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11th November

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  • Espana presented by The Melbourne Musicians with Rada Tochalna (sop), Claire Nicholson (fte), Frank Pam (cond)
  • Albeniz arr. Thomas-Mifune:: From Suite espagnola, Op.47/5: Asturias and 47/3 Sevilla (Aust. premiere)
  • Bizet arr. McAlister: Carmen Suite (Aust. premiere)
  • Falla arr. Borysenko: Seven Popular Spanish Songs (Rada Tochalna/sop) (World premiere)
  • Waldteufel: Espana waltz, Op.236
  • Dreyfus: Larino, Safe Haven (Claire Nicholson/fte)
  • Dreyfus: Tender Mercies
  • Shostakovich: Lazar Gosman Spanish Dance
  • Dreyfus: Rush
  • ENCORE - Dreyfus: Rush

  • 4th November

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  • Welcome Concert for the 2018 Sanguine Estate Music Festival Bendigo; Bendigo Art Gallery; 20/4/2018. (recorded for 3MBS by David Wilkinson)
  • Suk: Piano Trio in C minor, Op.2 (Zoe Freisberg/vln, Chris Howlett/vlc, Ian Munro/pno)
  • Dunhill: Cornucopia - A Sheaf of Miniatures, Op.95 (Stephen Stirling/horn, Ian Munro/pno)
  • Saint-Saens: Piano Quartet in B Flat, Op.41 (Andrew Haveron/vln, Tobias Breider/vla, Howard Penny/vlc, Ian Munro/pno)

  • 28th October

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  • Stonnington Symphony 2018 Sunday Series 1; Stonnington Symphony, Fabian Russell (conductor), Thomas Hutchinson (oboe); Malvern Town Hall; 3/6/2018. (Recorded for 3MBS by Michael Conolan/Hofland Music)
  • Dvorak: Carnival Overture,Op.92, B.169
  • Vaughan Williams: Concerto A minor for Oboe and Strings. Thomas Hutchinson, oboe
  • Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op.45.

  • 21st October

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  • 30th 3MBS Freemasons Victoria Young Performer Award held at a free concert at ANAM, South Melbourne Town Hall, 210 Bank Street, South Melbourne today, Sunday 21 October 2018. The four Finailsts include winners of the Musical Society of Victoria’s Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Awards for strings, winds, piano, and winner of the Armstead Singing Award.

  • 14th October

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  • Showcasing Past Winners of the 3MBS Young Performer Award, generously sponsored in recent years by Freemasons Victoria, and captured for broadcast by the 3MBS volunteer recording team.
  • Williams: Schindler's List: Theme. Aaron Ch'ng, vln.
  • Bach: Partita in D minor, BWV1004: Sarabande. Aaron Ch'ng, vln.
  • Chopin: Scherzo in C-sharp minor, Op. 39. Kevin Chow, pno.
  • Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio, K384: Martern aller Arten. Kathryn Radcliffe, sop.
  • Mozart: Don Giovanni - Non mi dir. Kathryn Radcliffe, sop.
  • Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor: Regnava nel silenzio. Kathryn Radcliffe, sop.
  • Debussy: Premiere Rhapsody. Magdalenna Krstevska, cla.
  • Chopin: Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52. William Soo, pno.
  • Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op.25. Leon Fei, vln.
  • Brahms: Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.5. Hoang Pham, pno.

  • 7th October

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  • Port Fairy Spring Music Festival 2017 - Quartet and Country; Australian String Quartet: Dale Barltrop, Francesca Hiew (vlns), Stephen King (vla), Sharon Grigoryan (vlc) with Stephen Pigram (gtr & voice); Reardon Theatre Port Fairy; 15/10/2017. (Recorded for 3MBS by Kym Wilson)
  • Pigram: Minybal (World Premiere) with Stephen Pigram/ gtr & voice)
  • Stanhope: String Quartet No. 2
  • Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op.18/4

  • 30th September

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  • Byrd - Round Table with the Song Company; Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mt Barker Summit; 11/2/2018. (Recorded for 3MBS by Kym Wilson)
  • Anon: Hey down, down, sing ye now after me
  • Byrd: Lullaby
  • Byrd: O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth
  • Byrd: Triumph with pleasant melody
  • White: Lamentations (a 5): Het, Tet, Yod
  • White: Lamentations (a 5): Kaf, Lamed, Mem
  • Strogers: A doleful deadly pang
  • Mr Tayler: Christus resurgens
  • Parsons: Ave Maria
  • Reich: Clapping Music
  • Cage: Story from Living Room Music
  • Oakland arr. Kirby Shaw: Java Jive
  • Bach: The Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus XIX
  • Gudmundsen-Holmgren: Bats' Ultrasound
  • Traditional Spiritual arr. Moses Hogan: Wade in the water
  • Messiaen: O Sacrum Convivium!
  • Encore arr. Ruth McCall: Waltzing Matilda

  • 23rd September

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  • Schubert Octet with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra; Christ Church Daylesford; 21/4/2018. (Recorded for 3MBS by Steve Bullock)
  • Martin: Passepied (World Premiere)
  • Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 Serioso
  • Schubert: Octet in F, D.803