space Between, which makes its world premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne from 13 to 23 September 2018. Created by Paul Grabowsky and Steve Vizard, The Space Between is performed by Australia’s most highly-awarded soprano Emma Matthews. A diva sings her final note and is plunged into an abyss…

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The Space Between

23 September @ 8:00 pm - 3 October @ 9:30 pm AEST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 23 September 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, 100 St Kilda Road Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
$60 – $70

Opera has a habit of killing its heroines, but this one's not going without a fight. Australia's sharpest creative minds have joined forces to reimagine opera for the twenty-first century in The Space Between, which makes its world premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne from 13 to 23 September 2018. Created by Paul Grabowsky and Steve Vizard, The Space Between is performed by Australia’s most highly-awarded soprano Emma Matthews. A diva sings her final note and is plunged into an abyss…

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PLEXUS | Parallel

25 September @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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PLEXUS brings together the talents of three of Australia’s most vibrant and versatile musicians, violinist Monica Curro, clarinetist Philip Arkinstall and pianist Stefan Cassomenos, with the goal of commissioning and celebrating Australian and international composers.

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October 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne presents Normie Rowe and The Playboys

1 October @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm AEST
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia
$17 – $22

Relive Normie Rowe’s extraordinary performing career this October. During the explosion of pop music in the mid-60s, Normie Rowe and The Playboys were Australia’s most successful pop stars, with a string of record breaking hits including ‘Que Sera Sera’, ‘Shakin’ All Over’, ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’, ‘It’s Not Easy’ and ‘Ooh La La’. In the midst of Beatlemania, a teenage Normie became the first Melbournian to achieve a national No.1 hit, creating a fan and media hysteria never before seen…

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Evergreen Ensemble: Snow in Summer

9 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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Evergreen Ensemble pays homage to the music of the cold and windswept landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, as well exploring their Scandinavian ties.

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Selby & Friends: Four Seasons

17 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
MLC: James Tatoulis Auditorium, Kew, 207 Barkers Rd
Kew, VIC 3101 Australia
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Australia’s unique chamber music series returns in 2018 for a season devoted to celebrating musical partnerships

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November 2018

Flinders Quartet: Is it True? (Ist es wahr?)

8 November @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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Mendelssohn was fascinated by Beethoven as a teenager and his Op. 13 string quartet draws on inspiration from this great master, as well as his own song Frage which asks the question “Ist es wahr?”

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A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong with The Syncopators and Yvette Johansson

12 November @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm AEDT
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia
$17 – $22

A rapturous homage to the king and queen of jazz. Beginning with jazz’s most powerful figure, Louis Armstrong, The Syncopators will take you back to the 1920s to explore his pioneering influence on the artform. Then moving forward to the big band era of the 1930s, with a joyous celebration of Satchmo’s famous vocal duets with America’s First Lady of Song: the unparalleled Ella Fitzgerald. Hardly strangers to Arts Centre Melbourne, The Syncopators have raised the roof of Hamer Hall with sell-out…

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Flinders Quartet: Is it True? (Ist es wahr?)

13 November @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm AEDT
Collins St Baptist Church, Melbourne, Melbourne, 174 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Mendelssohn was fascinated by Beethoven as a teenager and his Op. 13 string quartet draws on inspiration from this great master, as well as his own song Frage which asks the question “Ist es wahr?”

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MCO: Bach Suites

22 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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Full of jubilation and the sheer splendour of sound, Bach's suites are among his most uplifting music. This celebration of Bach includes the third and fourth suites, the much-loved double violin concerto, and a new concerto by national treasure RIchard Mills.

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Melbourne Intervarsity Choir: Bach Suites

25 November @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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Full of jubilation and the sheer splendour of sound, Bach's suites are among his most uplifting music. This celebration of Bach includes the third and fourth suites, the much-loved double violin concerto, and a new concerto by national treasure RIchard Mills.

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December 2018

PLEXUS | Perpendicular

3 December @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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PLEXUS brings together the talents of three of Australia’s most vibrant and versatile musicians, violinist Monica Curro, clarinetist Philip Arkinstall and pianist Stefan Cassomenos, with the goal of commissioning and celebrating Australian and international composers.

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