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Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, Melbourne

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100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia

July 2017

AWO & ANAM: Messiaen’s Turangalila-Symphonie

29 July 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm AEST
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia

ONE NIGHT ONLY Simone Young AM returns to the Australian World Orchestra to conduct the AWO in a unique mentoring collaboration with musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) for a one-off performance of Messiaen’s mammoth Turangalila-Symphonie. Soloists: Timothy Young, piano Jacob Abela, ondes Marteno t Messiaen’s Turangalîla is both a monumental symphony and a virtuosic piano concerto, an epic symphonic “love song” demanding the full commitment of over one hundred orchestral musicians. Turangalîla is considered one of…

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September 2017

Zelman Symphony Orchestra: Babi Yar

17 September 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia

Experience the delights of the Elena Kats-Chernin Flute Concerto and Shostakovich’s darkly evocative Symphony No.13, Babi Yar. 20% DISCOUNT FOR CLASSIKON READERS! JUST ENTER THE CODE BABI AT PURCHASE TO GET THE DISCOUNTED TICKETS! Yevgeny Yevtushenko's famous poem, Babi Yar, exposed the massacres by the Nazis of over 110,000 people at Babi Yar, near Kiev, during WWII. It denounced anti-Semitism and protested against the then Soviet Government's refusal to build a memorial. Dmitri Shostakovich set this poem to music in…

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May 2018

Australian World Orchestra: Maestro Riccardo Muti

5 May 2018 @ 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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Legendary Italian conductor Maestro Riccardo Muti from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is the AWO’s guest conductor for 2018.

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August 2018

Morning Melodies with Yvonne Kenny and Henry Choo

6 August 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia
$17 – $22

As one of the most distinguished sopranos of her generation, the UK-based legend will showcase her beautiful voice for which she has received great acclaim throughout her illustrious career – as well as renditions of her favourite English and American folk songs. Yvonne will be joined by popular lyric coloratura tenor Henry Choo, for an unmissable hour of elegance and musical excellence.

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Morning Melodies with Yvonne Kenny and Henry Choo

6 August 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm AEST
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia
$17 – $22

As one of the most distinguished sopranos of her generation, the UK-based legend will showcase her beautiful voice for which she has received great acclaim throughout her illustrious career – as well as renditions of her favourite English and American folk songs. Yvonne will be joined by popular lyric coloratura tenor Henry Choo, for an unmissable hour of elegance and musical excellence.

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October 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne presents Normie Rowe and The Playboys

1 October 2018 @ 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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November 2018

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

12 November 2018 @ 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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March 2019

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

14 March 2019 @ 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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July 2019

Australian World Orchestra

26 July 2019 @ 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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December 2019

The Legend of the Chinese Song Fairy – Opera Liu Sanjie in Concert

17 December 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia
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$48

Step into a tale of love and hope... In an Australian debut, China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre present a modern production of the classic Chinese opera The Legend of Chinese Song Fairy – Opera Liu Sanjie for the first time outside China. Among the myths and legends of the Zhuang ethnic group, Liu Sanjie, a folk singer known as the "Song Fairy", is perhaps one of their most iconic figures. With her songs, it is said, she gives a…

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