Green + Tamburini: Tchaikovsky, d’Netto, Muhly, Rorem, Hammond, Cohen & more

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

TEMPO QUEER 5 Coady Green, piano With special guest Adrian Tamburini, bass-baritone Tempo Queer Artistic Director and pianist Coady Green presents a program of world premieres, Australian premieres and beloved classics by LGBTIQ+ composers from across the world. With music by Tchaikovsky, Connor d'Netto, Nico Muhly, Ned Rorem, Jane Hammond, Meta Cohen and many more. ... Read more

$21 – $30

Alma Moodie Quartet: Bach, Beethoven, Webern & Zemlinsky

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

Kristian Winther, violin Anna Da Silva Chen, violin Dana Lee, viola Thomas Marlin, cello PROGRAM JS BACH The Art of Fugue nos. 1, 6 and 9 LV BEETHOVEN String Quartet op.74 “Harp” Anton WEBERN 6 Bagatelles for String Quartet Alexander von ZEMLINSKY String Quartet no.4 More info and bookings

$22 – $35

Duo Rigby and Gu: Vaughan Williams, Kouvaras, Tang, C Schumann, Debussy & Franck

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

JOURNEY THROUGH THE MOTHERLAND Matthew Rigby, violin Yiyun Gu, piano PROGRAM Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending (1914) Linda KOUVARAS The Sky is Melting (2000) A. TANG Suite: Homeland Dreams (1978) Clara SCHUMANN Three Romances Op. 22 Claude DEBUSSY The Girl with the Flaxen Hair César FRANCK Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano ... Read more

$25 – $35

Williams + Seaw: Korngold, Kapustin, Dvořák & Franck

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

MUCH ADO ABOUT MUSIC An afternoon of musical journey with a program featuring some of the most passionate and powerful works in the repertoire. Rachel Williams and Melinda Seaw will perform Korngold's Much Ado About Nothing Suite, a delightful and energetic tribute to Shakespeare; Kapustin's Violin Sonata No. 1, a stunning fusion of classical and ... Read more

$25 – $30

The Persephone Project: Piazzolla, Satie, Shostakovich & Bartok

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

A piano trio with a difference. 'My Friend the Chocolate Cake' string queens Helen Mountfort (Cello), Hope Csutoros (Violin) joined by Pianist Phillipa Safey (Opera Victoria) take you on a musical journey of original compositions along with Astor Piazzolla, Erik Satie, Shostakovich, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, & Bela Bartok. An eclectic joyous afternoon of music from ... Read more

$20 – $25

Wilma and Friends: Bridge, Bowman & Schumann

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

INVENTION Melbourne composer, Calvin Bowman, is a performer best known as an organist but he is also a pianist and we will be presenting a new work by him for piano quartet with Calvin at the piano. Many performers share the fantasy of being able to ask Beethoven or Brahms or others just what they ... Read more

$27

Hanlon + Newton + Breen: Proto, Rabbath, Martin, Bach, Newton & Bottesini

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

BEN HANLON RESIDENCY 1 Ben Hanlon (double bass) is joined by Louisa Breen (piano) & Stephen Newton (double bass). Frank PROTO Carmen Fantasy Frank PROTO Sonata 1963 Francois RABBATH Breiz Andres MARTIN Solo Sonata J. S. BACH Dance Movements from Suites 2 and 5 Stephen NEWTON Dance Suite movements Stephen NEWTON In Medias Res for ... Read more

$22

Moore + Khafagi + Van’t Hoff: Ligeti, Bresnick, Bernstein, Steinke, Bridgham & Debussy

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

Lisa Moore piano Jenny Khafagi violin Lloyd Van't Hoff clarinet Following their 'packed house' performances at Tempo Rubato and the Sydney Festival this past January - Moore, Khafagi and Van't Hoff return for a program of chamber duos by Claude Debussy, Leonard Bernstein, Martin Bresnick (Melbourne premiere), and Harriet Steinke (Australian premiere) - in addition ... Read more

$22 – $29

Sherlock Hanlon Duo: Stravinsky, Schubert, Gershwin, Chopin, Handel, Elgar & Debussy

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

BEN HANLON RESIDENCY 2 Ben Hanlon (double bass) is joined by James Sherlock (guitar). Week two features the established Sherlock Hanlon Duo. Launching in 2017 with their debut album duo, featuring intricate arrangements of jazz standards, pop repertoire and classical repertoire in a jazz style, the pair followed up with their next album Stravinsky, called ... Read more

$22

Sharman: Australian composers

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

THE AUSTRALIAN LULLABY Vanessa Sharman is an Australian classical pianist, who has an avid interest in contemporary music and forging creative relationships with composers. Most recently, Vanessa performed at the 10 Days on the Island Festival in Tasmania, with members of the TSO and Soprano Christine Douglas and Bass Douglas McNicol, the new Chamber Opera ... Read more

