ANAM musicians: Styles, Paredes, Barrett, Varèse, Likhuta & Bhat

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

INFLECTIONS The ANAM Encounters series in Primrose Potter Salon at Melbourne Recital Centre showcases outstanding performers from the class of 2022 and connects them with audiences as they embark on their professional careers as leading creative artists. This concert features Aditya Bhat, 2022 winner of David Richards Performance Award for the Most Outstanding Performance of a Contemporary ... Read more

$30 – $37

ANAM musicians: Mozart, Messiaen, Takemitsu, & Shorter

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

SOUNDBITE: SPEAK NO EVIL Experience the art and influence of improvisation in a unique musical journey spanning centuries, featuring works by Mozart, Messiaen, Takemitsu, and Shorter. There is a strong legacy of great composer/improvisers throughout history: Mozart would spontaneously perform half-hour encores at the piano, indistinguishable from his written compositions, while Messiaen held the position ... Read more

$10 – $15

Medieval & Renaissance Ensemble: Philips, Byrd, Tallis, Holborne, Lupo, Morley & Weelkes

Hanson Dyer Hall, Ian Potter Southbank Centre 43 Sturt Street, Southbank, Vic, Australia

FAIREST ISLE The Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble presents a celebration of musical life at the court the Tudor monarchs between Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The ensemble will present consort songs by Byrd, sacred motets by Tallis, madrigals from the English madrigal school and keyboard works by the English virginalists More info and bookings

Free

Conservatorium Vocal Ensemble: Bach, Mozart, Rossini, Schumann, Bernstein & more

Hanson Dyer Hall, Ian Potter Southbank Centre 43 Sturt Street, Southbank, Vic, Australia

Directed by Andrea Katz, the Conservatorium's Vocal Ensemble presents a program of masterpieces from the operatic and chamber music vocal repertoire, including works by Bach, Mozart, Rossini, Schumann, Bernstein and many more! More info and bookings

Free

Saxophone Ensemble: Fung, Bryant, Liang, Taylor, Lejet, Hayashida & Brown

Hanson Dyer Hall, Ian Potter Southbank Centre 43 Sturt Street, Southbank, Vic, Australia

AUBADE The Conservatorium Saxophone Ensemble presents Aubade, a concert inspired by the rituals that ground us, teach us, and connect us. Join us for the world premiere performance of works by Hayden Taylor and Hiro Hayashida, and Australian premieres by Steven Bryant, Lei Liang, Vivian Fung, Édith Lejet, and Derek Brown. More info and bookings

Free

Divisi + Green: Cohen, Lam, Rushford, Whitwell, Twist & more

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

TEMPO QUEER 1: GLITTER AND BE GAY! Divisi Chamber Singers have won swathes of awards for their work championing LGBTIQ+ composers and writers, with their Compose Queer programs and their groundbreaking debut album 'Spectrum' - the first ever Australian album devoted to works by Australian LGBTIQ+ composers. One of the most exciting Chamber Choirs in ... Read more

$21 – $30

Myriad Percussion: Eather, Camara, Gubaidulina, Bryars & Reich

The Ian Potter Southbank Centre 43 Sturt Street, Southbank, Vic, Australia

DRUM, DRUMS AND DRUMMING Join Myriad, the Conservatorium’s premiere Percussion Ensemble, as they present drum music from many cultures. More info and bookings

Free

MCO Chamber + Aura Go: Tchaikovsky and Mozart

Yackandandah Public Hall 36 High Street, Yackandandah, Vic, Australia

TRANSFORMATIONS Music by two of the most-loved composers —Tchaikovsky and Mozart — revealed by the power of transformation. For this performance MCO musicians are playing a Tchaikovsky work originally for piano solo with a string quartet, and a Mozart piano concerto with the quartet and piano. They are joined by one of Australia’s most extraordinary ... Read more

