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July August & September 2014

Kate Miller-Heidke's This Edition The King’s Singers – The world’s O Vertigo! live most acclaimed vocal ensemble 29 August American Songbook Festival – show tunes & pop hits Great Performer Alisa Weilerstein Bach’s B-minor Mass with the MSO

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Nikki Chooi & Amir Farid p8

Alice Sara Ott & Francesco Tristano p9

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Chris Howlett & Hoang Pham p11

Piano Quintets p12

Choir of King’s College, Cambridge p13

Kapsberger & the Mysterious Man p15

AUGUST

Love & Death in Buenos Aires Part II p19

Sacré Coeur Music Concert – p16

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11 French Virtuosity p23 Boundless – p23

25 Reinventions – p28 Methodist Ladies’ College Concert – p29

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Geoffrey Saba p31

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Mostly Mozart A French Connection p16

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Dido’s Lament p17

05 The Poet’s Love – p21 Strathcona Baptist Grammar – p21

06 Violin & Harpsichord Reborn p21

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A Celebration of the Beatles p23

19 Destination Sweden – p26 Imogen Cooper– p26

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Vocal Fireworks p29

02 Genevieve Lacey & James Crabb – p31 Telemann in the Limelight – p31 Ears Wide Open #3 p32

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The Earth to Our Ears p34

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The New Palm Court Orchestra with Craig Beard – p17

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01 Simone Young Conducts p20

Bach’s Mass in B Minor – p20

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John O’Donnell p22

ACO Academy Concert 2014 – p10 Simon Tedeschi Plays Gershwin – p6 Ella: First Lady of Song p7

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Stochelo Rosenberg Trio – p11

National Boys Choir of Australia in Concert p12

Songs in the Key of Peggy Lee – p7

La Harpe à Paris p15

Buster Keaton’s The General – p14

Never Say Farewell p15

The Gypsy, The Ghost & Other Tales p18

Dmitry Sinkovsky p18

Hetty Kate & Her Band

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Dmitry Sinkovsky p18

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The Company of Pianos II – p28

Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak p32

Mozart Favourites p34

Joe Henry p33

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Red Fish Blue p35

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is proud to partner with Melbourne Recital Centre. The partnership enables Etihad Airways to enrich the experience of Centre patrons by bringing internationally renowned performers to Melbourne from across the world. This year we are excited to connect the Centre with more cultural hubs than ever before as we expand our global network with eight new destinations including Rome and Zurich. We also look forward to showcasing the quality of our guest experience and our modern Abu Dhabi hub to new, discerning audiences.

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Mozart’s Jupiter p33

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Mozart Favourites p34

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Timothy Young & Giluio Plotino p35

Adelaide Chamber Singers – p36

Welcome to your winter guide to events at Melbourne Recital Centre. Now is the perfect time to discover what makes the Centre the best place to hear Melbourne’s most diverse and exciting range of concerts. The American Songbook Festival is our annual celebration of show tunes, torch songs and pop hits performed by stellar headliners, including Bryan Batt of TV’s Mad Men, Caroline Nin, The King’s Singers and Amanda McBroom. If you’re coming to one of the intimate cabaret events you can even enjoy a drink and a light meal. Four Great Performers join us in July and August: cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Nicolas Hodges return to the Centre and I’m particularly looking forward to hearing orchestral masterpieces such as Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring played on two pianos by the dazzling duo of Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano. Our Local Heroes chamber concerts offer of plenty of intimate winter warmth. I hope you will join us to support the brilliant musicians who make Melbourne’s music scene so vibrant. I look forward to seeing you at Melbourne Recital Centre soon.

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Michelle Nicolle Sings Duke Ellington p33

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Welcome

Norma – p25

David Jones The Light Trio p30

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Imogen Cooper p26

The Melting Pot p30

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Antica Italiana – p25

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Kate Miller-Heidke p28

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Australian Boys Choir p22

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The Diary of Anne Frank – p30

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A Somewhat French Fantasy – p29

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2014 Spread the Seeds of Love Tour p25

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Bach’s Mass in B Minor

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Grammar – p34

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Lisa Moore From Me To You p22

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Festival of Beautiful Sound II p18

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Wesley College Concert – p17

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A Secret Life Story on Four Strings p32

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The Animals Noah Forgot – p36

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Chris Stout & Catriona McKay p14

Our Lady of Mercy College Celebration p28

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Love, Sex, Death: Music To Die For p35

The Eroica p36

Acacia Quartet p13

Melbourne Girls Grammar School Concert – p24

Lowther Hall School Concert p29

Elevated: Mills meets Ellington p34

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Amanda McBroom p7

Viola Romance p24

Nicolas Hodges p27

Simon Tedeschi Plays Gershwin p6

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Night Songs p5

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13 Lies You Can Believe In – p24

Night Songs p5

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Fairy Tales – p19

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Tognetti in Recital p26

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From My Life p19

04 Bach Violin Sonatas p20

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The King’s Singers p6

16 The Holy Sonnets of John Donne p13

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The King’s Singers p6

Night Songs – p5

Folia p12

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Cinderella – p8

13 JUNE–26 JULY Rhetoric p11

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AMERICAN SONGBOOK FESTIVAL

SHOW TUNES, TORCH SONGS AND POP HITS

13 JUNE–26 JULY DO YOU KNOW WHAT LOVE IS?

THE SONGBOOK CONTINUES

Jessica Aszodi and Peter de Jager are musicians known for their unconventional and daring interpretations. Together they showcase classics alongside new art-song works by the young American composers who are writing the songbook of the future. This performance presents the American song tradition as an unfinished, open book, juxtaposing hits like 'Alabama Song' and 'Whatever Lola Wants' with music by the next generation.

Enjoy food and beverage packages at selected cabaret performances in the Salon. Book in advance and save.

Fri 13 June, 7pm Salonin cabaret mode (1 hr & 40 mins incl. interval) Jessica Aszodi voice (AUS) Peter de Jager piano

This dashing Broadway star of La Cage, Beauty & the Beast, Sunset Boulevard, Cats and Starlight Express, to name just a few, will light up your night with his charisma, wit and leading man song stylings. Bryan Batt is most recently known for his two-time SAG Award winning performance as Salvatore Romano in the critically acclaimed TV series Mad Men. As a Broadway veteran, Bryan’s leading and principal roles are extensive, and also include Saturday Night Fever, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Off Broadway credits including Forbidden Broadway (Drama Desk Nomination).

$45 (conc. $40)

THE THING ABOUT LOVE

Thu 19 June 7pm Fri 20 June 8pm Sat 21 June 4pm & 8pm Salon (95-mins incl. interval) Caroline Nin vocals (FRA) John Thorn piano Frank Di Sario bass Sam Leman guitar

When Broadway’s Liz Callaway and cabaret’s Ann Hampton Callaway blend their voices together in perfect harmony, the sound is simply exquisite. Ann’s dark, husky and jazz-flavoured sound is the perfect complement for Liz’s clear bell tones in their acclaimed show Sibling Revelry. This sibling sister-act from Chicago sing the best of the American Songbook, from show tunes to jazz and pop in an evening of wit, humour and some of the best songs America has produced.

This dynamic duo is one singular sensation Wed 25 June 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval) Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway vocals (USA) TICKETS A reserve $80 ($65 concession) B reserve $70 ($55 concession)

BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

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When Caroline Nin was growing up in Paris, American music was played constantly on the radio. It became a backdrop to daily life in the French capital and inspired a young Caroline to pursue her passion and become a jazz singer. Many years later, with a successful international career as a jazz and cabaret artist, Caroline returns to her American musical influences in this specially devised concert for Melbourne Recital Centre giving her unique interpretations of American songwriters including Patti Smith, Lou Reed and, of course, France’s adopted own great American artiste Nina Simone.

THE CALLAWAY SISTERS IN SIBLING REVELRY

STARRING BRYAN BATT

Thu 26 June 7pm Fri 27 June 8pm Sat 28 June 4pm & 8pm Salon (One hour & 20-mins no interval) Bryan Batt vocals (USA)

NIGHT SONGS, A LATE-NIGHT INTERLUDE

TICKETS Thu $45 ($40 concession) Fri & Sat $50 ($45 concession)

Nichaud Fitzgibbon is regarded as jazz royalty, delighting audiences with her velvet warm tones and glamorous stylings. Nichaud covers a selection from the Great American Songbook, spiked with refreshing takes on pop songs old and new. She swings and grooves and her reputation precedes her as a superb balladeer with the ability to rustle up a boisterous Latin tune. Nichaud's intimate cabaret show traverses the highs and lows of obsession, loss and misdemeanour, featuring songs written by some of the hippest composers of the last century to today including Cy Coleman, Bacharach, Porter, Cohen and more.

Manhattan Transfer’s Janis Siegel is a master of jazz vocals, ballads, scats, bop, and is a nine-time Grammy Award–winner and a 17 time Grammy Award–nominee. She has over a dozen solo albums and has been an undeniable force in The Manhattan Transfer’s diverse musical catalogue. This intimate concert showcases her first album in seven years, Night Songs: A Late–Night Interlude, a collection of smooth late-night American Songbook favourites. Thu 3 July, 7pm Fri 4 July, 8pm Sat 5 July, 4pm & 8pm Salon in cabaret mode (1 hr & 35 mins incl. interval) Janis Siegel vocals

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Sat 14 June, 4pm & 8pm Salon in cabaret mode (1 hr & 40 mins incl. interval) Nichaud Fitzgibbon vocals (AUS) Philip Rex bass Hugh Stuckey guitar Sam Young drums

Thu $45 ($40 concession) Fri & Sat $50 ($45 concession)

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AMERICAN SONGBOOK FESTIVAL

13 JUNE–26 JULY ELLA: FIRST LADY OF SONG

THE KING’S SINGERS One of the world’s most celebrated ensembles take on timeless American classics. Paying tribute to the most enduring and influential American popular songs of the 20th century, The King’s Singers perform the best of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Gershwin and more. With a discography of over 150 recordings The King’s Singers have set the standard for the art of a cappella everywhere. Recipients of two Grammy Awards, the Midem International Classical Award and recent inductees into the Gramophone Hall of Fame, their repertoire ranges across every genre from Renaissance motet to the coolest of vocal jazz. Join the group as they launch a new double CD release with their Australian premiere live performances of Great American Songbook, featuring beloved hits such as ‘Let’s Misbehave’, ‘My Funny Valentine’ and ‘Cry Me A River’. Thu 3 & Fri 4 July 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval) The King’s Singers (UK)

STARRING AMANDA MCBROOM

STARRING FREDA PAYNE Discover the life and music of one the world’s favourite jazz artists when singer and actress, Freda Payne stars in Ella: First Lady of Song. In 1934, a 17-year-old girl stepped into the spotlight at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. Ella Fitzgerald, orphaned and homeless, won Amateur Night at the Apollo and launched one of the most stellar careers in American pop. From the Savoy Ballroom to the Cote d’Azur, Ella’s unique, high-spirited and dazzling singing delighted audiences around the world. Constantly exploring and reinventing herself, she mastered be-bop, laid down Sat 12 July 7.30pm the definitive version of the American Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (One hour & Songbook for Verve Records, experimented with bossa nova and cemented her position 50-mins incl. interval) Freda Payne vocals (USA) not just as a great American jazz singer, but as an American icon. Join star of stage TICKETS and screen, Freda Payne and her band as she traces Ella’s fascinating journey and A Reserve $75 ($65 concession) performs scintillating interpretations of the B Reserve $60 ($52 concession) songs that made Ella famous. C Reserve $45

TICKETS Premium $112 A Reserve $99 ($89 concession) B Reserve $85 ($77 concession) C Reserve $60

SIMON TEDESCHI PLAYS GERSHWIN Widely regarded as one of the finest composers of both popular and classical music in the 20th century, George Gershwin wrote for Broadway musicals and the concert hall, creating many American standards in the process. Simon Tedeschi is one of Australia’s most renowned and sought-after pianists, winner of many prestigious prizes in Australia and overseas. He is one of the few classical pianists able to cross into jazz improvisation. In this exuberant concert, Simon takes us on a journey through Gershwin’s masterful American works.

