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Dodsworth, Schubert + Chamberlain: Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Whifflin, Sutherland, Schumann & Schubert

Barwon Park 105 Inverleigh Road, Winchelsea, Vic

With the evocative melding of soprano voice, clarinet and piano, Judith Dodsworth, Robert Schubert and Robert Chamberlain present songs and stories of travel and of homecoming, of love lost and love found, and the joy of sharing music again. A journey through the glorious music of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Vaughan Williams, as well as … Read more

$40 – $50

Asha Trio: Bartók, Bradshaw, Martin & Luebbers

Yarragon Studio 515 Yarragon South Road, Yarragon, Vic

Niels Bijl and Georgina Lewis return to Yarragon, this time accompanied by the amazing violinist Kyla Matsuura-Miller in a program around Bartók’s famous Contrasts. This piece will be mixed with three brand new works especially written for the Asha Trio by Lee Bradshaw, Caerwen Martin and Johannes Luebbers. More info and bookings

$27 – $32

Australian Chamber Choir: Britten & Renaissance carols

Christ Church, Castlemaine 8 Mostyn St, Castlemaine

Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece for choir and harp is complemented by Christmas music from the Italian Renaissance to present day Australia. The harpist is Melina van Leeuwin. Full program coming soon. More info and bookings

$25 – $60

Asha Trio: Bartók, Bradshaw, Martin & Luebbers

Primrose Potter Salon Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne, Vic

Kyla Matsuura-Miller violin Niels Bijl saxophone Georgina Lewis piano Commissioned in 1938 by the ‘king of swing’ Benny Goodman, Béla Bartók’s Contrasts is a whirlwind ride through his signature shifting harmonies, the alternating rhythms of Hungarian folk dance and the wild spontaneity of ‘hot music’ of the dance halls in the US. Asha Trio premieres … Read more

$20 – $25

Rigby + Gu: Beethoven, Nan, Brahms & Piazzolla

Montsalvat, Eltham 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham, Vic

One of Australia’s most captivating violinists, Matthew Rigby, and pianist Yiyun Gu performing at Montsalvat. An exciting yet deeply introspective programme pairs two pillars of the violin and piano duo repertoire, Brahms Sonata no. 3 and Beethoven ‘Spring’ Sonata showcasing the range of expression and colours possible on these two instruments. This emotive concert bristling … Read more

$35 – $40

Quartz: Dvořák & Mendelssohn

Primrose Potter Salon Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne, Vic

Beginning with Dvořák’s America, a work of great beauty that is rarely performed. The added depth and sonority of a second viola will undoubtedly heighten the performance of this piece, adding a unique richness. Quartz carries through to Mendelssohn’s Four Pieces for String Quartet, a collection of individual movements written throughout his life, each showcasing … Read more

$37

Flinders Quartet: Beethoven, Nicolas, Brown, Higgins, Strong & Farrell

Primrose Potter Salon Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne, Vic

Beethoven and the Vignettes “Beethoven: the standard of greatness against which all composers since have measured themselves. For any quartet player, coming back to Beethoven is always therapeutic, a spiritually nourishing and technically strengthening homecoming and I can’t wait to get immersed in this program. It encompasses a wide range of Beethoven’s output from one … Read more

$29 – $40

Flinders Quartet: Beethoven, Nicolas, Brown, Higgins, Strong & Farrell

Online

Beethoven and the Vignettes “Beethoven: the standard of greatness against which all composers since have measured themselves. For any quartet player, coming back to Beethoven is always therapeutic, a spiritually nourishing and technically strengthening homecoming and I can’t wait to get immersed in this program. It encompasses a wide range of Beethoven’s output from one … Read more

$50

Melbourne Guitar Quartet + Darvidis: Dowland, Purcell, de Falla, Bizet & Case

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

MGQ return to Tempo to play a mix of songs with one of their favourite singers, Georgie Darvidis, and instrumental works recounting themes of love, longing, loss and melancholy. The repertoire spans the baroque through to the bittersweet Americana of Neko Case. More info and bookings

$22

Kurita + Fujimura: Jiang, de Frumerie, Morlacchi & Bartók

Primrose Potter Salon Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne, Vic

