Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Dvořák & Kouvaras

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

Piano, violin, viola and cello. Is it a piano trio, spiced up with a viola? A micro-orchestra with piano? Perhaps a budget piano quintet? While the piano quartet certainly isn’t the most common chamber ensemble, it’s one with some truly wonderful music. Among those wonders is Dvořák’s early first piano quartet, full of charming and ... Read more

$24 – $44

Ensemble Liasion + Conservatorium musicians: Reich, Dvořák & Saint-Saëns

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

What’s better than one clarinet, you ask? When Ensemble Liaison teams up with talented students and staff from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music there will be no fewer than 11. Despite its maximalist cast, Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint is minimalist in style, using the clarinets to create seemingly electronic sounds that depict the thrilling ... Read more

$45 – $55

Ensemble Volante: Redmond

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

Ensemble Volante present Regermination: a joyful and cathartic dedication to the boundless landscapes and iconic birdlife of Australia. Six glorious contemporary art songs and a solo piano piece celebrate the deep connection to nature and the restorative, consoling effect it has on the troubled mind. Conceived in isolation, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the music seeks ... Read more

$24 – $44

Invictus + Tsfaty: Tsfaty

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

Nir Tsfaty and Invictus Quartet return to Primrose Potter Salon with Nir’s new work Under The Sun — their second collaboration together. Their performance presents a misty, intimate picture of life in lockdown, 14,000 km away from home. Hope, the muses, battle of wills, life in a loop. Influenced by 20th-century classical music and alternative ... Read more

$40 – $50

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

Vains, Hoadley + Riley: Hoadley, Martin, Rossini, Meyer, Telemann, Mozart & Bizet

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

Tempo Rubato welcomes Josephine Vains for a residency this October. In this first concert, Josephine collaborates with two of her favourite bass end musicians, celebrating the luscious deep sounds of the cello, bassoon and double bass. Bassoonist/pianist/composer Benjamin Hoadley gifts a new composition for cello and piano in a World Premiere performance for Tempo Rubato. ... Read more

$20 – $35

Partridge String Quartet: Schumann, Haydn & Shostakovich

Noisy Ritual Urban Winery 249 Lygon Street, Brunswick East, Vic

Partridge String Quartet performs some of their favourites at the urban winery Noisy Ritual: SCHUMANN String Quartet no.3 HAYDN op.76 no.4 ‘Sunrise’ SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet no.9 Noisy Ritual drinks will be available to purchase throughout the gig and snacks also available to pre-order with ticket. Tickets also available at the door! More info and bookings

$20 – $35

Nexas Quartet + Granger: Ravel, Howland, van Klaveren, Chan, Debussy & Duke

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

The largely unexplored sound world of saxophone quartet and harp The Nexas Quartet present a program of reimagined classics from Debussy’s Danses sacrée et profane to Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro with a new composition from Van Klaveren and world premieres from award winning Australian composer Lyle Chan and Nexas’ own Michael Duke. Long vilified in ... Read more

$40 – $50

Liew, Nankervis, Li + Levin: Schumann & Beethoven

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

PERSONNEL Belinda Liew, cello Chris Nankervis, piano Mila Li, violin Lucas Levin, viola PROGRAM L. V. BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2 Robert SCHUMANN Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47 More info and bookings

$28 – $38

Klara Quartet – 1: Beethoven & Smetana

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

Three members of Klara Quartet explore Classical, Romantic and modern masterpieces for piano trio. PROGRAM L. V. BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 "Geister" Bedřich SMETANA Trio in G minor, Op. 15 More info and bookings

$22

Penny Quartet: Beethoven & Andriessen

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

Beethoven’s mammoth String Quartet No.7 contains some of his most sublime themes. It is a piece that has the ability to surprise and delight, subverting expectations with heightened drama and technical difficulty. Coupled with a string quartet by legendary Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. The piece is based on Allegri’s 17th-century choral masterpiece Miserere and explores ... Read more

