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Tristram Williams (Trumpet)

Adapted from the Melbourne Theatre Company play – The Glass Soldier tells the story of Private Nelson H Ferguson, an ANZAC who served in the First World War at Villers Brettenoux, in the north of France. During the course of … Continued

Mar

23

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Written and directed by Brenda Addie from an idea by Kirk Alexander

This musical entertainment embracing the stellar careers of Dame Nellie Melba and Dame Clara Butt will not only lovers of opera and the concert platform , but will also peer behind the scenes at their private ‘Sing ém Muck’ embarrassment. … Continued

Mar

24

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There was a time when the world was full of magic and splendour, as if all on Earth existed in harmony with Heaven. You could see it in the arts, feel it in the air, and hear it in the … Continued

Mar

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Written and directed by Brenda Addie from an idea by Kirk Alexander

This musical entertainment embracing the stellar careers of dame Nellie Melba and Dame Clara Butt will not only lovers of opera and the concert platform, but will also peer behind the scenes at their private ‘Sing ém Muck’ embarrassment. After … Continued

Mar

25

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Jazz singer Bridgette Allen, Mezzo Diana Emry, Tenor Scott Hamilton and Actor Ezra Bix

African American gospel musical concert featuring songs O Happy Day, It Ain’t Necessarily So, I loves You Porgy, All Gods Chillun got Rhythm, It’s Too Darn Hot, Joshua fought the Battle of Jericho, Bali Hai, This Little Light of Mine, … Continued

Mar

25

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Sophie Koh

For the first time, enigmatic Australian indie-pop singer Sophie Koh has delved into her Chinese heritage and her classical piano roots. Sophie’s new album ‘Book of Songs’ is a splendour of pop songs where East meets West, influenced by Chinese … Continued

Mar

25

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Zelman Symphony Orchestra, Phoebe Russell

Bottesini was considered the Paganini of the Double Bass, developing a formidable technique for the instrument and composing numerous solo works. We are thrilled to welcome back the equally virtuosic Phoebe Russell to play his second concerto. In 2010, Phoebe … Continued

Mar

25

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Paavali Jumppanen

Internationally celebrated Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen will tour Australia for the 8th time in March and April 2017 for 5 concerts in 4 states, including collaborations with the Castlemaine State Festival, recitals in Brisbane for QPAC, Adelaide for Recitals Australia … Continued

Mar

25

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Let different genres of Indian and Sri Lankan music take you city by city on a journey from Chennai to Jaffna. Your guide, Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan, is one of the UK’s most acclaimed Veena Artists. Having trained under Gurus in … Continued

Mar

26

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St Johns Bach Choir and Orchestra (dir. Graham Lieschke)

J.S. Bach’s cantata for Annunciation “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern” (BWV 1), presented in liturgical context. A particularly beautiful cantata, based on the famous hymn, scored for 3 soloists, chorus, strings with 2 concertante violins, 2 oboes da caccia, and … Continued

Mar

26

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The Idea of North

The Idea of North, comes South! From Australia’s undisputed masters of a cappella wizardry comes a show chock-full of larrikanism and songs by Aussie artists, as fair-dinkum as the dog on the tuckerbox eating Vegemite while listening to Banjo Patterson … Continued

Mar

26

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Lucinda Moon and John O'Donnell

Lucinda Moon (baroque violin) and John O’Donnell (harpsichord) present an all Bach recital of works for solo violin and for violin and harpsichord, including nos. 5 and 6 of the BWV 1014-1019 set. This follows a well-received performance last year … Continued

Mar

26

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Art, Craft & Produce

A great variety of handmade goods from unique art and craft to fresh produce and delicious gourmet food. Over 70 stalls to explore and discover. Hot coffee and food served all day. A great day out for the whole family. … Continued

Mar

26

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Concerts at St. George’s proudly presents the 2017 Friends of Music Concert Series, showcasing top Melbourne emerging musicians! Don’t miss our last concert in March featuring distinguished Melbourne guitarists, Michael McManus & Alexandra Velasco. The artists will perform dazzling solo … Continued

