Penny Quartet: Beethoven & Andriessen

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

Beethoven’s mammoth String Quartet No.7 contains some of his most sublime themes. It is a piece that has the ability to surprise and delight, subverting expectations with heightened drama and technical difficulty. Coupled with a string quartet by legendary Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. The piece is based on Allegri’s 17th-century choral masterpiece Miserere and explores ... Read more

$30 – $37

Syzygy Ensemble: Xiao, Yap, Fisher, Younan, Milenko & Neal

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

Syzygy Ensemble returns to Primrose Potter Salon to follow on from Revive with Rejuvenate. The performance will feature a dynamic range of works from Kitty Xiao, Kezia Yap, Salina Fischer, Elizabeth Younan, Kirsten Milenko and Kate Neal – a program that takes inspiration from ancient wisdom and natural surroundings. In the wake of times past, ... Read more

$30 – $37

Dylan & Leske: Kats-Chernin

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

Join violinist Vov Dylan and pianist Clemens Leske in a presentation of new works by celebrated Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin. This concert will feature not only music from their album Kismet: Vignettes for violin and piano but also several new pieces yet to be recorded. Stories of inspiration behind the music, and showcases the joy ... Read more

$60 – $75

Ossicle Duo: Travers Eira

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

The duo’s performance in Primrose Potter Salon will undoubtedly push the envelope, teaming up with local composer and boundary dissolver K. Travers Eira. The collaboration will see them create a map detailing nodes and networks for the duo to follow, projected onto the walls of Primrose Potter Salon. Join Ossicle Duo in forging an aural ... Read more

$30 – $37

Tallis Scholars: de Morales, Palestrina, Allegri, Festa, des Prez, de Victoria

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

Following their triumphant sold-out concert at the Centre in 2013, they return to Australia for a national tour to perform a sublime program of sacred choral music from great Renaissance masters including Josquin, Palestrina, Morales, Victoria and Allegri. Led by director Peter Phillips, they champion sacred vocal music of the Renaissance, one of the great ... Read more

$50 – $150

Austral Harmony: Handel, Corelli & Purcell

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

Austral Harmony presents intimate chamber music focusing on the highly ornate Italian style of two esteemed composer-performers of the Baroque era, George Frideric Handel and Arcangelo Corelli. Handel’s pastoral cantata and floral arias are highly expressive and dramatic, with the florid poetic language illustrated to great effect as the voice is accompanied by exquisite melody-instrument ... Read more

$20 – $25

Tallis Scholars: de Morales, Palestrina, Allegri, Festa, des Prez, de Victoria

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

Following their triumphant sold-out concert at the Centre in 2013, they return to Australia for a national tour to perform a sublime program of sacred choral music from great Renaissance masters including Josquin, Palestrina, Morales, Victoria and Allegri. Led by director Peter Phillips, they champion sacred vocal music of the Renaissance, one of the great ... Read more

$50 – $150

Rubiks Collective: Wilcox, Peacocke, Blankendaal & Marino

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

They Swim Through Air showcases the exuberance, imagination and artistry of new music creators from Australia and beyond with a program that reflects on the rituals and processes of life. Inspired by Tolkien’s use of the term ‘sky-fields’ in Lord of the Rings, Gemma Peacocke reflects on the travels of the sun and the power ... Read more

$30 – $37

Selby & Friends: Ravel & Schumann

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

We begin with a piano work by Ravel, created as a tribute to the early French composer Couperin which was then arranged beautifully for piano trio by American composer Matt van Brink. We end the season with Schumann’s glowing and soulful first piano trio with its inclusions of special personal significance for him of his ... Read more

$55 – $57

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra: JS Bach

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

A performance of JS Bach’s music is a journey into an inner universe of magnificent mystery. Constellations of chords rush into vast galaxies of sound that surge with Bach’s creative energy. Each work is an infinite cosmic expanse to explore. Returning to Australia for his first live performance, sensational German Baroque violinist Jonas Zschenderlein will ... Read more

$30 – $170

Selby & Friends: Ravel, Mendelssohn and Schumann

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

This closing program for the 2022 Selby & Friends season is all about the strength of legacy and the tributes it brought forth from each composer. The program begins with a piano work by Ravel, created as a tribute to the early French composer Couperin which was then arranged beautifully for piano trio by American ... Read more

$57 – $75

Duo Chamber Melange: Dvořák, Sutherland & Franck

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

Their performance in Primrose Potter Salon celebrates the beauty of spring in the form of a vibrant musical bouquet. The duo’s sunny exuberance and rhythmic clarity showcase collaboration at its best. Dvořák’s zippy Sonatina shows his Bohemian roots and the budding influence of life in New York. The lively and teasing melodies of Australian composer ... Read more