This performance by Masahide Kurita (flute) and Kenji Fujimura (piano) presents works by composers who were inspired by folk songs, landscapes and national music traditions from Sweden, Taiwan-Japan, Turkey, Hungary and America. Their passion for chamber music spans genres, countries and eras, exploring intersections of culture in music across time and continents. More info and … Read more

$20 – $25

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Wolf, Beamish & Beethoven

Heathcote RSL Hall 127 High St, Heathcote, Vic

Three utterly different statements for string quartet to round out our chamber music series for 2022. We start with a piece that’s often an encore: Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade is the wittiest of string quartet romps. From Italy, it’s off to the UK. Sally Beamish is one of the most accomplished and acclaimed composers of … Read more

$10

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Wolf, Beamish & Beethoven

Elmore Memorial Hall 63 Hervey Street, Elmore, Vic

Three utterly different statements for string quartet to round out our chamber music series for 2022. We start with a piece that’s often an encore: Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade is the wittiest of string quartet romps. From Italy, it’s off to the UK. Sally Beamish is one of the most accomplished and acclaimed composers of … Read more

$10

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Wolf, Beamish & Beethoven

Bendigo Bank Theatre, Bendigo 50 View Street, Bendigo, Vic

Three utterly different statements for string quartet to round out our chamber music series for 2022. We start with a piece that’s often an encore: Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade is the wittiest of string quartet romps. From Italy, it’s off to the UK. Sally Beamish is one of the most accomplished and acclaimed composers of … Read more

$32 – $35

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Wolf, Beamish & Beethoven

Mount Beauty Community Centre Kiewa Cres, Mount Beauty

Three utterly different statements for string quartet to round out our chamber music series for 2022. We start with a piece that’s often an encore: Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade is the wittiest of string quartet romps. From Italy, it’s off to the UK. Sally Beamish is one of the most accomplished and acclaimed composers of … Read more

$25 – $50

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Wolf, Beamish & Beethoven

Swifts Creek Hall 6869 Great Alpine Road, Swifts Creek, Vic

Three utterly different statements for string quartet to round out our chamber music series for 2022. We start with a piece that’s often an encore: Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade is the wittiest of string quartet romps. From Italy, it’s off to the UK. Sally Beamish is one of the most accomplished and acclaimed composers of … Read more

$20 – $50

Australian Chamber Choir: Britten & Renaissance carols

Church of the Resurrection, Macedon c/r Mt Macedon Rd & Honour Ave, Macedon, Vic

Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece for choir and harp is complemented by Christmas music from the Italian Renaissance to present day Australia. The harpist is Melina van Leeuwin. Full program coming soon. More info and bookings

$25 – $85

Croissants & Whiskey: baroque & modern

Platform Arts 60 Little Malop Street, Djillong/Geelong, Vic

Combining four of Melbourne’s most versatile and in demand musicians, prog-baroque quartet Croissants & Whiskey brings a new energy to old instruments. An unconventional blend of Harpsichord, G Violone, Baroque Viola, and Recorders creates new and unexpected timbres, blending the sonorous with the sharp, and making the old new again. Performing both baroque and modern … Read more

$20

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Wolf, Beamish & Beethoven

Bruthen Mechanics Hall 49 Main Street, Bruthen, Vic

Three utterly different statements for string quartet to round out our chamber music series for 2022. We start with a piece that’s often an encore: Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade is the wittiest of string quartet romps. From Italy, it’s off to the UK. Sally Beamish is one of the most accomplished and acclaimed composers of … Read more

$20 – $50

Grigoryan + Grigoryan

Montsalvat, Eltham 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham, Vic

The success of any collaboration is dependant on a myriad of factors, some obvious, others less tangible. Sharon & Slava Grigoryan are an example of such a synergy, resulting in music that connects deeply with the listener.  Perhaps it is their union professionally and in life that provides the intangible factor fuelling their passionate and … Read more

$40 – $45

Klara Quartet: Turina, Piazzolla & Dvořák

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

Klara Quartet return to Tempo with an eclectic program of piano quartets from around the world. Rarely performed masterpieces by Antonin Dvorak and Joaquín Turina and a new adaptation of the iconic Adiós Nonino by Astor Piazzolla, celebrating the centenary of his birth. More info and bookings