Mar

26

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The French Connection

OSSO presenst the French Connection Conductor, John Fergusson OElegie, Faure The Dolly Suite, Faure Le Tombeau de Couperin, Ravel Prelude a ‘L’ Apre-mid d’un faune, Debussy

Mar

28

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Alexandre Da Costa and Kristian Chong

The 2017 Coffee Concert season opens with the Melbourne debut of Canadian violinist Alexandre Da Costa, in partnership with acclaimed pianist Kristian Chong. The two performers are a natural fit, combining prodigious technique with wonderful artistry – and that certain … Continued

Mar

29

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Helen Seymour, poetry and Tom Healey, organ

This is the fourth of our series of reflections for the season of Lent. Enjoy the artistry of poems written and read by Helen Seymour combined with reflective music played by Tom Healey. All Welcome!

Mar

31

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The Foray Quintet

Back by popular demand, enjoy a scintillating soireé with the vibrant foray quintet in their performance, Mouvement! This dynamic group featuring Elyane de Fontenay (violin), Anna Murakawa (violin), Sarina Walter (viola), Anneliese McGee-Collett (cello) and Kimberley Steele (piano) will perform … Continued

Mar

31

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The Little Yarra Steiner School

On Friday 31st March at 6pm the Little Yarra Steiner School will presenting Bach’s St John Passion. All students from class 8-12 participate in this highly challenging work. The work is supported by staff and other members of the community. … Continued

Apr

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Progetto Corelli

Progetto Corelli presents the first concert of its 2017 performance season. “Blue in Red” is a dedicated showcase of French and Italian colours of the High Baroque under the beautiful arches of St. Brigid’s Church. 1st Apr 2017, Saturday, 4pm … Continued

Apr

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The Consort of Melbourne

Melbourne’s premier vocal ensemble presents a moving program of music for Lent, premiering Andrew Anderson’s stunning ‘A Lenten Cantata’, co-commissioned with St James’ Old Cathedral, West Melbourne, alongside masterpieces by Lotti, de Lassus, Casals and Bach. Written for voices, strings … Continued

Apr

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Vinod Prasanna and Roderick McLeod

Be soothed by the serene music of this collaboration between Vinod’s bansuri (Indian flute) and Roderick’s kora (African harp-lute) as they launch their first CD. Vinod and Roderick kept on meeting on stage performing with various artists around Melbourne. During … Continued

Apr

2

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David Cameron & Philip Wheeldon

A celebration of the wonderful music and enthralling story of the greatest band that ever lived, The Beatles. Leading this show is Beatles aficionado David Cameron on piano, guitar and sitar, plus a fabulous cast with Paul Cengla on drums … Continued

Apr

2

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Australian Chamber Choir directed by Douglas Lawrence

To mark the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne, the ACC presents the music that helped to make her coronation remarkable. Zadok the Priest and Parry’s I was Glad are pillars in a program that showcases … Continued

Apr

2

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South Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with soprano Alexandra Ioan conducted by Lynette Bridgland

South Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s 2017 season commences on Sunday 2nd April with a 2:30 pm concert at the South Melbourne Town Hall featuring soprano Alexandra Ioan performing the third series of the Songs of the Auvergne by Joseph Canteloube. Bookending … Continued

Apr

2

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Melbourne Mandolin Orchestra and Cindy Lee Ensemble

The orchestra will perform Adelaide Dances by renowned Sydney composer and virtuoso mandolinist, Stephen Lalor, and the beautiful Mother and Sister by Manos Hadjidakis. Then it will join with Cindy’s singers in Rob Kay’s Homeward Bound, Billy Joel’s heart-wrenching Goodnight … Continued

Apr

2

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ANAM Percussion

The first of four 2017 recitals by the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) at St Silas Anglican Church, Albert Park, will take place on Sunday 2 April at 2.30pm. Entitled RANDOM ROUND, it will be presented by the ANAM … Continued

Apr

2

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The Star Chorale

The Star Chorale presents a musical reflection on life in modern-day Victoria – growing up in Melbourne, surviving the Black Saturday bushfires, inspiration from the inimitable Michael Leunig, an homage to the ANZACs. The programme has a strong Victorian community … Continued

