Ruth Roshan + Chamber Noir: Gade, Roshan & Piazzolla

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

Ruth Roshan is a classical mandolinist, composer and singer known for her European Tango inspired quintet, Ruth Roshan & Tango Noir. An engaging storyteller, Ruth transports listeners through moonlit scenes of waltzes on cobblestones and rain drenched embraces. Her performance in Primrose Potter Salon celebrates the release of a new album of original works. Featuring ... Read more

$30 – $37

ACO + Gringolts: Bruch, Mendelssohn, H Sdraulig, Martin & Bacewicz

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

ILYA GRINGOLTS PLAYS BRUCH The electrifying Russian violinist returns to perform one of the most popular Romantic violin concertos, beloved for its drama, lyricism and passion. It’s an emotional journey from folk-inflected start to heart-swelling finish. More info and bookings

$49 – $124

ACO + Gringolts: Bruch, Mendelssohn, H Sdraulig, Martin & Bacewicz

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

ILYA GRINGOLTS PLAYS BRUCH The electrifying Russian violinist returns to perform one of the most popular Romantic violin concertos, beloved for its drama, lyricism and passion. It’s an emotional journey from folk-inflected start to heart-swelling finish. More info and bookings

$49 – $124

Southern Cross Soloists: O’Boyle, Gifford & Avery

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

The performance by Southern Cross Soloists explores the rich astronomical traditions of Australia’s First Nations’ people over the past 65,000 years, believed to be the oldest practice of astronomy in the world. SXS together with Paula Nazarski and Chris Williams present new works by First Nations’ composers Brenda Gifford, Eric Avery and Sean O’Boyle AM in ... Read more

$45 – $55

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

Stagg + Young: Duparc, Tagg & Messiaen

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

In this recital Siobhan Stagg partners with long-time collaborator and acclaimed Australian pianist Timothy Young to traverse the beautiful terrain of French art song – a must-experience opportunity to hear Siobhan’s crystalline interpretations of works by Duparc and Messiaen, coupled with the Australian premiere of Kathleen Tagg’s compelling new work This Be Her Verse in the acoustic ... Read more

$49 – $115

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

Savall + Hespèrion XXI: Tye, Alberti, de Cabezón, Dowland, Gibbons, Bach, Purcell & more

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

Ancient and early music’s most important value stems from its ability as a universal artistic language to transmit feelings, emotions and ancestral ideas that even today can enthrall the contemporary listener. Today Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI are central to the understanding of the music of the period between the Middle Ages and the Baroque, ... Read more

$65 – $150

Savall + Hespèrion XXI: Mainerio, Parabosco, Gabrielli, Grillo, Dowland, Gibbons, Scheidt and more

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

Ancient and early music’s most important value stems from its ability as a universal artistic language to transmit feelings, emotions and ancestral ideas that even today can enthrall the contemporary listener. Today Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI are central to the understanding of the music of the period between the Middle Ages and the Baroque, ... Read more

$65 – $150

Omega Ensemble: Pärt, Gifford, Schubert & Koehne

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

TIME IS A RIVER The lifeblood of memory, music is the empowering tool through which composers pass on stories and honour the continuous flow of time. Franz Schubert’s stirring Death and the Maiden has long captured the imagination of audiences and mirrors the composer’s own inner turmoil with its thrilling climaxes, tortured freneticism, and darkly romantic ... Read more

$59 – $69

Omega Ensemble: Pärt, Gifford, Schubert & Koehne

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

TIME IS A RIVER The lifeblood of memory, music is the empowering tool through which composers pass on stories and honour the continuous flow of time. Franz Schubert’s stirring Death and the Maiden has long captured the imagination of audiences and mirrors the composer’s own inner turmoil with its thrilling climaxes, tortured freneticism, and darkly romantic ... Read more

$59 – $69

Omega Ensemble: Pärt, Gifford, Schubert & Koehne

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

TIME IS A RIVER The lifeblood of memory, music is the empowering tool through which composers pass on stories and honour the continuous flow of time. Franz Schubert’s stirring Death and the Maiden has long captured the imagination of audiences and mirrors the composer’s own inner turmoil with its thrilling climaxes, tortured freneticism, and darkly romantic ... Read more

$59 – $69

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

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

MCO: Bach, Eötvös, Arensky, Mozart, Mendelssohn & Perkinson

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

WOVEN THREADS For her first orchestral concert as MCO’s artistic director, Sophie Rowell invites you to revel in the power and possibilities of the string orchestra. They start with the majesty and eloquence of Bach — a single strand of sound that unfolds into a miniature universe. And they end with Sophie as soloist, in ... Read more