$30 – $37

Vains + Kelly: Gubaidulina, Beethoven & Prokofiev

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

Tempo Rubato welcomes Josephine Vains for a residency this October. Long-time friends and colleagues, Josephine welcomes Stewart Kelly back to the Tempo Rubato stage to partner in a vibrant program of chamber music for piano and cello. Beethoven's masterpiece, the A major Sonata reveals a composer at the height of his art, whilst the lyricism ... Read more

$20 – $35

Syzygy Ensemble: Xiao, Yap, Fisher, Younan, Milenko & Neal

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

Syzygy Ensemble returns to Primrose Potter Salon to follow on from Revive with Rejuvenate. The performance will feature a dynamic range of works from Kitty Xiao, Kezia Yap, Salina Fischer, Elizabeth Younan, Kirsten Milenko and Kate Neal – a program that takes inspiration from ancient wisdom and natural surroundings. In the wake of times past, ... Read more

$30 – $37

Australian String Quartet + ANAM Musicians: Beethoven & Strauss

Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, Vic

The Australian String Quartet leads a performance of Strauss’s searing Metamorphosen, a threnody from the rubble of 1940’s Europe. The work draws on the threads and nerve-endings of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, heard in an arrangement for piano quartet by the composer’s pupil Ferdinand Ries. BEETHOVEN (arr. Ferdinand Ries) Eroica Symphony arr. for piano quartet R. STRAUSS Metamorphosen ... Read more

$35 – $50

Trio Anima Mundi: Hyde, Tailleferre & Clara Schumann

Montsalvat, Eltham 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham, Vic

A Feminine Touch The final concert in TAM's 2022 series delves deeply into the Romantic sound world of three women. TAM revisits Australian Miriam Hyde's Fantasy Trio, featured on their international award-winning disc. Also on the programme is the melodious Trio of Les Six member Germaine Tailleferre, and the mighty trio of Clara Schumann. More ... Read more

$35 – $45

Trio Anima Mundi: Hyde, Tailleferre & Clara Schumann

Keith Humble Centre, The Geelong College 85 Aphrasia St, Newtown, Vic

A Feminine Touch The final concert in TAM's 2022 series delves deeply into the Romantic sound world of three women. TAM revisits Australian Miriam Hyde's Fantasy Trio, featured on their international award-winning disc. Also on the programme is the melodious Trio of Les Six member Germaine Tailleferre, and the mighty trio of Clara Schumann. More ... Read more

$35 – $45

Australian Chamber Choir: Merulo, Monteverdi, Bach, Mendelssohn, Barber, Henderson & Kerry

Mandeville Hall 10 Mandeville Cres, Toorak, Vic

“Full many a glorious morning have I seen Flatter the mountain tops with sovereign eye, Kissing with golden face the meadows green, Gilding pale streams with heav’nly alchemy” — Willam Shakespeare, Sonnet XXX — Shakespeare describes how the morning light performs a “heavenly alchemy” on the landscape. He refers to the branch of metaphysics dealing ... Read more

$65

Genesis Baroque + Sara Macliver: Scarlatti, Bach, Leo & Handel

Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, Vic

Acclaimed Australian soprano, Sara Macliver, joins Genesis Baroque for a program steeped in devotion, grace, and the sorrow of parting. From Bach’s lesser-known cantata ‘Non sa che sia dolore’ (‘He does not know what sorrow is’) to Handel’s spine-tingling aria ‘Tu del ciel ministro eletto’ (‘You, the chosen minister of Heaven’), this program epitomises the ... Read more

$35 – $60

Genesis Baroque + Sara Macliver: Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Scarlatti & Marini

Noisy Ritual Urban Winery 249 Lygon Street, Brunswick East, Vic

Genesis Baroque is joined by soprano Sara Macliver – one of Australia’s most renowned performers of Baroque repertoire. The program is a celebration of the Italian Baroque, centred around Alessandro Scarlatti’s sublime cantata ‘Bella Madre dei Fiori’. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Sara Macliver on tour with the ensemble for their inaugural regional ... Read more

$30 – $50

Genesis Baroque + Sara Macliver: Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Scarlatti & Marini