Apr

2

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Orchestra 21

Orchestra 21 and the O21 Cello Octet launch their 2017 season with a glorious celebration of music for cello and string orchestra, joined by the acclaimed cellist, MOLLY KADARAUCH as Director/Soloist. A lively and interesting program, including works by Boccherini, … Continued

Apr

2

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Roy Best

A concert featuring the life and songs of Mario Lanza will be held at the Church of Christ, 680 Doncaster Rd., Doncaster at 2 pm on April 2. Roy Best (tenor) and Alison Jones (soprano) will sing Lanza songs accompanied … Continued

Apr

2

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The Tudor Choristers, Melbourne

The Tudor Choristers, under new director Dr Kathleen McGuire, perform a program of sacred musisc, including Telemann’s missa brevis supra Christ lag in Todesbanden (in honour of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death), Franz Biebl’s sublime Ave Maria, and … Continued

Apr

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The Tudor Choristers, Melbourne

The Tudor Choristers, under new director Dr Kathleen McGuire, perform a program of sacred musisc, including Telemann’s missa brevis supra Christ lag in Todesbanden (in honour of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death), Franz Biebl’s sublime Ave Maria, and … Continued

Apr

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Jeffrey Kelson

Tribute to Child Survivors of the Holocaust Jewish Holocaust Centre, Monday 3rd April to Sunday 16th April A new exhibition of portraits at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Elsternwick honours child survivors of the Holocaust. When artist Jeffrey Kelson was … Continued

Apr

5

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Sian Williams, soprano and Frank De Rosso, organ

This is the fifth in our series of reflections for the season of Lent. Drop in to the Basilica on your way home from work and enjoy the clear soprano of Sian Williams accompanied by Frank De Rosso , organ. … Continued

Apr

5

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Pavel Kohout

One of Europe’s leading concert organists is returning to Melbourne. Pavel Kohout (Prague) will present an eclectic range of music from Buxtehude and Bach to Dvorak’s New World Symphony.

Apr

7

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Jackie Bornstein’s rich, emotive vocals express the power of Jazz as a force for justice, creativity, and unity. From early on, Jazz created a space where race was irrelevant and music served to confront social injustices – Louis Armstrong to … Continued

Apr

8

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Heidelberg Choral Society

Heidelberg Choral Society presents Encore! Encore! – a selected repertoire of well-known opera choruses and memorable songs from musical theatre – under the direction of Peter Bandy. There is nothing as stirring as the sound of a full opera chorus … Continued

Apr

8

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Friedemann Eichhorn

A unique program of violin music from Bach to Bartok, performed by Prof. Friedemann Eichhorn and Alexia Eichhorn (Weimar) plus 11 yr Dindin Wang, winner of the Australian Bach Society Encouragement Award 2016, in the intimate setting of Medley Hall, … Continued

Apr

8

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Anatoly Dokumentov

Russian-Australian pianist Anatoly Dokumentov plays classical piano works of Tchaikovsky. The program consists of many famous and less well known pieces. To buy tickets online go to www.trybooking.com/OXLA

Apr

8

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Gerald Keuneman (Musical Director) with Samantha Robertson (soprano) and Stephen Coutts (baritone)

Budding young singers, Stephen Coutts and Samantha Robertson, will be performing all-time vocal favourites, with a tender salute to musical theatre and some pillars of the classical repertoire. Experience first-hand the spine-tingling involvement that comes with a live orchestral performance. … Continued

Apr

9

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John O'Donnell

Le Chemin de la Croix by Marcel Dupré (1886–1971). The title refers to the traditional fourteen “Stations of the Cross”, a devotional liturgy performed in the weeks before Easter. The organ composition originated at a Brussels concert in February 1931 … Continued

Apr

9

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Holy Trinity Choir

On Palm Sunday the choir of Holy Trinity Anglican Church Surrey Hills will present a Lenten meditation including the “Lenten Cantata” by George Frederic Handel . The cantata includes selected music from his oratorios “Messiah” and “The Passion of Christ”. … Continued

Apr

9

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Spine tingling harmonies, contemporary arrangements and new interpretations of mainly Celtic songs, characterise these two ensembles of young musicians who bring old songs to life for a new generation. Introducing Co-cheòl’s newest singer, Stephanie Firth.

