Solo performers and chamber ensembles play music in a wide range of styles from different periods.

Monday: Catherine Cabena
Tuesday: Isabel Veale/Frank Pam
Wednesday: Bill Mack
Thursday: John Wilkinson
Friday: Jane O’Callaghan


29th May

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  • Sarasate: Fantaisie de concert sur La Forza del destino, Op.1. Tianwa Yang, vln., Markus Hadulla, pno.
  • Traditional (arr. Giovinazzo): Drowsing Birds. Michael Kieran Harvey, pno., Deborah Kayser, sop.
  • Piazzolla: Three Tangos. Benjamin Martin, pno., James Crabb, accordion, Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Horn Quintet in E flat, K407. Anneke Scott, horn Ironwood .
  • Giuliani, Mauro: Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A, Op. 30. Siegfried Behrend, gtr. I Musici .
  • Poulenc, Francis: Airs Chantes, FP46. Pamela Wainwright, sop., Roger Frampton, pno.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Flute Concerto in D Major, Hob.VIIf:1D. Jean-Pierre Rampal, fte. Franz Liszt CO/Janos Rolla.
  • Rutter, John: For the Beauty of the Earth. English Sinfonia, Pierpoint Choir/Neil Page.

  • 28th May

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  • Bliss: Oboe Quintet, T.44. Trigon Ensemble.
  • Brahms: Piano Trio No.2 in C, Op.87. Trioz.
  • Mendelssohn: Leider Greta Bradman, sop., Tinalley String Quartet.
  • Munro: Songs from the Bush. Omega Ensemble Clarinet Quintet.

  • 27th May

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  • Vivaldi: Cello concerto in F, RV412. Christophe Coin, vlc., AAM/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Bach: Concerto for solo harpsichord in D, BWV972 (after Vivaldi). Elizabeth Anderson, hpschd.
  • Schubert: Im Freien, D 880 Op.80/3. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Olaf Baer, bar.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: String Quartet No. 6 in B flat, Op.18/6. Melos Quartet .
  • Schubert: Original Dances from D365. Gil Shaham, vln., Goran Sollscher, gtr.
  • Montsalvatge: Five canciones negras. Alexis Weissenberg, pno., Monserrat Caballe, sop.
  • Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor. Benaud Trio.
  • Carmichael: A Little Night Music. Leigh Harrold, pno., Agatha Yim, fte.

  • 26th May

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  • Holzbauer, Ignaz Jacob: Symphony in D, Op.3/4. L'Orfeo Baroque Orch/Michi Gaigg.
  • Mercadante, Saverio: Flute Concerto in E minor. James Galway, fte. I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone.
  • Mercadante, Saverio: Orazi e Curiazi: Non di trombe, non di brandi. Alastair Miles, bass, Anthony Michaels-Moore, bar., Marcus Jerome, ten., Paul Nilon, ten. Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Philharmonia Orch/David Parry.
  • Mercadante, Saverio: Virginia: Al cor furente ed ebro. Alastair Miles, bass, Bruce Ford, ten. Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Philharmonia Orch/David Parry.
  • Mercadante, Saverio: Il Salotto: Il brindisi. Alastair Miles, bass, Bruce Ford, ten., David Harper, pno.
  • Tommasini, Vincenzo: Carnival of Venice. Orch Symphonia dell 'Emilia Romagna/Massimo de Bernart.
  • Griffes, Charles Tomlinson: Barcarolle, Op. 6, No. 1. Carol Rosenberger, pno.
  • Griffes, Charles Tomlinson: Poem for Flute and Orchestra. Carol Wincenc, fte. Buffalo PO/JoAnn Falletta.
  • Griffes, Charles Tomlinson: The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan. Buffalo PO/JoAnn Falletta.
  • Harvey, Michael Kieran: Carpe Diem. Arabella Teniswood-Harvey, pno.

  • 25th May

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  • Alwyn: Twelve Preludes. Ashley Wass, pno.
  • Bach: Cello suite No.3 in C, BWV1009. Thomas Rann, vlc.
  • Debussy (arr. Lenski): Chansons de Bilitis. Timothy Young, pno., Alexis Kenny, fte.
  • Holst: Six canons, The Purcell Singers, Viola Tunnard (Pno), Imogen Holst (Conductor)
  • Benjamin: Sonatina. Jane Peters, vln., Rachel Valler, pno.
  • Yu: Chinese Folksong Suite. Robert Schubert, cl., String Quartet.

  • 22nd May

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  • Bizet, Georges (arr. Griffiths, David): Carmen Fantasy. Ensemble Liaison .
  • Ireland, John: Five Poems by Thomas Hardy. Iain Burnside, pno., Roderick Williams, bar.
  • Cimarosa, Domenico: Concertante in G for Flute and Oboe. Aurele Nicolet, fte., Heinz Holliger, oboe Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Kenneth Sillito.
  • Spohr, Louis: Duo in E minor, Op.13. Reiad Chibah, vla., Vaughan Jones, vln.
  • Rodrigo, Joaquin: Three Spanish Pieces. Hamish Strathdee .
  • Grainger, Percy: In a Nutshell, Suite. David Stanhope, pno., Leslie Howard, pno.
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: Irish Rhapsody No.5 in G minor, Op.147. Ulster Orch/Vernon Handley.