$35 – $40

Mitchell + Jaffe + quartet: Jaffe & Mitchell

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

With a unique voice that has made her a promising upcoming act in the Australian folk scene, award winning songwriter, Ailsa Mitchell, has a sound that pairs well with knitted jumpers, scenic road trips and a place by the fire on a frosty day. Fresh off the release of her debut EP 'Orange and Blue', ... Read more

$22

Free Music at Primrose Potter Salon

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

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

Kim + Levy + ANAM musicians: Mozart and Dvořák

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

MOSTLY MOZART: SERENADE Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, David Kim, performs and directs ANAM musicians in a program of operatic Mozart and jubilant Dvořák. Mozart’s widely revered Magic Flute is a jovial opera which a masterful brass ensemble will shine a delicate new light on. Later, the Rondo from the Haffner serenade, a miniature violin concerto, will create abundant ... Read more

$42 – $49

Divisi Chamber Singers: Gesualdo, Rowarth, Monteverdi, Bryars, Chance & Schütz

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

THE TURN Divisi’s debut in Melbourne Recital Centre’s Primrose Potter Salon explores the intrigue of madrigals, taking six narrators’ individual interpretations and coordinating them into a beautiful, cohesive story. Divisi Chamber Singers will take four hundred years of madrigal storytelling tradition and weave masterworks with contemporary comparisons. Ben Rowarth’s The Turn, an Australian premiere, gives ... Read more

$20 – $25

Ogeil: Giustini, de Albero, Platti & Scarlatti

St Ambrose Catholic Church, Woodend 47 Urquhart Street, Woodend, Vic, Australia

MUSIC FOR THE FIRST PIANO Enter the sound world of 1700, where the beginnings of a classical approach to music was being explored, and where a keyboard instrument was invented that could shape and shade dynamics. Bartolomeo Cristofori invented the piano in the 1690s and made his last instrument in 1729/1730. The Cristofori reproduction played ... Read more

$36 – $45

Conservatorium Chamber Winds: Weber, Crusell & Mozart

St Ambrose Hall 49 Anslow St, Woodend, Vic, Australia

HARMONIEMUSIK Appearing courtesy of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, staff and students perform side-by-side in an entertaining program of Classical and Romantic works for two clarinets, two horns and two bassoons. More info and bookings

$40 – $49

Mosaicas: Klein, Gallos, Zamboni & more

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

Introducing Mosaicas - a four piece string ensemble dedicated to the performance of early and modern tango, interwoven with Argentinian folk, in a contemporary chamber music setting. Paloma Bica (violin), Rose Kavanagh (violin), Nadia Barrow (cello) and Chris Gelok (double bass) perform regularly together as part of the Melbourne Tango Orchestra. Now, Mosaicas sees them ... Read more

$25

Consortium of Viols: Lawes, Purcell, Sculthorpe, Kats-Chernin & Green

St Ambrose Hall 49 Anslow St, Woodend, Vic, Australia

FANTAZY Consortium unites a band of Australia’s finest viol players to explore the rich repertoire for viol consort. Drawing upon a wealth of professional experience in its players and a deep-shared love of the consort experience, Consortium enables Australian audiences to experience the beauty and crystalline purity of the traditional repertoire for viol consort alongside ... Read more

$40 – $49

Ensemble Liaison: Young, Brahms & Piazzolla

St Ambrose Hall 49 Anslow St, Woodend, Vic, Australia

LIAISON AND THE SEASONS Described by Limelight magazine as a ‘national treasure’, Ensemble Liaison is one of Australia’s leading internationally acclaimed ensembles. Now in their 17th season, they are renowned for their captivating and engaging performances, recognised for imaginative and innovative programming, setting the trend for brilliant collaborations with leading artists. With something for everyone, ... Read more

$40 – $49

Affinity Quartet: Kurtág & Schubert

St Ambrose Catholic Church, Woodend 47 Urquhart Street, Woodend, Vic, Australia

'DEATH AND THE MAIDEN' Affinity Quartet performs two masterworks linked by a poetic sense of time. The Hungarian living composer Gyorgy Kurtag’s ‘Six Moments Musicaux’ takes its form from music made famous by Schubert and others in the 19th century, where an entire world of emotions could be conveyed in literally just a ‘moment’. Following ... Read more