$25

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Wolf & Beethoven

Narkoojee Winery 220 Francis Road, Glengarry, Vic

Enjoy a delightful and delicious detour to regional Victoria! Our annual concert with lunch at our wine partners, Narkoojee, has become a popular fixture with both our Melbourne and Gippsland audiences. Join us in Glengarry, just two hours east of Melbourne, for a convivial afternoon including a glass of Sparkling Harriet on arrival; gorgeous music; … Read more

$155

Christmas Brass

Mandeville Hall 10 Mandeville Cres, Toorak, Vic

Continuo has been able to discover any more details of this concert other than title and date. This page will be updated if more information becomes available. More info and bookings

$35 – $40

Australian Chamber Choir: Britten & Renaissance carols

Basilica of St Mary of the Angels, Geelong 136 Yarra St, Geelong, Vic

Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece for choir and harp is complemented by Christmas music from the Italian Renaissance to present day Australia. The harpist is Melina van Leeuwin. Full program coming soon. More info and bookings

$40 – $50

Chindamo + Black: Prokofiev, Gershwin, Hagen, Rowles, Lily Boulanger, Piazzolla, Chindamo & Elgar

Montsalvat, Eltham 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham, Vic

“Whilst we don’t believe in the validity of cross genre projects – because they are, after-all, a meeting of pre-prepackaged comfort zones – we do, however, believe that the raw materials (or fundamental building blocks) which make up any music are common to all genres. Therefore, rather than erecting imaginary walls in order to encage … Read more

$35 – $40

Rabinowicz + Stafford: Correira, Villa Lobos, Piazzolla, Beaser, Greenbaum, Takemitsu, de Falla, Houghton & Davidson

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

Award-winning musicians Anna Rabinowicz (flute) and Jeremy Stafford (guitar) present Voyages, a recital of well-known international and Australian compositions for flute and guitar including Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango and Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 and more. This recital highlights the meeting points of musics from different corners of the world, from music influenced by dance, … Read more

$22 – $26

Free chamber music @ Primrose Potter salon

Primrose Potter Salon Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne, Vic

Melbourne Recital Centre opens the doors of its intimate Primrose Potter Salon on one day each month from March to December for FREE open rehearsals featuring the very best of Melbourne’s chamber musicians. On each selected day the artists will use this opportunity to rehearse new works, new programs and try out new ideas for you, in … Read more

Free

Klara Quartet: Schubert & Brahms

Primrose Potter Salon Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne, Vic

Klara Quartet presents a stunning program of well-loved masterpieces. Beginning with Schubert’s dreamy Notturno, a work of pervasive, gentle serenity with subtle shifts of texture and colour. Finishing with Brahms’ passionate Quartet No. 3, a work of dramatic contrasts, rich lyricism and romantic sweeps. More info and bookings

$30 – $37

Vains + friends: Gabrielli, Bach, Boccherini, Wagner, Haydn, Gershwin, Lauritz & Severn

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

Tempo Rubato welcomes Josephine Vains for a residency this October. As one of Australia’s prominent cello educators, Josephine welcomes her past and present students to the Tempo Rubato stage in a rich and resonant program of solo and chamber music. Featuring virtuosic and soulful repertoire spanning four centuries, and a World Premiere performance with Luke … Read more

$20 – $35

He + Narroway: sparring cellists

Primrose Potter Salon Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne, Vic

Come and see the action when acclaimed cellist and ironman Richard Narroway joins Yelian He for an evening of sparring practice between 2 cellos! Between the captivating melodies and a lifetime of dedication to skill, there’s something here to enjoy for everyone. More info and bookings

$30 – $37

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Wolf, Beamish & Beethoven

Athenaeum 2 Upstairs (& online) 188 Collins St, Melbourne, Vic

Three utterly different statements for string quartet to round out our chamber music series for 2022. We start with a piece that’s often an encore: Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade is the wittiest of string quartet romps. From Italy, it’s off to the UK. Sally Beamish is one of the most accomplished and acclaimed composers of … Read more

$24 – $44