Bendigo Chamber Music Festival

This annual event just gets bigger and better every year. Individual chamber concerts are listed separately with details of the various venues and times on the Continuo website. For the full program, click on the button below. The costs shown are for Festival packages. Some concerts are livestreamed on Australian Digital Concert Hall. More info ... Read more

$599 – $740

BCMF Summer Nights 2 : Schubert, Sdraulig & Fauré

Capital Theatre, Bendigo 50 View St, Bendigo, Vic

Piano Quartets F. Schubert – Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F Major, D. 487 H. Sdraulig – Piano Quartet – World Premiere G. Fauré – Piano Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 45 ARTISTS Violin: Sophie Rowell, Elizabeth Layton, Emily Sun, Alexandra Osborne Viola: Tobias Breider, Amanda Verner Cello: Howard Penny, Chris Howlett Piano: Daniel ... Read more

$24 – $45

BCMF Summer Nights 3: Boccherini, Milhaud & Strauss

Capital Theatre, Bendigo 50 View St, Bendigo, Vic

L. Boccherini – Sextet in E flat Major, Op 42 (Nicolas Fluery, Sophie Rowell, Emily Sun, Tobias Breider, Howard Penny, Chris Howlett) D. Milhaud – Suite, Op.8 (Alexandra Osborne, Jonathan Leibovitz, Daniel de Borah) R. Strauss – Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 13 (Ariel Lanyo, Elizabeth Layton, Amanda Verner, Chris Howlett) BCMF concerts are livestreamed on Australian ... Read more

$24 – $45

BCMF Dusk Series 3: Mozart & Williams

Capital Theatre, Bendigo 50 View St, Bendigo, Vic

PROGRAM W. Mozart – Horn Quintet in E-Flat Major, K. 407 (Nicolas Fleury, Amanda Verner, Artamidae Quartet) J. Williams – Three Intermezzi World Premiere * (Daniel de Borah) W. Mozart – String Quintet No. 3 in C major, K. 515 (Emily Sun, Elizabeth Layton,  Tobias Breider, Harry, Howard Penny) * Three Intermezzi is a new work as part ... Read more

$40 – $45

BCMF Summer Nights 4: Schumann, Debussy & Donizetti

Capital Theatre, Bendigo 50 View St, Bendigo, Vic

R. Schumann – Andante and Variations, Op. 46 (Ariel Lanyo, Daniel de Borah, Nicolas Fleury, Howard Penny, Chris Howlett) C. Debussy – Premiere Rapsodie (Jonathan Leibovitz, Laurence Matheson) G. Donizetti – String Quartet No. 17 in D Major (arr. for orchestra) Concert streamed on ADCH for $24 More info and bookings

$40 – $45

BCMF Farewell Concert: Schubert, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Cherubini & Handel

Capital Theatre, Bendigo 50 View St, Bendigo, Vic

PROGRAM F. Schubert – Rondo in A major, D951 (Ariel Lanyo, Daniel de Borah) R. Schumann – Fairy Tales, Op. 132 (Jonathan Leibovitz, Amanda Verner, Laurence Matheson) S. Rachmaninoff – Valse and Romance for 6 Hands (Ariel Lanyo, Daniel de Borah, Laurence Matheson) L. Cherubini – Etude No.2 for French horn and strings (Nicolas Fleury & chamber orchestra) G. ... Read more

$40 – $45

3MBS 2023 Concert 1: Boulanger, Beaugeais & Schubert

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

A natural sense of adventure drives Collide so it’s fitting that this virtuosic trio of saxophone, cello and piano opens this brand new 3MBS Marathon. After a mesmerising encounter with the expressive guzheng (Chinese zither) of Mindy Meng Wang, enter the temple of Schubert’s incomparable String Quintet – to many, the greatest work of chamber ... Read more

$45 – $55

3MBS 2023 Concert 3: Mozart, McDowall, Aleotti, Walker, Bach, Theodorakis, Hatzidakis & Krestas

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

In the hands of David Griffiths with Artamidae Quartet, Mozart’s iconic Clarinet Quintet will scale expressive heights leading naturally to the communicative power of the human voice as magnificently displayed by the Consort of Melbourne. Finally, bouzouki virtuoso, Pantelis Krestas, and his band will captivate and inspire with the spirit of Greek Melbourne. Livestreamed on ... Read more