$40 – $50

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra: JS Bach

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

A performance of JS Bach’s music is a journey into an inner universe of magnificent mystery. Constellations of chords rush into vast galaxies of sound that surge with Bach’s creative energy. Each work is an infinite cosmic expanse to explore. Returning to Australia for his first live performance, sensational German Baroque violinist Jonas Zschenderlein will ... Read more

$30 – $170

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra: JS Bach

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

A performance of JS Bach’s music is a journey into an inner universe of magnificent mystery. Constellations of chords rush into vast galaxies of sound that surge with Bach’s creative energy. Each work is an infinite cosmic expanse to explore. Returning to Australia for his first live performance, sensational German Baroque violinist Jonas Zschenderlein will ... Read more

$30 – $170

Shamray + Chong: Coello, Rachmaninoff & Schubert

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

The winner of the 2008 Sydney International Piano Competition, Konstantin Shamray teams up with revered Australian pianist Kristian Chong in works for one and two pianos – the great Schubert Fantasie for 4 hands (at one piano) opens this concert, followed by works for 2 pianos; Rachmaninoff exhilarating second suite and Schubert’s superb Waltzes arranged ... Read more

$40 – $50

Australian String Quartet: Symonds & Beethoven

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

Jack Symonds’ String Quartet No.2 whispers into existence, interrupting the intangible build-up of concert expectancy with an ascending violin line that is the very genesis of this spectacular work. Over its unique two-part structure Symonds skilfully unravels the DNA of that opening statement, sweeping the listener up in a display of virtuosity, contrasts and textures ... Read more

$60 – $70

Arcadia Winds: Barber, Telemann, Knussen, Younan, Pärt & Mozart

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

In this program, Arcadia Winds explore fantasy and invention. Opening with Samuel Barber’s seminal Summer Music, a wonderfully imaginative tone poem evoking the lazy, indolent feeling of that season. Followed by three short fantasies spanning three hundred years, the ensemble begins with Telemann’s Fantasia for solo flute in A minor, a baroque dance suite in ... Read more

$30 – $37

Goldsworthy + Shamray: Beethoven & Schubert

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

In a celebration of musical friendship, fellow pianists Konstantin Shamray and Anna Goldsworthy join forces for a four-hand piano recital. The duo showcase Beethoven’s Three Marches, Schubert’s great ‘Grand Duo,’ and their own arrangement of Schubert’s haunting Ständchen. More info and bookings

$29 – $40

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

Consortium Viol Consort: Frescobaldi, Ferrabosco, Byrd, Purcell, de Cabezón, Ortiz, Jenkins, Forqueray & Chance

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

Consortium presents sounds of the 16th and 17th century, a time where the viol flourished in England and Europe. A tapestry of interwoven lines that produce a harmonious whole, the sound of a consort of viols is both captivating and intriguing, inspiring not only musicians from the viol’s heyday centuries ago, but contemporary composers too. ... Read more

$30 – $37

Ensemble Gombert: Tallis & Byrd

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

Thomas Tallis and his pupil William Byrd are the undisputed masters of Late Renaissance music in England. Though Masters of the Chapel Royal, both remained devout Roman Catholics throughout their lives. This program culminates in the most famous English choral work of the sixteenth century, Tallis’s forty-voice setting of Spem in alium nunquam habui. While ... Read more

$45 – $55

Firebird Trio + guests: Haydn, Purcell & Vaughan Williams

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

Beginning with Joseph Haydn’s Piano Trio in A, the piece reveals the energy and optimism of his time in London at the behest of Johann Salomon, the German violinist and impresario. Haydn was able to establish himself securely in this prestigious artistic centre – a truly fruitful endeavour. Henry Purcell’s Fantasia in B flat was ... Read more

$40 – $50

Affinity Quartet: Schubert & Laing

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

Australian composer and violist Matt Laing, describes his new work for Affinity Quartet as ‘an abstract still life in perpetual motion, where even the smallest, stillest things have a hyperactive inner life’. The quartet present Schubert’s epic String Quartet No. 14, a piece not publicly performed during his lifetime. When composing this work, 27-year-old Schubert ... Read more

$40 – $50

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

Omega Ensemble: Brahms, Lefrançois & Dohnányi

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

Soaring melodies and unabashed melodrama with works by Brahms, Dohnányi, and a world premiere from French composer Laurent Lefrançois. It was the unstoppable pianist Clara Schumann that secured the success of Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor when she premiered the work in 1862.  While the brooding Quartet may at first appear restrained, the work ... Read more

$49 – $69

Omega Ensemble: Brahms, Lefrançois & Dohnányi

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

Soaring melodies and unabashed melodrama with works by Brahms, Dohnányi, and a world premiere from French composer Laurent Lefrançois. It was the unstoppable pianist Clara Schumann that secured the success of Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor when she premiered the work in 1862.  While the brooding Quartet may at first appear restrained, the work ... Read more

$49 – $69