‘It’s a brave Aussie pianist who ventures into quintessentially American territory… Simon Tedeschi joins the pantheon of these Gershwin gods.’ THE AUSTRALIAN 6

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MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • AMERICAN SONGBOOK FESTIVAL

Fri 11 July 7pm Sat 12 July 3pm & 8pm Salon (One hour & 45-mins incl. interval) Simon Tedeschi piano (AUS) TICKETS

HETTY KATE & HER BAND Coinciding with the release of Hetty Kate’s new album, join us for a jam-packed evening celebrating three of the most influential American jazz and popular music singers of the 1940s and 1950s: une Christy, Julie London and Peggy Lee. Hetty and her talented band reimagine Songbook favourites to present a vignette of these women’s lives as wives, lovers and voices of an era.

James Sherlock guitar Ben Robertson double bass Danny Farrugia drums TICKETS $45 ($40 concession)

'Amanda McBroom is an American Everywoman sharing her personal wisdom with down-to-earth directness that is easily understood and deeply felt.’ THE NEW YORK TIMES Featuring the glamour of cabaret and theatricality of Broadway, Let’s Fall in Love sees star singer Amanda McBroom present an intimate program full of love, lust, loss, cherished dreams and wisdom. The American ‘greats’ are present, with exquisite interpretations of Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields, Sammy Cahn, and hit songs by McBroom and Michele Brourman themselves, including ‘The Rose’. Humorous, profound and intensely moving, McBroom and Brourman weave their spell with innate artistry. The versatile McBroom expertly traverses blues, ballads and torch songs. Fri 18 July 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (One hour & 50-mis incl. interval) Amanda McBroom vocals (USA) Michele Brourman piano

Sat 19 July 4pm & 8pm Salon (One Hour & 40-mins incl. interval) Hetty Kate vocals (AUS) Sam Keevers piano

TICKETS A reserve $65 ($55 concession) B reserve $50 ($40 concession)

SONGS IN THE KEY OF PEGGY LEE Janet Seidel and her quartet perform a selection of songs from her album Don’t Smoke in Bed: Songs in the Key of Peggy Lee. This intimate cabaret pays tribute to Grammy Award-winning American jazz singer, songwriter and actress Peggy Lee,

Sat 26 July 3pm & 7.30pm who is best known for her collaborations Salon with Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones and more. (One hour & 45-mins incl. interval) Spanning the genres of jazz, cabaret, lounge Janet Seidel Quartet (AUS) and easy listening, Janet Seidel is one of TICKETS Australia’s most prolific recording artists and performers. $45 ($40 concession)

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Nikki Chooi & Amir Farid To mark Musica Viva’s new collaboration with the prestigious Michael Hill International Violin Competition, the 2013 winner, Canadian Nikki Chooi, brings his sparkling style to his Australian debut program, accompanied by one of Melbourne’s favourite pianists, Amir Farid. INFORMATION Tue 1 July 11am (morning tea from 10am) Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (One hour no interval) MOZART Violin Sonata No.19 in E-flat, K.302 RAVEL Violin Sonata in G BODY Caravan FALLA Suite populaire espagnole RAVEL Tzigane Nikki Chooi violin Amir Farid piano Tickets $47 Presented by Musica Viva

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Cinderella Young audiences are in for a treat when Opera Australia introduces one of the world’s most popular fairy tales in a production for children these school holidays. The delightful music of Rossini conveys the timeless tale of poor Cinderella overcoming her wicked stepsisters to meet her Prince Charming, with the help of her Fairy Godfather. Performed in English, this 50-minute production of one of opera’s classics will open the eyes, ears and hearts of young audiences with a wonderful mix of magic, drama and excitement. This concert is appropriate for children ages six and older.

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Introduce your children to the magic of opera. INFORMATION Thu 3 July 11am Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (One hour no interval) Free post-concert Q&A with the artists ROSSINI Cinderella Opera Australia Tickets $23 Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre See page 37 for ticketing details

GREAT PERFORMERS 2014

Alice Sara Ott & Francesco Tristano Piano Duo – The Rite of Spring ‘An orchestral spectacular for four hands and two dazzling talents.’

Melbourne Recital Centre’s Music on the Mind. This FREE series 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.

Alice Sara Ott & Francesco Tristano

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Individually, Alica Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano are two of their generation’s brightest young stars. Together, they are a pianistic dream team. At 24, Ott already has major repertoire on record and a busy international schedule, giving performances that critics call ‘elegant’, ‘vibrant’ and ‘superbly accomplished’. Tristano is equally at home with electronic dance music as he is with Bach, with an openminded approach to music-making that has won over fans of techno and classical music alike. The combination of the two promises a meeting of strong minds and spectacular playing that is already generating buzz. The music they have chosen is bold and big: orchestral epics rendered on two pianos. Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring was transcribed for piano duo by the composer

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade, Op.35: himself. Heard on keyboards, its primal harmonies and rhythms are all the more sinewy ‘The Kalendar Prince’ STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring and visceral, the melodies rendered in high RAVEL La Valse definition, and it’s an athletic showpiece for TRISTANO A Soft Shell Groove Suite the pianists. Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel also transcribed some of their signature orchestral Alice Sara Ott & Francesco Tristano piano duo Premium $105 works for this intimate medium, allowing A reserve $92 ($50 concession) audiences a fascinating insight into the inner B reserve $75 ($50 concession) workings of the music, and giving players C reserve $50 repertoire that is as challenging as it is fun. Great Performers three concert series package from $120 INFORMATION Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre Program partners The Langham Melbourne, Wed 2 July 7.30pm ABC Classic FM & Montblanc Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (One hour 50-mins incl. interval) Free pre-concert talk 6.45pm

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GREAT PERFORMERS 2014

Alisa Weilerstein A Cello Alone ‘Passionate, direct and powerful – the solo cello of Alisa Weilerstein.’

Alisa Weilerstein makes an unforgettable impression. The immense, impassioned sound she creates and her body and soul commitment to the music have astonished audiences around the world. Her recent electrifying performance of the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1 with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra left audiences stunned and calling for more. Still in her early-30s, Weilerstein already has a stellar career, been the recipient of the prestigious MacArthur ‘Genius’ fellowship, and recorded the Elgar Cello Concerto under the authoritative baton of Daniel Barenboim, in addition to an intense concert schedule. After convincing her parents to buy her a cello at the age of four, she made her public concert debut six months later, her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at 13 and her Carnegie Hall debut two years later. Weilerstein has performed with Australian orchestras several times, but this is your first chance to hear her solo. Bach’s C major cello suite demonstrates Weilerstein’s gift for shaping a single line into a thing of dancing grace, while Kodály’s richly-textured masterpiece gives the cellist scope to showcase her intensity, virtuosity and expressive gifts. INFORMATION

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ACO Academy Concert 2014 After an immersive week of tuition, rehearsal and performance in Melbourne, some of the countries brightest musical stars take to the Centre’s stage, alongside their ACO mentors, for a free public performance. And when we say ‘brightest stars’ we really mean it – these talented young musicians have gone through a rigorous audition process. Don’t miss your chance to hear the virtuosi of the future in the beautiful acoustics of Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

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Tue 8 July 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (One hour 50-mins incl. interval) Free pre-concert talk 6.45pm BRITTEN Tema Sacher GOLIJOV Omaramor BACH Cello Suite No.3 in C, BWV1009 KODÁLY Sonata for Solo Cello, Op.8 Alisa Weilerstein cello Premium $105 A reserve $92 ($50 concession) B reserve $75 ($50 concession) C reserve $50 Great Performers three concert series package from $120 Program partners The Langham Melbourne, ABC Classic FM & Montblanc

INFORMATION Sat 12 July 12 noon Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (One hour no interval) CORELLI Concerto Grosso in D, Op.6, No.7 SAINT-SAËNS Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op.28 (student soloist Grace Clifford) BRITTEN Simple Symphony Op.4 Grace Clifford violin (ACO Academy student soloist) Aiko Goto lead violin Musicians of the Australian Chamber Orchestra FREE – tickets required with entry details at melbournerecital.com.au Presented by the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Stochelo Rosenberg Trio Featuring Sebastien Giniaux & Joel Locher

Stochelo Rosenberg

SALON: SOLO

Stochelo Rosenberg brings his new power trio to Australia for the first time. Regarded as a true heir of Django Reinhardt, Rosenberg’s name is synonymous with gypsy jazz. His legendary flair and virtuosity are infused with unprecedented vigour through this collaboration with energetic young players Sebastien Giniaux (France) and Joel Locher (Germany). Brace yourself for a crossfire of unbelievable solos, breathtaking rhythms and constant invention, melded with the gypsy sense of entertainment.

MOOD INDIGO

Australian Art Orchestra: Atlas, Herbal & Ritual Chris Howlett

Chris Howlett & Hoang Pham

INFORMATION Tue 15 July 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) BEETHOVEN Sonata for Cello & Piano No.2, Op.5 MENDELSSOHN Prelude & Fugue No.1 in E minor, Op.35 MENDELSSOHN Sonata for Piano & Cello in D, Op.58 Chris Howlett cello Hoang Pham piano Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre Supported by The Vizard Foundation

Sat 19 July 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (90-mins no interval) Stochelo Rosenberg Trio A reserve $60 ($50 concession) B reserve $45 ($40 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

Young guitarist/composer Brett Thompson was the inaugural recipient of the Australian Art Orchestra’s Young Artist in Residence program and during a six-month period explored meeting-points between composition and improvisation with the AAO’s brilliant musicians. Now in its 20th year the AAO’s work constantly seeks to stretch genres and break down the barriers separating disciplines, forms and cultures. INFORMATION

Masterworks of the piano & cello repertoire Chris Howlett and Hoang Pham have performed together for over 15 years. They return to the Salon to perform two masterworks of the piano and cello repertoire. Both Beethoven and Mendelssohn’s second cello sonatas enrapture audiences with the spirited dialogue between cello and piano and the pathos of the Romantic period. In between these great works, Hoang will showcase the emotional magic of Mendelssohn’s Prelude & Fugue in E minor.

