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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Brennan + Jones + Wong: Eötvös, Murray, Schultz, H Sdraulig, Boyd, Abbott & Fujimura

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

AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS A recital featuring Joel Brennan (A/Prof - Trumpet and Deputy Associate Dean (Research)), Derek Jones (A/Prof - Flute and Head of Woodwinds) and Jerry Wong (A/Prof - Piano and Head of Keyboard). The repertoire will consist of all living Australian composers. Four of the seven composers are Conservatorium staff members. One work will be a world premiere and ... Read more

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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

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