$22

Hanlon + Ball + Schulz: tba

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

BEN HANLON RESIDENCY 3 Ben Hanlon (double bass) is joined by Eugene Ball (trumpet) and Anthony Schulz (accordion). Ball, Hanlon, Schulz is a chamber-jazz trio featuring acclaimed Melbourne trumpeter Eugene Ball, bassist Ben Hanlon and piano accordionist Anthony Schulz. The combination of trumpet, accordion and bass is perhaps a little unusual, except that it does ... Read more

$22

Affinity Quartet: Haydn & Beethoven

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

BEETHOVEN'S 'RAZUMOVSKY' Fresh from their Grand Prize win at the 2023 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, in which they also won the Audience Prize and the Robert Salzer String Quartet First Prize, Melbourne’s own Affinity Quartet performs a new program at Tempo Rubato for one night only. Straddling the 18th and 19th centuries and composed ... Read more

$20 – $35

Kogosowski: Beethoven

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

All Beethoven concert. Tempest Sonata, Op. 31 No. 2 Rondo in C, Op. 51 Waldstein Sonata. Op. 53 Appassionata Sonata, Op. 57 (encore performance, "by public demand") Alan Kogosowski has been described by The Times of London as “a pianist of grand panache”, the Chicago Sun-Times as “a Master”, while The New York Times classed ... Read more

$25 – $40

Hanlon + Mu: Ravel, Fauré, Bruch, Donizetti, Ginastera, Piazzolla, Marais & Chindamo

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

BEN HANLON RESIDENCY 4 Ben Hanlon (double bass) is joined by Yinuo Mu (harp). A duo concert for Double Bass and Harp featuring MSO principal Harp Yinuo Mu. This program has as its centrepiece Marin Marais's stunning La Folie D'espagna and also features a number of works that show the beauty and versatility of this ... Read more

$22

Tache + Kozarčić: Vaughan Williams, Saint-Saëns & Piazzolla

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

Tijana Kozarčić, harp Ioana Tache, violin PROGRAM Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending Camille SAINT-SAENS Fantasie for Violin and Harp, op. 124 Astor PIAZZOLLA Histoire du Tango More info and bookings

$22 – $25

Yap + Nicolson

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

'MULTITUDES' RESIDENCY I: BLACK COCKATOOS We're delighted to welcome violist and curator Katie Yap for our November residency. Katie was the winner of the 2022 Freedman Fellowship. Her Freedman project, Multitudes, explores the nexus of folk, baroque, and new music styles, and a life-long fascination with improvisation. Katie has created four new works through collaborative ... Read more

$20 – $30

Low + Zhao + Davis: Haydn, Brahms & new work

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

Chai Jie Low, Rollin Zhao and Isaac Davis - piano trio. Australian work (tbc) Joseph HAYDN Piano Trio Hob. XV:27 Johannes BRAHMS Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 28 More info and bookings

$24 – $28

Berlin + Martin: Beethoven & Grieg

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

David Berlin, cello Benjamin Martin, piano PROGRAM Ludwig van BEETHOVEN 12 Variations on a theme from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus Edvard GRIEG Sonata in A minor Intermezzo More info and bookings

$30

Yap + Bowerbird Collective

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

'MULTITUDES' RESIDENCY II: PASSENGER PIGEONS We're delighted to welcome violist and curator Katie Yap for our November residency. Katie was the winner of the 2022 Freedman Fellowship. Her Freedman project, Multitudes, explores the nexus of folk, baroque, and new music styles, and a life-long fascination with improvisation. Katie has created four new works through collaborative ... Read more

$20 – $30

Littlewood + Meagher + Lu: Thompson, Flynn, Smith, Sanderson, von Bingen & Satie

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

James Littlewood, bass trombone Alexander Meagher, percussion Jennifer Lu, piano Improvisation meets chamber music. This concert features the premiere of three new commissions by emerging Australian composers - Sarah Elise Thompson, Dominic Flynn and Madison James Smith - alongside other works from Australia and abroad. The concert will include the trio's own original arrangements and ... Read more

$24 – $28

Yap + Wang

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

'MULTITUDES' RESIDENCY III: MIGRANT SWIFT We're delighted to welcome violist and curator Katie Yap for our November residency. Katie was the winner of the 2022 Freedman Fellowship. Her Freedman project, Multitudes, explores the nexus of folk, baroque, and new music styles, and a life-long fascination with improvisation. Katie has created four new works through collaborative ... Read more

$20 – $30

Yap + Sheppard

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

'MULTITUDES' RESIDENCY IV: NIGHT HERONS We're delighted to welcome violist and curator Katie Yap for our November residency. Katie was the winner of the 2022 Freedman Fellowship. Her Freedman project, Multitudes, explores the nexus of folk, baroque, and new music styles, and a life-long fascination with improvisation. Katie has created four new works through collaborative ... Read more

$20 – $30

Arcadia Winds: Frerer, de Jager, Cawrse & Eötvös

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic, Australia

10 YEAR, 10 NEW WORKS SERIES 2 Wind Quintet + Piano Since its inception in 2013, Arcadia Winds has championed new works by Australian composers, through commissioning and performance; recording for their Australian wind music portal, Windstreams; and their annual composition prize for young composers. This concert is the second in a series celebrating everything ... Read more

$28 – $32