$45 – $55

3MBS 2023 Concert 5: Ravel, Williams, Dikshitar & Mendelssohn

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

Opening with Arcadia Winds playing Ravel and the engaging Animalia by Australian composer, Natalie Williams, the concert then segues to the different and exquisitely expressive sound world of Melbourne veena master, Hari Sivanesan, and his Indian classical trio. No chamber music party is complete without the masterpiece written by the 16-year-old Felix Mendelssohn and this ... Read more

$45 – $55

3MBS 2023 Concert 7: Cassadó, Sutherland, Dvořák & Balkan folk songs

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

Firebird Trio brings to life the Spanish-flavoured fantasia by Cassadó, a work full of bravura and colour with spicy harmonies and catchy rhythms. Melbourne Chamber Orchestra directed by Sophie Rowell presents a fabulous program of luscious string music and an incredible day of celebration is wrapped up with Ensemble Anja & Zlatna in a program ... Read more

$45 – $55

MCO: Bach, Eötvös, Arensky, Mozart, Mendelssohn & Perkinson

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

WOVEN THREADS For her first orchestral concert as MCO’s artistic director, Sophie Rowell invites you to revel in the power and possibilities of the string orchestra. They start with the majesty and eloquence of Bach — a single strand of sound that unfolds into a miniature universe. And they end with Sophie as soloist, in ... Read more

$50 – $140

Friends of ADCH: Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schubert & more

The Edge, Fed Square Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne, Vic

ADCH FESTIVAL WEEKEND 1: CONCERT 1 - OPENING GALA ARTISTS Anna Goldsworthy – Piano Timothy Young – Piano Sara Macliver – Soprano Sophie Rowell – Violin Chris Moore – Viola Michelle Wood – Cello Emma Sullivan – Double Bass PROGRAM Mendelssohn – Piano Trio in C Minor MWV Q3 (Anna, Sophie, Chris) Selection of works ... Read more

$55 – $70

MCO Chamber: Haydn, Shaw & Beethoven

The Edge, Fed Square Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne, Vic

ADCH FESTIVAL WEEKEND 1 - TO THE POWER OF 2 - CONCERT 3 INSPIRATIONS Three inspiring string quartets, inspired by the Classical tradition. Beethoven was surely inspired by Haydn, but could Haydn have been inspired by Beethoven? By the time Haydn wrote his Op 77, Beethoven was establishing himself as the formidable voice of his ... Read more

$30 – $40

Australian Chamber Choir: Wilbye, di Lasso, Elgar, Owens, Martin, Byrd & more

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park 210 Richardson St, Middle Park, Vic

MAGIC, MIRACLES & MYSTERIES John Wilbye’s There is a jewel refers to a magic “which … makes men rich in greatest poverty, makes water wine, turns wooden cups to gold”. Orlando di Lasso’s Motet, Nuptiae factae sunt tells the story of what came to be known as Jesus’ first miracle – turning the water into wine at the marriage ... Read more

$26.50 – $86.50

Australian Haydn Ensemble: Mozart & Haydn

The Edge, Fed Square Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne, Vic

ADCH FESTIVAL WEEKEND 1 - TO THE POWER OF 2 - CONCERT 4 Artists:  Australian Haydn Ensemble: Skye McIntosh – Violin Anna McMichael – Violin Karina Schmitz – Viola Martin Penicka – Cello Melissa Farrow – Flute PROGRAM: Mozart – Flute Quartet No. 1 in D Major K. 285 Haydn – Symphony No. 104 ‘London’ ... Read more

$30 – $40

Kats-Chernin + Cislowska: Kats-Chernin

The Edge, Fed Square Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne, Vic

ADCH FESTIVAL WEEKEND 2 – OPENING GALA Works for duo pianists by Elena Kats-Chernin, played by Elena and Tamara-Anna Cislowska. Livestreamed on ADCH. PROGRAM Rotor Bird on the Bench Dance of the Paper Umbrellas Butterflying Re-Inventions 1 Musk Tiger Cub Marcato Eggshell Eliza Aria Scherzino More info and bookings

