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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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A Baroque Christmas – The Australian Chamber Choir

9 December 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park, 218 Richardson Street
Middle Park, VIC 3206 Australia
$20 – $80

In European countries across the centuries, Christmas has been marked by vibrant and joyous music-making. Serious composers would compete with each other to write music with the maximum popular appeal for adults and children alike. This program represents the “pick of the pops” from the late 1500s to the late 1700s. Includes works of Hammerschmidt, Schutz, JS Bach, Gabrieli, Praetorius, Scheidt and more.

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January 2019

Orpheus, presented by Forest Collective

31 January @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
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Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, 1 St Heliers St
Abbotsford, VIC 3067 Australia
$27 – $40

“Forest Collective make contemporary music sound, look, and feel exciting.” - CutCommon For Midsumma Festival 2019 Forest Collective is proud to present the world premiere season of new ballet-opera of ancient Greek myth Orpheus by artistic director Evan Lawson. A thrilling retelling of the infamous myth, this version not only explores the sad tale of his love with Eurydice but his untold gay relationship with fellow argonaut, Calais. Devised from text’s from ancient operas based on Orpheus, this work will be danced and…

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February 2019

Orpheus, presented by Forest Collective

1 February @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
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Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, 1 St Heliers St
Abbotsford, VIC 3067 Australia
$27 – $40

“Forest Collective make contemporary music sound, look, and feel exciting.” - CutCommon For Midsumma Festival 2019 Forest Collective is proud to present the world premiere season of new ballet-opera of ancient Greek myth Orpheus by artistic director Evan Lawson. A thrilling retelling of the infamous myth, this version not only explores the sad tale of his love with Eurydice but his untold gay relationship with fellow argonaut, Calais. Devised from text’s from ancient operas based on Orpheus, this work will be danced and…

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Orpheus, presented by Forest Collective

1 February @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
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Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, 1 St Heliers St
Abbotsford, VIC 3067 Australia
$27 – $40

“Forest Collective make contemporary music sound, look, and feel exciting.” - CutCommon For Midsumma Festival 2019 Forest Collective is proud to present the world premiere season of new ballet-opera of ancient Greek myth Orpheus by artistic director Evan Lawson. A thrilling retelling of the infamous myth, this version not only explores the sad tale of his love with Eurydice but his untold gay relationship with fellow argonaut, Calais. Devised from text’s from ancient operas based on Orpheus, this work will be danced and…

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Orpheus, presented by Forest Collective

1 February @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
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Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, 1 St Heliers St
Abbotsford, VIC 3067 Australia
$27 – $40

“Forest Collective make contemporary music sound, look, and feel exciting.” - CutCommon For Midsumma Festival 2019 Forest Collective is proud to present the world premiere season of new ballet-opera of ancient Greek myth Orpheus by artistic director Evan Lawson. A thrilling retelling of the infamous myth, this version not only explores the sad tale of his love with Eurydice but his untold gay relationship with fellow argonaut, Calais. Devised from text’s from ancient operas based on Orpheus, this work will be danced and…

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Orpheus, presented by Forest Collective

2 February @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
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Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, 1 St Heliers St
Abbotsford, VIC 3067 Australia
$27 – $40

“Forest Collective make contemporary music sound, look, and feel exciting.” - CutCommon For Midsumma Festival 2019 Forest Collective is proud to present the world premiere season of new ballet-opera of ancient Greek myth Orpheus by artistic director Evan Lawson. A thrilling retelling of the infamous myth, this version not only explores the sad tale of his love with Eurydice but his untold gay relationship with fellow argonaut, Calais. Devised from text’s from ancient operas based on Orpheus, this work will be danced and…

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Orpheus, presented by Forest Collective

2 February @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
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Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, 1 St Heliers St
Abbotsford, VIC 3067 Australia
$27 – $40

“Forest Collective make contemporary music sound, look, and feel exciting.” - CutCommon For Midsumma Festival 2019 Forest Collective is proud to present the world premiere season of new ballet-opera of ancient Greek myth Orpheus by artistic director Evan Lawson. A thrilling retelling of the infamous myth, this version not only explores the sad tale of his love with Eurydice but his untold gay relationship with fellow argonaut, Calais. Devised from text’s from ancient operas based on Orpheus, this work will be danced and…

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Orpheus, presented by Forest Collective

2 February @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until 1 February 2019

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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until 3 February 2019

Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, 1 St Heliers St
Abbotsford, VIC 3067 Australia
$27 – $40

“Forest Collective make contemporary music sound, look, and feel exciting.” - CutCommon For Midsumma Festival 2019 Forest Collective is proud to present the world premiere season of new ballet-opera of ancient Greek myth Orpheus by artistic director Evan Lawson. A thrilling retelling of the infamous myth, this version not only explores the sad tale of his love with Eurydice but his untold gay relationship with fellow argonaut, Calais. Devised from text’s from ancient operas based on Orpheus, this work will be danced and…

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Orpheus, presented by Forest Collective

3 February @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until 1 February 2019

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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until 3 February 2019