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Brett Thompson This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Mon 14 July 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) Australian Art Orchestra Brett Thompson composer/director/laptop computer Tickets $30 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Australian Art Orchestra Discover Mood Indigo, the Centre’s jazz stream, at melbournerecital.com.au/indigo

LOCAL HEROES 2014

Rhetoric

recently composed Old Kings in Exile by Brett Dean. This moving work evokes a plea for the continuity of memory of those we have lost, and details the harrowing challenges faced by the dying. INFORMATION

Syzygy Ensemble

Syzygy Ensemble explores the concept of music as a persuasive tool, music as passionate argument. The works in Rhetoric range from Ives’ last violin sonata, which invokes the religious fervour of evangelical hymns in order to both pay homage to and mock the church-goers of his day, through to the very

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Wed 16 July 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) IVES Violin Sonata No.4 DEAN Old Kings in Exile ALVAREZ Two surfaces LERDAHL Time After Time Syzygy Ensemble Daniel Richardson percussion Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Syzygy Ensemble

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National Boys Choir of Australia in Concert

Anthony Schulz & Nick Tsiavos

MOOD INDIGO

Folia Folia is a new program of works from Nick Tsiavos that explores the liminal space that is created when the mystery and beauty of Ancient Sacred chant collides with the anarchy and instability of Modernism. Joining him on this journey is the sublime artistry of Anthony Schulz and the hauntingly beautiful voice of Deborah Kayser.

The National Boys Choir of Australia, one of Australia’s finest youth choirs, presents a program of superb choral music as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. Repertoire includes Johann Michael Haydn’s Missa sub titulo Sancti Leopoldi with orchestra, the world premiere of Songs of Aristophanes by Daniel Riley and works by J.S. Bach and John Rutter. INFORMATION Sun 20 July 7pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours 15-mins incl. interval) J.M. HAYDN Missa sub titulo Sancti Leopoldi RILEY Songs of Aristophanes (world premiere) Works by J.S. Bach, John Rutter & others National Boys Choir of Australia Peter Casey & Philip Carmody artistic directors Robyn Cochrane accompanist Tickets $45 ($38 concession & $20 child) Presented by National Boys Choir of Australia

INFORMATION Thu 17 July 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) Nick Tsiavos contrabass Anthony Schulz piano accordion Deborah Kayser soprano Tickets $30 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre Discover Mood Indigo, the Centre’s jazz stream, at melbournerecital.com.au/indigo

National Boys Choir of Australia

Piano Quintets

Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Satu Vänskä performs firecracker showpiece Subito on the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Stradivarius violin, launching into a chamber music concert of Slavic melancholy and joy. Written just prior to the Nazi invasion of the USSR, Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet is a dramatic and harrowing premonition of the coming terror. Melting away the turbulence of Shostakovich is the bright, melodious joy of Dvořák’s Piano Quintet, one of the greatest pieces of chamber music in the canon. Internationally regarded for performances of ‘immense power and an extraordinary range of colours’ (New York Times), Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen is the perfect partner for these stirring works.

The peak of choral excellence in the great British tradition.

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Choir of Kings College, Cambridge

Since the 15th century, the vaulted arches of the chapel at King’s College, Cambridge have helped shape the distinctively pure tone of this special choir. Acknowledged as the peak of choral excellence in the great British tradition, the boys and men of the Choir share their uniquely beautiful vocal timbre in an unmissable selection of favourite classics and sparkling new repertoire. In this concert, the Choir performs works by Byrd, Palestrina, Purcell, Monteverdi, Britten, Vine and more.

INFORMATION Tue 22 July 7pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval) Works by BYRD, PALESTRINA, PURCELL, MONTEVERDI, STANFORD, SCULTHORPE, DEAN, VINE & BRITTEN Choir of King's College, Cambridge Stephen Cleobury director Premium $142 ($124 concession) A reserve $118 (103 concession) B reserve $83 ($72 concession) C reserve $56 ($49 concession) Presented by Musica Viva Australia

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Mon 21 July 8pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval) LUTOSLAWSKI Subito SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57 DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet in A, Op.81 Satu Vänskä & Rebecca Chan violin Christopher Moore viola Timo-Veikko Valve cello Paavali Jumppanen piano A reserve $110 ($95 concession) B reserve $90 ($76 concession) C reserve $67 ($56 concession) D reserve $47 ($41 concession) Under 30s $45 Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra

The Holy Sonnets of John Donne The music of Britten after Schubert and Bach Composed in two weeks, from his sick-bed after his return from concerts at BergenBelsen concentration camp, The Holy Sonnets of John Donne pulsate with a hatred of war. The committed pacifist, Britten’s monumental cycle addresses questions of faith in a world tortured by the death and misery of war. And like Donne, Britten’s cycle does see the possibility of redemption and salvation. Acclaimed chamber music duo Eidit Golder and Michael Smallwood are joined by their

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Acacia Quartet Lisa Stewart (violin), Myee Clohessy (violin), Stefan Duwe (viola) and Anna Martin-Scrase (cello) are Acacia Quartet and together they explore a memoir of composer Lyle Chan’s six years as an AIDS activist during the epidemic’s bleakest years in the 1990s. This work tells the story of how activists transformed a stigmatised, fatal disease. Like the autobiographical quartets of Steve Reich or Shostakovich, Lyle Chan’s AIDS memoir is in turn harrowing

Paavali Jumppanen

colleague and Australian Chamber Orchestra cellist, Julian Thompson, in a concert celebrating Britten’s music and the two greatest influences on his vocal writing: Bach and Schubert. INFORMATION Wed 23 July 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) BRITTEN Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op.35 Canticle I, Op.40 Passacgalia , lento-solenne from Cello Suite No.3, Op 87 BACH ‘Es dünket mich’ from Kantata Nr.175, Er rufet seinen Schafen mit Namen SCHUBERT Auf dem Strom, D943 Melbourne Art Song Collective Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Melbourne Art Song Collective

Eidit Golder & Michael Smallwood

and touching but ultimately an intensely uplifting story of a community that fought against all odds for their lives and won. INFORMATION Thu 24 July 6pm Salon (80-mins incl. interval) CHAN Mark and Adrian and her Sons Acacia Quartet Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Acacia Quartet in assoc with the 20th International AIDS Conference Supported by The Robert Salzer Foundation

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Never Say Farewell

Chris Stout & Catriona McKay ‘Emotional music of stark beauty using vulnerable tactile sounds.’

The story of the Farewell Symphony is the stuff of musical legend. Frustrated with Prince Nikolaus Esterházy’s drawn-out stay at his summer palace, Haydn composed a fiery new symphony with a strong musical hint: in the final movement, the musicians gradually left the stage, until only two remained. The Prince got the message: the court returned to the city the very next day. Young bassoonist Jack Schiller is a remarkable talent whose passionate musicality has already won him many fans. He joins the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra for this concert to perform Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, a rarely-heard gem with which he recently made his debut with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Chris Stout and Catriona McKay have performed, explored and sculpted their musical identities together for almost 20 years. Through a respect for tradition and a spirit of experimentation they continue to evolve and create a sound sensation and style operating at a rarefied level of expertise. The result is a dynamic and adventurous sound that retains the identity of their traditions yet allows the music to have a freedom and connection to other musical styles they are drawn to. INFORMATION Fri 25 July 6pm & 8pm Salon (One hour no interval) Chris Stout Shetland fiddle Catriona McKay Scottish harp Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

A musical legend and a fiery new symphony INFORMATION Sun 27 July 2.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (90-mins incl. interval) CORELLI Concerto grosso in F, Op.6, No.2 BRESCIANELLO Symphony in C, Op. 1, No. 3 MOZART Bassoon Concerto K.191 TELEMANN Concerto for four violins in D HAYDN Symphony No.45, Farewell Jack Schiller bassoon William Hennessy director Melbourne Chamber Orchestra Premium $109 ($101 concession) A Reserve $93 ($85 concession) B Reserve $76 ($68 concession) C Reserve $59 ($51 concession) Under 40s $40 Presented by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Chris Stout & Catriona McKay

‘An inspired fusion of cinema and performance that never fails The Guardian to delight… Blue Grassy Knoll are a national treasure.’

‘A true virtuoso, a brilliant player, a rare breed ... with a soloist’s personality’.

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Returning to Melbourne Recital Centre with a brand new score, home-town favourites Blue Grassy Knoll are joined by the Australian Silent Film Orchestra to present one of the greatest silent comedies ever produced, Buster Keaton’s The General, as you’ve never heard it before. The General has been critically hailed as a comedic masterpiece and is undoubtedly the best train film ever made. The Civil War adventure-epic was made toward the end of the silent era and is filled with hilarious sight gags and perfectly timed stunt work, all perfectly underscored by Blue Grassy Knoll’s creative sound world of music and effects.

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Kapsberger & the Mysterious Man

Sun 27 Jul 12 noon Salon (One hour no interval) Works by SPOHR, KRUMPHOLTZ, BALBASTRE and MOZART Maria Christina Cleary harp Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre Supported by The Vizard Foundation

music from the mystifying Ferdinando Valdambrini, who is thought to be Kapsberger’s student, admirer or alias, Continuo Collective demonstrates that the art of basso continuo is a never ending exploration of possibilities.

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Sat 26 July 4pm & 8pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (90-mins no interval) KEATON The General Blue Grassy Knoll Australian Silent Film Orchestra A reserve $50 ($45 concession) B reserve $40 ($35 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre Blue Grassy Knoll

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La Harpe à Paris 18th-century French harp recital Irish harpist, Maria Christina Cleary is noted for her improvisatory skills and ingenious continuo playing. In this intimate concert she performs on an 18th-century single pedal harp, rarely heard in Australia, playing works by Spohr (a contemporary of Beethoven), Krumpholtz, Balbastre and Mozart. The music is sublime and Maria captures the salon atmosphere of the time with her own original improvisations.

Buster Keaton’s The General

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Melbourne’s Continuo Collective carry on their quest to explore rediscovered and rarely heard works from the early life of the guitar. In this concert, Samantha Cohen (theorbo) and Geoffrey Morris (guitar) are joined by Vivien Hamilton (soprano) for an Italian feast of passion and intrigue from the turbulent years of the early Baroque. Featuring Girolamo Kapsberger’s Libro secondo d’aie and guitar

Mon 28 July 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) KAPSBERGER songs & solos VALDAMBRINI Baroque guitar solos Continuo Collective Vivien Hamilton soprano Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Continuo Collective

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Mostly Mozart – A French Connection

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Dido’s Lament Joe Chindamo and Zoë Black’s music is truly contemporary – forever evolving to the spirit of change. Featuring original compositions by pianist, arranger and composer, Joe Chindamo, as well as various arrangements befitting the nature of the duo, Joe and Zoë launch their new album, Dido’s Lament. INFORMATION

The Consort of Melbourne

The Armed Man On the occasion of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, The Consort of Melbourne presents a masterwork by Giacomo Carissimi inspired by war’s glory and folly; his rarely performed but stunning 12-part mass based on the French folk song ‘L’homme armé’. The performance is framed by anthems of war by Clément Janequin and Joseph Twist. This year The Consort of Melbourne presents a series of concerts that draws on the great repertoire for voices inspired by, or reflecting on the passion of human conflict and its triumphs and tragedies. INFORMATION Tue 29 July 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) JANEQUIN La Guerre CARISSIMI Missa L’homme armé TWIST Hombres, Victoria, Victoria! The Consort of Melbourne Peter Tregear director Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & The Consort of Melbourne

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'Mozart's delightful flute concerto' Jean-Philippe Rameau was one of the most important French composers of the Baroque era. His Les Indes galantes, termed an opéra-ballet, is a delicious song and dance spectacle exhibiting the French flair for colour and movement. Rameau’s French compatriots Jean Baptiste Lully and Cécile Chaminade add to this rich musical bouillabaisse with works that will transport you to continental Europe. Chaminade’s Concertino for flute and orchestra is considered fiendishly difficult with a highly decorative solo part that is quite demanding for the soloist and Mozart’s flute concerto with its unassuming grace, imaginative workmanship and expressive power is equally challenging. Mozart exhibited a special affinity with the woodwind family, writing prolifically for the instruments throughout his lifetime. The G–major Concerto is a stand-out work with its delectable melody and elegance.

