Yarra Arts Trio: Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Bridge, Kats-Chernin & Piazzolla

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

After years of throwing her heart and soul into accompanying Melbourne’s top Certificate and University students, Edith Ellis has transferred all this passion into the highly collaborative and democratic Yarra Arts Trio. Joined by Anna Daniel and Shelley Heath, two outstanding teachers and musicians, this ensemble has wowed audiences with their unique style and presentation ... Read more

$25 – $30

Y Squared: Beethoven, Schumann, Elgar & Poulenc

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

Cellist Yelian He and pianist Yasmin Rowe present an evening of enchanting works for cello and piano. Y Squared has been the winning formula for Yelian He and Yasmin Rowe since 2008, a collaboration and discipline that allows them to explore the depth of communication between two artists on stage. A delightful evening championing the finest ... Read more

$40 – $50

Invictus Quartet: Haydn & Beethoven

Brunswick Uniting Church 212 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, Vic

The unparalleled classical string quartet repertoire of Invictus String Quartet, will resonate as you listen to its tunes for this years festival. From what started as a university elective, these artists connect us with contemporary composers to R&B and neo-soul music producers. A mix to be heard and or seen to be believed. Program: Joseph ... Read more

$20 – $35

Laussade + Severn + Turnbull: program tba

Brunswick Uniting Church 212 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, Vic

Listen to Elyane Laussade, Luke Severn and Louise Turnbull for this wonderful evening of music. More info and bookings

$20 – $35

Bijl + Chapman: Schubert, Schumann & more

Yarragon Studio 515 Yarragon South Road, Yarragon, Vic

Chant du Saxophone Tenor Niels Bijl will team up with Brian Chapman, in a program of timeless repertoire pieces: from Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata to Schumann's Fantasiestucke. A beautiful selection of romantic masterpieces. More info and bookings

$27 – $32

ELISION Ensemble: Lim, Donatoni, Ercetin, Lima, Bellamy, Barrett & Aulich

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

The ELISION Ensemble is a chamber ensemble specialising in contemporary classical music, concentrating on the creation and presentation of new works. The ensemble comprises a core of around 20 virtuoso musicians from Australia and around the world. For this concert the ensemble includes trombone, trumpet, harp, percussion, flute, double bass and recorder. More info and ... Read more

$22

The Muses’ Delight: Scheibe, CPE Bach & JS Bach

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

The Muses' Delight presens a program of intimate and challenging works that showcase a true musical dialogue between the flute and harpsichord. Towards the end of the Baroque period, many composers started to write obbligato sonatas. Obbligato sonatas are an exploration of the various styles of Baroque music and the emotional resonances of genres from ... Read more

$20 – $25

Trio Anima Mundi: Mozart & von Weber

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

"Life Cycle" Trio Anima Mundi celebrates its fifteenth year with their continued Piano Trio Archaeology mission of presenting rarely-heard works from the piano trio repertoire. In 2023 they will rediscover Belgian composer Joseph Jongen's passionate Op.10 Trio, reimagine Carl Maria von Weber's Invitation to the Dance for three players, and continue their mammoth The Reissiger Project, ... Read more

$35 – $45

Murray + Martin: Murray, Martin, folk & Brazilian

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

THE LEAF REMAINS Caerwen Martin and Ken Murray join forces as composer/performers in the Murray/Martin duo. In this recital program they explore new possibilities for the duo of cello and guitar, combining contemporary performance and composition with some improvisation. Musical influences include minimalism, popular music, folksongs and Brazilian music. This recital contains world premiere performances ... Read more

Free

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

Sterling Place Community Centre Dunkeld 14 Sterling St, Dunkeld, 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 ... Read more

$21.50 – $41.50

Trio Anima Mundi: Mozart & Weber

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

LIFE CYCLE Trio Anima Mundi celebrates its fifteenth year with their continued Piano Trio Archaeology mission of presenting rarely-heard works from the piano trio repertoire. In 2023 they will rediscover Belgian composer Joseph Jongen's passionate Op.10 Trio, reimagine Carl Maria von Weber's Invitation to the Dance for three players, and continue their mammoth The Reissiger Project, ... Read more

