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February 2019

Evergreen Ensemble: Flying Dutchman Sessions

18 February @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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flying dutchman sessions

Special guest Krishna Nagaraja joins Evergreen Ensemble on Baroque viola with folk baroque music from Sweden and Finland.

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Evergreen Ensemble: Flying Dutchman Sessions

19 February @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
The Monastry, 45 Tanner Street
Breakwater, VIC 3219 Australia
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Special guest Krishna Nagaraja joins Evergreen Ensemble on Baroque viola with folk baroque music from Sweden and Finland.

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Flinders Quartet 2019 Concert Season Subscription

24 February @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm AEDT

For 2019, Flinders Quartet has curated a season program that takes musical risks, adds lashes of quartet favourites and continues to push the creative boundaries

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Flinders Quartet: Quartet

26 February @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
Collins St Baptist Church, Melbourne, Melbourne, 174 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 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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Selby & Friends: Root Position

27 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
MLC: James Tatoulis Auditorium, Kew, 207 Barkers Rd
Kew, VIC 3101 Australia
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Selby & Friends’ season-opener incorporates works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Smetana which outline a basic musical chord in root position

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Flinders Quartet: Quartet

28 February @ 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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Jovian Worlds

28 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
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One event on 3 March 2019 at 2:30pm

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

ANAM Opening Concert

2 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
South Melbourne Town Hall, ANAM, South Melbourne, 210 Bank Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia

TICKETS: Full $62 / Senior $48 / Concession* $35 / Under 30s* $25 This festive opening concert to the 2019 ANAM Season begins with not one but two fanfares: Richard Strauss’, created for the inaugural Vienna Philharmonic Ball in 1924, and the equally spectacular one from Wagner’s opera Lohengrin. The festivities then move from multiple brass to multiple pianos for British composer Graham Fitkin’s funky Flak, which has a neat trick up its sleeve – it only uses the pianos’ white notes. But there’s…

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Jovian Worlds

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

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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20th Century Masters – ANAM

8 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
South Melbourne Town Hall, ANAM, South Melbourne, 210 Bank Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia

TICKETS: Full $62 / Senior $48 / Concession* $35 / Under 30s* $25 This brass-centred showcase focuses on music by four 20th century masters, including rarely-played music by Ravel’s contemporary Albert Roussel. You’ll also experience four ages of Stravinsky; his 1950s Septet, which marked a bold change in his compositional priorities; one of his happiest works of the 1920s, his Octet; his gentle, youthful Pastorale and his Symphonies of Wind Instruments. Hindemith’s Konzertmusik is a piano concerto in all but name, in…

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Women in Music Festival

9 March @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until 10 March 2019

Storey Hall, RMIT University, Building 16, 336–348 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
$25 – $30

From 12-4pm, our fabulous Festival market stalls will offer gorgeous hand-made cupcakes, vegan body scrubs, hand-painted cards, pottery and much more, all for sale. The stalls will be complemented by a free chocolate fountain, free professional photographic head shots, free live music and two magnificent free lectures by composers Cat Hope and Jessica Wells. The evening concerts  - curated by Artistic Director Monica Curro - will feature World Premiere compositions by Jessica Wells,  Maize Wallin and Anne Cawrse and magnificent…

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Women in Music Festival

10 March @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until 10 March 2019

Storey Hall, RMIT University, Building 16, 336–348 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
$25 – $30

From 12-4pm, our fabulous Festival market stalls will offer gorgeous hand-made cupcakes, vegan body scrubs, hand-painted cards, pottery and much more, all for sale. The stalls will be complemented by a free chocolate fountain, free professional photographic head shots, free live music and two magnificent free lectures by composers Cat Hope and Jessica Wells. The evening concerts  - curated by Artistic Director Monica Curro - will feature World Premiere compositions by Jessica Wells,  Maize Wallin and Anne Cawrse and magnificent…

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Time Travelling for Winds and Brass – ANAM

