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Melbourne Recital Centre AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2012

Punch Brothers 6 August 2012

Principal Partner


August & September 2012 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Christine Brewer 7.30pm – p4

An Australian in Paris – Jane Rutter 7pm – p5

A Voice for our Time 7pm – p6

An Australian in Paris – Jane Rutter 3pm & 8pm – p5

Sunday

01 02 03 04 Mozart Serenade 6.30pm – p6

Mozart Serenade 8pm – p6

By Royal Appointment 6pm – p8

Sunken Dreams 8pm – p8

Exile 7pm – p8

Beethoven’s Cello No.2 6pm – p9

Musical Kaleidoscope 6.30pm – p9

Uwe Hagen Managing Director, Audi Australia

Zubin Kanga – Spectrum 6pm – p10

06 07 08 09 10 11 12

Punch Brothers 7.30pm – p7

Australian Voices: James Ledger 6pm – p10

Master Peter’s Puppet Show/ What Next? 7.30pm – p11

L’isle joyeuse 6pm – p13

Flemish Masters Abroad 6pm – p13

Voicing Emily 3pm & 7pm – p12

Tabura/Airileke 7pm – p12

14 15 16

Artistry and the Ear of the Beholder 6pm – p13

Oh Captain, My Captain! 6pm – p15

Destination France 6pm – p15

Melbourne Girls Grammar Merton Hall Concert 7.30pm – p16

Chamber View T(w)oo! 6pm – p18

18 19

Master Peter’s Puppet Show/ What Next? 7.30pm – p11

Master Peter’s Puppet Show/ What Next? 7.30pm – p11

Solo in Red 6pm & 8pm – p14

20 21 22 Master Peter’s Puppet Show/ What Next? 7.30pm – p11

Master Peter’s Puppet Show/ What Next? 3pm – p11

Mother Russia 3pm – p15

24 25 Solo in Red 8pm – p14

Master Peter’s Puppet Show/ What Next? 7.30pm – p11

Our Lady of Mercy College Celebration Concert 7.30pm – p16

Brighton Grammar School Concert 7.30pm – p16

Pierrot’s Successors 6pm – p18

Paul Lewis 7.30pm – p19

dirtsong 7.30pm – p17

27 28 29 30

01 02 Domestic Divas 6pm – p20

Liminal 8pm – p20

03 04 05 06 07 08

Postcards from Prague 7pm – p21

Nicky Bomba/Nadee 6pm – p21

Tony Gould’s Under Milk Wood 7.30pm – p23

That Old Black Magic 3pm & 7.30pm – p23

12 13 18 14 15 16

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Loreto Toorak: Showcase Concert 7.30pm – p23

Australian Voices: Paul Stanhope 6pm – p21

Paul Lewis 7.30pm – p19

Kuss Quartet & Naoko Shimizu 7pm – p24

Sunrise 7pm – p24

Richard Galliano: Piazzolla Forever 7.30pm – p22

To Whomever Finds This Note 7pm – p25

The Seasons – The Argentinian Connection 6pm – p25

Kuss Quartet & Naoko Shimizu 8pm – p24

17 18 19 20 21 22 Balkan Wizardry 7pm – p25

Pop Kids Animal Alphabet 10am & 11.30am – p27

La Compañia 11am – p28

Peter and the Wolf & The Night Garden 11.30am – p27

Bodice Ripper 6pm – p29

Songs of the Southern Skies 7.30pm – p26

Tchaikovsky: The Seasons 7pm – p29

24 25 26 27 28

Geoffrey Lancaster plays Haydn & Mozart 6pm – p28

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Moved by Music 6pm – p28

MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

Dialogue IV 7pm – p29

Richard Galliano

Bach & Bach 2.30pm – p18

Now in our fourth year of partnership with Melbourne Recital Centre, we are proud that our Principal Partnership is playing a key role in the ongoing success of this Australian cultural icon. Our partnership is based on a shared commitment to progressive performance brought to life with energy, quality and passion. The Audi team is looking forward to the upcoming August and September season and the world-class performances that will be showcased. The ongoing partnership between our two successful brands is a great way to give back to the Australian community through cultural endeavours that can be enjoyed and accessed by all Australians. I commend the impending concerts to all music aficionados – enjoy!

The Best Place to Hear Melbourne Recital Centre is home to Local Heroes and Great Performers, tango legends and bluegrass mavericks. Discover them during August and September. The next of our Great Performers, soprano Christine Brewer, sings exquisite music by Wagner and a selection of her favourites in an Australian exclusive recital. New York quintet Punch Brothers are going to be big. Already earning rave reviews for their blend of pop, folk and bluegrass (with nods to Radiohead and Wilco), the boys were featured on the Hunger Games soundtrack and are currently storming the US summer festivals. Black Arm Band’s dirtsong honours the 20th anniversary of the Mabo ruling with stirring songs from some of Australia’s leading Indigenous musicians. Singer Katie Noonan and guitarist Karin Schaupp were also inspired by Australia (and our neighbours in New Zealand). The entrancing duo perform Songs of the Southern Skies featuring hits by Gotye, the Finn brothers, Nick Cave and other luminaries. Don’t miss these concerts, and many more, at Melbourne’s best place to hear.

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

LUISA PASTRELLO Country General Manager Australia & New Zealand, Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is a proud supporter of Melbourne Recital Centre. We share a commitment to exceptional performance and inspired customer service experiences. Voted the World’s Leading Airline for three consecutive years from 2009 to 2011, Etihad Airways is delighted to bring the Centre’s superb international artists to Melbourne to enrich the cultural life of the city and its people. We invite you to experience the luxury, convenience, and modern Arabian hospitality of Etihad Airways when next you fly.

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

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August & September 2012 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Christine Brewer 7.30pm – p4

An Australian in Paris – Jane Rutter 7pm – p5

A Voice for our Time 7pm – p6

An Australian in Paris – Jane Rutter 3pm & 8pm – p5

Sunday

01 02 03 04 Mozart Serenade 6.30pm – p6

Mozart Serenade 8pm – p6

By Royal Appointment 6pm – p8

Sunken Dreams 8pm – p8

Exile 7pm – p8

Beethoven’s Cello No.2 6pm – p9

Musical Kaleidoscope 6.30pm – p9

Uwe Hagen Managing Director, Audi Australia

Zubin Kanga – Spectrum 6pm – p10

06 07 08 09 10 11 12

Punch Brothers 7.30pm – p7

Australian Voices: James Ledger 6pm – p10

Master Peter’s Puppet Show/ What Next? 7.30pm – p11

L’isle joyeuse 6pm – p13

Flemish Masters Abroad 6pm – p13

Voicing Emily 3pm & 7pm – p12

Tabura/Airileke 7pm – p12

14 15 16

Artistry and the Ear of the Beholder 6pm – p13

Oh Captain, My Captain! 6pm – p15

Destination France 6pm – p15

Melbourne Girls Grammar Merton Hall Concert 7.30pm – p16

Chamber View T(w)oo! 6pm – p18

18 19

Master Peter’s Puppet Show/ What Next? 7.30pm – p11

Master Peter’s Puppet Show/ What Next? 7.30pm – p11

Solo in Red 6pm & 8pm – p14

20 21 22 Master Peter’s Puppet Show/ What Next? 7.30pm – p11

Master Peter’s Puppet Show/ What Next? 3pm – p11

Mother Russia 3pm – p15

24 25 Solo in Red 8pm – p14

Master Peter’s Puppet Show/ What Next? 7.30pm – p11

Our Lady of Mercy College Celebration Concert 7.30pm – p16

Brighton Grammar School Concert 7.30pm – p16

Pierrot’s Successors 6pm – p18

Paul Lewis 7.30pm – p19

dirtsong 7.30pm – p17

27 28 29 30

01 02 Domestic Divas 6pm – p20

Liminal 8pm – p20

03 04 05 06 07 08

Postcards from Prague 7pm – p21

Nicky Bomba/Nadee 6pm – p21

Tony Gould’s Under Milk Wood 7.30pm – p23

That Old Black Magic 3pm & 7.30pm – p23

12 13 18 14 15 16

10

Loreto Toorak: Showcase Concert 7.30pm – p23

Australian Voices: Paul Stanhope 6pm – p21

Paul Lewis 7.30pm – p19

Kuss Quartet & Naoko Shimizu 7pm – p24

Sunrise 7pm – p24

Richard Galliano: Piazzolla Forever 7.30pm – p22

To Whomever Finds This Note 7pm – p25

The Seasons – The Argentinian Connection 6pm – p25

Kuss Quartet & Naoko Shimizu 8pm – p24

17 18 19 20 21 22 Balkan Wizardry 7pm – p25

Pop Kids Animal Alphabet 10am & 11.30am – p27

La Compañia 11am – p28

Peter and the Wolf & The Night Garden 11.30am – p27

Bodice Ripper 6pm – p29

Songs of the Southern Skies 7.30pm – p26

Tchaikovsky: The Seasons 7pm – p29

24 25 26 27 28

Geoffrey Lancaster plays Haydn & Mozart 6pm – p28

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Moved by Music 6pm – p28

MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

Dialogue IV 7pm – p29

Richard Galliano

Bach & Bach 2.30pm – p18

Now in our fourth year of partnership with Melbourne Recital Centre, we are proud that our Principal Partnership is playing a key role in the ongoing success of this Australian cultural icon. Our partnership is based on a shared commitment to progressive performance brought to life with energy, quality and passion. The Audi team is looking forward to the upcoming August and September season and the world-class performances that will be showcased. The ongoing partnership between our two successful brands is a great way to give back to the Australian community through cultural endeavours that can be enjoyed and accessed by all Australians. I commend the impending concerts to all music aficionados – enjoy!

The Best Place to Hear Melbourne Recital Centre is home to Local Heroes and Great Performers, tango legends and bluegrass mavericks. Discover them during August and September. The next of our Great Performers, soprano Christine Brewer, sings exquisite music by Wagner and a selection of her favourites in an Australian exclusive recital. New York quintet Punch Brothers are going to be big. Already earning rave reviews for their blend of pop, folk and bluegrass (with nods to Radiohead and Wilco), the boys were featured on the Hunger Games soundtrack and are currently storming the US summer festivals. Black Arm Band’s dirtsong honours the 20th anniversary of the Mabo ruling with stirring songs from some of Australia’s leading Indigenous musicians. Singer Katie Noonan and guitarist Karin Schaupp were also inspired by Australia (and our neighbours in New Zealand). The entrancing duo perform Songs of the Southern Skies featuring hits by Gotye, the Finn brothers, Nick Cave and other luminaries. Don’t miss these concerts, and many more, at Melbourne’s best place to hear.

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

LUISA PASTRELLO Country General Manager Australia & New Zealand, Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is a proud supporter of Melbourne Recital Centre. We share a commitment to exceptional performance and inspired customer service experiences. Voted the World’s Leading Airline for three consecutive years from 2009 to 2011, Etihad Airways is delighted to bring the Centre’s superb international artists to Melbourne to enrich the cultural life of the city and its people. We invite you to experience the luxury, convenience, and modern Arabian hospitality of Etihad Airways when next you fly.

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

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An Australian in Paris – Jane Rutter Internationally acclaimed flutist Jane Rutter stars in a semi-autobiographical celebration of French music, from La Belle Époque to the present day. ‘I went to Paris at the age of 18 to study the flute with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion, two of the instrument’s great luminaries. In many ways it was the making of me,’ says Jane. Listen as she intersperses tales of her own experiences of Paris with those of the artists, writers and musicians who flocked there to form their ‘artistic personalities,’ all the while bringing her artistry to the music of Debussy, Fauré, Piaf and other French favourites. INFORMATION

Thu 2 Aug 7pm Sat 4 Aug 3pm & 8pm Salon – in cabaret mode Jane Rutter flute Tickets $65 ($55 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre Pre-order food and beverage options available.

Christine Brewer Storytelling is at the heart of all singing. A song is a one person play and a recital is an evening where a dozen characters unfold a dozen dramas. Christine Brewer is the consummate singing actress – with a double career as operatic star and recitalist, she can command an audience of thousands or just a lucky few with a voice that has been described as ‘a sound like molten gold.’ Christine has inhabited the roles of Isolde and Brünnhilde from Wagner’s epics, which require a voice of hall-filling power, but it is in recital that the nuances and

colour of her opulent voice come to the fore. She has selected a program of works by Wagner, Smith, Arlen and Britten – composers who wrote ecstatically for voice, especially one like hers. This is a recital that promises transcendent beauty, superb technique, drama and warmth in equal measure. INFORMATION

Wed 1 Aug 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Free pre-concert talk 6.45pm

WAGNER Wesendonck Lieder SMITH Vignettes: Letters from George to Evelyn BRITTEN Cabaret Songs Songs by Arlen, Charles, Sargent & Bridge Christine Brewer soprano Anthony Legge piano Premium $105 A reserve $85 ($50 concession) B reserve $65 ($50 concession) C reserve $50 Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre Program Partner The Langham Melbourne

‘Jane Rutter is the Bette Midler of the flute – The divine Miss R. She's a classical siren in whose hands the flute becomes an instrument of seduction and sensual pleasure.’

Part of Melbourne Recital Centre’s Great Performers 2012 series

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MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • AUGUST

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

5


An Australian in Paris – Jane Rutter Internationally acclaimed flutist Jane Rutter stars in a semi-autobiographical celebration of French music, from La Belle Époque to the present day. ‘I went to Paris at the age of 18 to study the flute with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion, two of the instrument’s great luminaries. In many ways it was the making of me,’ says Jane. Listen as she intersperses tales of her own experiences of Paris with those of the artists, writers and musicians who flocked there to form their ‘artistic personalities,’ all the while bringing her artistry to the music of Debussy, Fauré, Piaf and other French favourites. INFORMATION

Thu 2 Aug 7pm Sat 4 Aug 3pm & 8pm Salon – in cabaret mode Jane Rutter flute Tickets $65 ($55 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre Pre-order food and beverage options available.