$55 – $70

McIntyre + Cassomenos: Ravel, Rachmaninoff & Debussy

The Edge, Fed Square Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne, Vic

ADCH FESTIVAL WEEKEND 2 – CONCERT 2 Works for duo pianists played by Stephen McIntyre and Stefan Cassomenos. Livestreamed on ADCH. PROGRAM Ravel – Ma mère l’Oye Rachmaninoff – Selections from the Suites for Two Pianos Debussy – Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Ravel – La valse More info and bookings

$30 – $40

Flinders Quartet + Sellars: Beach, Cawrse & Dvořák

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Flinders Quartet are joined by guest violinist Elizabeth Sellars. AMY BEACH String Quartet, Op. 89 ANNE CAWRSE “in spaces between” ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op.106 Filmed in Primrose Potter Salon. Free to watch once. Subscribe to FQ digital to watch on demand. Create an FQ Digital account to do either. ... Read more

Free

Flinders Quartet: Maconchy & Beethoven

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"The chance to play one of Beethoven’s incomparable Op. 59 Razumovsky quartets, named after their commissioner, Count Razumovsky, the Russian Ambassador in Vienna, is something akin to a religious experience for quartet players, such is the consummate artistry of Beethoven in his middle period. I’m excited to pair Maconchy’s Quartet No. 5 with Beethoven’s Opus 59. ... Read more

Australian Chamber Choir: Allegri, des Prez, de Victoria, di Lasso & Palestrina

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park 210 Richardson St, Middle Park, Vic

SISTINE CHAPEL Allegri’s Miserere is perhaps the most famous piece of music written for the Sistine Chapel. This work is complemented by the music of Allegri’s predecessors. The Sistine Choir was a rich melting pot of Europe’s musical talent. Orlando Lassus from Belgium, Josquin des Prez from France and Tomás Luis de Victoria from Spain sang alongside ... Read more

$26.50 – $86.50

Ensemble Liaison + Campbell Diamond: Westlake, Debussy, Greenbaum, Paganini, de Falla & Piazzolla

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

Ensemble Liaison welcome internationally award-winning guitarist Campbell Diamond for a unique program of arrangements and original works for guitar and chamber ensemble. Originally from Canberra, Campbell has won prizes in over 30 international competitions and has performed across Asia, South America, Australia and Europe where he is Professor of Guitar at the Anton Bruckner University of ... Read more

$45 – $55

MCO + Jumppanen: Greenbaum, Rautavaara, Beethoven & Mozart

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

MOZART & BEETHOVEN CONCERTOS In 1787, a 17-year-old Beethoven made the journey from Bonn to Vienna—further than Melbourne to Sydney. Did he meet the 30-year-old Mozart, in the few weeks they were in the same city? Was there a metaphorical handing over of the baton of Classical music? Escape with us to this bright, elegant ... Read more

$30 – $140

Ensemble Liaison + Australian Wind Quintet: Ligeti, Paul Dean, Glinka, Poulenc & Françaix

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

For their final concert of the year, Ensemble Liaison is excited to collaborate with the newly formed Australian Wind Quintet. Combining some of Australia’s leading wind players, including Ensemble Liaison’s own David Griffiths, the AWQ made their debut at the 2022 Adelaide Festival receiving critical praise for their ‘precision, nuanced sensitive phrasing and captivating performance’. This program ... Read more

$45 – $55

Flinders Quartet: Shostakovich, Grenfell & Smetana

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MUSICAL PORTRAITS Shostakovich’s incredibly powerful String Quartet No.8 was officially dedicated ‘to the memory of the victims of fascism and war’ but there is much to suggest that Shostakovich meant it as a musical self-portrait. Smetana’s String Quartet No.1 ‘From My Life’ is a different type of musical portrait, taking us on a vivid, programmatic ... Read more

Australian Chamber Choir: Bach, Byrd, Palestrina, Schütz & more

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park 210 Richardson St, Middle Park, Vic

BAROQUE CHRISTMAS In this fabulously entertaining hour of music for the Christmas season, the ACC8 treats you to a historical ‘pick of the pops’, from the late 1400s to the end of the Baroque period and beyond, including works from their Baroque Christmas CD. The possibilities are endless, so the program will be strikingly different from ... Read more

$26.50 – $86.50