$36 – $45

He + Lallo: Mozart, Rameau, Henryson, Greenbaum & Connesson

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

EXTRA/ORDINARY Chinese-born artist Yelian He (aka the Kung Fu Cellist) and Joseph Lallo, saxophone come together for this concert. This uncommon pairing of instruments will explore the theme behind the central works in the program. Swedish composer, bassist and cellist Svante Henryson’s Suite Off Pist explores challenges faced when wandering away from the beaten path ... Read more

$30 – $37

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

Affinity Quartet

Athenaeum Library Level 1, 188 Collins St, Melbourne 3000, Melbourne, Vic, Australia

The Melbourne Athenaeum welcome Josephine, Nicholas, Ruby, and Mee Na of Affinity Quartet to perform in the Athenaeum Library. Last time Affinity Quartet performed in the library we had to talk them into a second performance in the same week because they proved so popular. Don't miss your chance this time. More info and bookings

$12

Matsuura-Miller + Johnson + Shephard: tba

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

TEMPO QUEER 3 Kyla Matsuura-Miller, violin With special guests Niki Johnson, percussion Eliza Shephard, flute The wonderful violinist Kyla Matsuura-Miller follows up on her sellout 2022 Tempo Queer performance, with several surprise guest artists. More info and bookings

$21 – $30

Fidelio Quartet + Dixon: Mozart, Bradshaw & Tchaikovsky

St John's Anglican Church, Camberwell 552 Burke Road, Camberwell, Vic, Australia

PILGRIMS OF THE SOUL Stunning oboe soloist Stephanie Dixon performs Mozart’s delightful C major Concerto in a compact string quartet arrangement. Celebrated Composer in Residence, Lee Bradshaw will create an exquisite new work for oboe and strings, specifically for this concert. This is completed by Tchaikovsky’s famous String Quartet no. 1, with its sensuous slow ... Read more

$25 – $50

Quartz Quartet: tba

McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin, Vic, Australia

LUMINOUS GEMS Acclaimed Melbourne string quartet Quartz are a confluence of Australian musical talent and outstanding technique, performing sensitive interpretations of great masterpieces that are both innovative and unique. Violinists Kathryn Taylor and Philippa West, violist Merewyn Bramble and cellist Zoe Wallace frequently collaborate with sought-after Australian artists, in refreshing concerts of classical and contemporary ... Read more

$32 – $40

Choi: Messiaen, Ustvolskaya & Crumb

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

TRANFIGURATIONS For his Melbourne debut, pianist Esmond Choi goes on a journey of musical Transfiguration through the music of Messiaen, Ustvolskaya and George Crumb’s Metamorphoses Book I. More info and bookings

$22

ANAM Recitals

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

ANAM Recitals are an opportunity for musicians to make their own personal musical statement, through performance, repertoire and presentation. In the week beginning Monday 19 June, six ANAM musicians present solo recitals. Monday 19 June: Felix Pascoe (Violin) | Nicholas Corkeron (Trumpet) Wednesday 21 June: Anna Rabinowicz (Flute) Thursday 22 June: Alexandra King (Oboe) Friday ... Read more

$10

Liew + Kneale + friends: Beethoven Septet

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

This unique performance of Beethoven’s epic chamber work will bring together seven of the Melbourne’s outstanding musicians featuring members of the MSO, Arcadia Winds, ANAM, Daphnis Trio and more. Beethoven Septet op.20 is one of the landmark chamber works for strings and wind instruments. Composed long before Beethoven had any inkling of his impending deafness, ... Read more

$26 – $36

ANAM pianists: Mozart

Scots' Church, Melbourne Corner of Collins and Russell Sts, Melbourne, Vic, Australia

MUSIC MATINEE Music Matinee's purpose is to bring live and free inspirational music into the City of Melbourne and provide performance opportunities for talented musicians. Hear ANAM pianists play Mozart Piano Sonatas 1-6. More info and bookings