$35 – $45

Quartz: Haydn & Ravel

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

MOTIFS Quartz present enthralling works for the string quartet by Haydn and Ravel. Avidly regarded as the ‘Grandfather’ of the string quartet, Haydn was in his autumn years when he composed his final group of quartets. By this time, whilst drawing on his impressive catalogue of chamber works, Haydn was broadening his creative horizons. A ... Read more

$30 – $37

Bogosavljević + Milošević: Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky & Shostakovich

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

After many successful recitals together in Europe, longtime friends, Svetlana Bogosavljević (cello) and Vladimir Milošević (piano) join forces for their first recital in Australia. They will present a program of Russian masterpieces, including Shostakovich’s Sonata for Cello and Piano. A work very dear to Svetlana, she performed it many times with her late Mother, Nada ... Read more

Free

Tarab Ensemble: classical Arabic music

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

SOUNDS LIKE ARABIA Tarab Ensemble present instrumental Arabic music at immense scale. The ensemble has evolved to be Australia’s largest group dedicated to instrumental classical Arabic music. Although the group was founded by multi-faith Arabic speaking musicians, the vision of the ensemble has expanded to encompass non-Arab musicians from Australia, Iran, Germany, Armenia and Venezuela. ... Read more

$30 – $37

Narroway + Wong: Dall’Abaco, Belling & Brahms

Melba Hall, Parkville Gate 12, Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic

Cello and Piano Recital featuring Richard Narroway and Jerry Wong This recital is presented as part of the Melba Hall Lunch Hour Concert Series. All concerts in this series can also be streamed live via the Melbourne Conservatorium website. More info and bookings

Free

The Consort of Melbourne + Wyatt: Stanhope, Vine, Maclean, Ešenvalds, Tormis, Shaw, Genzmer, Gjeilo, Cheetham & Mahler

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

The Consort of Melbourne are joined by viola player Aaron Wyatt in an unusual and intriguing combination of musical forces. Experience surpassingly beautiful choral works encompassing themes of loss, nostalgia, and joy, many of them by Australian composers. More info and bookings

$20 – $48.50

Lyrebird Brass: Ewald, Grenfell, Mason & Tilson Thomas

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

Lyrebird Brass presents a program consisting of favourites from the brass quintet literature alongside newer works that are sure to become staples of the repertoire. More info and bookings

Free

Duo Eclettico: JS Bach, JC Bach, CPE Bach & Princess Anna Amalia

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

This concert presents major works from J.S. Bach, J.C. Bach, C.P.E. Bach and Princess Anna Amalia. Reinventing their virtuosity and lyricism, Duo Eclettico present the world premiere of these arrangements for saxophone and piano. The daughter of Frederick William I, Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia was a superb composer and writer and was Carl Philipp ... Read more

$40 – $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

Kirsanova + Clarke: Schnittke, Szymanowski, Stravinsky & Saint-Saëns

Melba Hall, Parkville Gate 12, Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic

This delightful program reveals a fascinating world of the past, where music is a mirror of other art forms, ancient cultures and history. The program features Neo-Baroque works - the sophisticated and ironic Schnittke's Suite in the Old Style and Stravinsky's Suite Italienne, derived from the ballet Pulcinella, which was inspired by the 18th-century commedia dell'arte. The unique violin ... Read more

Free

Songmakers Australia: Wagner & Berg

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

A CROWN OF DREAMS Songmakers Australia present passionate works from Wagner and Berg. Love is the greatest inspiration for poetry and songs. ‘To the Angel who has lifted me so high’ – with those words Wagner dedicated his only song cycle to his muse, poetess and paramour, Mathilde Wesendonk. Berg’s Seven Early Songs were also inspired by ... Read more

