What's New

09th December, 2017

Hamer Singers Debut Concert

In choral circles Christmas is more about revisiting old favourites and giants of the repertoire rather than trying out something new, expect perhaps for some shorter ...

28th November, 2017

Music for a traditional Melbourne Christmas

Every year it’s the same delicious dilemma: which of the offerings on  a groaning musical Christmas table tempts us most?  The sensory pleasure of traditional concerts ...

18th November, 2017

Opera Australia: The Merry Widow

Opera Australia’s current production of The Merry Widow is a delightful confection, full of wonderful music, singing, dancing and unadulterated fantasy. Just as it was originally ...

14th November, 2017

Melbourne Opera: Roberto Devereux

Melbourne Opera manages to produce high quality operatic productions throughout the year without government funding. This is what makes their current production of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux ...

13th November, 2017

Hoang Pham with Zelman Symphony

The pianist Hoang Pham has long been a friend to Classic Melbourne  since performing at our launch four  years ago and we keep a particular interest ...

29th October, 2017

Brigadoon -Review

To get into the spirit of Brigadoon you must be prepared to embrace a little magic of the past that contrasts with the glitzy superficiality of ...

Concert Reviews

After two weeks of listening to Christmas Muzac at the shopping malls it was refreshing to hear real Christmas music in a live venue by  real …

If ever there was a city that celebrated Christmas with glorious music, and with great variety that city would have to be Melbourne! With the inevitable …

For many music-lovers, a year would not feel complete without a dose of Handel’s best known oratorio Messiah, as a participant or audience member. In Melbourne …

On Monday evening in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Paul Lewis performed a program of Beethoven Bagatelles Op 126 and Brahms Piano Pieces Op 118 flanked by two …

Kristian Chong is not only one of Australia’s busiest and most versatile pianists, he is also one of its finest, so it was no surprise that …

On November 29,exactly twenty-four hours after a riveting performance by Ensemble Offspring another acclaimed Australian contemporary ensemble took the Salon stage. At first glance, Press, Play …