INFORMATION Wed 30 July 11am (morning tea from 10.15am) Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (70-mins no interval) LULLY Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs from ‘Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme’ MOZART Flute Concerto in G, K.313 RAMEAU Excerpts from Les Indes galantes CHAMINADE Concertino for Flute & Orchestra, Op.107 Orchestra Victoria Adam Chalabi director Kiran Phatak flute Colin Fox host Tickets $47 ($38 concession/senior) – includes morning tea Three concert package $120 ($96 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre, Orchestra Victoria & Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)

Wed 30 July 2pm & 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) CHINDAMO Spiegelhaus PURCELL ‘Dido’s Lament’ from Dido & Aeneas SCARLATTI Sonata in G & Sonata in D minor HANDEL (arr. Chindamo) ‘Ombra mai fu’ GERSHWIN ‘It Aint Necessarily So’ HAGEN (arr. Chindamo) Harlem nocturne PROKOFIEV Five Melodies, Op.35 Joe Chindamo composer/arranger/piano Zoë Black violin Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Two concert package $65 ($48 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Joe Chindamo & Zoë Black

Joe Chindamo & Zoë Black

The New Palm Court Orchestra

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The New Palm Court Orchestra with Craig Beard Melbourne’s own virtuoso jazz vibraphonist Craig Beard joins The New Palm Court Orchestra (NPCO) for a vibrant concert of colour and warmth. Beard is a mesmerising performer and improviser, best known for his work with jazz ensemble Frock. He also featured on The New Palm Court Orchestra’s debut album Landscapes for a Mind’s Eye. The NPCO is a nine-piece chamber orchestra which brings together some of Melbourne’s best jazz, classical and improvising musicians. This concert features a selection of new compositions by the NPCO’s Artistic Director, pianist/composer Gemma Turvey.

INFORMATION Tue 29 July 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours & 10-mins-incl. interval) MOZART Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

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Thu 31 July 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) The New Palm Court Orchestra Gemma Turvey artistic director Craig Beard vibraphone Tickets $30 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre Discover Mood Indigo, the Centre’s jazz stream, at melbournerecital.com.au/indigo

Wesley College Concert

Sacré Cœur Music Concert Melbourne Recital Centre comes alive for the prestigious Sacré Cœur Senior School Music Concert. An eclectic repertoire of classical and highly spirited pieces will be performed on the night. Come and experience the vibrant talents of the school’s Year 7 to 12 girls and Community Choir; comprised of alumnae, staff, parents and friends of the School.

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MOZART Requiem with orchestra – Dies Irae, Confutatis, Lacrimosa COHEN Hallelujah Selections of FLEETWOOD MAC, STEVIE WONDER, QUEEN, JONI MITCHEL, SIMON & GARFUNKLE Featuring the School Orchestra, string ensembles, vocal ensembles, concert and jazz bands, flute and clarinet ensembles, percussion ensembles and 70–voice community choir. A reserve $29.95 ($24.95 concession) B reserve $24.95 ($19.95 concession) Presented by Sacré Cœur Tickets on sale 20 June

Wesley College Glen Waverley Campus Music School presents a concert featuring the Senior Symphonic Band, Campus Choir, auditioned String Ensembles, Symphony Orchestra and Concerto soloists. INFORMATION Thu 31 July 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours & 30-mins incl. interval) Tickets $37 ($23 concession) Presented by Wesley College, Glen Waverley Campus

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Festival of Beautiful Sound II

Melbourne pianists/composers Nat Bartsch and Luke Howard team up to present Part Two of the Festival of Beautiful Sound, an immersive display of reflective, ambient contemporary music. Rising through the Australian jazz scene, the two pianists have developed an aesthetic influenced by minimalist, indie and film music, with much admiration for each other’s work. This concert features the Nat Bartsch Trio, singer/songwriter Ryan Meeking (Whitaker) and some of Melbourne’s finest improvising and chamber musicians. Festival of Beautiful Sound II showcases Bartsch and Howard’s arrangements of each other’s music, as well as the music of Brambles, Radiohead and Whitaker. The Festival of Beautiful Sound I sold out in February – don’t miss this opportunity.

INFORMATION Fri 1 August 7pm Salon (One hour no interval) Nat Bartsch piano Tom Lee double bass Daniel Farrugia drums Luke Howard keyboard Ryan Meeking voice/guitar Brambles laptop Festival of Beautiful Sound Ensemble Tickets $45 ($30 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Luke Howard/Nat Bartsch Discover Mood Indigo, the Centre’s jazz stream, at melbournerecital.com.au/indigo

Dmitry Sinkovsky Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Vivaldi, Corelli, Scarlatti. A phenomenal musician, Dmitry Sinkovsky gives himself entirely to the music. With incredible energy and dazzling technique, Dmitry has combined two very rare gifts - as a baroque violin virtuoso and as a unique singer. This is Dmitry’s first Australian tour, performing a program of pure Baroque bliss. An explosive concert. Don’t miss it. INFORMATION Sat 2 August 7pm & Sun 3 August 5pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval)

VIVALDI Concerto in C, RV 177 CORELLI Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.11 in B-flat VIVALDI Concerto in D minor RV 246 Cantata for alto, strings & continuo SCARLATTI Concerto Grosso No.3 RV 684 VIVALDI Concerto in D minor RV 242 Op.8, No.7, ‘Per Pisendel’ Dmitry Sinkovsky Baroque violin Paul Dyer ao artistic director/conductor Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Premium $146 A reserve $125 B reserve $98 ($68 pensioner) C reserve $65 ($46 pensioner) Presented by Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

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Love & Death in Buenos Aires Part II

Mon 4 August 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) Works by PIAZZOLLA, SATIE, MOUNTFORT, KEEBLE, SIMPSON & WITTON Cosmo Cosmolino Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Cosmo Cosmolino

Sat 2 August 3pm & 6pm Salon (70-mins no interval) HAYDN Piano Trio No.39 in G, Hob.XV:25, Gypsy RACHMANINOV Piano Trio No.1 in G minor KATS-CHERNIN Butterflying for piano trio BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No.1 in D, Op.70, Ghost Streeton Trio Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Streeton Trio

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From My Life Poignant and lyrical, Quartz string quartet performs a program of great emotional depth. Czech composer Bedřich Smetana wrote his string quartet, From My Life in 1876 as an expression of his romantic ideals of a life in music. Comprising sketches of periods from his life, the work sways between feelings of joy and idealism and wistful reflections of youth to fragile moments of realisation as Smetana accepted his deafness. Australian composer and soprano Shauna Beesley recently composed a profoundly moving work taking Russian modernist writer, Anna Akhmatova’s poem Requiem as her text. Written between 1935 and 1940, the poem Requiem is a lyrical cycle of elegy, lamentation and witness, which Akhmatova wrote, worked and re-worked in secret, depicting the suffering of the common people under the Stalinist terror regime. INFORMATION Tue 5 August 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) SMETANA String Quartet No.1 in E minor, From My Life (Largo Sostenuto) BEESLEY Requiem for soprano & string quartet Quartz Shauna Beesley soprano Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Quartz

The Gypsy, The Ghost & Other Tales

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Streeton Trio

Depicting a mythical concept or other-worldly character, the Streeton Trio explores the fantastical musical worlds of Haydn’s rustic Gypsy Trio, Rachmaninov’s expressive Trio élégiaque No.1, Elena Kats-Chernin’s effervescent Butterflying and Beethoven’s masterful Ghost Trio. Immerse yourself in this magical program and let the Streeton Trio transport you to a magical place, far away.

Dmitry Sinkovsky

Cosmo Cosmolino

Melbourne-based quintet Cosmo Cosmolino continues their passionate exploration of music from the rarely performed suite of songs by Astor Piazzolla titled Quatro Canciones Porteñas (Four Songs of Buenos Aires). Oscillating between tango and gypsy music with ease, Cosmo Cosmolino perform unique arrangements of familiar Piazzolla pieces alongside original compositions, including a playful and inventive arrangement of Erik Satie’s Gnossienne No.1 and an original work that expresses liberation and freedom for all.



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Fairy Tales In a majestic program of fantasies and fairy tales, Seraphim Trio performs Dvořák’s dramatic Piano Trio No.3 and an enchanting fairy tale by Janáček. The Trio also premieres a new arrangement of Ravel’s Mother Goose by brilliant Melbourne-based composer Benjamin Martin, which is complemented by Peter Goldsworthy’s witty and incisive Meditations on Mother Goose – a fantastical exploration of musical fairy tales for the young at heart.

Seraphim Trio

INFORMATION Thu 7 August 7pm Salon (One hour & 50-mins incl. interval) JANÁČEK Pohadka (Fairy Tale) DVOŘÁK Piano Trio No.3 in F minor, Op.65 RAVEL (arr. Martin & Goldsworthy) Mother Goose Seraphim Trio Tickets $50 ($40 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Seraphim Trio

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Bach’s Mass in B minor

INFORMATION Siobhan Stagg

One of Bach’s final completed composition, the Mass in B minor, was never performed in its entirety during his lifetime, and it was more than 100 years before the world heard this sacred masterwork for the first time. Now hailed as one of the greatest compositions in the history of music, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, MSO Chorus, and a team of international soloists come together under one of the world’s leading Baroque specialists for this celebration of Bach’s immortal genius.

Thu 7 August 8pm & Sat 9 August 6.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours 20-mins incl. interval) BACH Mass in B minor BWV232 Stephen Layton conductor Siobhan Stagg soprano Christopher Lowery counter-tenor Nicholas Mulroy tenor Derek Welton bass Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Premium $133 (*Sat performance +$10) A reserve $112 ($90 concession) B reserve $92 ($73 concession) C reserve $71 ($57 concession) Presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Bach Violin Sonatas

Joanna Huszcza & Anthony Romaniuk

Australian pianist, harpsichordist and continuo player Anthony Romaniuk and violinist Joanna Huszcza perform Bach’s intricate and intimate sonatas for violin and keyboard. Anthony and Joanna began playing together as a duo in 2013 and have performed in the U.S., Belgium, France and Italy. They were artists-in-residence at the Piccola Accademia di Montisi in late 2013 and were selected as the 2014 Young Artists of the Concertgebouw in Bruges.

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Simone Young Conducts Gala Concert ANAM Orchestra welcomes back internationally renowned conductor Simone Young for her only Melbourne performance in 2014 in a program designed to push ANAM’s musicians to their limit. Also featuring Brett Dean on viola, this concert is the culmination of a week’s work with one of the world’s leading conductors. The project takes both musicians and audience members on a journey from Messiaen’s otherworldly L’Acension to the glory and drama of Brahms’ Symphony No.4.

Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar 90th Anniversary Gala Concert To celebrate their 90th anniversary, Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar presents its Gala Concert, celebrating the musical talents of students from Years 4 to 12. Featuring choirs and various instrumental ensembles, the students perform varied repertoire from art music through to well-known standards. INFORMATION Andrew Goodwin

INFORMATION Fri 8 August 7pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval) MESSIAEN L’Ascension DEAN Viola Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No.4 Brett Dean viola Simone Young conductor ANAM Orchestra Tickets $90 ($75 concession) Presented by Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)

Tue 12 August 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours & 30-mins incl. interval) Students of Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar Tickets $25 ($20 concession) Presented by Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar

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The Poet’s Love with Andrew Goodwin

Daniel de Borah

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Tue 12 August 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) SCHUMANN Dichterliebe, Op.48 Schumann’s Dichterliebe (The Poet’s Love) stands alongside the great song cycles of Franz MEDTNER Prologue from Eight Mood Pictures, Op.1, No.1 Schubert as a central work of the genre, Selected songs of RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, tracing the eternal story of love lost through TCHAIKOVSKY and RACHMANINOV the hyper-poetic imagery of flowers and dream worlds. Andrew Goodwin (tenor) and Andrew Goodwin tenor Daniel de Borah piano Daniel de Borah (piano) also pay homage to Tickets $38 ($28 concession) their musical lineage (both musicians Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and underwent years of study in St Petersburg) Daniel de Borah & Friends with a selection of songs by Russian masters.

Simone Young’s 2014 residency is made possible with the support of Lepley Properties The ANAM Orchestra is sponsored by the Ian Potter Foundation

Mon 11 August 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) BACH Sonata No.3 in E, BWV1016 Sonata No.6 in G for harpsichord & violin, BWV1019 Sonata No.2 in A, BWV1015 Anthony Romaniuk harpsichord Joanna Huszcza violin Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

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Isin Cakmakcioglu

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Violin & Harpsichord Reborn

Wed 13 August 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) JH D’ANGLEBERT Suite in G for solo harpsichord KREISLER Recitative & Scherzo Caprice for solo violin MILHAUD Sonata, Op.257 PISTON Sonatina VITALI Chaconne in G-minor Donald Nicholson harpsichord Isin Cakmakcioglu violin Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre Supported by The Robert Salzer Foundation

The traditional Baroque duo is turned upside down with rarely performed gems of the 20th century and juxtaposed with Baroque treasures. Vitali’s much-loved Chaconne and JH d’Anglebert’s Suite share the evening with the modernist French colours of Milhaud, neo-classical Piston and effervescent Kreisler performed by virtuosic pair Donald Nicholson and Isin Cakmakcioglu.

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John O’Donnell

Thu 14 August 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) BEETHOVEN Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.2 Sonata No.2 in A, Op.2 Sonata No.3 in C, Op.2 Sonata in E-flat, Op.7 John O’Donnell fortepiano Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre Supported by The Vizard Foundation

John O’Donnell performs Beethoven sonatas on the fortepiano; the early version of the piano that Beethoven would have known. A celebrated academic and musician, John O’Donnell is a leading authority in fortepiano, organ and harpsichord repertoire of 16th and 18th centuries. John O’Donnell

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Lisa Moore – From Me to You Described as ‘brilliant and searching… beautiful and impassioned… lustrous at the keyboard’ by The New York Times, pianist and vocalist Lisa Moore’s performances mesh music and theatre with expressive and emotional power, whether it be a solo recital or an elaborate chamber score. In this intimate concert, Moore performs music by Bresnick, Hearne, Newman and Rzewski, including the legendary De Profundis, based on Oscar Wilde’s letter of the same title. Saluting Australia’s cohort of gifted composers, Lisa also performs Brett Dean’s Equality and Prayer, based on text by Australian writer/artist Michael Leunig and premieres William Gardiner’s new work, Little Room.

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Lisa Moore

Australian Boys Choir 75th Anniversary Gala Concert

Benjamin Britten’s swashbuckling opera for boys, The Golden Vanity, was first performed by the Australian Boys Choir in 1970. To mark their 75th anniversary, the Choir returns to this soaring work, which forms the centrepiece of their 75th Anniversary Gala Concert. Featuring cameo appearances by The Vocal Consort and the choral organisation’s training ensembles, the program revisits significant and favourite works from its history and showcases the finalists from the 2014 Australian Boys Choir Composition Competition. INFORMATION Sun 17 August 3pm (Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval) BRITTEN The Golden Vanity Australian Boys Choir The Vocal Consort Noel Ancell OAM conductor Tickets $45 ($35 concession & $25 child) Presented by Australian Boys Choral Institute

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Australian String Quartet

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Fri 15 August 6pm Salon (70-mins no interval) DEAN Equality and Prayer HEARNE Intimacy and Resistance BRESNICK Ishi’s Song GARDINER Little Room (world premiere) RZEWSKI De Profundis NEWMAN I Think It’s Going To Rain Today Lisa Moore voice/piano Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre Supported by The Vizard Foundation

Three masterpieces, from arguably the three greatest composers for the string quartet performed by the Australian String Quartet. Haydn’s Op.77, No.1 is the grand, crowning achievement of a life inventing, exploring and perfecting the genre. Written 10 years later, in Beethoven’s middle period, the Serioso quartet is all fire and crystal whilst remaining compositionally one of the strictest and most tightly structured works he ever wrote. In Bartók’s Quartet No.5 we hear the master of the 20th century quartet adding another dimension of emotional depth to his already highly sharpened, perfectly constructed middle period works. Ever since its first

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performance in 1935, it has been hailed as one of the ultimate challenges for string quartets. INFORMATION Mon 18 August 7pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval) HAYDN String Quartet in G, Op.77, No.1 BEETHOVEN String Quartet, Op.95, Serioso BARTÓK String Quartet No.5 Australian String Quartet Tickets $75 ($57 concession) Under 30s $30 Presented by Australian String Quartet

A Celebration of The Beatles St Michael’s Grammar School presents its annual concert with a contemporary twist. Groove to concert performance works by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, including hit songs A Hard Day’s Night, Here Comes the Sun, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, and Blackbird – as well as a surprise appearance by the school’s very own ‘Beatles’.

French Virtuosity

Tickets $20 ($10 concession & $50 family) Presented by St Michael’s Grammar School Tickets on sale 21 July

INFORMATION Tue 19 August 7pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (One hour no interval) Students of St Michael’s Grammar School

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Kegelstatt Ensemble embarks on an exploration of the massive stylistic changes in French musical life surrounding the First World War. In this program, the 19th-century lavishness of Franck and Alkan is juxtaposed with the more casual note-spinning of Jean Françaix. All three pieces are exceedingly virtuosic in their own way, but speak with various levels of glory, irony and regret. INFORMATION Mon 18 August 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) FRANCK Quintet for piano & strings ALKAN Grand Fantasy on Don Juan for piano duet, Op.25 FRANÇAIX Trio for clarinet, viola & piano Kegelstatt Ensemble Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Kegelstatt Ensemble

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Lies You Can Believe In

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Sutherland Trio

Caroline Henbest (viola) and Edith Salzmann (cello) join members of Sutherland Trio, Caroline Almonte (piano) and Elizabeth Sellers (violin), for music inspired by great literature. The famous fairy tale ‘Cinderella’ is the basis for Prokofiev’s magnificent ballet score from which the beautiful Adagio for cello is taken. Folk music, both urban and regional can be traced in Brahms Piano Quartet Op.60 and Missy Mazzoli’s Lies You Can Believe In, which explores the intricacies of an embellished story. The poetry of Robert Burns lives on in Armstrong’s beautiful rendition of My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose.

2014 Spread the Seeds of Love Tour Through inspiring music, warm cultural dance and quicksilver Chinese martial arts movements, the children of Africa at Amitofo Care Centre orphanages (ACC) have captured hearts across the world since 2007. At the heart of the 2014 Spread the Seeds of Love Tour’s mission is to provide a world stage for their amazing children to showcase their potential and provide hope for their future. Together, they help raise funds for fellow orphans, orphaned by HIV/AIDS, and vulnerable children in their homeland. The troupe comprised of 21 children ages seven to 18 are ambassadors for the children of Africa. They will perform world music of joy and hope, touching African and Chinese folktales, and Chinese martial arts performances. Feel the excitement, view their progress and transform their future.

INFORMATION Wed 20 August 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) PROKOFIEV ‘Adagio’ from Cinderella, Op.97/b MAZZOLI Lies You Can Believe In BRAHMS Piano Quartet in C minor, Op.60 ARMSTRONG My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose SORENSEN Masque of Red Death Sutherland Trio Caroline Henbest viola Edith Salzman cello Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Sutherland Trio

INFORMATION Fri 22 August 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval) FREE – tickets required with entry details at melbournerecital.com.au Presented by Amitofo Care Centre Africa

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Norma

Viola Romance The rhapsodic combination of viola and mezzo-soprano timbres has inspired some of the most gloriously beautiful vocal chamber music. Together with guest artist Brett Dean, Songmakers Australia’s Sally-Anne Russell (mezzo-soprano) and Andrea Katz (piano) explore the well-known lyricism of Brahms and the more obscure expressionism of Joseph Marx, intertwined with the pinnacle of viola Romantic repertoire, Schumann’s Fairy Tales (Märchenbilder).

Melbourne Girls Grammar School Concert Melbourne Girls Grammar School Concert showcases the School’s larger instrumental and choral ensembles. Students perform repertoire encompassing everything from Australian works to British art music, Romantic and contemporary genres, including the seductive tones of Piazzolla. Featuring students of the three schools within the larger Merton Hall campus, Year 5 and 6 students of Wildfell, those of St Hilda’s in Year 7 and 8 and the Senior students in Years 9 to 12. The Middle Years Concert Band, the Concert Band and the Stage Band, the String Orchestra and the younger ‘training’ strings, the Orchestra, the five choirs and the students of Melbourne

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Grammar School will be represented throughout the concert and come together in a spectacular finale. INFORMATION Wed 20 August 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours & 20-mins incl. interval) Students of Melbourne Girls Grammar School Tickets $25.30 ($20.30 concession) Presented by Melbourne Girls Grammar School Tickets on sale 14 July

INFORMATION Thu 21 August 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) BRAHMS Two Songs, Op.91 MARX ‘Durch Einsamkeiten’ REUTTER ‘Antike Ode’ BERLIOZ ‘Le roi de Thulé’ BLISS Two nursery rhymes SCHUMANN Märchenbilder, Op.113 Songmakers Australia Brett Dean viola Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Songmakers Australia

Antica Italiana

La Compañia

The Italian Renaissance infused by cultural and artistic movements resulted in a dynamic and flourishing musical scene. Rich in rhythmic and melodic virtuosity, La Compañia, with their diverse and expressive period instruments presents a program of glorious songs with florid and flowing melodies. This vibrant music filled with ornamentation and embellishment is stunningly beautiful, and truly captures the spirit of the Italian Renaissance.

INFORMATION Sat 23 August 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Three hours incl. interval) BELLINI Norma SOLD OUT Presented by Victorian Opera

INFORMATION Sat 23 August 5pm & 7pm Salon (One hour no interval) La Compañia Danny Lucin director Lotte Betts-Dean soprano Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by La Compañia

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The celebrated title role of Norma demands a voice of extraordinary power and is a rare and unmissable operatic experience. Now Victorian Opera present Bellini’s much-loved work as the composer intended including the extended and magnificent original Act One finale. Spanish soprano Saioa Hernández makes her Australian debut as the tormented druid priestess Norma, with Rosario La Spina as her lover Pollione. Victorian Opera’s Artistic Director Richard Mills conducts a stellar cast accompanied by Orchestra Victoria.