Christine Brewer Storytelling is at the heart of all singing. A song is a one person play and a recital is an evening where a dozen characters unfold a dozen dramas. Christine Brewer is the consummate singing actress – with a double career as operatic star and recitalist, she can command an audience of thousands or just a lucky few with a voice that has been described as ‘a sound like molten gold.’ Christine has inhabited the roles of Isolde and Brünnhilde from Wagner’s epics, which require a voice of hall-filling power, but it is in recital that the nuances and

colour of her opulent voice come to the fore. She has selected a program of works by Wagner, Smith, Arlen and Britten – composers who wrote ecstatically for voice, especially one like hers. This is a recital that promises transcendent beauty, superb technique, drama and warmth in equal measure. INFORMATION

Wed 1 Aug 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Free pre-concert talk 6.45pm

WAGNER Wesendonck Lieder SMITH Vignettes: Letters from George to Evelyn BRITTEN Cabaret Songs Songs by Arlen, Charles, Sargent & Bridge Christine Brewer soprano Anthony Legge piano Premium $105 A reserve $85 ($50 concession) B reserve $65 ($50 concession) C reserve $50 Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre Program Partner The Langham Melbourne

‘Jane Rutter is the Bette Midler of the flute – The divine Miss R. She's a classical siren in whose hands the flute becomes an instrument of seduction and sensual pleasure.’

Part of Melbourne Recital Centre’s Great Performers 2012 series

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MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • AUGUST

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

5


Mozart Serenade Bask in the classical purity of Mozart as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs a program of the master composer’s rarities. One of the most brilliant and insightful exponents of early music in the world today, conductor Reinhard Goebel brings his special knowledge to this intimate collaboration with the MSO.

Wilma Smith

‘A mong the most enduringly popular of classical composers.’

INFORMATION

Thu 2 Aug 8pm & Sat 4 Aug 6.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall MOZART Serenade for Orchestra No.9 in D major, K.320 Posthorn MOZART Concertone for two violins and orchestra in C major, K.190 MOZART Idomeneo: Chaconne Reinhard Goebel conductor Wilma Smith violin Matthew Tomkins violin Premium $129 A reserve $109 ($87 concession) B reserve $89 ($71 concession) C reserve $69 ($55 concession) Presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

A Voice for our Time This Manins & Gould performance features Gian Slater, one of Australia’s most gifted singers. With a voice of uncommon beauty and pitch, Gian’s repertoire is extensive – from American Songbook ballads to original new works. She joins Imogen Manins (cello) and Tony Gould (piano) for a concert of breathtakingly creative chamber music, high spirit and beauty of sound.

INFORMATION

Fri 3 Aug 7pm Salon (no interval) – in cabaret mode Manins & Gould Gian Slater voice Tickets $45 ($35 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Manins & Gould Local Heroes 2012

Punch Brothers

Imogen Manins

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MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • AUGUST

Gian Slater

Tony Gould

One of the most exhilarating bands to come out of New York in recent years, Punch Brothers explain their music as ‘that of a bluegrass band, but our influences range from Radiohead and Wilco to Bach and Mozart and Bill Monroe’ – The New Yorker reviewing their work as ‘wide ranging and restlessly imaginative.’ Made up of Chris Thile (lead vocals/mandolin), Gabe Witcher (fiddle/violin), Noam Pikelny (banjo), Chris Eldridge (guitar) and Paul Kowert (bass), the band’s virtuosic credentials are unsurpassed. In their first visit to Melbourne, they showcase music from their latest

album Who’s Feeling Young Now?, hailed by Vanity Fair as ‘their most expressive work yet as an ensemble – sophisticated, poppy, kinetic and profound, all at once.’

‘One of the most acclaimed and upcoming young American bands.’

INFORMATION

Mon 6 Aug 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Punch Brothers With special guests Abbie Cardwell & Her Leading Men Tickets $65 ($50 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & PBS 106.7FM

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

7


Mozart Serenade Bask in the classical purity of Mozart as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs a program of the master composer’s rarities. One of the most brilliant and insightful exponents of early music in the world today, conductor Reinhard Goebel brings his special knowledge to this intimate collaboration with the MSO.

Wilma Smith

‘A mong the most enduringly popular of classical composers.’

INFORMATION

Thu 2 Aug 8pm & Sat 4 Aug 6.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall MOZART Serenade for Orchestra No.9 in D major, K.320 Posthorn MOZART Concertone for two violins and orchestra in C major, K.190 MOZART Idomeneo: Chaconne Reinhard Goebel conductor Wilma Smith violin Matthew Tomkins violin Premium $129 A reserve $109 ($87 concession) B reserve $89 ($71 concession) C reserve $69 ($55 concession) Presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

A Voice for our Time This Manins & Gould performance features Gian Slater, one of Australia’s most gifted singers. With a voice of uncommon beauty and pitch, Gian’s repertoire is extensive – from American Songbook ballads to original new works. She joins Imogen Manins (cello) and Tony Gould (piano) for a concert of breathtakingly creative chamber music, high spirit and beauty of sound.

INFORMATION

Fri 3 Aug 7pm Salon (no interval) – in cabaret mode Manins & Gould Gian Slater voice Tickets $45 ($35 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Manins & Gould Local Heroes 2012

Punch Brothers

Imogen Manins

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MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • AUGUST

Gian Slater

Tony Gould

One of the most exhilarating bands to come out of New York in recent years, Punch Brothers explain their music as ‘that of a bluegrass band, but our influences range from Radiohead and Wilco to Bach and Mozart and Bill Monroe’ – The New Yorker reviewing their work as ‘wide ranging and restlessly imaginative.’ Made up of Chris Thile (lead vocals/mandolin), Gabe Witcher (fiddle/violin), Noam Pikelny (banjo), Chris Eldridge (guitar) and Paul Kowert (bass), the band’s virtuosic credentials are unsurpassed. In their first visit to Melbourne, they showcase music from their latest

album Who’s Feeling Young Now?, hailed by Vanity Fair as ‘their most expressive work yet as an ensemble – sophisticated, poppy, kinetic and profound, all at once.’

‘One of the most acclaimed and upcoming young American bands.’

INFORMATION

Mon 6 Aug 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Punch Brothers With special guests Abbie Cardwell & Her Leading Men Tickets $65 ($50 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & PBS 106.7FM

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

7


Sunken Dreams François Couperin

By Royal Appointment The Continuo Collective’s Samantha Cohen (theorbo) and Ruth Wilkinson (recorder) invite you on a sojourn to 17th-century France and the magnificent palace of Versailles. Hear the exquisite music François Couperin and Jacques Hotteterre wrote for King Louis XIV’s chamber, tap your toes to the minuet and gavotte, and be touched by the beauty of the French air played on ‘voice flute’ and theorbo.

The Song Company’s Sunken Dreams is a concert in two halves – two unique and contrasting performances that fuse classical and contemporary influences. The Song Company first delves into the heart of Impressionism – Monet’s iconic Waterlilies – using six voices and the liquid sounds of the vibraphone played by Claire Edwardes. Genuine water percussion, including the rare waterphone and submerged gongs, forms the context for a work by Jack Body; his beautifully balanced sequence of lullabies and dreams conceived especially for The Song Company performed alongside Sculthorpe’s Maranoa Lullaby in part two.

Musical Kaleidoscope

INFORMATION

Tue 7 Aug 8pm Salon 7.30pm, free pre-concert talk DEBUSSY Preludes and songs including Claire de Lune, Golliwogg's Cakewalk, La Cathédrale engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral) and others SATIE Gymnopédie BODY Lullabies, Dreams and a Nightmare The Song Company Claire Edwardes water percussion & vibraphone Tickets $59 ($54 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & The Song Company

Duo Chamber Melange (Ivana Tomaskova, violin & Tamara Smolyar, piano) presents a concert best encapsulated by one word: kaleidoscopic. Journey from the classicism of Spohr and the deep-set romanticism of Brahms, to the early 20th-century rhythmic dynamism of Bartók and recent works from Jaya Suprana and Jonathan Dreyfus. Guest baritone Peter Tregear enables a performance of Spohr’s rarely heard but remarkable song settings which display his mastery of vocal and chamber music. Sweet melody, Balkans drive and Indonesian jazz influences ensure there is something for everyone.

Local Heroes 2012

INFORMATION

INFORMATION

Mon 6 Aug 6pm Salon (no interval) Works by Hotteterre and François Couperin. The Continuo Collective Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & The Continuo Collective

Zoe Knighton & Amir Farid

Beethoven’s Cello No.2

Local Heroes 2012

The Song Company

Exile

Latitude 37

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MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • AUGUST

Latitude 37 (Julia Fredersdorff – violin, Laura Vaughan – viola da gamba & lirone & Donald Nicolson – harpsichord & organ) voyages to mid-17th-century Europe, where the Barbarini family were bad, dangerous to know, and one of the most powerful families on the continent. From its ranks came patricians, a pope and a penchant for musical patronage that was on show both at home in Rome and in Parisian exile. Drawn from a world of luxury, excess and corruption, Exile is a seductive demonstration of the

sort of music that can be bought when money is no object. INFORMATION

Wed 8 Aug 7pm Salon Latitude 37 Guy du Blet percussion Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Latitude 37 Local Heroes 2012

Amir Farid and Zoe Knighton have been combining forces since 2009. The cellist of Flinders Quartet and pianist of Benaud Trio respectively, they bring together a wealth of experience and musical insight. A performance by Amir and Zoe of Beethoven cello works earlier this year was met with widespread critical acclaim, and they recently finished recording the complete works of Beethoven for cello and piano. Beethoven’s cello works span his whole lifetime and deliver a poignantly intimate window into his life.

Fri 10 Aug 6.30pm Salon (no interval) SPOHR Six Songs for baritone, violin and piano, Op.154 BRAHMS Violin Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.100 BARTÓK Rumanian Folk Dances Duo Chamber Melange Peter Tregear baritone Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Duo Chamber Melange Local Heroes 2012

INFORMATION

Thu 9 Aug 6pm Salon (no interval) BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata Op.5, No.2 Cello Sonata Op.102, No.1 Cello Sonata Op.102, No.2 Variations on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen, Op.66 Zoe Knighton cello Amir Farid piano Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

9


Sunken Dreams François Couperin

By Royal Appointment The Continuo Collective’s Samantha Cohen (theorbo) and Ruth Wilkinson (recorder) invite you on a sojourn to 17th-century France and the magnificent palace of Versailles. Hear the exquisite music François Couperin and Jacques Hotteterre wrote for King Louis XIV’s chamber, tap your toes to the minuet and gavotte, and be touched by the beauty of the French air played on ‘voice flute’ and theorbo.

The Song Company’s Sunken Dreams is a concert in two halves – two unique and contrasting performances that fuse classical and contemporary influences. The Song Company first delves into the heart of Impressionism – Monet’s iconic Waterlilies – using six voices and the liquid sounds of the vibraphone played by Claire Edwardes. Genuine water percussion, including the rare waterphone and submerged gongs, forms the context for a work by Jack Body; his beautifully balanced sequence of lullabies and dreams conceived especially for The Song Company performed alongside Sculthorpe’s Maranoa Lullaby in part two.

Musical Kaleidoscope

INFORMATION

Tue 7 Aug 8pm Salon 7.30pm, free pre-concert talk DEBUSSY Preludes and songs including Claire de Lune, Golliwogg's Cakewalk, La Cathédrale engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral) and others SATIE Gymnopédie BODY Lullabies, Dreams and a Nightmare The Song Company Claire Edwardes water percussion & vibraphone Tickets $59 ($54 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & The Song Company

Duo Chamber Melange (Ivana Tomaskova, violin & Tamara Smolyar, piano) presents a concert best encapsulated by one word: kaleidoscopic. Journey from the classicism of Spohr and the deep-set romanticism of Brahms, to the early 20th-century rhythmic dynamism of Bartók and recent works from Jaya Suprana and Jonathan Dreyfus. Guest baritone Peter Tregear enables a performance of Spohr’s rarely heard but remarkable song settings which display his mastery of vocal and chamber music. Sweet melody, Balkans drive and Indonesian jazz influences ensure there is something for everyone.

Local Heroes 2012

INFORMATION

INFORMATION

Mon 6 Aug 6pm Salon (no interval) Works by Hotteterre and François Couperin. The Continuo Collective Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & The Continuo Collective

Zoe Knighton & Amir Farid

Beethoven’s Cello No.2

Local Heroes 2012

The Song Company

Exile

Latitude 37

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MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • AUGUST

Latitude 37 (Julia Fredersdorff – violin, Laura Vaughan – viola da gamba & lirone & Donald Nicolson – harpsichord & organ) voyages to mid-17th-century Europe, where the Barbarini family were bad, dangerous to know, and one of the most powerful families on the continent. From its ranks came patricians, a pope and a penchant for musical patronage that was on show both at home in Rome and in Parisian exile. Drawn from a world of luxury, excess and corruption, Exile is a seductive demonstration of the

sort of music that can be bought when money is no object. INFORMATION

Wed 8 Aug 7pm Salon Latitude 37 Guy du Blet percussion Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Latitude 37 Local Heroes 2012

Amir Farid and Zoe Knighton have been combining forces since 2009. The cellist of Flinders Quartet and pianist of Benaud Trio respectively, they bring together a wealth of experience and musical insight. A performance by Amir and Zoe of Beethoven cello works earlier this year was met with widespread critical acclaim, and they recently finished recording the complete works of Beethoven for cello and piano. Beethoven’s cello works span his whole lifetime and deliver a poignantly intimate window into his life.