  • 21st May

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  • Sculthorpe: String Quartet No. 9. Goldner String Quartet.
  • Sutherland: Four Blake Songs. David Miller, pno., Wendy Dixon, sop.
  • Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F, Op.18/1. Zellwood Quartet.
  • Benjamin: Song of the Banana Carriers, Christopher Gillett (Tnr), Wendy Hiscocks (Pno)
  • Benjamin: Jan, Christopher Gillett (Tnr), Wendy Hiscocks (Pno)
  • Benjamin: Linstead Market, Christopher Gillett (Tnr), Wendy Hiscocks (Pno)
  • Hummel: Piano Quintet in E flat, Op.87. Melos Ensemble.
  • Gurney: Western Playland - Song Cycle (1920). Stephen Varcoe, bar., Iain Burnside, pno., Delme Quartet.
  • Benjamin: Before Dawn, Susan Bickley, Wendy Hiscocks

  • 20th May

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  • Bach JCF: Awake, cries to us the voice. Netherlands Chamber Choir/Uwe Gronostay.
  • Haydn: String Quartet in A, Hob.III:36, Op.20/6. Hagen Quartet.
  • Rossini: The Great Coquette. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop., Charles Spencer, pno.
  • Brahms: Piano Pieces, Op.118. Antony Gray, pno.
  • Borodin: Piano trio in D (1861). Trio Scaligero.
  • Cui: Five Pieces, Op.56. Trio Vivace.
  • Beethoven (arr. Oguey): Horn Sonata in F, Op.17 arr. cor anglais. Alexandre Oguey, cor ang., Neal Peres da Costa, pno.

  • 19th May

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  • Moore: Believe me, if all those endearing young charms. Dame Nellie Melba, pno., Dame Nellie Melba, sop.
  • Traditional: Ye Banks and Braes. Dame Nellie Melba, pno., Dame Nellie Melba, sop.
  • Carse, Adam: Two sketches, A Northern Song & A Northern Dance. Northern Sinfonia/David Lloyd-Jones.
  • Cruz, Ivor: Three Songs from Cancoes Perdidas. Amanda Cole, m-sop., Sandra Crawshaw, pno.
  • Cruz, Ivor: Four Songs from Cancoes Sentimentais. Amanda Cole, m-sop., Sandra Crawshaw, pno.
  • Kox, Hans: Cello concerto. Quirine Viersen, vlc. Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic/Ed Spanjard.
  • Schubert, Franz: Impromptu in G flat, D.899/3. David Helfgott, pno.
  • Grainger, Percy: Shepherd's Hey. David Helfgott, pno.
  • Grainger, Percy: Handel in the Strand. David Helfgott, pno.
  • Grainger, Percy: Colonial Song. David Helfgott, pno.
  • Lecuona, Ernesto: Malaguena - from Andalucia. David Helfgott, pno.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Andante and Rondo Capriccioso in E, Op.14. David Helfgott, pno.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Thee, Chauntress, Oft the Woods among I Woo. Dame Nellie Melba, sop.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Porgi amor. Dame Nellie Melba, sop.
  • Hahn, Gunnar: Si mes vers avaient des ailes. Dame Nellie Melba, sop.
  • Bishop, Sir Henry: Lo, Here the Gentle Lark. Dame Nellie Melba, sop., John Lemmone, fte. Unnamed Orch/Walter B Rogers.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Marriage of Figaro - Voi che Sapete. Dame Nellie Melba, sop. Unnamed Orch/Walter B Rogers.
  • Handel, George Frederic: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato - Sweet Bird. Dame Nellie Melba, sop., John Lemmone, fte. Unnamed Orch/Walter B Rogers.
  • Hope, Peter: Momentum Suite. Northern Sinfonia/David Lloyd-Jones.

  • 18th May

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  • Chabrier: Three romantic waltzes, for two pianos. Georges Rabol, pno., Sylvie Dugas, pno.
  • Wolf: From the Spanish Songbook. James Levine, pno., Jessye Norman, sop.
  • Walton: Sonata for strings. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Delius: Cello Sonata in D. Moray Welsh, vlc., Israela Margalit, pno.
  • Broadstock: A Vision of the Lost. Salvation Army Melbourne Staff Band /Ken Waterworth.
  • Sculthorpe: Songs of Sea and Sky. Geoffrey Collins, fte., David Miller, pno.
  • Falla (arr. Dean): The Three-Cornered Hat. Southern Cross Soloists.


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