Saioa Hernández

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Tognetti in Recital Tognetti and Osborne: A rare and intimate recital Pianist Steven Osborne’s recent concerts with the Australian Chamber Orchestra were hailed as ‘the most thrilling musical memory of the entire 2012 season’ (The Australian), ‘an evening of pure delight’ (West Australian) and ‘a ripsnorter of a performance’ (News Local) so it’s no surprise Richard Tognetti chose Osborne to partner in this rare and intimate recital. Together they perform three violin sonatas; Prokofiev’s virtuosic and lyrical showpiece, Debussy’s powerful last-ever completed work, and the final and most reflective of Beethoven’s violin sonatas. The concert opens with Prokofiev’s lyrical and graceful melodies and Fratres, described by Tognetti as ‘Arvo Pärt at his instrumental best.’

Imogen Cooper One of the greatest pianists of her generation, Imogen Cooper CBE makes a long overdue return to Australia for this special program highlighting her poetic, insightful interpretations of the composers closest to her heart: Brahms, Schubert and Schumann. INFORMATION Tue 26 August 7pm & Sat 30 August 8pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval) SCHUMANN Novelletten Op.21, No.2 in D Davidsbündlertänze Op.6 BRAHMS Theme & Variations in D minor (arr. from String Sextet Op.18) SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No.21 in B-flat, D960 Imogen Cooper piano Premium $128 ($112 concession) A reserve $107 ($93 concession) B reserve $75 ($65 concession) C reserve $50 ($44 concession) Presented by Musica Viva

Imogen Cooper

INFORMATION Mon 25 August 8pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval) PROKOFIEV Five Melodies: selections PÄRT Fratres PROKOFIEV Violin Sonata No.2 in D, Op.94a DEBUSSY Violin Sonata BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No.10 in G minor Richard Tognetti violin Steven Osborne piano A reserve $130 ($110 concession) B reserve $110 ($95 concession) C reserve $78 ($67 concession) D reserve $47 ($41 concession) Under 30s $45 Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra

Richard Tognetti

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GREAT PERFORMERS 2014

Nicolas Hodges Debussy: The 12 Études Destination Sweden 17th-century Sweden was one of Europe’s great powers, and the region’s grandeur and splendour are reflected in its rich musical heritage. Specially programmed by celebrated lutenist Tommie Andersson, Ludovico’s Band embarks on a historical quest, tracing the music of three generations of the Düben family – a great musical dynasty of composers and kapellmeisters. The Swedish celebration continues with the Australian premiere of unpublished trio sonatas of Johan Helmich Roman, regarded as the ‘Father of Swedish Music’, and an accompanying treasure trove of Swedish folk music, including sounds from the province of Dalarna, certain to make you want to dance the Polska.

Nicolas Hodges

‘Hodges’ recitals always boldly go where few other pianists dare with an energy that sometimes defies belief.’ The Guardian

LOCAL HEROES 2014

Ludovico’s Band

INFORMATION Tue 26 August 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) DÜBEN Hofkapellmeister HELMICH Sonata for two violins & basso continuo Dalecarlian Dances Ludovico’s Band Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ludovico’s Band

Debussy said that his 12 studies were only for pianists with ‘remarkable hands’. Fortunately, Nicolas Hodges possesses them. These late masterpieces are a distillation of Debussy’s revolutionary techniques, demanding that pianists transcend their instrument and themselves to create unimagined sonorities. They are also examples of Debussy’s sly wit and pop cultural interests: full of waltzes, jazz, Spanish guitars and parody. In short, they’re the perfect vehicles for a pianist like Nicolas Hodges, whose own wide-ranging tastes encompass everything from Beethoven to brand new works, often in the same concert. Hodges has stunned audiences with his skill and his ability to communicate in the most challenging of new music and his insights into the core piano repertoire. Common to all his performances is a desire to cross centuries

and continents to illuminate old and new repertoire with surprising juxtapositions demonstrating even more surprising parities. In this case, it is the late works of Beethoven and Debussy. The late sonatas of Beethoven are a radical redefinition of the form: freewheeling, philosophical and sublime, they are endlessly fascinating musical mazes. In the second movement of the Op.111 Sonata Beethoven transcends time itself, with a set of celestial variations that resound into infinity. Beethoven regarded his sketch-like Six Bagatelles, Op.126 as the best he had written, and there are tantalising hints of his most innovative works. Hiding behind the deadpan facade of Debussy’s Études are worlds of colour and invention as imaginative as anything he ever wrote, so that even as pianists are perfecting their octaves, they are learning how to dream.

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INFORMATION Wed 27 August 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval) Free pre-concert talk 6.45pm BEETHOVEN Six Bagatelles, Op.126 Piano Sonata in C minor, No.32, Op.111 DEBUSSY Études, Books I & II Nicolas Hodges piano Premium $105 A reserve $92 ($50 concession) B reserve $75 ($50 concession) C reserve $50 Great Performers three concert series package from $120 Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre Program partners The Langham Melbourne, ABC Classic FM & Montblanc

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Our Lady of Mercy College Heidelberg

Methodist Ladies’ College Concert A celebration of the Performing Arts at Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg featuring dancers, actors and musicians from years 7 to 12 performing in small and large ensembles. INFORMATION Thu 28 August 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours & 40-mins incl. interval) Dancers, actors & musicians from Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg Tickets $30 ($20 concession) Presented by Our Lady of Mercy College Tickets on sale 28 July

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The Company of Pianos II In this intimate concert, Andrea Keller is joined by her mentor, the highly acclaimed jazz pianist Mike Nock. ‘Nock’s ringing iconoclasm pervades all his music, taps a deep well of melody that transcends jazz and informs and ignites his every encounter.’ Fred Bouchard, Downbeat (USA)

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Andrea Keller

Fri 29 August 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) Andrea Keller & Mike Nock piano Tickets $30 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Andrea Keller Discover Mood Indigo, the Centre’s jazz stream, at melbournerecital.com.au/indigo

Kate Miller-Heidke

Kate Miller-Heidke ‘A career-best album. Miller-Heidke hits it out of the park…’ -

Kate Miller-Heidke has the critics raving with her fourth solo record, O Vertigo!, an album that playfully redefines the boundaries of pop music, while pushing her voice into uncharted vocal terrain. After launching the album with a sold-out series of intimate acoustic shows around the country, Kate returns with a full band of some of the nation’s best musicians to bring O Vertigo! to life in all its glory.

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Mon 1 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours 30-mins incl. interval) Students & staff of Methodist Ladies’ College Tickets $10 Presented by Methodist Ladies' College Tickets on sale 14 July

LOCAL HEROES 2014

Vocal Fireworks

INFORMATION Fri 29 August 8pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours 30-mins incl. interval) Kate Miller-Heidke Tickets $68.80 Presented by One Louder & The Harbour Agency

Reinventions

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INFORMATION

Rolling Stone

LOCAL HEROES 2014

Flinders Quartet is joined by prolific Australian pianist and composer Paul Grabowsky and Genevieve Lacey on recorder for a program inspired by the art of literature. The Quartet premiere a newly commissioned work by Grabowsky based on Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose, and pair it with Schubert’s String Quartet in A minor, which uses themes from his previous compositions based on the play, Rosamunde. Using Bach’s two part inventions as a starting point, Grabowsky then performs the original solo piano score, followed by Kats-Chernin’s popular Re-Inventions for recorder and string quartet. Grabowsky then concludes with his intriguing musical commentary on each reinvention – by reinventing the aforementioned Re-Inventions.

In its 132 years, The Methodist Ladies’ College has developed a rich and varied music performance program which has evolved and developed with each generation of young performers. Students and staff are excited to present a concert in the wonderful Elisabeth Murdoch Hall that features students from the Junior School through to students in their final year at College.

INFORMATION Bo Holten is one of Denmark’s most admired composers, conductors and musicians. His Operation Orfeo is Denmark’s most performed opera and his impressive oeuvre includes concerts and vocal works as well as music for Lars von Trier’s film The Element of Crime. In this first-time collaboration with The Song Company, Bo and the ensemble perform a fiery program full of neck-breaking speeds, hair-raising leaps and awe-inspiring harmonies, featuring works by Gesualdo, Berio, Marcellino and more.

Tue 2 Sep 6pm Salon (70-mins no interval) GESUALDO Three madrigals MARENZIO Three madrigals BERIO Sequenza III HOLTEN Rota Veneris MARCELLINO Due Madrigali FLECHA El Fuego The Song Company Tickets $59 ($54 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & The Song Company

Lowther Hall Music Concert Essendon’s Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School presents their Annual Music Concert featuring an array of diverse musical and vocal talent. Performances from the School’s orchestras, stage band, concert bands, choirs, ensembles and soloists, will showcase the talents of the students from Preparatory to Year 12. This evening of fine music promises to be an entertaining one and will culminate with the premiere of a newly commissioned work by Australian composer Paul Jarman.

INFORMATION Wed 3 Sep 7pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval) Students of Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School Tickets $35 ($25 concession & $112 family) Presented by Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School Tickets on sale 21 July

A Somewhat French Fantasy Flinders Quartet

INFORMATION Mon 1 Sep 7pm Salon (Two hours incl. interval) KATS-CHERNIN Re-Iinventions GRABOWSKY The Nightingale & the Rose SCHUBERT String Quartet No.13 in A minor, Rosemunde

Flinders Quartet Paul Grabowsky piano Genevieve Lacey recorder Tickets $50 ($40 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Flinders Quartet

LOCAL HEROES 2014

Trio Anima Mundi

In 2014, Trio Anima Mundi explores geographical and historical ideas from the 19th and 20th centuries. Both Camille Saint-Saëns and Lili Boulanger competed for the coveted Prix de Rome at various stages of their careers, but it was only Boulanger who won the title in 1913 at the age of 19. Her early demise at the age of 24 resulted in a relatively small output and her Deux pièces en trio was one of her last works. In contrast, the first piano trio of Saint-Saëns was written when the composer was 28 years of age.

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INFORMATION Thu 4 Sep 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) MARTIN Trio sur des mélodies populaires irlandaises BOULANGER Deux pièces en trio SAINT-SAËNS Piano Trio No.1 in F, Op.18 Trio Anima Mundi Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Trio Anima Mundi

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The Melting Pot LOCAL HEROES 2014

William Hennessy

Ensemble Liaison

Elegies & Dances

The Diary of Anne Frank James Whitbourn’s Annelies takes its title from Anne Frank’s birth name, Annelies Marie, and its inspiration from the young girl’s legendary diary written during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The Observer writes: ‘Annelies (Anne) Frank has a permanent place in history as the Jewish schoolgirl whose diary of her years hiding from the Nazis makes unbearable reading when we know her fate at Bergen-Belsen. Melanie Challenger has fashioned an elegiac libretto from its poetic pages which James Whitbourn sets with such tender respect it’s almost impossible to hear without tears.’ Ensemble Liaison is joined by renowned Australian soprano Greta Bradman and Extrinsic (former members of the Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne), directed by Michael Leighton Jones for this special concert.

INFORMATION Thu 4 Sep 7pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (80-mins no interval) WHITBOURN Annelies (Australian premiere) Ensemble Liaison Extrinsic (ex-Trinity College, Melbourne choral scholars) Greta Bradman soprano Michael Leighton Jones director Tickets $50 ($40 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ensemble Liaison

Adam Simmons

MOOD INDIGO

David Jones The Light Trio

and friendship of three gentlemen, and influenced by their life-long interest in the meditative and healing power of music.