$50 – $140

MCO: Bach, Eötvös, Arensky, Mozart, Mendelssohn & Perkinson

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

WOVEN THREADS For her first orchestral concert as MCO’s artistic director, Sophie Rowell invites you to revel in the power and possibilities of the string orchestra. They start with the majesty and eloquence of Bach — a single strand of sound that unfolds into a miniature universe. And they end with Sophie as soloist, in ... Read more

$50 – $140

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

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

Selby & Friends: Schoenfield, Mendelssohn & Brahms

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

FIRST, BY NO MEANS LAST! The season kicks off with the wildly popular Café Music by the American composer Paul Schoenfield, the inspiration for which was a stint as a replacement pianist in a coffee house to help out a friend. What better than to follow this brilliant, highly original work with two iconic ‘first’ piano ... Read more

$59 – $77

Selby & Friends: Schoenfield, Mendelssohn & Brahms

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

FIRST, BY NO MEANS LAST! The season kicks off with the wildly popular Café Music by the American composer Paul Schoenfield, the inspiration for which was a stint as a replacement pianist in a coffee house to help out a friend. What better than to follow this brilliant, highly original work with two iconic ‘first’ piano ... Read more

$59 – $77

Gesualdo Six: Tallis, Byrd, Sheryngham, des Prez, Brumel, Tomkins, Marenzio, Gesualdo and more

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

Gesualdo Six present a wide-ranging selection of inspiring vocal consort works from Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Josquin des Prez, Judith Weir, Eleanor Daley and more. The first half of the program explores sacred music from the Renaissance in Europe, written at a time of great change and fuelled by religious division. Works by Byrd and ... Read more

$59 – $79

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

Omega Ensemble: Penderecki, Shaw, CPE Bach & Gorecki

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

CONTINUO Baroque goes ballistic in this historically (un-)informed performance, featuring dazzling contemporary masterworks that defy expectations and break the moulds of their predecessors. Multi-Grammy Award winner and the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for music, Caroline Shaw’s inventive music represents the confluence of music past and present, with collaborations spanning the worlds leading musicians ... Read more

$59 – $69

Omega Ensemble: Penderecki, Shaw, CPE Bach & Gorecki

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

CONTINUO Baroque goes ballistic in this historically (un-)informed performance, featuring dazzling contemporary masterworks that defy expectations and break the moulds of their predecessors. Multi-Grammy Award winner and the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for music, Caroline Shaw’s inventive music represents the confluence of music past and present, with collaborations spanning the worlds leading musicians ... Read more

$59 – $69

Omega Ensemble: Penderecki, Shaw, CPE Bach & Gorecki

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

CONTINUO Baroque goes ballistic in this historically (un-)informed performance, featuring dazzling contemporary masterworks that defy expectations and break the moulds of their predecessors. Multi-Grammy Award winner and the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for music, Caroline Shaw’s inventive music represents the confluence of music past and present, with collaborations spanning the worlds leading musicians ... Read more

$59 – $69

Brodsky Quartet: Bach, Britten & Schubert

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

Brodsky Quartet celebrate their 50th anniversary with a brilliantly imagined program of Bach, Britten and Schubert. Weaving musical magic, the legendary string quartet will demonstrate to audiences the fiercely focused and blazing integrity that comes from 50 years of collaboration and imagination. ‘How has it been 50 years since we started this lifelong journey together? ... Read more

$59 – $79

Selby & Friends: Westlake, Fauré & Smetana

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

A MATTER OF HERITAGE Presenting violin soloist Grace Clifford and teenage cellist Benett Tsai in a delightful program that shines a light on the incredible diversity of the piano trio genre through the influence of these three composers of the country of birth, customs, culture and heritage. One of Australia’s most beloved composers, Nigel Westlake ... Read more

$59 – $77

Selby & Friends: Westlake, Fauré & Smetana

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

A MATTER OF HERITAGE Presenting violin soloist Grace Clifford and teenage cellist Benett Tsai in a delightful program that shines a light on the incredible diversity of the piano trio genre through the influence of these three composers of the country of birth, customs, culture and heritage. One of Australia’s most beloved composers, Nigel Westlake ... Read more

$59 – $77

MCO + Polyphonic Voices: Bach, Vasks, Ross Edwards & Vivaldi

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

HIGHER POWER Soul and story; serenity and ecstasy. Across time and place, composers have been inspired to serve a spiritual vision, and pursue expression that transcends words alone. You don’t need to believe in a higher power to experience it. We depart with Bach in his relentless quest for perfection in the Brandenburg concertos, and ... Read more