Apr

10

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Continuo Collective

Continuo Collective creates a Baroque ‘wall of sound’ with a consort of Baroque guitars, ranging from a ‘mosquito’ guitar to a five course bass guitar. Tommie Andersson and Rosemary Hodgson join Continuo Collective’s Samantha Cohen and Geoffrey Morris to pluck … Continued

Apr

10

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Continuo Collective

Tommie Andersson and Rosemary Hodgson join Continuo Collective’s Samantha Cohen and Geoffrey Morris as they pluck and strum their way through 17th Century Spain and Italy on a consort of Baroque guitars of different pitches. With percussion by Matthew Horsley.

Apr

12

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Vox Angelica

Vox Angelica Geelong Chamber Choir is a new 20 voice ensemble of experienced singers performing a repertoire of fine a cappella music. Our first concert for 2017 includes works by Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Lotti, Bach, Durufle, Lachlan McDonald, Casals, Moya Henderson, … Continued

Apr

12

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Vox Angelica Geelong Chamber Choir

How Shall We Sing in a Strange Land, is a meditation through beautiful music for Holy Week at 8pm Wednesday 12th April in St Mary’s Basilica. It includes works by Bach, Casals, Durufle, Gabrieli, Moya Henderson, Moses Hogan, Karl Jenkins, … Continued

Apr

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Melbourne Bach Choir

Following their critically-acclaimed, sell-out performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion at Melbourne Recital Centre on Good Friday 2016, the Melbourne Bach Choir and Orchestra, led by Rick Prakhoff, return to perform Bach’s St John Passion. The choir is joined by … Continued

Apr

22

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Cordelia’s Potted Opera’s is proud to present an exciting new production of Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. The cast for this exciting production includes some of Melbourne’s most tallented and up and coming singers. Othon Charalambous (Pinkerton) Jamie Moffat (Sharpless) Pat … Continued

Apr

22

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Danae Killian

In this piano recital, Danaë Killian brings the music of Melbourne composer Eve Duncan into dialogue with Ludwig van Beethoven at the culmination of his life’s work. In her interpretation of Wave to the Depths, Danaë Killian has reached into … Continued

Apr

22

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In a rare visit to Melbourne from Berlin, viollinist, Daniel Weltlinger launches Samoreau, the third in his trio of tribute CDs, acknowledging the work and brilliance of Django Reinhardt.

Apr

23

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Lawrence Allen & Emily Xiao Wang

International artists Lawrence Allen (tenor) and Emily Xiao Wang (soprano) present favourite selections and arias from Turandot, Tosca, La Bohème, Faust, La Traviata, The Pearl Fishers and more, including ‘O mio babbino caro’, ‘Nessun dorma’ ‘In the depths of the … Continued

Apr

24

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Kevin Chow - Pianist

Kevin Chow is a fourth-year Bachelor of Music (Hons) student at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, studying with Glenn Riddle. He has broadcast on 3MBS and 4MBS. Kevin’s prizes include the Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Award, the Nehama Patkin Memorial Award, … Continued

Apr

28

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In a concert featuring the rising stars of the next generation of Melbourne musicians, Eltham High School flute ensemble, directed by Carol Galea, struts their stuff. With tantalising Middle Eastern melodies from special guest, ney player Kelly Dowall.

Apr

29

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Slava Grigoryan

Bach Cello Suites This recital is the product of Grigoryan’s decades-long love affair with the Suites, music which has accompanied him throughout his life. Reflecting on Bach’s music, he says: “I’m constantly staggered by the universe of ideas in each … Continued

Apr

29

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TRESORCH Ensemble

New and dynamic Melbourne ensemble TRESORCH brings you the inimitable Bruckner Symphony No. 8, the most colossal of the composer’s 9 symphonies and one of the monoliths of late Romantic music. Its towering textures, sublime atmospheres and relentless drive make … Continued

Apr

30

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Ji Won Kim, Caleb Wright, Rohan de Korte, David McNicol

Ji Won Kim (violin), Caleb Wright (viola), Rohan de Korte (cello) and David McNicol (piano), combine in a program which includes works by Vivaldi, Brahms and Piazzola.