The Light Trio performs extraordinarily beautiful original music with harp as the melodic focus. This concert is a fusion of World, folk, ethereal and ambient groove music, flavoured by Middle Eastern, Celtic, Asian, Greek and African influences. The Light Trio has a special chemistry – musicianship of the highest calibre, enriched by the respect

Sat 6 Sep 6pm Salon (75-mins no interval) David Jones drums Mike Johnson folk harp Evripides Evripidou guitar/bass/effects Tickets $45 ($30 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & David Jones

INFORMATION

The Melting Pot showcases the fascinating and beautiful convergence of the musical styles of two great artists. Australia’s Adam Simmons is known for music which is grounded in jazz with contemporary pop influences, while Italian Alessandra Garosi has classical roots but also has a lifelong interest in folk, rock and border-line music, especially performing the music of Frank Zappa, Nino Rota and Roger Eno. This program forms the basis of their newly released album, which is divided in two parts – Oriental and Occidental – showcasing the mix of influences these two virtuosic musicians bring together in The Melting Pot including the Australian premiere of Adam’s Laic Mass.

moods of the string orchestra; the sparkling drive of the dance, and the poignancy of the elegy. Stirring Bach and Stokowski arrangements of famous Baroque adagios will take your breath away. On the dance card are Bartók’s rustic regionalism and Grieg’s enduring tribute to the courtly manners of the 18th century. With over 250 concerto appearances to his credit, MCO Artistic Director William Hennessy is one of Australia’s best-loved soloists and his performance of Bach’s Concerto in A minor in this program is an event not to be missed. INFORMATION

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra presents an emotionally-charged homage to the two great

Sun 7 Sep 2.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (90-mins incl. interval)

SALON: SOLO

LOCAL HEROES 2014

Geoffrey Saba

Telemann in the Limelight

London-based Australian pianist Geoffrey Saba explores the influence of Near and Far Eastern music on composers from across the world in this colourful and virtuosic program. His Sydney recital in 2012 received rave reviews, Peter McCallum of The Sydney Morning Herald writing of his ‘consummate musicianship... glowing lyrical quality... poetic sense of line, moulding the architecture of the work with focused intensity and impressive cumulative impact.’ INFORMATION Mon 8 Sep 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) Program includes works by DEBUSSY, RAVEL, BOYD, SCULTHORPE, MESSIAEN & GRAINGER Geoffrey Saba piano Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre Supported by The Vizard Foundation

From opera and oratorio to orchestral and chamber music, Georg Telemann is one of the most revered composers in classical music history. Fundamentally self-taught, the German Baroque composer’s works set the trend for late-Baroque and early Classical music styling. Latitude 37 highlights why Telemann was one of the most prominent composers of his time in a musical celebration with guest Lucinda Moon (Baroque violin). INFORMATION Tue 9 Sep 6pm Salon (One hour no interval)| TELEMANN Trio Sonata in G minor Fantasia for solo violin No.9 in B minor Trio Sonata in E, TWV 42: e6 Trio Sonata No.10 from Essercizii Musici in D Sonata for viola de gamba in E minor, TWV 41: e5 Latitude 37 Lucinda Moon Baroque violin Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Latitude 37

JS BACH Sonata for Solo Violin A minor, BWV1003: Andante JS BACH Violin concerto in A minor, BWV1041 PURCELL (arr. Stokowski) Dido and Aeneas ‘Dido’s Lament’ BARTÓK Roumanian Folk Dances GRIEG Holberg Suite, Op.40 STANHOPE Elegies and Dances JS BACH (arr. Bachrich) Suite for Strings: Adagio Melbourne Chamber Orchestra William Hennessy violin/director Premium $109 ($101 concession) A Reserve $93 ($85 concession) B Reserve $76 ($68 concession) C Reserve $59 ($51 concession) Under 40s $40 Presented by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Genevieve Lacey & James Crabb Recorder and classical accordion are perhaps an unlikely pairing, but in the hands of James Crabb and Genevieve Lacey it becomes a magical one. Whether making a nod to their instruments’ roots in folk tunes, or presenting the kind of innovative new work for which they are individually renowned, these extraordinary artists create an unforgettable musical experience. The program includes transcriptions of Baroque works by J.S. Bach; a short Australian piece by Damian Barbeler; and traditional Scottish tunes, alongside other music celebrating the unique possibilities of this remarkable combination. INFORMATION Tue 9 Sep 11am (morning tea from 10am) Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (one hour no interval) Genevieve Lacey recorder James Crabb classical accordion Tickets $47 Presented by Musica Viva

INFORMATION Fri 5 Sep 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) Adam Simmons shakuhachi/saxophones/ contra-alto clarinet Alessandra Garosi piano Tickets $30 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Adam Simmons

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Geoffrey Saba

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Latitude 37

Genevieve Lacey

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Ears Wide Open #3 Introducing Mozart’s Gran Partita

Joe Henry

Whether you are a newcomer or want to take your appreciation of classical music to the next level, Ears Wide Open is an entertaining, educational experience. Australia’s most charismatic musical personality, Richard Gill, takes you on an interactive journey through immortal pieces of classical music performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Hear the Orchestra perform live on stage while learning more about Mozart’s Gran Partita. INFORMATION

Richard Gill

Tue 9 Sep 6.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (90-mins no interval) MOZART Gran Partita (excerpts) Melbourne Symphony Orchestra members Richard Gill conductor Tickets $20 ($17 concession) Presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Joe Henry

A Secret Life Story on 4 Strings The legendary Martin Feng ventures beyond China for the first time. Blending rock, jazz and traditional Chinese music, he has defied stereotype. He has captivated audiences with his virtuosity, eclectic repertoire, and relentless quest to redefine the boundaries of Chinese and Western music. Music runs in Feng’s family. Growing up in Northeast China, Martin was tutored by his father, Shaoxian Feng, the leading exponent of the exquisitely expressive yueqin (a traditional Chinese lute). Since 1978, Feng has been a solo performer and principal with the National Chinese Orchestra, and founding member of the first ever Chinese rock band ‘White Angels’ and becoming proficient in electric guitar. In addition to guitar, he plays many traditional Chinese instruments. A Secret Life Story on 4 Strings is Martin’s journey from being a young man in exile to

his determination to defy conventions and embrace Western contemporary forms. Martin explores being an individual in his home country, where political and social constraints define identity. With his band, Martin’s program combines Chinese and western musical forms, reflecting how jazz, rock and world music influences were introduced to traditional Chinese music, in an inspiring story of meeting of very different sounds and traditions. INFORMATION Wed 10 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval) Martin Feng, ruan, & Band A reserve $65 ($55 concession) B reserve $50 ($40 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

Martin Feng

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MOOD INDIGO

Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak: Showcase Concert The Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak Showcase Concert celebrates the performance excellence of its instrumental, vocal and orchestral musicians. Performers for this concert are selected by audition and they perform with piano, string orchestra and symphony orchestra. Repertoire to be performed includes works by Telemann, Khachaturian, Piazzolla, Hyde and Saint-Saëns. INFORMATION Thu 11 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours & 30-mins incl. interval) Selected solo works & orchestral works including: GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16 (2nd mvt) SARASATE Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) HILL Viola Concerto (3rd mvt) MOZART ‘Una donna a quindici anni’ from Cosi fan tutte Students from Years 7-12 The Loreto Symphony Orchestra & Mandeville String Orchestra Tickets $35 ($20 concession) Presented by Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak Tickets on sale 8 August

Michelle Nicolle sings Duke Ellington

Michelle Nicolle

Michelle Nicolle presents an exquisite program celebrating the great Duke Ellington. Ellington and his faithful collaborator, Billy Strayhorn, wrote so many songs that continue to be loved by generations. Michelle presents a program that demonstrates Ellington and Strayhorn’s perfect balance of intricate, yet memorable melodies and poetic, eloquent lyrics, featuring such songs as ‘In a Sentimental Mood’, ‘Solitude’, ‘Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me’, ‘Something to Live For’, and of course, ‘Mood Indigo.’ INFORMATION Sat 13 Sep 4pm & 8pm Salon (80-mins no interval) Michelle Nicolle Quartet Tickets $45 ($30 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Michelle Nicolle Quartet Discover Mood Indigo, the Centre’s jazz stream, at melbournerecital.com.au/indigo

For over 24 years, Joe Henry has left a unique imprint on American music. His poetic songs incorporate a broad swathe of American musical styles – rock, jazz, soul, folk-imbued blues and alt-country stylings. With his growling, soul-inflected vocals and tales of a shrewdly observed America, Henry is often likened to Tom Waits. A songwriter with a deeply reflective point of view, the warring forces of romance and chaos in his songs give his live shows an unforgettable emotional impact. In this solo Australian tour Joe will be launching his 13th studio album Invisible Hour and will be performing new acoustic songs alongside rarely performed older material. Henry has produced a grammy Award®winning album for Solomon Burke, as well as producing for Teddy Thompson, Elvis Costello

and Allen Toussaint, Ani DiFranco, Billy Bragg, Bonnie Raitt, Allen Toussaint, Loudon Wainwright III and Solomon Burke. He has collaborated with the likes of T Bone Burnett, Daniel Lanois, Madonna and jazz icon Ornette Coleman. INFORMATION Fri 12 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours 20-mins incl. interval) Joe Henry A reserve $65 ($60 concession) B reserve $55 ($50 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in association with Gaynor Crawford Presents

Mozart’s Jupiter The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra is joined by two of the most gorgeous musicians – Marshall McGuire (period harp) and Melissa Farrow (period flute), the epitome of beauty and elegance – their feeling for fine taste, finesse and simplicity is every bit as captivating as it is accomplished. Mozart received a commission in Paris to compose a double concerto for flute and harp for the Comte de Guines. De Guines was a favourite of Marie Antoinette and a fine flautist. With its poetic, serene second movement and glorious shades of colour from the rarely heard period harp, it’s no wonder this piece has become a truly beloved Mozart work. Get ready for Mozart’s last symphony. The mythological name Jupiter symbolises the classical deity and virtues of strength and wisdom. It is a triumphant and exciting masterpiece. The final coda of the Jupiter Symphony is a miracle.

