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June 2019

Bach B Minor Mass

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt St
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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$48 – $75

A comment under a YouTube video can speak more directly than an elegantly written program note. About Bach’s B minor Mass, one user has written: “Probably the best piece of music EVER written, and I’m not even exaggerating, I’m being serious.” Completed the year before Bach’s death, the Mass is one of the most inspiring pieces of music ever composed. As musicologist Alberto Basso has put it: “The Mass in B minor is the consecration of a whole life.” The…

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Trio Anima Mundi

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Ave
Eltham, Melbourne 3095 Australia
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$45

Montsalvat is proud to present a series of concerts by the international award-winning ensemble, Trio Anima Mundi. Trio Anima Mundi presents their twelfth subscription series - Three's Company - in 2019. Trio Anima Mundi continues its "Piano Trio Archaeology" mission of presenting rarely-heard works from the piano trio repertoire as well as works of the canon such as Ravel and Haydn. This concert presents the work of two composers whose careers included being that of a "Kapellmeister". This concert will…

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Baroque Oboe

June 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street, Southbank
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$40 – $133

With its lucid, penetrating tone, the oboe captivates the ear and touches the heart. In this concert, oboe masterpieces from the Italian Baroque meet Melbourne composer Joe Chindamo’s double concerto for oboe and cor anglais, Sanctuary. The orchestra performs magnificent concerti grossi by Baroque luminaries Handel, Avison and Corelli. MCO welcomes back Australia’s greatest oboe star, Diana Doherty, who is the Principal Oboe of Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She is joined by Alexandre Oguey, principal cor anglais of Sydney Symphony for…

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Northern Lights: Sibelius & Schubert

June 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Preston City Hall, 284 Gower St
Preston, Vic 3072 Australia
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$15 – $25

Join the Preston Symphony Orchestra for a grand European tour, from the glitter of Vienna to the icy splendour of Finland. Conductor Robert Dora sets the pace with Berlioz’s Hungarian March, while flautists Penny Holmes and David Jones are joint soloists in Doppler’s Andante and Rondo for two flutes and strings. The climax of the afternoon is the extraordinary Symphony No 2 of Sibelius, the great Romantic composer of Finland.

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Take Me To The World – THECHO!R fundraiser for St Vincent’s Foundation

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collingwood Town Hall, 140 Hoddle Street
Abbotsford, Victoria 3067 Australia
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Celebrating their 10th Anniversary THECHO!R presents a spectacular fundraising concert of world music in support St Vincent's Hospital Foundation. Artistic Director & Conductor Dr Jonathon Welch Special Guest Singer & Conductor Claire Patti Collingwood Town Hall 140 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford, 3067 Cabaret style seating (tables of 10) and refreshments available. Tickets $35 adult / $25 conc & U18/ THECHO!R offers an exciting, diverse range of performance opportunities, from pop, world music to new works.

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Heidelberg Symphony 2019 | Concert 2: Romance & Revolution

June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Performing Arts Centre, Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School, Corner of Noel St and Upper Heidelberg Rd
Ivanhoe, VIC 3079 Australia
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GOULD - "Star Spangled Banner" HUMMEL - "Grand Concerto in F Major" ELGAR - Romances for Bassoon & Orchestra MOZART - Symphony No.35 "Haffner" WILLIAMS - Symphonic Suite from Star Wars: The Force Awakens In June, HSO presents music to evoke the romantic and revolutionary in stories near and far. Hummel’s sweeping concerto is brought to life by the agile Jack Schiller, Principal Bassoon of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Mozart’s "Haffner", originally written as party music for Salzburg, crackles with energy…

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July 2019

Hush

July 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre: Primrose Potter Salon, 31 Sturt St
Southbank, Victoria 3006 Australia
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$29 – $39

"Hush now, baby. Don't say a word. Now it's time for the women's turn." - Don't Say a Word, Annika Socolofsky Rubiks present five contemporary works exploring the power of voice, breath and gesture. Australian composer Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh’s "The thin air between skins" explores shimmering, nuanced exchanges between performers, Annika Socolofsky’s feminist rager lullaby invokes the fragility and fury of the female voice, and Dmitri Tymoczko’s electroacoustic song cycle "Ghosts" remixes the words of poet Emily Dickinson to surreal…

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Fauré Requiem and works by Debussy, Ravel, Saint Saëns and Fauré

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
All Saints Anglican Church, 2 Chapel Street
St Kilda, VIC 3222 Australia
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$20

This concert combines Fauré's sublime Requiem, one of the best-loved of all choral works, with shorter secular pieces from the French repertoire. Debussy's sensitive settings of 15th century poems by Charles d'Orleans contrast with Ravel's exquisite Trois Chansons, where both the composer's own texts and music are full of archaic references. Fauré's witty Madrigal and a selection of Saint-Saëns' expressive songs complete the program. Rick Prakhoff conducts the Melbourne Bach Choir and Orchestra, with soloists Emilia Bertolini, soprano, and Jeremy…

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Fauré Requiem and works by Debussy, Ravel, Saint Saëns and Fauré

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
All Saints Anglican Church, 2 Chapel Street
St Kilda, VIC 3222 Australia
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$20

This concert combines Fauré's sublime Requiem, one of the best-loved of all choral works, with shorter secular pieces from the French repertoire. Debussy's sensitive settings of 15th century poems by Charles d'Orleans contrast with Ravel's exquisite Trois Chansons, where both the composer's own texts and music are full of archaic references. Fauré's witty Madrigal and a selection of Saint-Saëns' expressive songs complete the program. Rick Prakhoff conducts the Melbourne Bach Choir and Orchestra, with soloists Emilia Bertolini, soprano, and Jeremy…

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Yasmin Rowe

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St George’s Anglican Church Flemington, 55 Lucknow St
Travancore, VIC 3032 Australia
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2019 Friends Of Music Series is thrilled to announce internationally-renowned concert pianist Yasmin Rowe as our next performer. PROGRAMME BACH 15 three part inventions MOZART Sonata in C Major K330 BRAHMS 2 Rhapsodies op 79 As an international concert pianist, Yasmin Rowe has won numerous prizes. She was first prize winner at the Moray International Piano Competition (UK) and the EPTA UK Piano Competition (UK), as well Seven Oaks Young Musician of the Year Competition (UK) and the Antena 2…

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