$30 – $37

Wilma and Friends: Mendelssohn & Brahms

Ian Roach Hall, Scotch College 1 Morrison Street, Hawthorn, Vic

These two string quintets by Mendelssohn and Brahms are every string player’s dream to play. The richness and warmth of the two-viola quintet medium is fully exploited by both of these masters and to have some of Australia’s most sought-after chamber musicians – who also happen to be great friends -coming together to play these ... Read more

$10 – $35

Wilma and Friends: Pärt, Mendelssohn & Brahms

St Stephen's Richmond 360 Church St, Richmond, Vic

These two string quintets by Mendelssohn and Brahms are every string player’s dream to play. The richness and warmth of the two-viola quintet medium is fully exploited by both of these masters and to have some of Australia’s most sought-after chamber musicians – who also happen to be great friends -coming together to play these ... Read more

$10 – $35

Sinclair + Rae: Rodrigo

Melba Hall, Parkville Gate 12, Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic

Classical guitarist Nathan Sinclair presents a program of exclusively works by the Spanish composer, Joaquin Rodrigo. These works are the focus of the performance-led research undertaken by Nathan at the Conservatorium as well as being the subject of a new book by eminent Rodrigo scholars, Javier Suarez-Pajares and Walter Aaron-Clarke. The culmination of Nathan's 30 ... Read more

Free

Australian Wind Quintet: Ligeti, Paul Dean & Nielsen

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

Founded in 2022, the Australian Wind Quintet is a Melbourne-based group specialising in presenting twenty-first century Australian compositions by composers such as Elliott Gyger, Elizabeth Younan, Cathy Likhuta and Paul Dean alongside standard canonic repertoire. The program opens with Ligeti’s explosive Six Bagatelles, exploiting the extreme dynamics and expressively lyrical qualities of both the whole ... Read more

Free

ANAM musicians: Renaissance and Baroque Stories 1

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

Before music became a practice in the homes of connoisseurs and skilled amateurs during the 18th century, it occupied a more exclusive domain. In the Renaissance and Baroque, sounds of beauty, elevation and piety were created at enlightened courts and churches. The ANAM musicians armoured with modern instruments and awareness of all the music created ever since, explore places such as Elizabethan England ... Read more

$20 – $30

Ensemble Liaison: Weber, Schumann, Bruch & Young

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

Ensemble Liaison are local favourites, beloved for their technical brilliance and the palpable joy they emit onstage. Those qualities will be on ample display in their appearance for Viva Edge, highlights of which include Weber’s demanding showcase for clarinet and piano and Schumann’s impossibly tender Adagio and Allegro. More info and bookings

$20 – $48.50

Ensemble 642 + Lawrence: Frescobaldi, Caccini, Girolamo, Castaldi, de Rore, Kapsberger, Mayone, Cozzolani & Usper

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

BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY Ensemble 642 invite the listener to experience the emotion, virtuosity and vitality of secular and sacred vocal music of the early Italian Baroque, which, hundreds of years later, still has the power to enthrall and delight. At the turn of the 17th century, newfound approaches to musical expression exploded into every ... Read more

$40 – $50

Watts + Imison + Newcomb: Blaze

Melba Hall, Parkville Gate 12, Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic

THE STRADIVARI OF THE BASSOON The Parisian bassoonist and instrument maker Jean-Nicolas Savary jeune (1786 - 1853) is a particularly interesting figure in the world of historical bassoons. His instruments became so popular that in 1891, Charles Russell Day posthumously declared Savary jeune to be the Stradivari of the bassoon, lauding the Savary bassoon’s “peculiar ... Read more

Free

Murray + Marcheff + De Vries + Rudd: Carrilho, Ravel, Goss & Murray

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

Suites for Guitar showcases the beauty and vitality of guitars in concert, playing suites from Brazil, France and Australia. The arrangement of Mauricio Carrilho's Suite for guitar and orchestra is an integral part of Max Rudd's PhD in performance thesis. Ravel's Danses Nobles et Sentimentales arranged by Doug de Vries is to be recorded by de Vries and Murray ... Read more

Free

Buzbee + guest: Greenbaum

Melba Hall, Parkville Gate 12, Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic

