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April 2019

CONCERT: The Muses’ Delight – British Isles to the Australian Bush

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue
Melbourne, Eltham 3095 Australia
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$20 – $30

Join The Muses’ Delight on a musical journey from the British Isles of the 18th Century to the raucous Australian bush. Two themes arise: dance, and the transformation of British folk and classical music as it finds a home in the sun, bush and sea of Australia. Through this playfully constructed program we visit Handel and Purcell in the English Court, then head downtown to the reels and jigs of the tavern. Ross Edwards’ Ecstatic Dances paint a vivid image of…

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CONCERT: Laura Vaughn – Viola de Gamba

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue
Eltham, VIC 3095 Australia
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$25 – $30

Immerse yourself in the beautiful and hypnotic soundworld of the viola da gamba in this solo recital by renowned gambist Laura Vaughan. Revel in the rich and unique sonorities of the instrument as it weaves a tale through different musical styles with rarely-heard works by Tobias Hume, St. Colombe, Carl Friedrich Abel and Johann Sebastian Bach as well as newly-discovered solo Fantasias for viola da gamba by Georg Philipp Telemann in the stunning surrounds of Montsalvat. Tickets: Adult: $30 Concession:…

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May 2019

Bach Concertos

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$40 – $133

To hear Bach’s keyboard concertos is to witness the birth of a genre. Alternating bustling brio and the most heartfelt lyricism, Bach creates music that speaks across the centuries. Recently praised for his “simply gorgeous” playing and “crystalline phrasing” by the Washington Post, pianist David Fung is an ideal match for the immaculate poise and effortless dexterity these wonderful concertos require. Béla Bartók’s Divertimento is one of the iconic works for chamber orchestra—an exhilarating showpiece, inflected with folk melodies and…

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Bach Concertos

May 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street, Southbank
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$40 – $133

To hear Bach’s keyboard concertos is to witness the birth of a genre. Alternating bustling brio and the most heartfelt lyricism, Bach creates music that speaks across the centuries. Recently praised for his “simply gorgeous” playing and “crystalline phrasing” by the Washington Post, pianist David Fung is an ideal match for the immaculate poise and effortless dexterity these wonderful concertos require. Béla Bartók’s Divertimento is one of the iconic works for chamber orchestra—an exhilarating showpiece, inflected with folk melodies and…

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Yiruma Live in Melbourne 2019

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, VIC 3006
DOCKLANDS, VIC 3008 Australia
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$89 – $249

After two years of successful touring, Melbourne is Yiruma's first stop back in Australia with his new album Frame and classic original pieces! With strong love and passion, Yiruma is bringing the breathtaking performance full of spirits of sharing and bliss back to Australia. Ever since the first album, Yiruma's warm and beautiful classical melody resonates with music lovers all around the world.  Yiruma Live in Australia Frame will also appear in Brisbane and Sydney in May 2019! Enjoy the most romantic music…

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June 2019

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2019

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - June 10 @ 6:00 pm
Federation Square, cnr Flinders and Russell Streets
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN Now in its tenth year, Australia’s most exciting singers festival for all choirs, singing groups and individual singers, is proud to present a bigger and even more diverse program over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in Melbourne, with our Founding Artistic Director Dr Jonathon Welch AM.  Acclaimed conductor & arranger George Torbay will return as the MISF Massed Chorus guest conductor along with award winning singer, songwriter and conductor Kavisha Mazzella AM who will…

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Baroque Oboe

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets
Melbourne, Vic 3000 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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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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July 2019

Schubert Mass

July 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street, Southbank
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$40 – $133

Join us for a new chapter in the MCO journey—our first performance of music for chamber orchestra and choir. Polyphonic Voices, directed by Michael Fulcher, has gained a reputation for its extraordinary choral singing and collaborations with diverse ensembles including MSO and Plexus. They join us for Schubert’s second Mass, a work inspired by the composer’s divine gift for melody. Utterly gorgeous and infused with a gentle mystery, the Mass in G is a pure ray of heaven on Earth.…

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August 2019

Schubert Mass

August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$40 – $133

Join us for a new chapter in the MCO journey—our first performance of music for chamber orchestra and choir. Polyphonic Voices, directed by Michael Fulcher, has gained a reputation for its extraordinary choral singing and collaborations with diverse ensembles including MSO and Plexus. They join us for Schubert’s second Mass, a work inspired by the composer’s divine gift for melody. Utterly gorgeous and infused with a gentle mystery, the Mass in G is a pure ray of heaven on Earth.…

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