KIAZMA Piano Duo: Mozart & Vine

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

Mozart and his gifted older sister Maria Anna (Nannerl) performed duets together all over Europe, greatly popularising the artform. Through his sonatas of symphonic proportions and probing depth, Mozart explored the remarkable possibilities of the genre and moved four-hand music in the direction that Franz Schubert would continue. Beginning with 9-year-old Mozart’s delightful C Major ... Read more

$20 – $25

KIAZMA Piano Duo: Mozart & Nishimura

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

Immerse yourself in the fascinating story of piano four hands, as KIAZMA Piano Duo traverses the complete sonatas of Mozart and notable contemporary works from Australia and Japan. Exuding sparkling grace and elegance, Mozart’s final sonata is dated May 29 1787, the very day he received word of his father’s death. While the sonatas of Mozart exemplify ... Read more

$20 – $25

Grigoryan + Grigoryan

Montsalvat 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

The Muses’ Delight: de Mondonville & Leclair

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

The gazette Mercure galant (later Mercure de France) dictated what was in vogue in 17th and 18th century France; all the best fashion, gossip, debates, and of course, music. Composers Leclair and Mondonville featured extensively, particularly their performances at the Concert Spirituel at Tuileries Palace, believed to be one of the first public concert series. This special performance ... Read more

$20 – $25

ANAM Musicians: Beethoven & Gade

Athanaeum Theatre (& online) 188, Vic

ANAM Musicians return to the Athenaeum stage in a program of masterpieces by Beethoven and Gade! Program: Beethoven - Sextet Op. 81b Gade - Octet for strings Op. 17 More info and bookings

$24 – $44

Seraphim Trio + Moore: Dean & Pejačević

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

This performance in Primrose Potter Salon will see the Seraphim Trio collaborate with violist Christopher Moore to present Imaginary Ballet, the breathtaking new composition by Brett Dean. Inspired by Brett’s lockdown listening, Imaginary Ballet is a suite of fast, dance-like movements which carry rhythmic drive and bullish, effervescent energy. A series of slower interludes endows the work ... Read more

$40 – $50

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Chindamo & Brahms

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

Clarinet Quintets The composer Brahms retired from composition in 1890, but returned the next year, inspired by the clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld, to write four of the most extraordinary works of Romantic clarinet chamber music. Chief among them the quintet for clarinet and strings, an expansive, intimate and autumnal joy for audiences and musicians alike. Melbourne ... Read more

$24 – $44

Roach + Dennett + Selleck +Murray: Roach, Debussy, Murray, Selleck

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

Amos Roach, yidaki (didgeridoo) Jacinta Dennett, harp Johanna Selleck, flute William Murray, viola A compelling art music experience inspired by Country, birdsong, and nature’s music. The show opens with Amos Roach's Six Seasons for yidaki, a new work that is part of a healing songline. Debussy’s wonderland dreamscapes Syrinx (1913) and Deuxième Sonate (1915) follow ... Read more

ANAM Brass & Percussion: Messiaen, Xenakis, Lutoslawski & Dusapin

Good Shepherd Chapel, Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, Vic

Perplexing. Surprising. Exhilarating. On the centennial of the composer’s birth, the distinctive music of late Greek composer Iannis Xenakis is presented with that of two of his contemporary giants, Witold Lutosławski and Olivier Messiaen, in a program directed by ANAM Head of Percussion, Peter Neville. More info and bookings

$35 – $50

Duo Kirsanova-Lewis: Vasks, Vaughan Williams & Coleridge-Tayor

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

Drawn together in 2019 by a common interest in original repertoire and the unique history of the Latvian folk song tradition, Duo Kirsanova-Lewis joined forces to explore hidden gems of Latvian and contemporary chamber music. The partnership has led to a wider exploration of the art music of our time and its role in storytelling, ... Read more

Free

Duo Kirsanova-Lewis: de Falla, Rachmaninoff & Richter

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

Drawn together in 2019 by a common interest in original repertoire and the unique history of the Latvian folk song tradition, Duo Kirsanova-Lewis joined forces to explore hidden gems of Latvian and contemporary chamber music. The partnership has led to a wider exploration of the art music of our time and its role in storytelling, ... Read more

Free
Recurring

Flinders Quartet + Tymms: Clara Schumann, Eötvös, Sutherland & Abbott

St John's Flinders 23 King Street, Flinders, VIC

With common threads linking these lives that are centuries apart, this program is a celebration of the discovery of artistry, exploring the lives of three extraordinary artists: Margaret Sutherland, Camille Claudel, and Clara Schumann. Katy Abbott has gained access to Sutherland’s personal papers with the permission of Sutherland’s grandson and is using her own words ... Read more

$29 – $40

Green + Smith: Liszt

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

Australian pianist Coady Green and British pianist Christopher Smith both had successful concert careers in London before relocating to Australia. In Australia, they are the only pianists to have performed the six Hungarian Rhapsodies that Liszt prepared for four hands. More info and bookings

$22

MSO Strings: Debussy, Ravel, Koch, Hollay, Paterson, Fairlie & Newton

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

After six Melbourne lockdowns, this concert is a deep emotional exploration of our last two years, emerging from desolation to hope. Building from a solo for Double Bass through duets, quartets, quintets and works for larger ensembles, this program curated by MSO Violin Sarah Curro showcases the string musicians of the MSO and special guests. ... Read more

$44 – $49

Flinders Quartet + Tymms: Clara Schumann, Eötvös, Sutherland & Abbott

Montsalvat 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham, Vic

With common threads linking these lives that are centuries apart, this program is a celebration of the discovery of artistry, exploring the lives of three extraordinary artists: Margaret Sutherland, Camille Claudel, and Clara Schumann. Katy Abbott has gained access to Sutherland’s personal papers with the permission of Sutherland’s grandson and is using her own words ... Read more