14 March @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm AEDT
South Melbourne Town Hall, ANAM, South Melbourne, 210 Bank Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia

TICKETS: Full $35 / Senior $35 / Concession* $35 / Under 30s* $25 Under the direction of Stefan Dohr, Principal Horn of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, this program takes us on a journey from Mozart’s Vienna to 21st-century Paris; for, as Romantic as they are, the works by the young Richard Strauss, and Liszt’s pupil Joachim Raff, are infused with the spirit of Mozart’s wind music. Berio’s piece is a set of fractured fairy tales for speaker and wind quintet:…

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Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Band ‘Three Letters from Sarajevo’

14 March @ 8:30 pm - 10:35 pm AEDT
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia
$79 – $160

Goran Bregovic returns to Australia to continue the Balkan party, so grab your dancing shoes and get ready to go crazy! Goran Bregovic has done it all. A rock star in the former Yugoslavia, he went on to write film scores and ride the fashion for brassy Balkan Gypsy music, selling over 6m albums and collaborating with everyone from Iggy Pop to the Gipsy Kings. Anyone who has experienced a concert by the Balkan virtuoso knows that they are triumphant…

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Musica Borealis/Australis : Nordic Baroque and Folk

16 March @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Church of All Nations, Carlton, 180 Palmerston St
Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia
$12 – $25

TICKETS: Available online or at the door - $25 / $15, children under 12 free Musica Borealis/Australis will take audiences on a celestial journey through time and place, exploring the baroque and traditional folk music of the Nordic countries. The north wind has blown our special guest violist Krishna Nagaraja (Italy/Finland) to this side of the globe, and together with The Muses’ Delight, will explore a colourful program combining well known and rarely heard baroque composers, as well as Krishna’s…

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Zelman Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius and Elgar

16 March @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT
Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre, Xavier College, Kew, 135 Barkers Road
Kew, VIC 3101 Australia

In this concert, we feature two works from the turn of the 20th century. Sibelius’s only concerto will be performed by violinist Ji Won Kim who received the ABC Young Performers Award in 2009, playing this very concerto. Ji Won has performed extensively in Australia, Asia and Europe and we welcome her back after fabulous concerts with us in 2013 and 2014. Enigma Variations established Elgar’s international reputation. It is a unique work where each variation reflects the character of…

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Shostakovich, Raff and Brahms

31 March @ 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

Surround Sound

13 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
South Melbourne Town Hall, ANAM, South Melbourne, 210 Bank Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia

TICKETS: Full $62 / Senior $48 / Concession* $35 / Under 30s* $25 This sonic spectacular for percussion and plural pianos includes four 20th century classics – works so dynamic they could have been written yesterday. Bartók’s fascination for the combination of keyboards and percussion reached its climax in this Sonata. The Rite of Spring, too, has lost none of its power since its riotous premiere in 1913, and this fascinating arrangement throws new light on the score’s visceral rhythmic…

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May 2019

Bach Concertos

2 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Hawthorn Arts Centre, Hawthorn, 360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn, VIC 3122 Australia
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$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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Bach Concertos

5 May @ 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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Selby & Friends: Love & Devotion

8 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
MLC: James Tatoulis Auditorium, Kew, 207 Barkers Rd
Kew, VIC 3101 Australia
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A powerful program presented by three extraordinary performers, this concert explores the music of both Clara and Robert Schumann

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Piano Pictures

9 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
South Melbourne Town Hall, ANAM, South Melbourne, 210 Bank Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia

TICKETS: Full $62 / Senior $48 / Concession* $35 / Under 30s* $25 Two modern American classics to open: John Adams’ jubilant Hallelujah Junction, inspired by the name of a truck stop near the California-Nevada border, and a seminal work of minimalism, Steve Reich’s Six Pianos. On the other hand, the epic riff on Chopin’s Prelude by young, New Mexico-born composer Ben Wallace might be called ‘So Chopin walked into a bar, ordered a whiskey and headed straight for the pinball machine.’…

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July 2019

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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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, 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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