Fri 10 Aug 6.30pm Salon (no interval) SPOHR Six Songs for baritone, violin and piano, Op.154 BRAHMS Violin Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.100 BARTÓK Rumanian Folk Dances Duo Chamber Melange Peter Tregear baritone Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Duo Chamber Melange Local Heroes 2012

INFORMATION

Thu 9 Aug 6pm Salon (no interval) BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata Op.5, No.2 Cello Sonata Op.102, No.1 Cello Sonata Op.102, No.2 Variations on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen, Op.66 Zoe Knighton cello Amir Farid piano Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

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Master Peter’s Puppet Show/ What Next?

Zubin Kanga – Spectrum Zubin Kanga is one of today’s most sought after contemporary music pianists. The London-based Australian returns home with a recital of innovative works by a diverse range of Australian and British composers. Zubin performs works by contemporary luminaries including rising star Marcus Whale, whose hypnotic Errata draws on his experience of improvising with electronics; Andrew Harrison, whose piece is inspired by his family’s personal connections to the French battlefields of the First World War; Rosalind Page’s Being and Time II: Tabula Rasa, which draws inspiration from the work of Australian painter Imants Tillers; and Michael Finnissy’s Z/K, inspired by the symphonies of 18th-century composer Sammartini, as well as those of Mahler

and Berg. These works were commissioned by and written for Zubin, who has collaborated with the composers to explore the sonic, theatrical and virtuosic conventions of the piano recital. INFORMATION

Sat 11 Aug 6pm Salon WHALE Errata STANLEY Diptych PAGE Being and Time II: Tabula Rasa YOUNG Not Music Yet FINNISSY Z/K MOLES Diabolic Machines 1 Zubin Kanga piano Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

Zubin Kanga

Puppets are attacked and a theatre is destroyed as the legendary Don Quixote lays waste to a helpless puppet show. This episode from the classic Cervantes novel inspired Spanish composer Manuel de Falla to compose Master Peter’s Puppet Show (pictured). Now Victorian Opera, in collaboration with Black Hole Theatre, bring this short puppet opera to life as part of a fascinating 20th-century opera double bill questioning notions of identity and being.

‘Kanga styles himself as an exponent of piano repertoire that explores new paradigms of pianistic performance.’

Australian Voices: James Ledger Best known to Australian audiences for orchestral compositions such as Indian Pacific, James Ledger’s equally distinctive chamber works make up the fifth program of Australian Voices 2012. Directed by clarinettist Paul Dean, Ledger’s exciting and accessible compositional style is sure to engage.

Victorian Opera’s 2011 Developing Artist Daniel Carter debuts as conductor in this enigmatic double bill.

American composer and living legend Elliot Carter wrote his only opera at 90. What Next? opens with a volley of percussion conveying the harsh sound of a car crash. The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner’s work follows a group of people who regain consciousness after an accident. As Rose, Stella, Zen, Harry or Larry and Mama all try to recall who they are, the question on everyone’s mind is, are they in fact survivors or victims?

INFORMATION

Tue 14 Aug 6pm Salon (no interval) Paul Dean director/clarinet ANAM musicians Tickets $25 ($15 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Australian National Academy of Music

INFORMATION

James Ledger

‘James Ledger has established an impressive reputation as a symphonic composer.’

Become a melbourne recital centre member Members are a vital part of Melbourne Recital Centre’s community and the best advocates for the city’s vibrant musical culture. Membership makes it easier for you to get closer to the music and musicians you love.

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MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • AUGUST

Wed 15, Thur 16 & Sat 18 Aug 7.30pm Sun 19 Aug 3pm Tue 21 & Wed 22 Aug 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall FALLA Master Peter’s Puppet Show CARTER What Next? Daniel Carter conductor Orchestra Victoria Nancy Black director Premium $155-$171 A Reserve $95-$105 ($75 concession) B Reserve $65-$72 ($50 concession) C Reserve $45-$50 ($35 concession) VOyage (Under 30’s) $30 Sung in Spanish and English with surtitles.

Members enjoy: · Priority booking opportunities · Waived transaction fees on all bookings · Members-only events · Discounts on selected performances · Member eNews Visit the website for a complete list of Member benefits. Annual membership fee: $75

‘W hat next? That’s the big question this little opera grapples with so affectingly.’ The New York Times

Collect an Application Form from the Centre or call the Box Office on 03 9699 3333

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

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Master Peter’s Puppet Show/ What Next?

Zubin Kanga – Spectrum Zubin Kanga is one of today’s most sought after contemporary music pianists. The London-based Australian returns home with a recital of innovative works by a diverse range of Australian and British composers. Zubin performs works by contemporary luminaries including rising star Marcus Whale, whose hypnotic Errata draws on his experience of improvising with electronics; Andrew Harrison, whose piece is inspired by his family’s personal connections to the French battlefields of the First World War; Rosalind Page’s Being and Time II: Tabula Rasa, which draws inspiration from the work of Australian painter Imants Tillers; and Michael Finnissy’s Z/K, inspired by the symphonies of 18th-century composer Sammartini, as well as those of Mahler

and Berg. These works were commissioned by and written for Zubin, who has collaborated with the composers to explore the sonic, theatrical and virtuosic conventions of the piano recital. INFORMATION

Sat 11 Aug 6pm Salon WHALE Errata STANLEY Diptych PAGE Being and Time II: Tabula Rasa YOUNG Not Music Yet FINNISSY Z/K MOLES Diabolic Machines 1 Zubin Kanga piano Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

Zubin Kanga

Puppets are attacked and a theatre is destroyed as the legendary Don Quixote lays waste to a helpless puppet show. This episode from the classic Cervantes novel inspired Spanish composer Manuel de Falla to compose Master Peter’s Puppet Show (pictured). Now Victorian Opera, in collaboration with Black Hole Theatre, bring this short puppet opera to life as part of a fascinating 20th-century opera double bill questioning notions of identity and being.

‘Kanga styles himself as an exponent of piano repertoire that explores new paradigms of pianistic performance.’

Australian Voices: James Ledger Best known to Australian audiences for orchestral compositions such as Indian Pacific, James Ledger’s equally distinctive chamber works make up the fifth program of Australian Voices 2012. Directed by clarinettist Paul Dean, Ledger’s exciting and accessible compositional style is sure to engage.

Victorian Opera’s 2011 Developing Artist Daniel Carter debuts as conductor in this enigmatic double bill.

American composer and living legend Elliot Carter wrote his only opera at 90. What Next? opens with a volley of percussion conveying the harsh sound of a car crash. The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner’s work follows a group of people who regain consciousness after an accident. As Rose, Stella, Zen, Harry or Larry and Mama all try to recall who they are, the question on everyone’s mind is, are they in fact survivors or victims?

INFORMATION

Tue 14 Aug 6pm Salon (no interval) Paul Dean director/clarinet ANAM musicians Tickets $25 ($15 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Australian National Academy of Music

INFORMATION

James Ledger

‘James Ledger has established an impressive reputation as a symphonic composer.’

Become a melbourne recital centre member Members are a vital part of Melbourne Recital Centre’s community and the best advocates for the city’s vibrant musical culture. Membership makes it easier for you to get closer to the music and musicians you love.

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MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • AUGUST

Wed 15, Thur 16 & Sat 18 Aug 7.30pm Sun 19 Aug 3pm Tue 21 & Wed 22 Aug 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall FALLA Master Peter’s Puppet Show CARTER What Next? Daniel Carter conductor Orchestra Victoria Nancy Black director Premium $155-$171 A Reserve $95-$105 ($75 concession) B Reserve $65-$72 ($50 concession) C Reserve $45-$50 ($35 concession) VOyage (Under 30’s) $30 Sung in Spanish and English with surtitles.

Members enjoy: · Priority booking opportunities · Waived transaction fees on all bookings · Members-only events · Discounts on selected performances · Member eNews Visit the website for a complete list of Member benefits. Annual membership fee: $75

‘W hat next? That’s the big question this little opera grapples with so affectingly.’ The New York Times

Collect an Application Form from the Centre or call the Box Office on 03 9699 3333

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

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Voicing Emily

MUSIC ON THE

The Life and Art of Emily Dickinson

Tabura/Airileke Tabura are a group of Melbourne-based West Papuan musicians who are breaking new ground with a unique blend of music fusing original songs with classic tunes by their forefathers. For the August instalment of Visible Music, Tabura partner with Airileke – a local producer and traditional log drum master who has toured the world with Drum Drum, Tribe of Jubal, Telek and Yothu Yindi. Airileke performs sample-based hip hop with fierce log drumming, PNG chants and atmospheric sound scapes. Together Tabura and Airileke present futuristic ideas and beats embedded in Melanesian culture. INFORMATION

Thu 16 Aug 7pm Salon (no interval) Tabura Airileke Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in association with Multicultural Arts Victoria

MIND

Emily Dickinson – 19th-century American poet, genius, recluse, woman in white. Listen to her poetry and letters spoken and sung in Voicing Emily, a spellbinding work of theatre by librettist Helen Noonan. A lieder opera with music by Jane Hammond, Greg Mason and Eddie Perfect, Voicing Emily combines the intimacy and poetry of art song with the theatricality and drama of opera. Accompanied by an ensemble of musicians, Noonan is joined onstage by Theresa Borg and Caity Fowler – these three women play Emily at 20, 35 and 55. The result is an enthralling visual, aural and musical journey.

Artistry and the Ear of the Beholder

L’isle joyeuse

INFORMATION

Sat 18 Aug 3pm & 7pm Salon Original music composed by Jane Hammond, Greg Mason & Eddie Perfect Helen Noonan Emily (at 55) Theresa Borg Emily (at 35) Caity Fowler Emily (at 20) Jane Hammond musical director/piano Ken Murray guitar Josephine Vains cello Jane Hammond, Greg Mason & Eddie Perfect original music Helen Noonan concept/libretto Tickets $59 ($50 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

Listeners and critics are quick to decide who the greatest interpreters of classical music are, but the evidence of sound recordings tells a sobering story regarding changes of taste and expert opinion. This is nowhere clearer than in the history of performing J.S. Bach’s music. Dorottya Fabian discusses the implications for our understanding of music’s expressive and emotional power. A facilitated panel discussion on the topic will follow the talk.

INFORMATION

Artistry and the ear of the beholder forms part of Melbourne Recital Centre’s Music on the Mind series, which explores the relationship between music and the human brain and the related links to social wellbeing, participation, learning and development and the role of music in our contemporary communities.

Music on the Mind series is proudly supported by The Ian Potter Foundation.

Songmakers Australia celebrates Debussy’s 150th birthday and his extraordinary musical creations with a performance of the beautifully evocative Cello Sonata and L’isle joyeuse. The ‘joyous’ island in this case is Jersey, where Debussy honeymooned in 1904.

INFORMATION

Emily Dickinson

‘...some of the most lyrically ravishing music-making I have heard this year... a deeply moving performance piece both musically and dramatically.’

Songmakers Australia

‘There’s no need for music to make people think! ... It would be enough if music could make people listen.’ Debussy to Paul Dukas (1901).

Flemish Masters Abroad

Part of the Visible Music Series

Share the Music Bring an enriching musical experience into the lives of everyone with a donation to our Share the Music fund.

Tue 21 Aug 6pm Salon (no interval) DEBUSSY A selection of songs including Fêtes Galantes pour Mme. Vasnier. L’isle joyeuse Cello Sonata Songmakers Australia Howard Penny cello Tickets $35 ($30 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Songmakers Australia Local Heroes 2012

La Compañia presents a program of haunting chansons and lively dances from the 16th century. Flemish musicians set the compositional benchmarks in the early part of this century, with their singers and instrumentalists highly prized throughout Europe. Renaissance experts La Compañia perform evocative chansons and spirited dances from 16th-century Flanders on their diverse range of period instruments, with music by Cipriano de Rore, Jacques Arcadelt and Adrian Willaert. Wed 22 Aug 6pm Salon (no interval) La Compañia Danny Lucin director Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & La Compañia

La Compañia

MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • AUGUST

Listen to podcasts of previous Music on the Mind sessions on our website.

INFORMATION

To make a donation or for more information, visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9207 2664.

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Mon 20 Aug 6pm Salon Dorottya Fabian (Associate Professor, University of New South Wales) speaker This is a FREE EVENT and bookings are recommended. Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in association with The Centre for Music, Mind & Wellbeing at The University of Melbourne

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

Local Heroes 2012

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

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Voicing Emily

MUSIC ON THE

The Life and Art of Emily Dickinson

Tabura/Airileke Tabura are a group of Melbourne-based West Papuan musicians who are breaking new ground with a unique blend of music fusing original songs with classic tunes by their forefathers. For the August instalment of Visible Music, Tabura partner with Airileke – a local producer and traditional log drum master who has toured the world with Drum Drum, Tribe of Jubal, Telek and Yothu Yindi. Airileke performs sample-based hip hop with fierce log drumming, PNG chants and atmospheric sound scapes. Together Tabura and Airileke present futuristic ideas and beats embedded in Melanesian culture. INFORMATION

Thu 16 Aug 7pm Salon (no interval) Tabura Airileke Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in association with Multicultural Arts Victoria

MIND

Emily Dickinson – 19th-century American poet, genius, recluse, woman in white. Listen to her poetry and letters spoken and sung in Voicing Emily, a spellbinding work of theatre by librettist Helen Noonan. A lieder opera with music by Jane Hammond, Greg Mason and Eddie Perfect, Voicing Emily combines the intimacy and poetry of art song with the theatricality and drama of opera. Accompanied by an ensemble of musicians, Noonan is joined onstage by Theresa Borg and Caity Fowler – these three women play Emily at 20, 35 and 55. The result is an enthralling visual, aural and musical journey.

