What's New

19th January, 2018

Masterclass

Throughout history there have always been stellar, distinctively inimitable, executants of various artistic disciplines. It falls however to just a small handful of performing artists to ...

07th January, 2018

Biber: Missa Salisburgensis (at the Organs Of The Ballarat Goldfields Festival)

The Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival is another of the festivals that Classic Melbourne is pleased to highlight in January, relieving as it does the dearth of good ...

01st January, 2018

Dream Lover dazzles

Rarely have I attended an opening night when the standing ovation on all three levels of the State Theatre was as heartfelt and sincere as the one given on ...

31st December, 2017

Vien, women and song

We’ve done the research, and can confidently report that the place for celebrating the New Year for 2018 is … Sydney! We’re not just talking about ...

26th December, 2017

Peninsula Summer Music Festival

It is a well-known fact that, every January, Melbourne ‘s many classical music venues lose their bustling air as musicians and larger companies apparently follow their ...

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 ...

Concert Reviews

Well before 11am, the picturesque Church of St John the Evangelist in Flinders was already in need of extra chairs. An intimate venue, it can accommodate …

Reviewer Margaret Arnold enjoyed two very different concerts featuring piano, on weekend afternoons at the Peninsula Summer Music Festival …Travelling from Melbourne on Saturday, the extreme …

This boutique festival celebrating classical and fine music has flourished over eleven years with Artistic Director Julia Fredersdorff at the helm. Having decided to pass the …

Some Christmas concerts are driven by major orchestras bringing their choirs to the forefront, and surprising audiences other than their series subscribers, the only ones to …

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 …