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17th June

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  • Stonnington Symphony with Patrick Miller (cond.), Matthew Thomas (bbar), Roy Theaker (vln); Malvern Town Hall; 4/6/2017. Recorded for 3MBS by Kyle Lane assisted by John Donald)
  • Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
  • Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op.60
  • Borodin: Prince Igor Overture
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op.35

  • 10th June

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  • To the Eternal Source with Tinalley String Quartet - Adam Chalabi & Lerida Delbridge (vlns), Justin Williams (vla), Michelle Wood (vlc), and guest Greta Bradman (sop); Salon Melbourne Recital Centre; 31/7/2017. (Recorded for 3MBS by Michael Conolan/Hofland Music)
  • Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.1 in E Flat, Op.12
  • Bach: Erbarme dich, from St. Matthew Passion, BWV244 arr. for String Quartet and Soprano by Calvin Bowman
  • Schubert: Der Tod und das Madchen, D531arr. for String Quartet and Soprano by Calvin Bowman
  • Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D810 - Death and the Maiden

  • 3rd June

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  • Boroondara Eisteddfod 2017 - Piano Concerto Award Final; Zelman Symphony Orchestra with Joshua Geddes and Kevin Cameron (guest conductors) and pianists Michael Li, Kevin Chow and William Soo; Hawthorn Arts Centre; 25/6/2017. (Recorded for Zelman Symphony by Michael Conolan, Hofland Music)
  • Verdi: Nabucco: Overture
  • Rachmaninov: Piano concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30: 1st mvt. (Michael Li, pno)
  • Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.16: 1st, 2nd, 3rd mvts. (Kevin Chow, pno)
  • Schumann: Piano concerto in A minor, Op.54: 1st and 3rd mvts. (William Soo, pno)

  • 27th May

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  • Radiothon 2018 - A live-to-air performance will be followed by a selection of works recorded by the 3MBS Recording Team of some of Melbourne’s finest musicians, ensembles and orchestras.

  • 20th May

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  • Radiothon 2018 - A live-to-air performance will be followed by a selection of works recorded by the 3MBS Recording Team of some of Melbourne’s finest musicians, ensembles and orchestras.

  • 13th May

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  • Live-to-Air Beethoven Cello & Piano Recital with Josephine Vains (cello) & John O’Donnell (piano) from the 3MBS Lady Marigold Southey Performance Studio.
  • Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.4 in C, Op.102/1
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.28 in A, Op.101
  • Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.5 in D, Op.102/2

  • 6th May

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  • St John's Feast of Music - Works from Tchaikovsky's The Seasons, Op. 37 and Crumbs Fantasy Pieces after the Zodiac - Sonya Lifschitz (piano), Christine Johnston (musical saw, readings) and poetry by Max Lifschitz; ; St John's Adelaide; 14/2/2017. (Recorded for 3MBS by Kym Wilson)
  • Birdcalls
  • Cancer verse
  • Crumb: Makrokosmos l: Primeval Sounds (Cancer)
  • June verse
  • Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op.37b : Barcarolle, June
  • Taurus verse
  • Crumb: Makrokosmos l: Pastorale (Taurus)
  • May verse
  • Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op.37b, May: Starlit Nights
  • Capricorn verse
  • Crumb: Makrokosmos l: Crucifixus (Capricorn)
  • January verse
  • Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op.37b, January: At the Fireside
  • Scorpio verse
  • Crumb: Makrokosmos l: The Phantom Gondolier (Scorpio)
  • Sagittarius verse
  • Crumb: Makrokosmos l: Night-Spell (Sagittarius)
  • November verse
  • Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op.37b, November: Troika
  • Virgo verse
  • Crumb: Makrokosmos l: The Abyss of Time (Virgo)
  • October verse
  • Tchaikovsky: The Seasons: October - Song of Autumn, Op.37b/10
  • Aries verse
  • Crumb: Makrokosmos l: Spring-Fire (Aries)
  • March verse
  • Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op.37b, March: Song of the Lark
  • Gemini verse
  • Crumb: Makrokosmos l: Dream Images (Gemini)
  • ENCORE Crumb: Makrokosmos l: Night-Spell (Sagittarius)

  • 29th April

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  • Ghost Stories with the Benaud Trio (Amir Farid, piano; Lachlan Bramble, violin; Ewen Bramble, cello); Salon Melbourne Recital Centre; 15/7/2017. (Recorded for 3MBS by Michael Conolan, Hofland Music)
  • Bloch: Three Nocturnes
  • Beethoven: Piano Trio No.5 in D, Op.70/1, 'Ghost'
  • Southern Cantata. St John's Bach Choir & Orchestra/Graeme Lieschk; St John's Southgate; 3/12/2017.(Recorded for 3MBS by Steve Bullock)
  • Schultz: Southern Cantata Op. 102, 2017. (Text by Katherine Firth). World Premiere.