An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until 3 February 2019

Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, 1 St Heliers St
Abbotsford, VIC 3067 Australia
$27 – $40

“Forest Collective make contemporary music sound, look, and feel exciting.” - CutCommon For Midsumma Festival 2019 Forest Collective is proud to present the world premiere season of new ballet-opera of ancient Greek myth Orpheus by artistic director Evan Lawson. A thrilling retelling of the infamous myth, this version not only explores the sad tale of his love with Eurydice but his untold gay relationship with fellow argonaut, Calais. Devised from text’s from ancient operas based on Orpheus, this work will be danced and…

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Orpheus, presented by Forest Collective

3 February @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until 1 February 2019

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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until 3 February 2019

An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until 3 February 2019

Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, 1 St Heliers St
Abbotsford, VIC 3067 Australia
$27 – $40

“Forest Collective make contemporary music sound, look, and feel exciting.” - CutCommon For Midsumma Festival 2019 Forest Collective is proud to present the world premiere season of new ballet-opera of ancient Greek myth Orpheus by artistic director Evan Lawson. A thrilling retelling of the infamous myth, this version not only explores the sad tale of his love with Eurydice but his untold gay relationship with fellow argonaut, Calais. Devised from text’s from ancient operas based on Orpheus, this work will be danced and…

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Evergreen Ensemble: Flying Dutchman Sessions

18 February @ 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

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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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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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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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra | Jovian Worlds

28 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 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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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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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra | Jovian Worlds

3 March @ 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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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
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until 10 March 2019

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

The inaugural Women In Music Festival 2019 is a celebration of women composing for Indigenous, Games, Classical, Film and Jazz music. ​Come along to our weekend of fabulous Festival events and hear all about the beauty and strength of music written by women. ​On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of March, from 12pm to 4pm, there will be free events and experiences including market stalls, buskers, lectures, fresh cold-pressed juices, an exhibition... and then to top off both days, from 7pm to 9pm,…

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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 12:00 pm, 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
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until 10 March 2019

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

The inaugural Women In Music Festival 2019 is a celebration of women composing for Indigenous, Games, Classical, Film and Jazz music. ​Come along to our weekend of fabulous Festival events and hear all about the beauty and strength of music written by women. ​On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of March, from 12pm to 4pm, there will be free events and experiences including market stalls, buskers, lectures, fresh cold-pressed juices, an exhibition... and then to top off both days, from 7pm to 9pm,…

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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 12:00 pm, 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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Van Diemen’s Band: Breathtaking

13 March @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
University of Melbourne: Trinity College Chapel, Parkville, Royal Parade
Parkville, VIC 3052 Australia
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Appearing with the acclaimed early music ensemble are cornetto superstar Bruce Dickey and dazzling Czech soprano Hana Blazikova.

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Van Diemen’s Band presents Breathtaking

13 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
University of Melbourne: Trinity College Chapel, Parkville, Royal Parade
Parkville, VIC 3052 Australia
$40 – $50

For a night of Baroque splendour, don’t miss Breathtaking with Van Diemen’s Band. Appearing with the acclaimed early music ensemble are cornetto superstar Bruce Dickey and dazzling Czech soprano Hana Blazikova. Together, they breathe life into 17th-century music of rare and exquisite beauty. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the cornetto was fabled for its ability to imitate the human voice. This encompassed not only its clear and bright sound, but also its agility, range, dynamic flexibility, and articulation, making…

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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
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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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Geelong Jazz Soirées

24 March @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Black Hatt, 54 Little Myers Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia
$20
Geelonh Jazz Soirées

Afternoons with Victoria's finest Jazz and Blues Musicians at Geelong's Black Hatt.' For this first afternoon award-winning international pianist and composer Callum Watson is joined by jazz singer Shandelle Cooke in an intimate afternoon of jazz standards by the piano. Shandelle Cook is a Geelong based jazz singer and band leader leading the highly successful 'Shandelle Cook Quintet'. Having spent six years touring as an entertainer on cruise ships with Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line, Shandelle honed her craft as a…

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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

Strelitzia Trio: Dedications

1 April @ 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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Tickets: Adult $39 | Concession $29 Program: Joseph Haydn | Piano Trio Op.86, No.1 in C, Hob. XV/27 Elena Kats-Chernin | Calliope Dreaming for Piano Trio Dmitry Shostakovich | Piano Trio Op.67, No.2 in E minor Strelitzia, in partnership with the Melbourne Recital Centre, is excited to present their Melbourne debut concert Dedications as a beautiful homage to the inspiration and poignancy of friendship. In this program, Strelitzia explores piano trios of extraordinary emotion, each inspired by someone important to the composer. From…

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Oxana Shevchenko

9 April @ 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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Zubin Kanga: Piano Ex Machina

10 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Prudence Myer Studio, The Ian Potter Southbank Centre, 43 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia

PIANO EX MACHINA is the latest mind-bending piano and multimedia international tour by award-winning London-based pianist, Zubin Kanga. Kanga returns to Australia this April to perform newly commissioned ground-breaking works exploring video games, internet culture, 80s action cinema, sci-fi, 3D motinon sensors, interactive visuals, analogue synths, stop-motion animation and Artificial Intelligence. Zubin Kanga is a pianist, composer, improviser and technologist. Following his acclaimed 2015 DARK TWIN and 2016 CYBORG PIANIST tour, Australian pianist and contemporary music specialist Zubin Kanga returns in a program of…

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Song Company: Arvo Pärt Passio

12 April @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm AEST
St Andrew’s Brighton, Corner New and Church Streets
Brighton, Vic 3186 Australia
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Song Company Arvo Pärt Passio

Arvo Pärt’s setting of the St John Passion is a mesmerizing minimalist masterpiece

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Song Company: Arvo Pärt Passio

13 April @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm AEST
University of Melbourne: Trinity College Chapel, Parkville, Royal Parade
Parkville, VIC 3052 Australia
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Song Company Arvo Pärt Passio

Arvo Pärt’s setting of the St John Passion is a mesmerizing minimalist masterpiece

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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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Sensory Concerts® – Melbourne

14 April @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am AEST
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One event on 14 April 2019 at 11:45 am

Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street
Box Hill, VIC 3128 Australia
$15 – $68

High quality live classical music concerts designed for children and adults with special needs. A relaxed setting with various seating options, retreat space, and on-site therapist support when you need it. PERFORMERS: Colin Grisdale, trumpet Katrina Grisdale, french horn Grace Kim, piano COLLABORATING PROFESSIONALS: Jane Wearn, Principal psychologist Kahli Joyce, Occupational therapist

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Sensory Concerts® – Melbourne

14 April @ 11:45 am - 12:30 pm AEST
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One event on 14 April 2019 at 11:45 am

Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street
Box Hill, VIC 3128 Australia
$15 – $68

High quality live classical music concerts designed for children and adults with special needs. A relaxed setting with various seating options, retreat space, and on-site therapist support when you need it. PERFORMERS: Colin Grisdale, trumpet Katrina Grisdale, french horn Grace Kim, piano COLLABORATING PROFESSIONALS: Jane Wearn, Principal psychologist Kahli Joyce, Occupational therapist

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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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The Song Company: Power Chords Attached

13 May @ 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: Adult $65 | Concession $60 | Under 30 $40 Join The Song Company and Melbourne metal band The Omnific with the rising bass guitar duo, Matthew Fackrell and Toby Peterson-Stewart in Power Chords Attached playing the sounds of 12th-century composer Magister Pérotin for the second national tour for 2019. Song Company singers join forces with The Omnific for a resonant mix of plainchant, dynamic basslines, and 12th-century organum from Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. An ethereal and earthy combination of…

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Melbourne Musicians presents Mozart’s Piano Concerto in F major

17 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
MLC: James Tatoulis Auditorium, Kew, 207 Barkers Rd
Kew, VIC 3101 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $60 | Senior $50 | Student $25 Juilliard-trained pianist Elyane Laussade has embarked on a project of performing every Mozart piano concerto. This is the second of three she will play with The Melbourne Musicians in 2019. PROGRAM HAYDN 12 German Dances (Premiere) MOZART Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K.459 DITTERSDORF Symphony in F major Kr.70 HAYDN Symphony No.55 in E flat major ("Schulmeister")

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Zelman Symphony Orchestra: Mozart’s Clarinet

18 May @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST
Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre, Xavier College, Kew, 135 Barkers Road
Kew, VIC 3101 Australia

After two exhilarating performances in 2010 and 2012, Zelman Symphony Orchestra had to invite soloist David Griffiths for a repeat performance of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto - Mozart at his quintessential best. They will reprise Harry Sdraulig's Sinfonietta, a work he composed in 2015 for this orchestra as the Zelman Symphony - Melbourne University Emerging Composer in 2015. The evening will close with Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony. Despite Tchaikovsky initially concluding it was a failure, the symphony has become a staple…

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ANAM Presents: Beethoven and Bruckner

24 May @ 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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One of the finest Australian conductors of his generation returns to ANAM to direct two symphonic masterpieces. It is hard not to listen in awe at the vast emotional range of Beethoven’s music, as he takes us from sorrow to joy, all the while overcoming phenomenal personal odds. The Fourth is a symphony of breathtaking lyricism, greatly admired by Berlioz and Schumann, and a perfect companion to Bruckner’s sublime song of spiritual ecstasy, his own Symphony no. 4. This is…

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The Baroque Viola

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

Take part in baroque violist Katie Yap’s musical trip to Europe and back – before she takes the journey in person! Beginning with the sunrise theme of Handel’s first violin sonata (arranged for viola and cello), Katie and her travelling companion, cellist Lucy Price will explore beloved works from 18th Century Europe by J.S. Bach and Boccherini. Then they’ll hop in the TARDIS to arrive in modern Australia, still armed with their baroque instruments! Discover the enchanting and intimate sounds…

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