3MBS 2023 Marathon “Together”

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

The 2023 Marathon TOGETHER allows the community to experience the electric outpouring of musical creativity from all over Melbourne during one extraordinary day. Seven concerts, individually crafted by Artistic Director, Wilma Smith, celebrate the Marathon’s ten-year history by featuring beloved works from past Marathons. These great works from the past are paired with great works of ... Read more

$300 – $475

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 2: Marcello, Bach & Chindamo

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

Chamber music royalty, Slava and Sharon Grigoryan may call Adelaide home but they are Melbournians of old and are welcomed back to open the second concert in the 2023 Marathon. From Bach’s arrangement of Marcello, travel forward to a selection of Bach’s Goldberg Variations as Bach never heard them alongside Joe Chindamo’s homage to Haydn ... 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 4: Cheetham, Boulanger, Strauss & Beethoven

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

Deborah Cheetham AO and Stefan Cassomenos ignite their joint creative chemistry especially for this concert with a set of songs including one of Deborah’s own. Wilma Smith joins them for Strauss’s poignantly beautiful Morgen. They pave the way for a Marathon highlight, a performance of Beethoven’s epic last piano sonata Op. 111 by Melbourne’s own ... 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 6: Grantham & Brahms

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

Plexus is a hub of fizzing creativity, inspiring legions of composers. They’ve chosen to play a sensational piece by Brisbane’s Richard Grantham, commissioned for them by Melbourne’s Lyrebird Society. Quercus, another creative trio passionate about encouraging repertoire for their special combination of horn, violin and piano perform the prototype, the utterly masterful Horn Trio by ... 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