Mackenzie Hall, Bendigo Mackenzie Quarters, 10 & 12 Mackenzie St, Bendigo, Vic

Genesis Baroque is joined by soprano Sara Macliver – one of Australia’s most renowned performers of Baroque repertoire. The program is a celebration of the Italian Baroque, centred around Alessandro Scarlatti’s sublime cantata ‘Bella Madre dei Fiori’. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Sara Macliver on tour with the ensemble for their inaugural regional ... Read more

$50 – $55

Power + ANAM musicians: Dvořák, Hindemith, Bartok & Ligeti

St Kilda Town Hall 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, Vic

World-renowned violist, and inquisitive musical personality, Lawrence Power returns to lead ANAM musicians in both orchestral and chamber settings. This concert features music by Bartók, Hindemith, Ligeti, and Dvořák, in a program that traces the inspiration from European folklore. DVOŘÁK Four Miniatures, op 75 for 2 violins and viola HINDEMITH Der Schwanendreher concerto BARTÓK Contrasts LIGETI Concert Românesc More info and bookings

$35 – $50

Dylan & Leske: Kats-Chernin

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

Join violinist Vov Dylan and pianist Clemens Leske in a presentation of new works by celebrated Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin. This concert will feature not only music from their album Kismet: Vignettes for violin and piano but also several new pieces yet to be recorded. Stories of inspiration behind the music, and showcases the joy ... Read more

$60 – $75

Genesis Baroque + Sara Macliver: Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Scarlatti & Marini

St John's Anglican Church, Flinders 23 King Street, Flinders, Vic

Genesis Baroque is joined by soprano Sara Macliver – one of Australia’s most renowned performers of Baroque repertoire. The program is a celebration of the Italian Baroque, centred around Alessandro Scarlatti’s sublime cantata ‘Bella Madre dei Fiori’. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Sara Macliver on tour with the ensemble for their inaugural regional ... Read more

$50

Trio Anima Mundi: Hyde, Tailleferre & Clara Schumann

Holy Trinity Anglican Church, East Melb 193 Hotham St, East Melbourne, Vic

A Feminine Touch The final concert in TAM's 2022 series delves deeply into the Romantic sound world of three women. TAM revisits Australian Miriam Hyde's Fantasy Trio, featured on their international award-winning disc. Also on the programme is the melodious Trio of Les Six member Germaine Tailleferre, and the mighty trio of Clara Schumann. More ... Read more

$35 – $45

Ossicle Duo: Travers Eira

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

The duo’s performance in Primrose Potter Salon will undoubtedly push the envelope, teaming up with local composer and boundary dissolver K. Travers Eira. The collaboration will see them create a map detailing nodes and networks for the duo to follow, projected onto the walls of Primrose Potter Salon. Join Ossicle Duo in forging an aural ... Read more

$30 – $37

Tallis Scholars: de Morales, Palestrina, Allegri, Festa, des Prez, de Victoria

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

Following their triumphant sold-out concert at the Centre in 2013, they return to Australia for a national tour to perform a sublime program of sacred choral music from great Renaissance masters including Josquin, Palestrina, Morales, Victoria and Allegri. Led by director Peter Phillips, they champion sacred vocal music of the Renaissance, one of the great ... Read more

$50 – $150

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

Austral Harmony: Handel, Corelli & Purcell

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

Austral Harmony presents intimate chamber music focusing on the highly ornate Italian style of two esteemed composer-performers of the Baroque era, George Frideric Handel and Arcangelo Corelli. Handel’s pastoral cantata and floral arias are highly expressive and dramatic, with the florid poetic language illustrated to great effect as the voice is accompanied by exquisite melody-instrument ... Read more

$20 – $25

Tallis Scholars: de Morales, Palestrina, Allegri, Festa, des Prez, de Victoria

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

Following their triumphant sold-out concert at the Centre in 2013, they return to Australia for a national tour to perform a sublime program of sacred choral music from great Renaissance masters including Josquin, Palestrina, Morales, Victoria and Allegri. Led by director Peter Phillips, they champion sacred vocal music of the Renaissance, one of the great ... Read more

$50 – $150