Artistry and the Ear of the Beholder

L’isle joyeuse

INFORMATION

Sat 18 Aug 3pm & 7pm Salon Original music composed by Jane Hammond, Greg Mason & Eddie Perfect Helen Noonan Emily (at 55) Theresa Borg Emily (at 35) Caity Fowler Emily (at 20) Jane Hammond musical director/piano Ken Murray guitar Josephine Vains cello Jane Hammond, Greg Mason & Eddie Perfect original music Helen Noonan concept/libretto Tickets $59 ($50 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

Listeners and critics are quick to decide who the greatest interpreters of classical music are, but the evidence of sound recordings tells a sobering story regarding changes of taste and expert opinion. This is nowhere clearer than in the history of performing J.S. Bach’s music. Dorottya Fabian discusses the implications for our understanding of music’s expressive and emotional power. A facilitated panel discussion on the topic will follow the talk.

INFORMATION

Artistry and the ear of the beholder forms part of Melbourne Recital Centre’s Music on the Mind series, which explores the relationship between music and the human brain and the related links to social wellbeing, participation, learning and development and the role of music in our contemporary communities.

Music on the Mind series is proudly supported by The Ian Potter Foundation.

Songmakers Australia celebrates Debussy’s 150th birthday and his extraordinary musical creations with a performance of the beautifully evocative Cello Sonata and L’isle joyeuse. The ‘joyous’ island in this case is Jersey, where Debussy honeymooned in 1904.

INFORMATION

Emily Dickinson

‘...some of the most lyrically ravishing music-making I have heard this year... a deeply moving performance piece both musically and dramatically.’

Songmakers Australia

‘There’s no need for music to make people think! ... It would be enough if music could make people listen.’ Debussy to Paul Dukas (1901).

Flemish Masters Abroad

Part of the Visible Music Series

Share the Music Bring an enriching musical experience into the lives of everyone with a donation to our Share the Music fund.

Tue 21 Aug 6pm Salon (no interval) DEBUSSY A selection of songs including Fêtes Galantes pour Mme. Vasnier. L’isle joyeuse Cello Sonata Songmakers Australia Howard Penny cello Tickets $35 ($30 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Songmakers Australia Local Heroes 2012

La Compañia presents a program of haunting chansons and lively dances from the 16th century. Flemish musicians set the compositional benchmarks in the early part of this century, with their singers and instrumentalists highly prized throughout Europe. Renaissance experts La Compañia perform evocative chansons and spirited dances from 16th-century Flanders on their diverse range of period instruments, with music by Cipriano de Rore, Jacques Arcadelt and Adrian Willaert. Wed 22 Aug 6pm Salon (no interval) La Compañia Danny Lucin director Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & La Compañia

La Compañia

MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • AUGUST

Listen to podcasts of previous Music on the Mind sessions on our website.

INFORMATION

To make a donation or for more information, visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9207 2664.

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Mon 20 Aug 6pm Salon Dorottya Fabian (Associate Professor, University of New South Wales) speaker This is a FREE EVENT and bookings are recommended. Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in association with The Centre for Music, Mind & Wellbeing at The University of Melbourne

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

Local Heroes 2012

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

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Solo in Red based on the writings of Cormac McCarthy

Oh Captain, My Captain!

A unique fusion of words, music and images, Solo in Red is performed by renowned Melbourne sextet Collider.

Melbourne Art Song Collective invites you to sit back, make yourself comfortable and enjoy as a parade of characters is drawn magically from the music of William Bolcom and Kurt Weill. Some rollick and romp through addiction and vice, others are still and introspective. All command your attention as Michael Smallwood (tenor), and Eidit Golder (piano), treat us to a true classical cabaret. INFORMATION

Mon 27 Aug 6pm Salon (no interval) – in cabaret mode BOLCOM a selection of cabaret songs WEILL Walt Whitman Songs Melbourne Art Song Collective Tickets $40 ($30 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Melbourne Art Song Collective

Trio Anima Mundi

Mother Russia Trio Anima Mundi takes a musical journey to Russia and its neighbours. Fiery and richly romantic, Armenian composer Babajanian’s F sharp minor Piano Trio brought him immediate fame and is hailed as a masterpiece. The Piano Trio by Paul Juon, also educated in Moscow, is powerfully imaginative and full of deep feeling. The turbulence of these two composers is contrasted with the timeless elegance and humour of Hummel’s beautiful Trio which has its own Russian hue in the final movement.

Local Heroes 2012

Destination France

INFORMATION

Collider

‘Kynan Robinson’s new piece Solo in Red is both astoundingly beautiful and original. Setting out to capture the atmospheres of a Cormac McCarthy novel, it does all that and more.’

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MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • AUGUST

Solo in Red, a new work by acclaimed Melbourne composer Kynan Robinson, is a musical exploration of the sparseness and fragility of Cormac McCarthy’s writing. Inspired by Blood Meridian, Suttree and The Border Trilogy, Robinson’s composition is textured and dynamically complex – a hauntingly beautiful work. ‘McCarthy’s writing and the atmosphere he creates has a sparseness, detachment and tension and is always touched with a dry wit. He presents both the absolute beauty and absolute ugliness of existence, often within the same sentence,’ says Kynan Robinson.

INFORMATION

Fri 24 Aug 6pm & 8pm Sat 25 Aug 8pm Salon (no interval) ROBINSON Solo in Red Collider Tickets $40 ($30 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Collider in association with the Melbourne Writers Festival

Sat 25 Aug 3pm Salon HUMMEL Piano Trio No.7 in E flat major, Op.96 JUON Piano Trio No.3 in G major, Op.60 BABAJANIAN Piano Trio in F sharp minor, Op.60 Trio Anima Mundi Tickets $40 ($30 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Trio Anima Mundi Local Heroes 2012

Ludovico's Band

Ludovico’s Band takes you to the dazzling and highly perfumed world of the court of Louis the XIV, where prowess on the dance floor was as highly prized as the turn of a phrase or thrust of a sword. Feuillet’s treatise Chorégraphie demonstrates that music of the Baroque period is, first and foremost, dance music. Suites of courantes, bourées and sarabandes found their way from the streets, by way of the French courts, and went on to take Europe by storm. This buoyant music will be for you what it was for those long ago rouged faces beneath powdered wigs: an absolute toe tapper.

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

INFORMATION

Tue 28 Aug 6pm Salon (no interval) Dance music from the court of Louis XIV, France Ludovico’s Band Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ludovico’s Band Local Heroes 2012

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

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Solo in Red based on the writings of Cormac McCarthy

Oh Captain, My Captain!

A unique fusion of words, music and images, Solo in Red is performed by renowned Melbourne sextet Collider.

Melbourne Art Song Collective invites you to sit back, make yourself comfortable and enjoy as a parade of characters is drawn magically from the music of William Bolcom and Kurt Weill. Some rollick and romp through addiction and vice, others are still and introspective. All command your attention as Michael Smallwood (tenor), and Eidit Golder (piano), treat us to a true classical cabaret. INFORMATION

Mon 27 Aug 6pm Salon (no interval) – in cabaret mode BOLCOM a selection of cabaret songs WEILL Walt Whitman Songs Melbourne Art Song Collective Tickets $40 ($30 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Melbourne Art Song Collective

Trio Anima Mundi

Mother Russia Trio Anima Mundi takes a musical journey to Russia and its neighbours. Fiery and richly romantic, Armenian composer Babajanian’s F sharp minor Piano Trio brought him immediate fame and is hailed as a masterpiece. The Piano Trio by Paul Juon, also educated in Moscow, is powerfully imaginative and full of deep feeling. The turbulence of these two composers is contrasted with the timeless elegance and humour of Hummel’s beautiful Trio which has its own Russian hue in the final movement.

Local Heroes 2012

Destination France

INFORMATION

Collider

‘Kynan Robinson’s new piece Solo in Red is both astoundingly beautiful and original. Setting out to capture the atmospheres of a Cormac McCarthy novel, it does all that and more.’

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MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • AUGUST

Solo in Red, a new work by acclaimed Melbourne composer Kynan Robinson, is a musical exploration of the sparseness and fragility of Cormac McCarthy’s writing. Inspired by Blood Meridian, Suttree and The Border Trilogy, Robinson’s composition is textured and dynamically complex – a hauntingly beautiful work. ‘McCarthy’s writing and the atmosphere he creates has a sparseness, detachment and tension and is always touched with a dry wit. He presents both the absolute beauty and absolute ugliness of existence, often within the same sentence,’ says Kynan Robinson.

INFORMATION

Fri 24 Aug 6pm & 8pm Sat 25 Aug 8pm Salon (no interval) ROBINSON Solo in Red Collider Tickets $40 ($30 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Collider in association with the Melbourne Writers Festival

Sat 25 Aug 3pm Salon HUMMEL Piano Trio No.7 in E flat major, Op.96 JUON Piano Trio No.3 in G major, Op.60 BABAJANIAN Piano Trio in F sharp minor, Op.60 Trio Anima Mundi Tickets $40 ($30 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Trio Anima Mundi Local Heroes 2012

Ludovico's Band

Ludovico’s Band takes you to the dazzling and highly perfumed world of the court of Louis the XIV, where prowess on the dance floor was as highly prized as the turn of a phrase or thrust of a sword. Feuillet’s treatise Chorégraphie demonstrates that music of the Baroque period is, first and foremost, dance music. Suites of courantes, bourées and sarabandes found their way from the streets, by way of the French courts, and went on to take Europe by storm. This buoyant music will be for you what it was for those long ago rouged faces beneath powdered wigs: an absolute toe tapper.

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

INFORMATION

Tue 28 Aug 6pm Salon (no interval) Dance music from the court of Louis XIV, France Ludovico’s Band Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ludovico’s Band Local Heroes 2012

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

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Melbourne Girls Grammar Merton Hall Concert An evening of wonderful music-making featuring vibrant young musicians performing a range of musical styles in a variety of ensembles. INFORMATION

Mon 3 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Students of Merton Hall, Melbourne Girls Grammar Tickets $24.50 ($20 concession) Presented by Melbourne Girls Grammar

Our Lady of Mercy College Celebration Concert Brighton Grammar School Concert A celebration of the Performing Arts at Our Lady of Mercy College features girls from Years 7-12. The concert will showcase the school’s actors, dancers and musicians in ensembles and as soloists. INFORMATION

Wed 29 Aug 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Performing Arts students of Our Lady of Mercy College Tickets $30 ($20 concession) On sale 29 July Presented by Our Lady of Mercy College

Brighton Grammar School is an Anglican boys’ school that upholds a strong musical tradition. The Annual Concert provides an opportunity to showcase the talent of students from Years 4-12 performing in choirs, instrumental ensembles and as soloists. The variety and vibrancy of this concert’s program is reflective of the School’s ethos that addresses a balanced development of the mind, the body, the aesthetic and the spirit.

INFORMATION

Thu 30 Aug 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Brighton Grammar School students Tickets $30 ($15 concession) On sale 1 August Presented by Brighton Grammar School

dirtsong

‘This is music to send shudders down your spine and bring tears to your eyes.’

Black Arm Band

Brighton Grammar School

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MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • AUGUST

First presented to sold out houses as part of the 2009 Melbourne Festival, dirtsong is a powerful musical journey through Australia’s cultural heartland inspired by the words of Alexis Wright (Miles Franklin Award winner). Set against a stunning backdrop of moving imagery and text, the performance features unforgettable songs performed in 11 different Aboriginal languages from some of the most extraordinary performers in the land, backed

by an exciting ensemble of Melbourne’s finest jazz musicians. Dan Sultan, Emma Donovan, Lou Bennett, Shellie Morris, Trevor Jamieson, Stephen Pigram, Shane Howard, Djolpa McKenzie, Dewayne Everettsmith, Deline Briscoe and William Barton come together to honour the 20th anniversary of the High Court of Australia’s historic Mabo decision. An unforgettable evening to inspire the heart and lift the spirit. Introduced by Gail Mabo.

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

INFORMATION

Sat 1 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall dirtsong Alexis Wright text The Black Arm Band A reserve $60 ($55 concession) B reserve $55 ($50 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre, PBS 106.7FM & The Black Arm Band Company

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

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Melbourne Girls Grammar Merton Hall Concert An evening of wonderful music-making featuring vibrant young musicians performing a range of musical styles in a variety of ensembles. INFORMATION

Mon 3 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Students of Merton Hall, Melbourne Girls Grammar Tickets $24.50 ($20 concession) Presented by Melbourne Girls Grammar

Our Lady of Mercy College Celebration Concert Brighton Grammar School Concert A celebration of the Performing Arts at Our Lady of Mercy College features girls from Years 7-12. The concert will showcase the school’s actors, dancers and musicians in ensembles and as soloists. INFORMATION

Wed 29 Aug 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Performing Arts students of Our Lady of Mercy College Tickets $30 ($20 concession) On sale 29 July Presented by Our Lady of Mercy College

Brighton Grammar School is an Anglican boys’ school that upholds a strong musical tradition. The Annual Concert provides an opportunity to showcase the talent of students from Years 4-12 performing in choirs, instrumental ensembles and as soloists. The variety and vibrancy of this concert’s program is reflective of the School’s ethos that addresses a balanced development of the mind, the body, the aesthetic and the spirit.

INFORMATION

Thu 30 Aug 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Brighton Grammar School students Tickets $30 ($15 concession) On sale 1 August Presented by Brighton Grammar School

dirtsong

‘This is music to send shudders down your spine and bring tears to your eyes.’