Apr

30

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Christopher Moore, Viola

From an unrivalled musical pedigree and education, JS Bach’s sons blazed a revolutionary path. With Telemann and others, they were the avant-garde forging a new style. Combining awe-inspiring virtuosity, deep feeling, and brilliant colours, this is the music that inspired … Continued

Apr

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Tom Healey

Tom Healey plays the 48 stop Walker organ in the Chapel and the 20 stop Fincham organ (ex Masonic Centre, East Melbourne) recently installed in the Music School auditorium. Works by Denis Bedard, Ethyl Smyth, Godelieve Ghavalas, Elise Barraine, Astor … Continued

May

1

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Tinalley String Quartet

The internationally acclaimed Tinalley String Quartet present the first concert of their 2017 Melbourne season, “Another State of Being”, featuring Janacek’s “Kreuzer Sonata”, Beethoven’s Op 74 “Harp” Quartet and Dvorak’s “American” Quartet. Further program information can be found at www.tinalley.com.au

May

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Christopher Moore, Viola

From an unrivalled musical pedigree and education, JS Bach’s sons blazed a revolutionary path. With Telemann and others, they were the avant-garde forging a new style. Combining awe-inspiring virtuosity, deep feeling, and brilliant colours, this is the music that inspired … Continued

May

5

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Windfire Choir, soloists and instrumental ensemble

Music at the Basilica’s 9th Festival of Sacred Music will open on Friday 5 May with a performance of Vaughn Williams, Five Mystical Songs and Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day by the Windfire choir, conducted by Rick Prakhoff with … Continued

May

6

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Vocal Dimension

The second concert of Music at the Basilica’s Festival of Sacred Music will be at All Saints in Newtown, where Vocal Dimension, a 20 voice choir from Wangaratta, will delight with choral favourites from Byrd’s “Ave Verum” to Laurisden’s “O … Continued

May

6

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Thomas Heywood

In the third concert of Music at the Basilica’s Festival of Sacred Music, International organist, Thomas Heywood will delight audiences when he puts the newly refurbished organ at Paul’s, Geelong through its paces! Tickets from www.trybooking.com/OMEH Full details from www.muiscatthebasilica.org.au

May

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e21

In this fourth concert of Music at the Basilica’s Festival of Sacred Music, male voice ensemble, e21, directed by Stephen Grant, will take audiences through various styles of chants for Holy Week. Tickets from www.trybooking.com/OMEM Full details of festival from … Continued

May

7

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Ensemble 642

Ensemble 642 (Hannah Lane – Italian triple harp, Nicholas Pollock – theorbo) will be joined by soprano, Roberta Diamond, to present musical settings of the enchanting, erotic and complex poems from the Bible known as the Song of Songs. This … Continued

May

9

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The Friends of Eusebius and Florestan

Program: Crusell – Clarinet Quartet Op. 7 Schubert – Octet in F, D 803 Sarah Curro – violin | Monica Curro – violin | Christopher Moore – viola | Daniel Curro – cello | Emma Sullivan – double bass | … Continued

May

9

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Elyane Laussade

Pianist Elyane Laussade presents a splendid blend of musical gems from America and France. A program of her favourites ranges from Debussy’s Reflets dans l’eau and Joplin Rags, to the solo version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, with much more … Continued

May

11

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Monash University Students

Featuring performance majors from Monash University Join us during May in the glamourous loungeroom of Duneira to hear a free lunchtime recital presented by students from Monash University, in preparation for their university exams. FREE, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL! ONLINE BOOKINGS ONLY … Continued

May

13

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Victoria Chorale and Melbourne Chamber Choir

Over 100 voices of Victoria Chorale and the Melbourne Chamber Choir will sing Brahms Requiem with the Art of Sound Orchestra and conductor Mario Dobernig.  This magnificent work will be performed in the wonderful setting of St Paul’s Cathedral with the superb soloists Jacqueline Porter (soprano) … Continued

May

13

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Sublime sounds from Melbourne Georgian Choir in the glorious acoustic of the Church of All Nations, plus songs from guests, Prelo, Melbourne’s newest Serbian women’s ensemble.