Free

ANAM musicians: Françaix, Kapustin & Poulenc

Beleura, Mornington Mornington, Vic, Australia

ANAM AT BELEURA With an outstanding track record of success, ANAM alumni work in orchestras and chamber ensembles around the world, performing as soloists, contributing to educating the next generation of musicians, and winning major national and international awards. More info and bookings

$45 – $50

Hill: tba

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

TEMPO QUEER 4 Miranda Hill, double bass An Australian legend in LGBTIQ+ music, join Miranda Hill - double bass - for what will be an exciting program of works by LGBTIQ+ composers. More info and bookings

$21 – $30

Melbourne Bach Choir: Bach, Brahms, Duruflé, Fauré, Messiaen & Rheinberger

Ballarat Central Uniting Church 103 Lydiard St South, Ballarat Central, Vic, Australia

SERENITY A concert of French and German music spanning two centuries, including Duruflé’s Requiem (1948) as well as shorter works by JS Bach, Brahms, Duruflé, Fauré, Messiaen and Rheinberger, performed by the Melbourne Bach Choir and Chamber Choir, under the direction of artistic director Rick Prakhoff, with John O'Donnell on the organ. Soloists are: Christopher Hillier, ... Read more

$20 – $45

Khisambeev + Fashki + Shamray: Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

Having a passion for travel, violinist Tair Khisambeev has worked as an orchestral musician in many different countries, exploring the diversity of the world’s cultures and the performing arts inherent in every place he visited. In this concert he brings together his wife, cellist Elina Faskhi, and pianist Konstantin Shamray, who was his childhood schoolmate ... Read more

$22

NZTrio: Bunch, Clement, Schnittke, Greenbaum & Brahms

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

Described as a “national treasure” and “New Zealand’s most indispensable ensemble” (William Dart, NZ Herald), NZTrio is renowned for its eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent and warm kiwi stage presence. Any preconceptions of classical music being stuffy or intimidating are smashed by edgy repertoire, venue ambience, and post-concert manaakitanga. Bringing together three incredibly accomplished artists: Amalia ... Read more

$15 – $30

TRIFORCE: Bach, Koechlin, Bitsch & Beethoven

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

Rachel Bullen, oboe Matthew Kneale, bassoon Georgina Lewis, piano More info and bookings

$26 – $30

Green + Tamburini: Tchaikovsky, d’Netto, Muhly, Rorem, Hammond, Cohen & more

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

TEMPO QUEER 5 Coady Green, piano With special guest Adrian Tamburini, bass-baritone Tempo Queer Artistic Director and pianist Coady Green presents a program of world premieres, Australian premieres and beloved classics by LGBTIQ+ composers from across the world. With music by Tchaikovsky, Connor d'Netto, Nico Muhly, Ned Rorem, Jane Hammond, Meta Cohen and many more. ... Read more

$21 – $30

Benaud Trio: Cawrse & Fanny Mendelssohn

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

ORNAMENTAL While Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn were as prodigious musicians as one can imagine, Fanny was regularly left standing in her brother’s shadow. Felix’ talent was celebrated, while their father declared Fanny’s musicianship to be an ornament to her domestic life. This performance title Ornamental celebrates the life, the music, and the relationship between these ... Read more

$40 – $50

Benaud Trio: Cawrse & Fanny Mendelssohn

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

ORNAMENTAL While Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn were as prodigious musicians as one can imagine, Fanny was regularly left standing in her brother’s shadow. Felix’ talent was celebrated, while their father declared Fanny’s musicianship to be an ornament to her domestic life. This performance title Ornamental celebrates the life, the music, and the relationship between these ... Read more

$40 – $50

MICMC ROUND 1

Hawthorn Arts Centre 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Vic, Australia

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION ROUND 1 Round One opens this prestigious competition live at Hawthorn Arts Centre. String Quartets are required to perform a complete quartet by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven Op.18; and a complete 20th century quartet. Piano Trios are required to perform a complete trio by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven Op.1; and ... Read more

$15 – $44