Black Arm Band

Brighton Grammar School

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MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • AUGUST

First presented to sold out houses as part of the 2009 Melbourne Festival, dirtsong is a powerful musical journey through Australia’s cultural heartland inspired by the words of Alexis Wright (Miles Franklin Award winner). Set against a stunning backdrop of moving imagery and text, the performance features unforgettable songs performed in 11 different Aboriginal languages from some of the most extraordinary performers in the land, backed

by an exciting ensemble of Melbourne’s finest jazz musicians. Dan Sultan, Emma Donovan, Lou Bennett, Shellie Morris, Trevor Jamieson, Stephen Pigram, Shane Howard, Djolpa McKenzie, Dewayne Everettsmith, Deline Briscoe and William Barton come together to honour the 20th anniversary of the High Court of Australia’s historic Mabo decision. An unforgettable evening to inspire the heart and lift the spirit. Introduced by Gail Mabo.

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

INFORMATION

Sat 1 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall dirtsong Alexis Wright text The Black Arm Band A reserve $60 ($55 concession) B reserve $55 ($50 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre, PBS 106.7FM & The Black Arm Band Company

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

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Bach & Bach

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra Dvorˇák’s mellifluous quintet is tailor-made for the weightier sonorities of a string orchestra and this new arrangement gives full rein to the MCO strings at their richest. Complemented father Bach’s third Brandenburg concerto is son Carl Phillip Emmanuel’s Storm and Stress-filled concerto, here given brilliant expression by rising star flute-player Taryn Richards. INFORMATION Taryn Richards

Sun 2 Sep 2.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major, BWV 1048 CPE BACH Flute concerto in D minor ˇ ák String Quintet No.2 in G major, Dvor Op.77 (arr for strings) Taryn Richards flute William Hennessey director Melbourne Chamber Orchestra Premium $99 ($91 concession) A reserve $89 ($81 concession) B reserve $79 ($71 concession) Presented by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Chamber View T(w)oo! The Arcko Symphonic Project soloists continue their exploration of rarely played works for voice and chamber ensemble, with Jessica Aszodi returning for a performance of David Chisholm’s song fragments. Described by The Age as one of the most significant Australian works of the last 30 years, fragments from The Beginning and End of the Snow will sparkle as Timothy Phillips and Aszodi reunite for the first time since they premiered it in 2005. Chisholm’s songs will be complemented by three works from eminent but rarely performed Australian composer Nigel Butterley, Arcko’s esteemed patron.

INFORMATION

Tue 4 Sep 6pm Salon (no interval) BUTTERLEY Fire on the Snow Forest 1 Of Wood CHISHOLM Fragments from The Beginning and End of the Snow Arcko Symphonic Project Timothy Phillips conductor Jessica Aszodi soprano Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Arcko Symphonic Project

Paul Lewis

Pierrot’s Successors Syzygy Ensemble presents a geographical survey of just how far Pierrot’s reach extended. From the explicit references of England’s Helen Grime to the confronting edginess of Holland’s Jacob ter Veldhuis, and finishing with our own Roger Smalley, there is barely a composer alive who doesn’t feel the influence of Schoenberg’s masterpiece Pierrot lunaire in some way.

INFORMATION

Wed 5 Sep 6pm Salon (no interval) GRIME Seven Pierrot Miniatures TER VELDHUIS Lipstick MURAIL Feuilles à travers les cloches VASKS Das Buch SMALLEY Poles Apart Syzygy Ensemble Lauren Brigden viola Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Syzygy Ensemble Local Heroes 2012

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Paul Lewis does things differently. Instead of performing recitals that showcase his very real technical prowess with flamboyant works, he devotes himself to the music of a single composer for several years. Since 2011, Lewis has been the willing captive of the piano music of Franz Schubert, beginning with the six late piano sonatas and the works that surround them. There’s very little difference between Paul Lewis’s musical persona and his off-stage one; he is direct, honest and intense. The transparency and candour of his playing simply push open a door into the music, allowing an intimate communion with the composer. Like his mentor Alfred Brendel, Lewis is more than a musician; his musicmaking is almost a philosophy in sound.

While Schubert’s piano music is overshadowed by his orchestral and chamber music, it contains some of his most personal and profound utterances. ‘Schubert writes something that comes from another planet,’ Lewis says. ‘It is something beyond… As though after all our troubles, this is what comes next.’ INFORMATION

Thu 6 & Wed 12 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Free pre-concert talk 6.45pm SAVE 15% – Two-concert package Premium $180 A reserve $145 B reserve $110

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

Thu 6 Sep Program 1 SCHUBERT Six German Dances, D.820 Allegretto in C minor, D.915 Piano Sonata No.14 in A minor, D.784 Four Impromptus, D.935 Wed 12 Sep Program 2 SCHUBERT 16 German Dances, D.783 Six Moments Musicaux, D.780 Piano Sonata No.16 in A minor, D. 845 Premium $105 A reserve $85 ($50 concession) B reserve $65 ($50 concession) C reserve $50 Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre Program Partner The Langham Melbourne Part of Melbourne Recital Centre’s Great Performers 2012 series

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Bach & Bach

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra Dvorˇák’s mellifluous quintet is tailor-made for the weightier sonorities of a string orchestra and this new arrangement gives full rein to the MCO strings at their richest. Complemented father Bach’s third Brandenburg concerto is son Carl Phillip Emmanuel’s Storm and Stress-filled concerto, here given brilliant expression by rising star flute-player Taryn Richards. INFORMATION Taryn Richards

Sun 2 Sep 2.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major, BWV 1048 CPE BACH Flute concerto in D minor ˇ ák String Quintet No.2 in G major, Dvor Op.77 (arr for strings) Taryn Richards flute William Hennessey director Melbourne Chamber Orchestra Premium $99 ($91 concession) A reserve $89 ($81 concession) B reserve $79 ($71 concession) Presented by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Chamber View T(w)oo! The Arcko Symphonic Project soloists continue their exploration of rarely played works for voice and chamber ensemble, with Jessica Aszodi returning for a performance of David Chisholm’s song fragments. Described by The Age as one of the most significant Australian works of the last 30 years, fragments from The Beginning and End of the Snow will sparkle as Timothy Phillips and Aszodi reunite for the first time since they premiered it in 2005. Chisholm’s songs will be complemented by three works from eminent but rarely performed Australian composer Nigel Butterley, Arcko’s esteemed patron.

INFORMATION

Tue 4 Sep 6pm Salon (no interval) BUTTERLEY Fire on the Snow Forest 1 Of Wood CHISHOLM Fragments from The Beginning and End of the Snow Arcko Symphonic Project Timothy Phillips conductor Jessica Aszodi soprano Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Arcko Symphonic Project

Paul Lewis

Pierrot’s Successors Syzygy Ensemble presents a geographical survey of just how far Pierrot’s reach extended. From the explicit references of England’s Helen Grime to the confronting edginess of Holland’s Jacob ter Veldhuis, and finishing with our own Roger Smalley, there is barely a composer alive who doesn’t feel the influence of Schoenberg’s masterpiece Pierrot lunaire in some way.

INFORMATION

Wed 5 Sep 6pm Salon (no interval) GRIME Seven Pierrot Miniatures TER VELDHUIS Lipstick MURAIL Feuilles à travers les cloches VASKS Das Buch SMALLEY Poles Apart Syzygy Ensemble Lauren Brigden viola Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Syzygy Ensemble Local Heroes 2012

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Paul Lewis does things differently. Instead of performing recitals that showcase his very real technical prowess with flamboyant works, he devotes himself to the music of a single composer for several years. Since 2011, Lewis has been the willing captive of the piano music of Franz Schubert, beginning with the six late piano sonatas and the works that surround them. There’s very little difference between Paul Lewis’s musical persona and his off-stage one; he is direct, honest and intense. The transparency and candour of his playing simply push open a door into the music, allowing an intimate communion with the composer. Like his mentor Alfred Brendel, Lewis is more than a musician; his musicmaking is almost a philosophy in sound.

While Schubert’s piano music is overshadowed by his orchestral and chamber music, it contains some of his most personal and profound utterances. ‘Schubert writes something that comes from another planet,’ Lewis says. ‘It is something beyond… As though after all our troubles, this is what comes next.’ INFORMATION

Thu 6 & Wed 12 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Free pre-concert talk 6.45pm SAVE 15% – Two-concert package Premium $180 A reserve $145 B reserve $110

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

Thu 6 Sep Program 1 SCHUBERT Six German Dances, D.820 Allegretto in C minor, D.915 Piano Sonata No.14 in A minor, D.784 Four Impromptus, D.935 Wed 12 Sep Program 2 SCHUBERT 16 German Dances, D.783 Six Moments Musicaux, D.780 Piano Sonata No.16 in A minor, D. 845 Premium $105 A reserve $85 ($50 concession) B reserve $65 ($50 concession) C reserve $50 Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre Program Partner The Langham Melbourne Part of Melbourne Recital Centre’s Great Performers 2012 series

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

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Domestic Divas UK soprano Sophia Brumfitt and Australian lutenist Rosemary Hodgson trace the musical journey of women at home and onstage in this exquisite new program. From English lute songs by Dowland and Campion, high Baroque with stunning works by Caccini, Eccles and Purcell, and exotic parlour songs from the 19th-century, Domestic Divas is an exploration of songs that women have sung over four centuries. Featuring the divine and virtuosic voice of Sophia Brumfitt and the genteel sounds of Rosemary Hodgson, Domestic Divas will fascinate and enthral.

Australian Voices: Paul Stanhope

INFORMATION

Fri 7 Sep 6pm Salon (no interval) Sophia Brumfitt soprano Rosemary Hodgson lute, theorbo & harp-lute Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

A familiar name to Melbourne’s regular concert goers, Paul Stanhope stands as one of our country’s most active and engaging musical figures. Inspired and encouraged by a variety of high profile international commissions, Stanhope’s chamber music is characterised by its finely crafted elegance and sophistication. Join Matthew Hindson and the musicians of the Australian National Academy of Music in a celebration of this charming and profound music. INFORMATION

Rosemary Hodgson

Liminal Escape into the eerie soundscape of Nick Tsiavos’ Liminal. What happens when ancient chant collides with contemporary culture? The incantation is born anew – modern energy mixing freely with sacred text. Liminal is the distillation of Tsiavos’ 20-year exploration of these ideas. Join him as he brings together a group of brilliant musicians for a performance where New Complexity, Free Jazz and Byzantine Chant meet to form a new and mesmerising sound. INFORMATION

Sat 8 Sep 8pm Salon (no interval) Nick Tsiavos contrabass Deborah Kayser soprano Adam Simmons saxophones/clarinets Peter Neville percussion Eugene Ughetti percussion Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

Nick Tsiavos & Deborah Kayser

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‘From the sublime to almost frighteningly beautiful, the combination of Kayser’s vocals with Tsiavos’s bass was incredibly powerful.’

Postcards from Prague Seraphim Trio (Helen Ayres – violin, Anna Goldsworthy – piano & Timothy Nankervis – cello) presents an enchanting Czechinspired program that includes Dvorˇák’s beloved Dumky Trio and a recent work by Andrew Ford. The internationally renowned Australian oboist Diana Doherty joins the group for Martinu˚’s graceful oboe quartet, concluding with Hummel’s brilliant arrangement of Mozart’s Prague Symphony.

Thu 13 Sep 6pm Salon (no interval) STANHOPE Dawn Lament Agnus Dei String Quartet No.2 Oboe Trio Matthew Hindson curator ANAM Musicians Tickets $25 ($15 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Australian National Academy of Music

Nicky Bomba/ Nadee

INFORMATION

Mon 10 Sep 7pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall ˇ ák Piano Trio No.4 in E minor, Op.90 Dvor Dumky ˚ Quartet for oboe, violin, cello MARTINU and piano FORD The Spirit of the Staircase MOZART Symphony No.38 in D major, Prague (arr. Hummel) Seraphim Trio Diana Doherty oboe Tickets $45 ($40 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Seraphim Trio Local Heroes 2012

‘Without doubt one of Australia’s most impressive small ensembles.’

Paul Stanhope

Nicky Bomba has built a solid reputation through many musical projects. These include writing and performing with his funk and reggae band, Bomba; conducting the Melbourne Ska Orchestra; playing drums on John Butler’s award-winning albums; and serving as an Artistic Producer for the Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Visible mentoring project. For this concert, Nicky Bomba collaborates with accomplished vocalist Nadee. Born in Port-au-Prince and brought up in Ballarat, Nadee joined hip hop outfit Diafrix as a vocalist in 2005. It wasn’t long before her passionate vocal style and powerful presence saw her working and featuring with Blue King Brown, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Candice Monique & the Optics, Black Jesus Experience and RFYL. INFORMATION

Wed 12 Sep 6pm Salon (no interval) Nicky Bomba Nadee Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in association with Multicultural Arts Victoria Nicky Bomba

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

Part of the Visible Music Series

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

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Domestic Divas UK soprano Sophia Brumfitt and Australian lutenist Rosemary Hodgson trace the musical journey of women at home and onstage in this exquisite new program. From English lute songs by Dowland and Campion, high Baroque with stunning works by Caccini, Eccles and Purcell, and exotic parlour songs from the 19th-century, Domestic Divas is an exploration of songs that women have sung over four centuries. Featuring the divine and virtuosic voice of Sophia Brumfitt and the genteel sounds of Rosemary Hodgson, Domestic Divas will fascinate and enthral.