May

14

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Monash University Students

Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with Afternoon Tea at Duneira and a Concert peformance of classical chamber music. Duneira’s warm and charming environment makes it the perfect place for a beautiful get-together with your Mum on Mother’s Day. We will … Continued

May

16

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Angela Hewitt

Acclaimed as one of the world’s great pianists, everything about Angela Hewitt’s playing serves to highlight the innate beauty in each piece. Across two programs, Angela brings her emotional openness and faultless technique to masterworks by Bach, Beethoven, Chabrier, Ravel … Continued

May

17

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Angela Hewitt

Acclaimed as one of the world’s great pianists, everything about Angela Hewitt’s playing serves to highlight the innate beauty in each piece. Across two programs, Angela brings her emotional openness and faultless technique to masterworks by Bach, Beethoven, Chabrier, Ravel … Continued

May

18

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Monash University Students

Featuring performance majors from Monash University Join us during May in the glamourous loungeroom of Duneira to hear a free lunchtime recital presented by students from Monash University, in preparation for their university exams. FREE, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL! ONLINE BOOKINGS ONLY … Continued

May

21

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Accademia Arcadia

Lucinda Moon, violin Greg Dikmans, baroque flute Josephine Vains, cello Jacqueline Ogeil, Cristofori piano Featuring trio sonatas of CPE Bach, Quantz, and Benda, Accademia Arcadia presents music written for the music-loving flute-playing Frederick the Great. Frederick’s court boasted numerous pianos, … Continued

May

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Monash University Students

Featuring performance majors from Monash University Join us during May in the glamourous loungeroom of Duneira to hear a free lunchtime recital presented by students from Monash University, in preparation for their university exams. FREE, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL! ONLINE BOOKINGS ONLY … Continued

May

27

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Four piece instrumental group Nordanlaat play tunes from Scandinavia, inspired by the visit of Kvonn to Australia in 2014. Dutch Choir Melbourne, directed by Jeannie Marsh, sing boppy Dutch pop songs, without a trace of Tulips from Amsterdam!

May

28

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Claire Patti & Liz Frencham

A passionate and multi-skilled musician, Claire Patti is a performer, conductor, teacher and composer. With her hauntingly beautiful voice and unique style of harp accompaniment, Claire sings and plays the harp and French horn with several folk and classical ensembles. She … Continued

Jun

8

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Richard Gill AO and Dr Jonathon Welch AM

Choirs, individual singers, conductors, composers, & anyone who loves to sing, are all welcome to join this fantastic event!! Now celebrating its 8th year, the Festival showcases world renowned artists, performers and educators in the magnificent venues in Melbourne’s art … Continued

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Andrew Goodwin, Tenor

The night is full of light—the twinkle of a carpet of stars, shards of moonlight piercing the forest canopy, romance kindled by the embers of a fire—but outshining them all, a song from the heart. Following on from her acclaimed … Continued

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Andrew Goodwin, Tenor

The night is full of light—the twinkle of a carpet of stars, shards of moonlight piercing the forest canopy, romance kindled by the embers of a fire—but outshining them all, a song from the heart. Following on from her acclaimed … Continued

Jun

25

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Four very talented younger musicians

Enjoy a program of delightful music presented by four very talented younger musicians and singers. Charlotte Miles, cello, aged 14, has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall in New York and Opéra Bastille in Paris after winning first prizes … Continued

Jul

20

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Lucinda Collins, Piano

Two ecstatic Classical masterpieces by two of the greatest composers—quite simply a concert to leave you uplifted and elated. Beethoven burst onto Vienna’s orchestral scene in 1800 with his resplendent first symphony. Dramatic, witty, majestic, and joyous by turns, this … Continued

Jul

23

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Kathryn Radcliffe & Michael Lapina

Soprano Kathryn Radcliffe, winner of the 2014 Herald Sun Aria, has enjoyed success as a soloist with Opera Australia and the Vienna State Opera. Her performances for 2017 include leading roles with Victorian Opera and the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra. Michael … Continued

Jul

23

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Lucinda Collins, Piano

Two ecstatic Classical masterpieces by two of the greatest composers—quite simply a concert to leave you uplifted and elated. Beethoven burst onto Vienna’s orchestral scene in 1800 with his resplendent first symphony. Dramatic, witty, majestic, and joyous by turns, this … Continued