$30 – $140

MCO + Polyphonic Voices: Bach, Vasks, Ross Edwards & Vivaldi

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

HIGHER POWER Soul and story; serenity and ecstasy. Across time and place, composers have been inspired to serve a spiritual vision, and pursue expression that transcends words alone. You don’t need to believe in a higher power to experience it. We depart with Bach in his relentless quest for perfection in the Brandenburg concertos, and ... Read more

$30 – $140

Van Kuijk Quartet: Mozart, Debussy, Mendelssohn & Canat de Chizy

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

PARISIENNES Quatuor Van Kuijk celebrate the quartet’s ten-year anniversary with a program of Mozart, Debussy, Mendelssohn and the Australian premiere of Edith Canat de Chizy’s String Quartet No.5 Oh God, written specially for the quartet. Quatuor Van Kuijk are a fresh voice imbuing new energy and interpretations to the master works of the chamber catalogue. ... Read more

$59 – $79

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

Ensemble Liaison + Tim Munro: Cerrone, Wesley-Smith, C Schumann & Brahms

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

ENSEMBLE LIAISON are delighted to be back for their 18th season to present an exciting collaboration with triple-Grammy-award winning artist Tim Munro. Flutist with the internationally acclaimed Eighth Blackbird for ten years, Tim joins Ensemble Liaison in a program that brings emotional immediacy in Christopher Cerrone’s mesmerizing, New Addresses, inspired by the poetry of Kenneth Koch. Martin ... Read more

$45 – $55

Duo Chamber Melange: Grieg & Greenhill

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

NORWEIGAN BEAUTY Duo Chamber Melange present two jewels of chamber music by Norwegian genius Edvard Grieg alongside an inspirational Australian work written by Emma Greenhill. The sonatas held a special place for Grieg who commented that ‘they each represent a period in my development: the first, naive, rich in ideas… the second, nationalistic… and the ... Read more

$40 – $50

La Compañia: “Baroque of Mexico”

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

In this concert, La Compañia explore the Baroque gateway to the Americas, Mexico. It was a thriving hub of cultural connections where exhilarating and captivating music emerged. Folk traditions from a sophisticated and ancient culture artfully infused with the Baroque brilliance of the Iberian Peninsula is spiced with African rhythms. This beautiful and fascinating music ... Read more

$45 – $55

MCO + Genevieve Lacey: Byrd, Purcell, Elgar, Walton & more

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

THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD The two great gardens of English music, separated by two centuries, are the theme of this concert experience co-curated by Sophie Rowell and the incomparable Genevieve Lacey. The beautiful, intricate music of Elizabethan & Stuart England is an escape to a world far from our own. In this first flowering ... Read more

$30 – $140

MCO + Genevieve Lacey: Byrd, Purcell, Elgar, Walton & more

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

THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD The two great gardens of English music, separated by two centuries, are the theme of this concert experience co-curated by Sophie Rowell and the incomparable Genevieve Lacey. The beautiful, intricate music of Elizabethan & Stuart England is an escape to a world far from our own. In this first flowering ... Read more

$30 – $140

Omega Ensemble + Gould: Montgomery, Edwards & Glass

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

ECSTATIC DANCES When Ross Edwards composed his first Ecstatic Dance in 1978, he discovered an idiosyncratic and kinetic way of writing. It was a formative moment, from which emerged the composers’ iconic and infectiously jubilant style that defined a generation of Australian classical music. In his 80th birthday year, Omega Ensemble gives the world premiere ... Read more

$39 – $119

Quartz: Webern & Beethoven

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

LANGSAMER Quartz present emotional works for the string quartet by Webern and Beethoven. Anton Webern’s utterly ravishing Langsamer Satz (Slow Movement) for string quartet was written when he was madly in love. Inspired by a hiking trip in the Austrian mountains with his future wife, the influence of Brahms in both romanticism and tonality are evident ... Read more

$30 – $37

Selby & Friends: :Haydn, Schoenberg & Dvořák

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

ICONIC 'FATHERS' Selby & Friends’ is delighted to welcome back Natalie Chee and Julian Smiles after a Covid- interrupted tour in 2022. In this special program, Kathy and her friends present three iconic trailblazing composers whose influence exploded previous conceptions to pave an entirely new path forward. Haydn was a prolific piano trio composer who ... Read more

$59 – $77