Australian Voices: Paul Stanhope

INFORMATION

Fri 7 Sep 6pm Salon (no interval) Sophia Brumfitt soprano Rosemary Hodgson lute, theorbo & harp-lute Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

A familiar name to Melbourne’s regular concert goers, Paul Stanhope stands as one of our country’s most active and engaging musical figures. Inspired and encouraged by a variety of high profile international commissions, Stanhope’s chamber music is characterised by its finely crafted elegance and sophistication. Join Matthew Hindson and the musicians of the Australian National Academy of Music in a celebration of this charming and profound music. INFORMATION

Rosemary Hodgson

Liminal Escape into the eerie soundscape of Nick Tsiavos’ Liminal. What happens when ancient chant collides with contemporary culture? The incantation is born anew – modern energy mixing freely with sacred text. Liminal is the distillation of Tsiavos’ 20-year exploration of these ideas. Join him as he brings together a group of brilliant musicians for a performance where New Complexity, Free Jazz and Byzantine Chant meet to form a new and mesmerising sound. INFORMATION

Sat 8 Sep 8pm Salon (no interval) Nick Tsiavos contrabass Deborah Kayser soprano Adam Simmons saxophones/clarinets Peter Neville percussion Eugene Ughetti percussion Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

Nick Tsiavos & Deborah Kayser

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‘From the sublime to almost frighteningly beautiful, the combination of Kayser’s vocals with Tsiavos’s bass was incredibly powerful.’

Postcards from Prague Seraphim Trio (Helen Ayres – violin, Anna Goldsworthy – piano & Timothy Nankervis – cello) presents an enchanting Czechinspired program that includes Dvorˇák’s beloved Dumky Trio and a recent work by Andrew Ford. The internationally renowned Australian oboist Diana Doherty joins the group for Martinu˚’s graceful oboe quartet, concluding with Hummel’s brilliant arrangement of Mozart’s Prague Symphony.

Thu 13 Sep 6pm Salon (no interval) STANHOPE Dawn Lament Agnus Dei String Quartet No.2 Oboe Trio Matthew Hindson curator ANAM Musicians Tickets $25 ($15 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Australian National Academy of Music

Nicky Bomba/ Nadee

INFORMATION

Mon 10 Sep 7pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall ˇ ák Piano Trio No.4 in E minor, Op.90 Dvor Dumky ˚ Quartet for oboe, violin, cello MARTINU and piano FORD The Spirit of the Staircase MOZART Symphony No.38 in D major, Prague (arr. Hummel) Seraphim Trio Diana Doherty oboe Tickets $45 ($40 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Seraphim Trio Local Heroes 2012

‘Without doubt one of Australia’s most impressive small ensembles.’

Paul Stanhope

Nicky Bomba has built a solid reputation through many musical projects. These include writing and performing with his funk and reggae band, Bomba; conducting the Melbourne Ska Orchestra; playing drums on John Butler’s award-winning albums; and serving as an Artistic Producer for the Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Visible mentoring project. For this concert, Nicky Bomba collaborates with accomplished vocalist Nadee. Born in Port-au-Prince and brought up in Ballarat, Nadee joined hip hop outfit Diafrix as a vocalist in 2005. It wasn’t long before her passionate vocal style and powerful presence saw her working and featuring with Blue King Brown, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Candice Monique & the Optics, Black Jesus Experience and RFYL. INFORMATION

Wed 12 Sep 6pm Salon (no interval) Nicky Bomba Nadee Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in association with Multicultural Arts Victoria Nicky Bomba

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

Part of the Visible Music Series

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

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Richard Galliano: Piazzolla Forever

Tony Gould’s Under Milk Wood: Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School In his first visit to Melbourne, virtuoso accordionist Richard Galliano explores the music of the brilliant creator of Tango Nuevo, Astor Piazzolla, alongside the acclaimed Piazzolla Septet who specialise in his music. Galliano creates an intense and moving atmosphere, not only paying tribute to his mentor, but also allowing his own creative instincts to emerge. Reminiscences of swing, tango, French bistro music and musette, the music of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, and the AfricanAmerican inspiration of Charlie Parker and John Coltrane all serve to fire the irresistible Galliano spirit. INFORMATION

Thu 13 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Richard Galliano and the Piazzolla Septet Premium $95 A reserve $80 ($70 concession) B reserve $70 ($60 concession) C reserve $50 Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

MON–FRI 7AM TIL LATE, SAT 8AM–LATE, SUN CLOSED FOR DAY OF REST

mymexicancousin@gmail.com (03) 9686 3389 Melbourne Recital Centre Cnr of Sturt St & Southbank Boulevard, Southbank

MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • SEPTEMBER

Fri 14 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall GOULD Under Milk Wood WEBER Invitation to the Dance EDWARDS Prelude & Dragonfly Dance WALKER The Arafura SCHÖNBERG Les Misérables Medley Tony Gould composer/pianist John Stanton narrator Marco Van Pagee conductor Claire Preston conductor Musicians and dancers of the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School Plus winners of the Austral Salon Soloist Award, Robert Salzer Voice Award, and VCASS Chamber Festival Tickets $40 ($25 concession) Presented by Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School

That Old Black Magic: The Songs of Johnny Mercer Janet Seidel, ‘Australia’s first lady of jazz,’ performs her acclaimed tribute to the great Johnny Mercer; lyricist, songwriter and co-founder of Capitol Records. Janet is a consummate musician and internationally renowned for her interpretations of some of America’s classic songs. Janet and her trio (David Seidel, bass and Chuck Morgan, guitar), perform Mercer favourites including That Old Black Magic, Blues in the Night, Moon River and Satin Doll.

INFORMATION

Sat 15 Sep 3pm & 7.30pm Salon (no interval) – in cabaret mode Janet Seidel Trio Tickets $45 ($40 concession) Pre-order food and beverage options available.

Loreto Toorak: Showcase Concert

Richard Galliano

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Experience Dylan Thomas’ dream world, Under Milk Wood, in a heightened musical setting. The Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School presents Tony Gould’s work for narrator, chamber orchestra and piano with acclaimed actor John Stanton narrating. Gould’s evocative work tops the bill of this 35th anniversary celebratory event which features award winning soloists, choirs, ensembles and dancers of the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School.

INFORMATION

Now in its 12th year, the Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak Showcase Concert features performances from Years 7-12 students, selected by audition in Term 1 2012. Students perform on a range of instruments with piano and orchestra. A wide selection of repertoire will be performed, with works by composers including Chopin, Kats-Chernin, Milhaud, Offenbach, Purcell and Sammartini.

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

INFORMATION

Mon 17 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Selected solo works Orchestral works to include: ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor Op.85 (1st movement) CHAUSSON Poéme Op.25 TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D major Op.35 (1st movement) Featuring students from Years 7-12, the Loreto Symphony Orchestra and Mandeville String Orchestra Tickets $30 ($20 concession) On sale 3 August Presented by Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak

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Richard Galliano: Piazzolla Forever

Tony Gould’s Under Milk Wood: Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School In his first visit to Melbourne, virtuoso accordionist Richard Galliano explores the music of the brilliant creator of Tango Nuevo, Astor Piazzolla, alongside the acclaimed Piazzolla Septet who specialise in his music. Galliano creates an intense and moving atmosphere, not only paying tribute to his mentor, but also allowing his own creative instincts to emerge. Reminiscences of swing, tango, French bistro music and musette, the music of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, and the AfricanAmerican inspiration of Charlie Parker and John Coltrane all serve to fire the irresistible Galliano spirit. INFORMATION

Thu 13 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Richard Galliano and the Piazzolla Septet Premium $95 A reserve $80 ($70 concession) B reserve $70 ($60 concession) C reserve $50 Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

MON–FRI 7AM TIL LATE, SAT 8AM–LATE, SUN CLOSED FOR DAY OF REST

mymexicancousin@gmail.com (03) 9686 3389 Melbourne Recital Centre Cnr of Sturt St & Southbank Boulevard, Southbank

MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • SEPTEMBER

Fri 14 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall GOULD Under Milk Wood WEBER Invitation to the Dance EDWARDS Prelude & Dragonfly Dance WALKER The Arafura SCHÖNBERG Les Misérables Medley Tony Gould composer/pianist John Stanton narrator Marco Van Pagee conductor Claire Preston conductor Musicians and dancers of the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School Plus winners of the Austral Salon Soloist Award, Robert Salzer Voice Award, and VCASS Chamber Festival Tickets $40 ($25 concession) Presented by Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School

That Old Black Magic: The Songs of Johnny Mercer Janet Seidel, ‘Australia’s first lady of jazz,’ performs her acclaimed tribute to the great Johnny Mercer; lyricist, songwriter and co-founder of Capitol Records. Janet is a consummate musician and internationally renowned for her interpretations of some of America’s classic songs. Janet and her trio (David Seidel, bass and Chuck Morgan, guitar), perform Mercer favourites including That Old Black Magic, Blues in the Night, Moon River and Satin Doll.

INFORMATION

Sat 15 Sep 3pm & 7.30pm Salon (no interval) – in cabaret mode Janet Seidel Trio Tickets $45 ($40 concession) Pre-order food and beverage options available.

Loreto Toorak: Showcase Concert

Richard Galliano

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Experience Dylan Thomas’ dream world, Under Milk Wood, in a heightened musical setting. The Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School presents Tony Gould’s work for narrator, chamber orchestra and piano with acclaimed actor John Stanton narrating. Gould’s evocative work tops the bill of this 35th anniversary celebratory event which features award winning soloists, choirs, ensembles and dancers of the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School.

INFORMATION

Now in its 12th year, the Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak Showcase Concert features performances from Years 7-12 students, selected by audition in Term 1 2012. Students perform on a range of instruments with piano and orchestra. A wide selection of repertoire will be performed, with works by composers including Chopin, Kats-Chernin, Milhaud, Offenbach, Purcell and Sammartini.

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

INFORMATION

Mon 17 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Selected solo works Orchestral works to include: ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor Op.85 (1st movement) CHAUSSON Poéme Op.25 TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D major Op.35 (1st movement) Featuring students from Years 7-12, the Loreto Symphony Orchestra and Mandeville String Orchestra Tickets $30 ($20 concession) On sale 3 August Presented by Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY to BOOKINGS

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Kuss Quartet & Naoko Shimizu Musica Viva presents the Australian debut of Berlin’s most fascinating quartet with acclaimed Japanese violist Naoko Shimizu. Germany and Japan are renowned for great cars and great pianos; industrious and serious, it’s no wonder they produce exceptional musicians. Kuss Quartet joins international violist Naoko Shimizu to showcase some of the world’s most beautiful string quintets. This is one of the best string quintet performances you’re ever likely to hear.

Tue 18 Sep Program 1 (Paul Morawetz Tribute Concert) KERRY String Quintet (2012)* SMETANA String Quartet No.2 in D minor KURTÁG Officium Breve in Memoriam Andreae Szervánszky, Op.28 MOZART String Quintet No.3 in C major, K.515 Sat 22 Sep Program 2 KERRY String Quintet (2012)* MOZART String Quartet No.21 in D major, K.575 The Kuss Quartet is a regular at Carnegie KURTÁG Officium Breve in Memoriam and Wigmore Halls, and Shimizu was the Andreae Szervánszky, Op.28 first female Principal Viola of the Berlin BRAHMS String Quintet No.2 in G major, Philharmonic. From classics by Mozart and Op.111 Brahms to a world premiere by Kerry, these *Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia five musicians perform the landmarks of the by Kim Williams AM string quintet at the highest possible level. Premium $103 ($90 concession) A reserve $86 ($75 concession) INFORMATION B reserve $60 ($52 concession) Tue 18 Sep 7pm & Sat 22 Sep 8pm C reserve $40 ($35 concession) Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Presented by Musica Viva

To Whomever Finds This Note

INFORMATION

Thu 20 Sep 7pm Salon (no interval) The Consort of Melbourne showcases seven CAMPBELL In Praise of Music Australian composers, both emerging and FORD An die Musik well-established, concluding with Andrew ANDERSON To Whomever Finds This Note Ford's magisterial love letter to music – An GYGER In loco isto die Musik. Including two works commissioned BELLING Videntes Stellam especially for this concert, the program Consort of Melbourne reflects the group’s founding commitment Peter Tregear director to Australian choral music as a vibrant Tickets $35 ($25 concession) contemporary compositional medium. Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & The Consort of Melbourne Local Heroes 2012

The Consort of Melbourne

Ensemble Liaison teams up with violinist extraordinaire Nemanja Radulovic for Balkan Wizardry. Recognised as the ‘International Revelation of the Year’ at the Victoires de la Musique (European Association of Artist Managers), Nemanja will astound with his virtuosic aplomb and flair. Featuring Brahms’ gypsy-inspired Piano Quartet No.1, the concert includes the world premiere of Stuart Greenbaum’s new Piano Quartet especially commissioned by Andrew Johnson for Ensemble Liaison.

Balkan Wizardry

INFORMATION

Kuss Quartet

Sunrise

Australian String Quartet

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Naoko Shimizu

Thu 20 Sep 7pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall GREENBAUM Dance Music for Concert Halls (world premiere) BRAHMS Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25 Ensemble Liaison Nemanja Radulovic violin Tickets $50 ($40 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ensemble Liaison Local Heroes 2012

The Australian String Quartet invites you to experience Haydn’s unique talent for combining elegance with earthiness and high spirits with seriousness when they play his beautiful Sunrise Quartet. Then stand back as Paul Dean, habitually described by The London Times as the ‘excellent Paul Dean,’ and the Quartet create bravura fireworks tempered with lyricism in Weber’s Clarinet Quintet – a work in which the soloist has been described as an instrumental prima donna. Wilfred Lehmann’s theme and variations for clarinet quintet was written for Paul Dean; each variation, based on the composer’s own theme, explores a different sound world and mood. Bartók’s six string quartets are at the pinnacle of 20th-century chamber music – brace for a wild, white-knuckle ride as the ASQ reveals the ‘fearful symmetry’

of the fourth quartet, with its hair raising intensity and drama, distilled into a mere 20 minutes. INFORMATION

Wed 19 Sep 7pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall HAYDN String Quartet No.78 in B flat major, Op.76 No.4 Sunrise LEHMANN Clarinet Quintet WEBER Clarinet Quintet in B flat major, Op.34 BARTÓK String Quartet No.4 Australian String Quartet Paul Dean clarinet Tickets $62 ($48 concession) Presented by Australian String Quartet

Nemanja Radulovic

The Seasons – The Argentinian Connection Songmakers Australia explores the music of one of Argentina’s most revered and controversial composers, Astor Piazolla. Opening with a celebration of spring, follow Piazolla not only through the seasons, but the streets, hours and feelings of his favourite city. His songs, less well known than his instrumental music, will take us to the destinations of his exiles and triumphs – Paris and Rome – and back to his only true love, Buenos Aires. Join pianist Andrea Katz, bass-baritone Nicholas Dinopolous and guests Ensemble Nonino for a journey with Piazolla.

