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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Songmakers Australia: Schubert

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

THE BEAUTIFUL MILLER'S DAUGHTER Songmakers Australia celebrate 200 years of Die schöne Müllerin (The Fair Maid of the Mill), a song cycle based on 20 poems written by Wilhem Müller. ‘I feel myself to be the most unhappy and wretched creature in the world. Imagine a man whose health will never be right again, and who ... Read more

$30 – $37

Flinders Quartet: Maconchy & Beethoven

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

"The chance to play one of Beethoven’s incomparable Op. 59 Razumovsky quartets, named after their commissioner, Count Razumovsky, the Russian Ambassador in Vienna, is something akin to a religious experience for quartet players, such is the consummate artistry of Beethoven in his middle period. I’m excited to pair Maconchy’s Quartet No. 5 with Beethoven’s Opus 59. ... Read more

$30 – $40

Flinders Quartet: Maconchy & Beethoven

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

"The chance to play one of Beethoven’s incomparable Op. 59 Razumovsky quartets, named after their commissioner, Count Razumovsky, the Russian Ambassador in Vienna, is something akin to a religious experience for quartet players, such is the consummate artistry of Beethoven in his middle period. I’m excited to pair Maconchy’s Quartet No. 5 with Beethoven’s Opus 59. ... Read more

$30 – $40

Selby & Friends: Boulanger, Brahms & Rachmaninov

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

THREE STAGES OF MAN Selby & Friends’ fourth program of the year celebrates the three stages of man – to begin, the very youthful Lilly Boulanger, sister of the famous Nadia, whose untimely death in her twenties brought an end to a spectacularly gifted artist whose talents are easily displayed in this powerful set. We ... Read more

$59 – $77

Selby & Friends: Boulanger, Brahms & Rachmaninov

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

THREE STAGES OF MAN Selby & Friends’ fourth program of the year celebrates the three stages of man – to begin, the very youthful Lilly Boulanger, sister of the famous Nadia, whose untimely death in her twenties brought an end to a spectacularly gifted artist whose talents are easily displayed in this powerful set. We ... Read more

$59 – $77

Omega Ensemble: Mazzoli, Cerrone, Corigliano, Dessner & Prokofiev

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

BLOOD LORE Dark myths and disturbing forces are often the source of great music. Strange, peculiar and at times cataclysmic, this music transports you beyond our physical world and forces you to question the things you know to be true. Featuring that goes against the grain, this powerful program includes works by the worlds leading ... Read more

$59 – $69

Omega Ensemble: Mazzoli, Cerrone, Corigliano, Dessner & Prokofiev

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

BLOOD LORE Dark myths and disturbing forces are often the source of great music. Strange, peculiar and at times cataclysmic, this music transports you beyond our physical world and forces you to question the things you know to be true. Featuring that goes against the grain, this powerful program includes works by the worlds leading ... Read more

$59 – $69

Omega Ensemble: Mazzoli, Cerrone, Corigliano, Dessner & Prokofiev

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

BLOOD LORE Dark myths and disturbing forces are often the source of great music. Strange, peculiar and at times cataclysmic, this music transports you beyond our physical world and forces you to question the things you know to be true. Featuring that goes against the grain, this powerful program includes works by the worlds leading ... Read more

$59 – $69

Flinders Quartet: Shostakovich, Grenfell & Smetana

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

MUSICAL PORTRAITS Shostakovich’s incredibly powerful String Quartet No.8 was officially dedicated ‘to the memory of the victims of fascism and war’ but there is much to suggest that Shostakovich meant it as a musical self-portrait. Smetana’s String Quartet No.1 ‘From My Life’ is a different type of musical portrait, taking us on a vivid, programmatic ... Read more

$30 – $40

Flinders Quartet: Shostakovich, Grenfell & Smetana

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

MUSICAL PORTRAITS Shostakovich’s incredibly powerful String Quartet No.8 was officially dedicated ‘to the memory of the victims of fascism and war’ but there is much to suggest that Shostakovich meant it as a musical self-portrait. Smetana’s String Quartet No.1 ‘From My Life’ is a different type of musical portrait, taking us on a vivid, programmatic ... Read more

$30 – $40

Duo Eclettico: Hofmeyr, Edwards/Neville & Martin

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

MAGIC Duo Eclettico celebrate the magical, the ethereal, the demonic, and the ‘other’, with works from South Africa and Australia. Hendrik Hofmeyr, arguably South Africa’s most celebrated living composer, is represented with Necromancer, a virtuosic yet beautifully colourful work evoking the magic of a necromancer, in Hofmeyr’s writing a symbol for LGBTIQ+ sexuality and attempted repression of ... Read more

$40 – $50

Selby & Friends: Copland, Arensky & Schubert

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

FINAL STATEMENTS This extraordinary final program for the 2023 Season brings together two highly accomplished guest artists of the younger generation who are making great waves now they are back in Australia – the brilliant violinist Ike See, previously Assoc. Concertmaster of the Adelaide Symphony and now a core member of the tightly knit ACO, and ... Read more

$59 – $77

Selby & Friends: Copland, Arensky & Schubert

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

FINAL STATEMENTS This extraordinary final program for the 2023 Season brings together two highly accomplished guest artists of the younger generation who are making great waves now they are back in Australia – the brilliant violinist Ike See, previously Assoc. Concertmaster of the Adelaide Symphony and now a core member of the tightly knit ACO, and ... Read more

$59 – $77

Quartz: Mozart & Mendelssohn

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

SWEET DISPOSITION Quartz present notable works for the string quartet by Mozart and Mendelssohn. Finding himself in dire financial straits, Mozart set out to write six quartets for the Prussian King, Friedrich Wilhelm II. The quartets paid poorly, forcing Mozart to give them away ‘for a mere song’. The first of these quartets is a ... Read more

$30 – $37

Omega Ensemble: Adams, Harrison & Shostakovich

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

LIONHEART Shostakovich’s profound Piano Quintet represents a period of writing where the young composer, who was then 34, was his most purely musical. The resulting work is an unusual yet unapologetic neo-classical piece that has since become the jewel in the crown of the 20th-century chamber music repertory. Showcasing the sincerity of three musical mavericks, ... Read more

$59 – $69