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May 2019

Australian String Quartet: Moore Beethoven Brahms

27 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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Single tickets: Standard $92 | Concession $72 | Under 30 $30 A young man brimming with confidence and sure of a bright future: this is Beethoven at the time of creating his first string quartets. His opus 18 no 4 is quicksilver in its variety of moods and characters, thoroughly conveying both technical mastery and compelling artistic personality. Seventy years later, Brahms displayed a devotion to chamber music that went against the spirit of his times. But like an artist…

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June 2019

Evergreen Ensemble & guests present: Curious Caledonians

14 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, 1 St Heliers St
Abbotsford, VIC 3067 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $30 | Concession $25 | Child under 15 - free Curious Caledonians is a program of classical, dance and folk music taken from the domestic music collections of early 19th-century Scottish-Australian families. The project brings together musicians, scholars and heritage professionals from Glasgow, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide to explore the wealth of Scottish-Australian music now housed at Sydney Living Museums. Vocal and instrumental repertoire will be performed on period instruments and accompanied by insightful and entertaining anecdotes about…

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Evergreen Ensemble & guests present a Scottish Music Workshop

15 June @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
The Monastry, 45 Tanner Street
Breakwater, VIC 3219 Australia
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Tickets: $30, with a delicious afternoon tea included! Come and explore the unique sound world of 18th and 19th century Scotland with renowned Scottish musicians David McGuinness (keyboards) and Aaron McGregor (violin), as well as players from Evergreen Ensemble (Australia). You'll be taught the history and dance steps behind the tunes, as well as techniques and stylistic traits specific to this repertoire. Intermediate to advanced players from a folk or classical background welcome. Stay in the evening for a Scottish…

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

15 June @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
Deakin Edge, Federation Square, 1 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $40 | Concession $35 | Student $30 | Child Under 16 $25 | Group 8+ $30 Continuing their ground-breaking 2018 tour collaborations including SOLD OUT shows at the Sydney Opera House, and Regional Australia Internationally acclaimed, award winning concert pianist, ‘Young Steinway Artist’ and Alumnus of the ANAM Professional Performance Program and Fellowship 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.…

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Matthew Fagan + band and orchestra: STAR SHOW – A Rock & Classical Journey Through The Universe

15 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Deakin Edge, Federation Square, 1 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $50 | Concession $42 | Student $35 | Child 16 Under $30 | Group 8+ $40 per person A sound and visual spectacular, featuring 10 String Guitarist Matthew James Fagan (aka Lord of the Strings!) plus band and orchestra performing the music of Pink Floyd, Holst, War of the Worlds, ELO, Led Zeppelin, Queen, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alan Parsons, original compositions and more. Also starring Perry Vlahos – a leading astronomer and acknowledged expert in the night-sky.…

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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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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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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

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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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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