$29 – $40

Melbourne Baroque Orchestra Autumn Chamber Music Gala

St John's Southgate City Rd, Southbank, Vic

In this annual fundraiser concert, we present a selection of baroque and classical chamber music, with performances generously donated by the players, and St John's church provided free of charge. MBO musicians will collaborate with Baroque Ensemble students from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne. More info and bookings

$15 – $40

Postponed Klara Quartet: Beethoven & Smetana

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

Klara Quartet combines the artistry and commanding presence of Erica Kennedy, Luke Severn and Andrea Katz, exploring Classical, Romantic and modern masterpieces for piano trio. PROGRAM Beethoven Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 "Geister" Smetana - Trio in G minor, Op. 15 More info and bookings

$22

Flinders Quartet + Tymms: Clara Schumann, Eötvös, Sutherland & Abbott

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

With common threads linking these lives that are centuries apart, this program is a celebration of the discovery of artistry, exploring the lives of three extraordinary artists: Margaret Sutherland, Camille Claudel, and Clara Schumann. Katy Abbott has gained access to Sutherland’s personal papers with the permission of Sutherland’s grandson and is using her own words ... Read more

$29 – $40

Flinders Quartet + Tymms: Clara Schumann, Eötvös, Sutherland & Abbott

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

With common threads linking these lives that are centuries apart, this program is a celebration of the discovery of artistry, exploring the lives of three extraordinary artists: Margaret Sutherland, Camille Claudel, and Clara Schumann. Katy Abbott has gained access to Sutherland’s personal papers with the permission of Sutherland’s grandson and is using her own words ... Read more

$29 – $40

Recurring

“Rebel” Quartet: Price, Kleinig & Sheppard

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

Kyla Matsuura-Miller, violin Emma Hunt, violin Katie Yap, viola Elina Faskhi, cello Long thought of as the weaker sex, society has always condemned women who rebel. This concert celebrates rebellion in all its forms. From 3MBS’ festival ‘Music, She Wrote’ comes a powerhouse string quartet - Kyla Matsuura-Miller & Emma Hunt (violins), Katie Yap (viola) ... Read more

Free

“Rebel” Quartet: Mazzoli, Kats-Chernin & Bacewicz

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

Kyla Matsuura-Miller, violin Emma Hunt, violin Katie Yap, viola Elina Faskhi, cello Long thought of as the weaker sex, society has always condemned women who rebel. This concert celebrates rebellion in all its forms. From 3MBS’ festival ‘Music, She Wrote’ comes a powerhouse string quartet - Kyla Matsuura-Miller & Emma Hunt (violins), Katie Yap (viola) ... Read more

Free

Narroway + Wong:

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

Cello and piano duos. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)  Sonata in E minor, Opus 3 Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)  Sonata in D minor, Opus 40 Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)  Le Grand Tango More info and bookings

$22

Evergreen Ensemble

McClelland Gallery 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin, Vic

Sunday Soirees in the Sarah & Baillieu Myer Education Pavilion The luxuriant Evergreen Ensemble effortlessly intertwines folk music with art music. McClelland Gallery offers 8-concert packages in addition to single tickets. You can also pre-order food and wine. More info and bookings

$44.50
Recurring

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

Matsuura-Miller + McMillan: Robertson, Gunn, D’Netto & Healey

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

Co-curated by Coady Green, Kyla Matsuura-Miller, Leigh Harrold and Miranda Hill, our June residency is a celebration of classical chamber and solo instrumental music by LGBTIQ+ composers from around the world, featuring leading Australian performers More info and bookings

$22

Ensemble Françaix: Mozart, Schubert & Righini

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

An intimate evening of classic works for solo piano and oboe by Mozart, Schubert, Righini and more. Performed by Emmanuel Cassimatis (oboe) and Nicholas Young (piano), founding members of Ensemble Françaix, a 'double-reeded piano trio' inspired by the wit and vibrancy of the 20th-century neoclassical French composer Jean Françai. More info and bookings

$22

Collier-O’Boyle & Wooding: Bridge, Britten, Adès & Elgar

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

After spending more than two years apart, COW finally reunite in June for a special showcase featuring a smorgasbord of lush works written and adapted for viola and piano. "Let us pull at your heart strings, and then join us for a beverage at the bar after." - Molly & Liam More info and bookings

$22

ARC Orchestra chamber musicians: Schubert

St Ambrose Catholic Church 47 Urquhart Street, Woodend, Vic

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s chamber musicians come together for Schubert’s Octet, one of the composer’s finest works. Vienna was the centre of the cultural world at the dawn of the 19th century. Music was performed everywhere – in homes both grand and modest, in the taverns, even in the streets. Schubert wrote his Octet ... Read more

$40 – $45

Ensemble Gombert: JS Bach, Britten, Pärt, Harris & Brahms

St Ambrose Catholic Church 47 Urquhart Street, Woodend, Vic

Woodend Winter Arts Festival: The Art of A Capella Program: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf (BWV 226) –  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Hymn to St. Cecilia – Benjamin Britten (1913–1976) 7 Magnificat-Antiphonen – Arvo Pärt (b. 1935) Faire is the heaven – William Henry Harris (1883–1973) Fest- und Gedenksprüche, Opus 109 – Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) More info and ... Read more

$40 – $45

Kew Philharmonic Chamber Choir + Trillo + guests: Fiesta Barroca

Hawthorn Arts Centre 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Vic

Our “Baroque party” celebrates the music written and performed in Central and South America in the period after European invasion and colonization in the early 1500s. At first, Spanish and other European influences dominated, but by the Baroque era (from about 1600 to 1750) local rhythms, instruments and languages, especially Inca and Aztec, were also ... Read more