INFORMATION

Fri 21 Sep 6pm Salon (no interval) Songs and tangos by Astor Piazzolla Songmakers Australia Ensemble Nonino Tickets $35 ($30 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Songmakers Australia Local Heroes 2012

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

Andrea Katz & Nicholas Dinopolous

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Kuss Quartet & Naoko Shimizu Musica Viva presents the Australian debut of Berlin’s most fascinating quartet with acclaimed Japanese violist Naoko Shimizu. Germany and Japan are renowned for great cars and great pianos; industrious and serious, it’s no wonder they produce exceptional musicians. Kuss Quartet joins international violist Naoko Shimizu to showcase some of the world’s most beautiful string quintets. This is one of the best string quintet performances you’re ever likely to hear.

Tue 18 Sep Program 1 (Paul Morawetz Tribute Concert) KERRY String Quintet (2012)* SMETANA String Quartet No.2 in D minor KURTÁG Officium Breve in Memoriam Andreae Szervánszky, Op.28 MOZART String Quintet No.3 in C major, K.515 Sat 22 Sep Program 2 KERRY String Quintet (2012)* MOZART String Quartet No.21 in D major, K.575 The Kuss Quartet is a regular at Carnegie KURTÁG Officium Breve in Memoriam and Wigmore Halls, and Shimizu was the Andreae Szervánszky, Op.28 first female Principal Viola of the Berlin BRAHMS String Quintet No.2 in G major, Philharmonic. From classics by Mozart and Op.111 Brahms to a world premiere by Kerry, these *Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia five musicians perform the landmarks of the by Kim Williams AM string quintet at the highest possible level. Premium $103 ($90 concession) A reserve $86 ($75 concession) INFORMATION B reserve $60 ($52 concession) Tue 18 Sep 7pm & Sat 22 Sep 8pm C reserve $40 ($35 concession) Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Presented by Musica Viva

To Whomever Finds This Note

INFORMATION

Thu 20 Sep 7pm Salon (no interval) The Consort of Melbourne showcases seven CAMPBELL In Praise of Music Australian composers, both emerging and FORD An die Musik well-established, concluding with Andrew ANDERSON To Whomever Finds This Note Ford's magisterial love letter to music – An GYGER In loco isto die Musik. Including two works commissioned BELLING Videntes Stellam especially for this concert, the program Consort of Melbourne reflects the group’s founding commitment Peter Tregear director to Australian choral music as a vibrant Tickets $35 ($25 concession) contemporary compositional medium. Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & The Consort of Melbourne Local Heroes 2012

The Consort of Melbourne

Ensemble Liaison teams up with violinist extraordinaire Nemanja Radulovic for Balkan Wizardry. Recognised as the ‘International Revelation of the Year’ at the Victoires de la Musique (European Association of Artist Managers), Nemanja will astound with his virtuosic aplomb and flair. Featuring Brahms’ gypsy-inspired Piano Quartet No.1, the concert includes the world premiere of Stuart Greenbaum’s new Piano Quartet especially commissioned by Andrew Johnson for Ensemble Liaison.

Balkan Wizardry

INFORMATION

Kuss Quartet

Sunrise

Australian String Quartet

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MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • SEPTEMBER

Naoko Shimizu

Thu 20 Sep 7pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall GREENBAUM Dance Music for Concert Halls (world premiere) BRAHMS Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25 Ensemble Liaison Nemanja Radulovic violin Tickets $50 ($40 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ensemble Liaison Local Heroes 2012

The Australian String Quartet invites you to experience Haydn’s unique talent for combining elegance with earthiness and high spirits with seriousness when they play his beautiful Sunrise Quartet. Then stand back as Paul Dean, habitually described by The London Times as the ‘excellent Paul Dean,’ and the Quartet create bravura fireworks tempered with lyricism in Weber’s Clarinet Quintet – a work in which the soloist has been described as an instrumental prima donna. Wilfred Lehmann’s theme and variations for clarinet quintet was written for Paul Dean; each variation, based on the composer’s own theme, explores a different sound world and mood. Bartók’s six string quartets are at the pinnacle of 20th-century chamber music – brace for a wild, white-knuckle ride as the ASQ reveals the ‘fearful symmetry’

of the fourth quartet, with its hair raising intensity and drama, distilled into a mere 20 minutes. INFORMATION

Wed 19 Sep 7pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall HAYDN String Quartet No.78 in B flat major, Op.76 No.4 Sunrise LEHMANN Clarinet Quintet WEBER Clarinet Quintet in B flat major, Op.34 BARTÓK String Quartet No.4 Australian String Quartet Paul Dean clarinet Tickets $62 ($48 concession) Presented by Australian String Quartet

Nemanja Radulovic

The Seasons – The Argentinian Connection Songmakers Australia explores the music of one of Argentina’s most revered and controversial composers, Astor Piazolla. Opening with a celebration of spring, follow Piazolla not only through the seasons, but the streets, hours and feelings of his favourite city. His songs, less well known than his instrumental music, will take us to the destinations of his exiles and triumphs – Paris and Rome – and back to his only true love, Buenos Aires. Join pianist Andrea Katz, bass-baritone Nicholas Dinopolous and guests Ensemble Nonino for a journey with Piazolla.

INFORMATION

Fri 21 Sep 6pm Salon (no interval) Songs and tangos by Astor Piazzolla Songmakers Australia Ensemble Nonino Tickets $35 ($30 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Songmakers Australia Local Heroes 2012

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

Andrea Katz & Nicholas Dinopolous

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Songs of the Southern Skies Katie Noonan & Karin Schaupp Experience musical bliss as songstress Katie Noonan and classical guitarist Karin Schaupp explore music that’s close to home and heart. Featuring some of Australia and New Zealand’s best classical, folk, jazz and pop songs, Songs of the Southern Skies combines Noonan’s angelic and versatile voice with Schaupp’s lyrical and fiery guitar. This concert includes music by the Finn Brothers, Cold Chisel, Nick Cave, Icehouse, Bic Runga, Gurrumul, The Easybeats, Vince Jones and Gotye, through to traditional folk

songs, a piece by Richard Charlton and a world premiere composition by Elena Kats-Chernin – written especially for Katie and Karin.

‘Noonan’s honeyed voice and Schaupp’s faultless mastery... the collaboration is seamless.’

Pop Kids Animal Alphabet Pop Kids Animal Alphabet is a fun and interactive concert for pre-school aged children that combines song, body percussion, improvisation, movement and dance. Susie and Phil introduce the alphabet and their favourite animals with pop ballads, jazz, rounds and up-tempo tunes to dance to. Their delightful music is entertaining and empowering, with positive lyrics, catchy melodies and humour. You’ll sing, dance, laugh, join in and have loads of fun.

INFORMATION

Fri 21 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Katie Noonan voice Karin Schaupp guitar A reserve $60 ($50 concession) B reserve $40 ($30 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

INFORMATION

Mon 24 Sep 10am & 11.30am Salon (45 mins without an interval) Phil Splitter guitar/vocals/percussion Susie Davies-Splitter piano/vocals Tickets $15 Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre This concert is appropriate for pre-school aged children, aged 2-5 years. Melbourne Recital Centre children’s programming is supported by The Hugh Williamson Foundation. See page 31 for ticketing details

Susie Davies-Splitter & Phil Splitter

Peter and the Wolf & The Night Garden Bring the kids and grandkids along for a morning of family entertainment. Two of Melbourne Recital Centre’s most popular programs for families return for the September school holidays. The awardwinning children’s book, The Night Garden, comes alive with animation on the big screen and a soundtrack of well known orchestral music such as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and popular nursery rhymes. Peter and his animal friends then come to life through this much loved children’s classic with the addition of a wonderful dance piece created by Patrick Studios Australia. Peter ventures into a meadow and together with his animal friends catch the wolf. Get set to listen out for the oboe duck, flute bird, bassoon grandfather, the French horn wolf whilst being treated to a morning of dance.

INFORMATION

Wed 26 Sep 11.30am Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (45 mins without an interval) Tickets $18 Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre This concert is appropriate for primary school age children. Melbourne Recital Centre children’s programming is supported by The Hugh Williamson Foundation. See page 31 for ticketing details

Karin Schaupp & Katie Noonan

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For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

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Songs of the Southern Skies Katie Noonan & Karin Schaupp Experience musical bliss as songstress Katie Noonan and classical guitarist Karin Schaupp explore music that’s close to home and heart. Featuring some of Australia and New Zealand’s best classical, folk, jazz and pop songs, Songs of the Southern Skies combines Noonan’s angelic and versatile voice with Schaupp’s lyrical and fiery guitar. This concert includes music by the Finn Brothers, Cold Chisel, Nick Cave, Icehouse, Bic Runga, Gurrumul, The Easybeats, Vince Jones and Gotye, through to traditional folk

songs, a piece by Richard Charlton and a world premiere composition by Elena Kats-Chernin – written especially for Katie and Karin.

‘Noonan’s honeyed voice and Schaupp’s faultless mastery... the collaboration is seamless.’

Pop Kids Animal Alphabet Pop Kids Animal Alphabet is a fun and interactive concert for pre-school aged children that combines song, body percussion, improvisation, movement and dance. Susie and Phil introduce the alphabet and their favourite animals with pop ballads, jazz, rounds and up-tempo tunes to dance to. Their delightful music is entertaining and empowering, with positive lyrics, catchy melodies and humour. You’ll sing, dance, laugh, join in and have loads of fun.

INFORMATION

Fri 21 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Katie Noonan voice Karin Schaupp guitar A reserve $60 ($50 concession) B reserve $40 ($30 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

INFORMATION

Mon 24 Sep 10am & 11.30am Salon (45 mins without an interval) Phil Splitter guitar/vocals/percussion Susie Davies-Splitter piano/vocals Tickets $15 Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre This concert is appropriate for pre-school aged children, aged 2-5 years. Melbourne Recital Centre children’s programming is supported by The Hugh Williamson Foundation. See page 31 for ticketing details

Susie Davies-Splitter & Phil Splitter

Peter and the Wolf & The Night Garden Bring the kids and grandkids along for a morning of family entertainment. Two of Melbourne Recital Centre’s most popular programs for families return for the September school holidays. The awardwinning children’s book, The Night Garden, comes alive with animation on the big screen and a soundtrack of well known orchestral music such as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and popular nursery rhymes. Peter and his animal friends then come to life through this much loved children’s classic with the addition of a wonderful dance piece created by Patrick Studios Australia. Peter ventures into a meadow and together with his animal friends catch the wolf. Get set to listen out for the oboe duck, flute bird, bassoon grandfather, the French horn wolf whilst being treated to a morning of dance.

INFORMATION

Wed 26 Sep 11.30am Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (45 mins without an interval) Tickets $18 Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre This concert is appropriate for primary school age children. Melbourne Recital Centre children’s programming is supported by The Hugh Williamson Foundation. See page 31 for ticketing details

Karin Schaupp & Katie Noonan

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For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

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Geoffrey Lancaster plays Haydn & Mozart

Geoffrey Lancaster

Geoffrey Lancaster doesn’t just perform 18th-century music on period instruments, he gets inside the heads of Mozart and Haydn, bringing their world to life in the 21st century with a ‘blend of scholarly wisdom and impeccable musicianship’ (Sydney Morning Herald). Classical composers were playful and dramatic, lyrical and bold – just listen to the stormtossed opening of Mozart’s C minor Sonata, a portrait in extreme mood swings. Hear these mavericks anew as Geoffrey performs on Melbourne Recital Centre’s beautiful McNulty fortepiano (a forerunner

La Compañia Musica Viva presents Melbourne’s acclaimed early music ensemble La Compañia in a fascinating tour through Renaissance Europe. The group, consisting of some of Australia’s leading specialists on unique string, wind and percussion period instruments, is a consort that brings history to life with verve and energy. The music of 16th-century Italy, Spain, France and England will come joyously alive in a jubilant medley of songs and dances.

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of the modern pianoforte) in the intimate Salon, just as the original audiences would have enjoyed them. INFORMATION

Mon 24 Sep 6pm Salon (no interval) HAYDN Sonata No.62 in E flat major, Hob. VXI:52 MOZART Sonata No.13 in B flat major, K.333 MOZART Sonata No.14 in C minor K.457 Geoffrey Lancaster fortepiano Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

Do you like classical music, coffee and cake?