WORLD PREMIERE The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music proudly presents the world premiere of Stuart Greenbaum’s Tuba Sonata. This recital is presented as part of the Melba Hall Lunch Hour Concert Series. All concerts in this series can also be streamed live via the Melbourne Conservatorium website. More info and bookings

Free

Pleione 11: Bochsa, Widor, Duncan, Arlen & Pinto

Melba Hall, Parkville Gate 12, Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME! Long-time collaborators, pianist Donna Coleman and harpist Jacinta Dennett are Pleione 11; they explore the notion of home in this program that features a premiere by Australian composer Eve Duncan. The program title There’s no place like home! evokes the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz and the image of Dorothy clicking together the ... Read more

Free

Thompson + Martin: C Schumann, R Schumann, Dietrich & Brahms

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

FREI ABER EINSAM: A SALUTE TO VIOLINIST JOSEPH JOACHIM Join us for a violin and piano recital in the stunning surrounds of the Hanson Dyer Hall. Written for the great violinist Joseph Joachim, the three pieces in this program feature works by composers in the circle of Johannes Brahms including Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and ... Read more

Free

Duo Chamber Melange: Fibich, Sutherland, Boulanger & Fauré

Melba Hall, Parkville Gate 12, Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic

MUSICAL KALEIDOSCOPE A colourful mix of musical genres is familiar territory for Duo Chamber Melange. There is only one word that encapsulates the essence of this concert — kaleidoscopic. Journey from the Classical nationalism of rarely played Czech composer Fibich, through the vivid and energetic works by 20th-century women composers Lili Boulanger and Margaret Sutherland ... Read more

Free

Vains + Kelly: Beethoven

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

In the spirit of the Classical orators, Chad Kelly and Josephine Vains place rhetoric and the connection with audience at the centre of their music-making. Through performing the F Major Sonata with harpsichord and historical cello, this program sheds new light on the relationship between keyboard and cello at the cusp of the 19th century, ... Read more

Free

Ensemble Offspring: Abbott, Moore, Van Reyk, Shaw, Greenbaum, Summer, Strong, Cerrone & Koshinski

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

Echoes and Orbits is a playful program featuring upbeat and eclectic works for percussion and cello. Spanning the latest decade – a period where pop culture and classical music have converged more than ever – the pieces reflect the energetic time in which we live, but also gives us space to be still More info ... Read more

$25 – $35

Betts-Dean + Kelly: program tba

Melba Hall, Parkville Gate 12, Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic

A duo recital featuring decorated University of Melbourne alumna and now London-based mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean with pianist Stewart Kelly. Reigniting a partnership that is more than a decade long, Ms Betts-Dean and Mr Kelly return to the Conservatorium as part of our Melba Hall Lunch Hour Concert Series. Lotte and Stewart first performed together in ... Read more

Free

Nexas Quartet: Spiewak, Ravel, Corea & Debussy

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

CHILD'S PLAY Nexas Quartet are committed to sharing the musical diversity of the saxophone, showcasing its versatility and ability to cross genre boundaries. Their performance in Primrose Potter Salon presents repertoire inspired by the joy and fun of childhood. Featuring masterpieces by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Chick Corea and Australian Tomasz Spiewak, Nexas Quartet have ... Read more

$40 – $50

Chong + de Borah: Rachmaninoff

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

RACHMANINOFF FOR TWO PIANOS Rachmaninoff was one of the most formative pianists of the 20th century, both in his pianism and compositional output. This year marks his 150th birthday and is therefore cause for celebration! This concert presents some of Rachmaninoff's finest smaller scale solo piano works as well as his emphatic Symphonic Dances - ... Read more

Free

Conservatorium Chamber Music Competition Winners

Melba Hall, Parkville Gate 12, Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music presents the finalists of the 2023 Conservatorium Chamber Music Competition. Current students have the opportunity each year to form a small ensemble with their peers, and perform a work of their choice in the Melba Hall Lunch Hour Concert Series. More info and bookings

Free