Jul

31

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Tinalley String Quartet

In the second Melbourne concert of their 2017 season, “To The Eternal Source”, Tinalley String Quartet are joined by acclaimed soprano Greta Bradman in a program featuring works by Mendelssohn and Schubert, as well as a stunning reimagining of Bach’s … Continued

Aug

5

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Christopher Cook, organ

Christopher Cook performs a varied program of baroque music on the brilliant Ahrend organ in Robert Blackwood Hall. Praeludium in d – Mathias Weckmann [1616-1674] Gelobet seist du [BuxWV 188, fantasia] – Dietrich Buxtehude [1637-1707] Recordare – Paul Hofhaimer [1459-1537] … Continued

Aug

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CHIME choir

Following their sell-out 2016 Rosanna concert, we again look forward to an afternoon of glorious choral music: a varied selection of well-known and less frequently performed works, both sacred and secular. Since inception in 1984 CHIME (Choral Institute Melbourne) has … Continued

Sep

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Genevieve Lacey, Recorder & Curator

A project curated by Genevieve Lacey Towards Eternity is a musical meditation spanning a millennium: a soulful, joyful tracing of our most ineffable selves. It reveals secrets, yearnings, rapture and ecstasy. Deep listening invites a sense of timelessness. Music creates … Continued

Sep

4

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Holy Trinity Choir

On Palm Sunday the choir of Holy Trinity Anglican Church Surrey Hills will present a Lenten meditation including the “Lenten Cantata” by George Frederic Handel . The cantata includes selected music from his oratorios “Messiah” and “The Passion of Christ”. … Continued

Sep

8

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Genevieve Lacey, Recorder & Curator

A project curated by Genevieve Lacey Towards Eternity is a musical meditation spanning a millennium: a soulful, joyful tracing of our most ineffable selves. It reveals secrets, yearnings, rapture and ecstasy. Deep listening invites a sense of timelessness. Music creates … Continued

Sep

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Zelman Symphony Orchestra

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 … Continued

Oct

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Duo Chamber Melange

Following their greatly appreciated recital in 2016, Duo Chamber Melange – the partnership of internationally acclaimed musicians Ivana Tomaskova (violin) and Tamara Smolyar (piano) – returns to Rosanna with an added voice, that of and renowned tenor Peter Mander. The … Continued

Oct

1

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Musicians of Australian Octet

Full to the brim with infectious vitality, Mendelssohn’s Octet is one of the true life-affirming pinnacles of Western music. Practically inventing the genre of a work for eight strings, the work of the 16-year-old child genius has never been bettered. … Continued

Oct

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Tinalley String Quartet

In the third and final Melbourne concert for Season 2017, Tinalley String Quartet will welcome pianist Daniel de Borah for a passionate and emotional program featuring quartets by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, with Shostovich’s Op 57 Piano Quintet as centrepiece of … Continued

Oct

29

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Antoinette Halloran & James Egglestone

Antoinette Halloran is one of Australia’s most accomplished and best-loved sopranos. She performs regularly with all the major Australasian opera companies and symphony orchestras and appears frequently on national television and radio. Her 2017 engagements include the title role in … Continued

Nov

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Shane Chen, Violin

In the lush, lingering melodies, a certain Russian pathos never seems far away. Long snowy nights, tender childhood memories, glimpses of lost love and unspoken passion… By turns virtuosic and intimate, passionate and lyrical, Tchaikovsky is the quintessential Romantic—conjuring powerful … Continued

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Shane Chen, Violin

In the lush, lingering melodies, a certain Russian pathos never seems far away. Long snowy nights, tender childhood memories, glimpses of lost love and unspoken passion… By turns virtuosic and intimate, passionate and lyrical, Tchaikovsky is the quintessential Romantic—conjuring powerful … Continued

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The Geelong Chorale

Every year, the Geelong Chorale provides three opportunities on Sunday afternoons for choral singers from any background to come together and sing through a great choral work, under the direction of an experienced conductor. Everyone is welcome, there are no … Continued