Wed 26 Sep 7pm Salon Elysium Ensemble Tickets $45 ($35 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Elysium Ensemble Local Heroes 2012

Tue 25 Sep 11am (morning tea from 10am) Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (no interval) Works by composers including Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi, Filippo Azzaiolo, Francisco Guerrero, Manuel Machado, Claude Gervaise, Edward Johnson and John Dowland. La Compañia Tickets $42 Presented by Musica Viva Coffee Concerts

Moved by Music forms part of Melbourne Recital Centre’s Music on the Mind series, which explores the relationship between

This year, Greg Dikmans (Baroque flute) and Lucinda Moon (Baroque violin) explore the rich and varied repertoire of the 18th-century instrumental solo without bass and duo for two melody instruments. This performance includes rarely performed duos by Quantz and CPE Bach, the solo violin Sonata in A minor by Pisendel, the solo Partita in A minor for flute by J.S. Bach and a fantasie by Telemann. INFORMATION

INFORMATION

What if pianist Franz Liszt had performed behind a screen – would the reported ‘poetry’ of his performance have been diminished? Do you tap your toe when listening to upbeat music? This talk examines how musicians use movements to convey emotional expressivity, rely on corporeal information to maintain group cohesion in ensemble performance, and use the spontaneously produced movements like finger clicking when listening to music. The theoretical foundation of the presentation will be ‘embodied cognition,’ that is the view that knowledge is attained through sensorimotor representations of the world and that the human body acts as the main mediator between our thoughts and the environment.

Dialogue IV

Bodice Ripper:

Passion from Period to Pop

music and the human brain and the related links to social wellbeing, participation, learning and development and the role of music in our contemporary communities. INFORMATION

Tue 25 Sep 6pm Salon Jane Davidson (Professor, University of Western Australia) speaker This is a FREE EVENT and bookings are recommended Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in association with The Centre for Music, Mind & Wellbeing at The University of Melbourne Music on the Mind series is proudly supported by The Ian Potter Foundation Listen to podcasts of previous Music on the Mind sessions on our website.

Passion, lust, betrayal and the pangs of unrequited love burn through Aria Co’s musical romp Bodice Ripper. Drawing vocal music from the 17th and 18th centuries and combining it with popular songs from the 20th and 21st, Aria Co explore the tradition of the singer as siren and seducer. From the sensual manoeuvring of Handel’s Cleopatra to the modern heartache of Adele, Bodice Ripper is packaged in Aria Co’s trademark style of art-music cabaret. Features songs by Handel, Rameau, Monteverdi, Lully, Caccini as well as Madonna, Tori Amos, Regina Spektor, Joanna Newsom and Adele. INFORMATION

Thu 27 Sep 6pm Salon (no interval) – in cabaret mode Aria Co Laura Vaughan viola da gamba Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Aria Co

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky: The Seasons The finest piano students at Monash University’s School of Music – Conservatorium and Kate Lawson Gould recreate the unique world of Tchaikovsky’s music. Travel back in time and enjoy beautiful epigrams written by Pushkin, Maikov, Fet, Nekrasov, Tolstoy, Pleshcheev, Zhukovsky and Viazemsky. Be swept away with the brilliance, passion and delicate beauty of Tchaikovsky’s creations. INFORMATION

Fri 28 Sep 7pm Salon (no interval) Featuring piano students from the School of Music – Conservatorium Monash University Kate Lawson Gould narration Tamara Smolyar & Kenji Fujimura directors Tickets $15 ($10 concession) Presented by Monash Academy of Performing Arts

Come backstage with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for giveaways, newsflashes, offers & more.

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Geoffrey Lancaster plays Haydn & Mozart

Geoffrey Lancaster

Geoffrey Lancaster doesn’t just perform 18th-century music on period instruments, he gets inside the heads of Mozart and Haydn, bringing their world to life in the 21st century with a ‘blend of scholarly wisdom and impeccable musicianship’ (Sydney Morning Herald). Classical composers were playful and dramatic, lyrical and bold – just listen to the stormtossed opening of Mozart’s C minor Sonata, a portrait in extreme mood swings. Hear these mavericks anew as Geoffrey performs on Melbourne Recital Centre’s beautiful McNulty fortepiano (a forerunner

La Compañia Musica Viva presents Melbourne’s acclaimed early music ensemble La Compañia in a fascinating tour through Renaissance Europe. The group, consisting of some of Australia’s leading specialists on unique string, wind and percussion period instruments, is a consort that brings history to life with verve and energy. The music of 16th-century Italy, Spain, France and England will come joyously alive in a jubilant medley of songs and dances.

MUSIC ON THE

MIND Moved by Music

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of the modern pianoforte) in the intimate Salon, just as the original audiences would have enjoyed them. INFORMATION

Mon 24 Sep 6pm Salon (no interval) HAYDN Sonata No.62 in E flat major, Hob. VXI:52 MOZART Sonata No.13 in B flat major, K.333 MOZART Sonata No.14 in C minor K.457 Geoffrey Lancaster fortepiano Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

Do you like classical music, coffee and cake?

Wed 26 Sep 7pm Salon Elysium Ensemble Tickets $45 ($35 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Elysium Ensemble Local Heroes 2012

Tue 25 Sep 11am (morning tea from 10am) Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (no interval) Works by composers including Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi, Filippo Azzaiolo, Francisco Guerrero, Manuel Machado, Claude Gervaise, Edward Johnson and John Dowland. La Compañia Tickets $42 Presented by Musica Viva Coffee Concerts

Moved by Music forms part of Melbourne Recital Centre’s Music on the Mind series, which explores the relationship between

This year, Greg Dikmans (Baroque flute) and Lucinda Moon (Baroque violin) explore the rich and varied repertoire of the 18th-century instrumental solo without bass and duo for two melody instruments. This performance includes rarely performed duos by Quantz and CPE Bach, the solo violin Sonata in A minor by Pisendel, the solo Partita in A minor for flute by J.S. Bach and a fantasie by Telemann. INFORMATION

INFORMATION

What if pianist Franz Liszt had performed behind a screen – would the reported ‘poetry’ of his performance have been diminished? Do you tap your toe when listening to upbeat music? This talk examines how musicians use movements to convey emotional expressivity, rely on corporeal information to maintain group cohesion in ensemble performance, and use the spontaneously produced movements like finger clicking when listening to music. The theoretical foundation of the presentation will be ‘embodied cognition,’ that is the view that knowledge is attained through sensorimotor representations of the world and that the human body acts as the main mediator between our thoughts and the environment.

Dialogue IV

Bodice Ripper:

Passion from Period to Pop

music and the human brain and the related links to social wellbeing, participation, learning and development and the role of music in our contemporary communities. INFORMATION

Tue 25 Sep 6pm Salon Jane Davidson (Professor, University of Western Australia) speaker This is a FREE EVENT and bookings are recommended Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in association with The Centre for Music, Mind & Wellbeing at The University of Melbourne Music on the Mind series is proudly supported by The Ian Potter Foundation Listen to podcasts of previous Music on the Mind sessions on our website.

Passion, lust, betrayal and the pangs of unrequited love burn through Aria Co’s musical romp Bodice Ripper. Drawing vocal music from the 17th and 18th centuries and combining it with popular songs from the 20th and 21st, Aria Co explore the tradition of the singer as siren and seducer. From the sensual manoeuvring of Handel’s Cleopatra to the modern heartache of Adele, Bodice Ripper is packaged in Aria Co’s trademark style of art-music cabaret. Features songs by Handel, Rameau, Monteverdi, Lully, Caccini as well as Madonna, Tori Amos, Regina Spektor, Joanna Newsom and Adele. INFORMATION

Thu 27 Sep 6pm Salon (no interval) – in cabaret mode Aria Co Laura Vaughan viola da gamba Tickets $35 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Aria Co

For bookings visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone 03 9699 3333

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky: The Seasons The finest piano students at Monash University’s School of Music – Conservatorium and Kate Lawson Gould recreate the unique world of Tchaikovsky’s music. Travel back in time and enjoy beautiful epigrams written by Pushkin, Maikov, Fet, Nekrasov, Tolstoy, Pleshcheev, Zhukovsky and Viazemsky. Be swept away with the brilliance, passion and delicate beauty of Tchaikovsky’s creations. INFORMATION

Fri 28 Sep 7pm Salon (no interval) Featuring piano students from the School of Music – Conservatorium Monash University Kate Lawson Gould narration Tamara Smolyar & Kenji Fujimura directors Tickets $15 ($10 concession) Presented by Monash Academy of Performing Arts

Come backstage with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for giveaways, newsflashes, offers & more.

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Introducing the new Audi Q3 urban SUV. Blending the strengths of an SUV with advanced driving dynamics, exceptional efficiency and coupé-inspired lines, the new Q3 is the urban SUV that only Audi could create. Perfectly attuned to a contemporary urban lifestyle, it is equally at home on busy city streets or a weekend adventure. Performance is also assured, with quattro® permanent all-wheel drive* and dual clutch S tronic transmission* that combines the sportiness of a manual with the convenience of an automatic. The new Audi Q3. It’s the driving experience you’ve been waiting for – and Destination n3xt for progressive drivers.

To experience the new Audi Q3 urban SUV for yourself, visit your preferred Audi Dealer or audi.com.au

How to Book Online melbournerecital.com.au By Phone +61 3 9699 3333 (Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm) In Person Melbourne Recital Centre Box Office (Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm and two hours prior to all performances). The Box Office is located on the ground floor in the Audi Foyer. Mail Box Office – Mail Bookings 31 Sturt Street, SOUTHBANK VIC 3006 Concessions Eligible concessions vary according to performances. Please contact the Box Office for details. Proof of concession is required upon ticket collection. Transaction Fees A transaction fee of between $3.50 and $7 applies to all bookings except for subscriptions and those made in person.

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Immerse yourself in our great program of music and events. To keep informed through our program brochures or to receive updates online select the options below that best suit your needs.

Introducing the new Audi Q3 urban SUV. Blending the strengths of an SUV with advanced driving dynamics, exceptional efficiency and coupé-inspired lines, the new Q3 is the urban SUV that only Audi could create. Perfectly attuned to a contemporary urban lifestyle, it is equally at home on busy city streets or a weekend adventure. Performance is also assured, with quattro® permanent all-wheel drive* and dual clutch S tronic transmission* that combines the sportiness of a manual with the convenience of an automatic. The new Audi Q3. It’s the driving experience you’ve been waiting for – and Destination n3xt for progressive drivers.

To experience the new Audi Q3 urban SUV for yourself, visit your preferred Audi Dealer or audi.com.au

How to Book Online melbournerecital.com.au By Phone +61 3 9699 3333 (Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm) In Person Melbourne Recital Centre Box Office (Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm and two hours prior to all performances). The Box Office is located on the ground floor in the Audi Foyer. Mail Box Office – Mail Bookings 31 Sturt Street, SOUTHBANK VIC 3006 Concessions Eligible concessions vary according to performances. Please contact the Box Office for details. Proof of concession is required upon ticket collection. Transaction Fees A transaction fee of between $3.50 and $7 applies to all bookings except for subscriptions and those made in person.

Please keep me informed and post new program guides and updates to my address below Please keep me informed by sending your eNews and program updates to my email account below Please provide the following details Please print clearly (fields marked with an asterisk * are optional) Title

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Mobile* Email* What kind of performances are you interested in? (Please tick as many as applicable) Popular: includes pop, rock, jazz, film music and musical theatre Choral: music for the voice including choral music, opera and song

For information on access services please contact 03 9699 3333 or visit the website.

Instrumental: orchestral music including chamber, concerto, early music and Baroque

All details correct at time of publication but are subject to change where necessary and without notice. Check the website for updates.

Contemporary: modern music that stretches traditional musical boundaries

Babes in Arms Performances with this symbol have a Babes in Arms policy. Babies under the age of two may attend free of charge and be admitted without a ticket, on the condition that they do not occupy a seat and sit on the lap of a parent or guardian. Everyone else attending these performances must hold a valid ticket.

World Music: music from around the world including folk Children & Families: musical performances and activities for the entire family Please return this entire sheet to us In Person: Hand to our Box Office staff

Fax: 03 9207 2662

Mail (No Stamp Required): Marketing Melbourne Recital Centre Reply Paid 85302 SOUTHBANK VIC 3006 Our Privacy Commitment To You Preserving your privacy is important to us. Information concerning the way Melbourne Recital Centre handles personal information can be viewed at our web site at melbournerecital.com.au

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our Partners Melbourne Recital Centre acknowledges the generous support of its business and philanthropic partners

Patron Dame Elisabeth Murdoch ac dbe

Founding Benefactors The Kantor Family The Calvert-Jones Family Lyn Williams am

Principal Government Partner Helen Macpherson Smith Trust Robert Salzer Foundation The Hugh Williamson Foundation

Business Partners Principal Partner

International Airline Partner

Supporting Partners

Program Partners

Encore Bequest Program Jim Cousins ao & Libby Cousins

Ken Bullen

Mary Vallentine ao

Composers Circle Anonymous (1) Andrew & Theresa Dyer Colin Golvan sc & Dr Deborah Golvan* Richard Gubbins* Harold Mitchell ac Melbourne Recital Centre Senior Management Youth Music Foundation Australia*

Musicians Circle Ms Nina Friedman Dr Richard Mills am* Mrs Margaret S Ross am Dr Cherilyn Tillman & Mr Tam Vu*

Music Circle Patrons Program Magnum Opus Circle Betty Amsden oam* Annamila Pty Ltd*

Virtuoso Circle Melbourne Recital Centre Board of Directors Kathryn Fagg Tommas Bonvino Des & Irene Clark Margaret Farren-Price Mr John Higgs & Mrs Betty Higgs Julie Kantor*

*Donations directed to the Elisabeth Murdoch Creative Development Fund

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Prelude Circle Anonymous (3) Eva Besen ao & Marc Besen ao The Hon Mary Delahunty* William J Forrest am Nance Grant mbe Jan & Rob Green Hans & Petra Henkell* Barbara Higgins Penelope Hughes Mr Pierre Mercier Drs Victor & Karen Wayne Sally Webster Lyn Williams am

Event Guide: August - September 2012  

Events @ Melbourne Recital Centre August - September 2012