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 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

MCO Chamber trio: M Haydn, Heyes, Devienne, Kats-Chernin & Schulhoff

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

A chamber music recital taking us off-piste in the best possible way. MCO Principal Bass Emma Sullivan has curated a concert of curiosities for flute, viola & bass. Think of it as the soprano, alto and bass of the orchestra! There’s music by Joseph Haydn’s brother Michael; bass composer David Heyes; Stravinsky contemporary Erwin Schulhoff; ... Read more

$24 – $44

ANAM Musicians

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

Rather than shying away from the unique trio of clarinet, violin and piano, Bartók embraces what makes these instruments different by bringing them together in the opening work of this concert, Contrasts. Combining three instruments he played growing up – horn, violin and piano – Brahms’ Horn Trio is a deeply personal reflection on the ... Read more

$24 – $44

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

Australian Chamber Choir: Britten & Renaissance carols

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park 210 Richard St, Middle Park, 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. Note that his concert is also livestreamed and available until 31 December on-demand, available from ACCess for $24. More info and bookings  

$25 – $85