B reserve $98 ($68 pensioner) C reserve $65 ($46 pensioner) Presented by Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

INFORMATION Sat 13 Sep 7pm & Sun 14 Sep 5pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval) MOZART Overture to Lucio Silla Concerto for Flute & Harp K299 Symphony No.41 in C, Jupiter, K551 Marshall McGuire period harp Melissa Farrow period flute Paul Dyer AO artistic director/conductor Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Premium $146 A reserve $125

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Red Fish Blue Elevated: Mills meets Ellington Richard Mills features in this Gala Concert conducting his very own Double Concerto, with young soloists and ensembles from the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. Celebrate the talented students of the VCA Secondary School with Edward Elgar, Duke Ellington’s large scale suite Harlem, and a world premiere choral work, under the batons of Mills, Marco Van Pagee, Michael Sargeant and Dermot Tutty. INFORMATION Mon 15 Sep 7.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval)

LOCAL HEROES 2014

Grammar For Syzygy Ensemble’s final Local Heroes performance in 2014, words are translated into musical signals – scribbles and scratchings become art. Bray’s Renga Miniatures reimagines medieval Japanese poetry in sonic form, while Dzubay’s Kukulkan derives from the recorded rites and rituals of the ancient Aztecs. Each work is, in some way, informed by historical writings, delivering extraordinary emotional messages of precision and power. INFORMATION Thu 18 Sep 6pm Salon (One hour 10–mins no interval) BRAY Renga Miniatures ROMITELLI Domeniche alla periferia dell’impero KERRY new work HUREL Pour Luigi DZUBAY Kukulkan 2 Syzygy Ensemble Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Syzygy Ensemble

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MILLS Double Concerto for violin & clarinet ELLINGTON Harlem ELGAR Introduction & Allegro TUTTY Going Dark (world premiere) Richard Mills conductor Marco Van Pagee conductor Michael Sargeant conductor Dermot Tutty choral director Steven McTaggart choreographer Students of the VCA Secondary School Tickets $47 ($32 concession, $42/$27 groups) Presented by the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School Tickets on sale 21 July

Mozart Favourites In the movie Amadeus, the composer Salieri speaks of the Adagio of Mozart’s Gran Partita as a moment ‘of such delight it had me trembling. The light flickered in the room. My eyes clouded!’ Under superb British clarinettist Michael Collins, this sumptuous, elegant work is part of a spellbinding collection of Mozart masterpieces performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra that includes the concerto voted Australia’s favourite by ABC Classic FM listeners. INFORMATION Thu 18 Sep 8pm & Sat 20 Sep 6.30pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval) MOZART Serenade No.10 for winds Gran Partita Clarinet Concerto Symphony No.34 Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Michael Collins director/clarinet Premium $133 (*Sat performance +$10) A reserve $112 ($90 concession) B reserve $92 ($73 concession) C reserve $71 ($57 concession) Presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • SEPTEMBER

Melbourne Guitar Quartet

The Earth To Our Ears – Australian Guitar Music

MOOD INDIGO Red Fish Blue is an alliance of two improvisers from Melbourne: Sam Keevers (piano) and Javier Fredes (percussion) with two from Sydney: Brett Hirst (bass) and Simon Barker (drums). First formed around 2002, Red Fish Blue was nominated in the best contemporary jazz ensemble category at the inaugural Australian Bell Awards and has released one CD on Jazzhead, Deep courtesy of an ABC Jazztrack recording. Drawing on influences from Cuba, Korea, Brazil and Australia, Red Fish Blue use original compositions, often with simple forms, as fuel for their improvisations. INFORMATION Fri 19 Sep 7pm Salon (One hour no interval) Red Fish Blue Tickets $30 ($25 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Red Fish Blue Discover Mood Indigo, the Centre’s jazz stream, at melbournerecital.com.au/indigo

Melbourne Guitar Quartet (MGQ) performs a retrospective of the works of two of Australia’s most respected composers: Nigel Westlake and Robert Davidson. Both have contributed superb works to guitar literature and this program celebrates their music with a selection of unique arrangements and original settings. Ambience, stillness and rhythmic drive feature heavily, using many different guitars (including steel string and dobro), percussion and Ron Murray on didgeridoo.

Ludovico’s Band

Love, Sex, Death: Music To Die For Ludovico’s Band has spent years exploring these emotions through music across many centuries, and in this program they wear their hearts on their sleeves, taking audiences on an emotional rollercoaster of a ride through the highs and lows of love – from the sublime and exquisite to the tragic and painful. Joined by a cast of talented singers, Ludovico’s Band performs works by Purcell, Monteverdi and more. INFORMATION

INFORMATION Tue 16 Sep 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) WESTLAKE Six Fish Omphalo Centric Lecture (arr MGQ) DAVIDSON Coonowarin Landscape (arr for MGQ by Robert Davidson) Melbourne Guitar Quartet Ron Murray didgeridoo Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Melbourne Guitar Quartet

LOCAL HEROES 2014

Brett Hirst

Tue 23 Sep 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) PURCELL Dido & Aeneas: Dido’s Lament DOWLAND Lachrimae Pavane MONTEVERDI Pur ti miro CACCINI Amarilli mia bella PURCELL Chaconne in G minor Ludovico’s Band Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ludovico’s Band

Timothy Young & Giluio Plotino Students together at the Niccolò Paganini Consevatorium in Genova, Italy, Timothy and Giulio present a program of joyous and virtuosic favourites. Abundant melodies and playful exchanges contrast with intense and passionate expression in the youthful sonatas of Beethoven and Paul Hindemith. Stravinsky and Ravel will impress as they explore and push the technical boundaries of the two instruments, finding extraordinary colours and exotic subjects; Stravinsky in his own alchemic transcription of his ballet The Fairy’s Kiss and Ravel’s exploration of the Gypsy style and improvisatory world.

INFORMATION Thu 25 Sep 6pm Salon (One hour no interval) BEETHOVEN Sonata for Piano & Violin Op.12 No.2 in A HINDEMITH Sonata in E, Op.11 STRAVINSKY Divertimento for Violin & Piano RAVEL Tzigane (Rhapsodie de concert) Giulio Plotino violin Timothy Young piano Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre, Timothy Young & Giulio Plotino

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Borodin Quartet The legendary Borodin Quartet is living history. Approaching their 70th concert season, the Borodins return to Australia with music of great depth and emotional resonance. The printed music used by the group bears markings in Shostakovich’s own hand. Just as importantly, the Quartet’s unwritten traditions carry a unique impact that makes every concert glow with the authenticity of experience and knowledge as the players immerse themselves into the mighty ‘Borodin sound’. INFORMATION Sat 27 Sep 8pm & Tue 14 Oct 7pm Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours incl. interval) Program I BEETHOVEN String Quartet in G, Op.18, No.2 SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110 TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet No.2 in F, Op.22

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Keep Me Informed Program II BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F, Op.18, No.1 SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No.11 in F minor, Op.122 SCHUBERT String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D810 ‘Death and the Maiden’ Borodin Quartet Premium $128 ($112 concession) A reserve $107 ($93 concession) B reserve $75 ($65 concession) C reserve $50 ($44 concession) Presented by Musica Viva

The Animals Noah Forgot The Animals Noah Forgot is a cabaret for Australian children taking its title and core material from the delightful publication for the young by A.B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson. Paterson’s collection of poems has served as the inspiration for a set of six songs written by respected conductor, educator and composer Noel Ancell oam (published by Morton Music). In this year celebrating the 150th anniversary of Paterson’s birth, these songs and selected poems weave together a story about Banjo’s eccentrically loveable characters, incorporating dance and movement, singing and listening activities, presented by two members of Songmakers Australia. Engaging music, poetry and illustrations for children aged 3-10 years and their families. INFORMATION Tue 30 Sep 10am & 11.30am Salon (45-mins no interval) A.B. (Banjo) Paterson text Norman Lindsay illustrations Andrea Katz piano Nicholas Dinopoulos bass-baritone/narrator Tickets $20 Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre See page 37 for ticketing details

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The Eroica

Natsuko Yoshimoto

One of Australia’s leading pianists, Kristian Chong teams up with one of Australia’s foremost violinists, Natsuko Yoshimoto for a lively program that showcases the wit, complexity and determination of Beethoven’s compositional creativity with two of the composer’s most iconic sonatas for piano and violin. The formidable and thrilling C minor Sonata (nicknamed the Eroica) is complemented by the striking Op.12 No.3 Sonata, and is contrasted with Debussy’s whimsical and colourful sonata for violin and piano. INFORMATION

Norman Linsday Illustrations (c) H. C. & A. Glad

Mon 29 Sep 2pm & 6pm Salon (70-mins no interval) BEETHOVEN Sonata for Piano & Violin Op.12, No.3 in E-flat Sonata for Piano & Violin No.2 in C minor, Op.30 DEBUSSY Sonata for Violin & Piano in G minor Kristian Chong piano Natsuko Yoshimoto violin Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Kristian Chong & Friends

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Adelaide Chamber Singers Monteverdi’s creative fire burns brightest in his madrigals. Full of passion and musical invention, they are the pinnacle of an intimate yet dramatic musical genre that eventually led to the creation of opera. Award-winning Adelaide Chamber Singers (‘Grand Prix’ Musica Sacra a Roma 2013, “Choir of the World at Llangollen 2013”) presents Monteverdi’s Fire – a music-theatre presentation of Monteverdi’s complete Sixth Book of Madrigals devised by opera director Andy Packer and conductor Carl Crossin.

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INFORMATION Tue 30 Sep 6pm Salon (70-mins no interval) MONTEVERDI Madrigals Adelaide Chamber Singers Tickets $38 ($28 concession) Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Adelaide Chamber Singers Supported by The Robert Salzer Foundation

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Inspired Giving Participating in the arts gives life richness and meaning and plays a vital role in community wellbeing. With the help of our donors, Melbourne Recital Centre fosters this life-enhancing connection as Victorians of all ages and backgrounds gather here to be moved and delighted by music. In 2012, the Centre launched seven Leadership Circles to support its artistic pillars of concert presentation, artist development and audience education. We thank the following visionary philanthropists for their support of this initiative. Artist Development Leadership Circle Colin Golvan sc & Dr Deborah Golvan The Vizard Foundation Great Performers Leadership Circle Geoff & Jan Phillips Life-long Learning Leadership Circle Betty Amsden oam Kathryn Fagg Master Class Leadership Circle Cathy Lowy & John Price New Music Leadership Circle Naomi Milgrom ao Peter Jopling am qc Local Heroes Leadership Circle Lady Marigold Southey ac Warwick & Paulette Bisley Andrew & Theresa Dyer Dr Garry Joslin & Prof Dimity Reed am Majlis Pty Ltd We also thank the following patrons whose generosity ensures the Centre can make a real difference in the lives of young artists and reach the broadest possible audience. ENCORE BEQUEST PROGRAM Anonymous (2) Betty Amsden oam Jenny Anderson Ken Bullen Jim Cousins ao & Libby Cousins Dr Garry Joslin The Estate of Beverley Shelton & Martin Schönthal Mary Vallentine ao MUSIC CIRCLE PATRONS PROGRAM Magnum Opus Circle ($20,000+) Betty Amsden oam* Colin Golvan sc & Dr Deborah Golvan* Cathy Lowy & John Price* Naomi Milgrom ao* Lady Marigold Southey ac* Annamila Pty Ltd* Majlis Pty Ltd* The Playking Foundation

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Virtuoso Circle ($10,000+) Jean Hadges Mrs Margaret S Ross am & Dr Ian C Ross* J.A Westacott & T.M Shannon Melbourne Recital Centre Board of Directors Kathryn Fagg* Peter & Cally Bartlett* Stephen Carpenter & Leigh Ellwood Des & Irene Clark Joseph Corponi Margaret & Ronald Farren-Price Mr John Higgs & Mrs Betty Higgs Julie Kantor* Composers Circle ($4000+) Anonymous (2) Warwick & Paulette Bisley Harold & Krystyna Campbell-Pretty* Andrew & Theresa Dyer George & Laila Embelton Dr Helen Ferguson* Andrea Goldsmith Richard Gubbins* Yvonne Von Hartel am & Robert Peck* Dr Alastair Jackson* Peter Jopling am qc* Dr Garry Joslin & Prof Dimity Reed am* Alison & David Lansley Geoff & Jan Phillips Craig Reeves Maria Sola & The Late Malcolm Douglas Janet Whiting* Lyn Williams am* Melbourne Recital Centre Senior Management Message Consultants Australia Pty Ltd The Vizard Foundation* Youth Music Foundation Australia* Musicians Circle ($2500+) Brian & Esther Benjamin Eva Besen ao & Marc Besen ao Jim Cousins ao & Libby Cousins* Robert & Jan Green* Jenny & Peter Hordern Sarah & Baillieu Myer ac James Ostroburski Christine Sather Dr Cherilyn Tillman & Mr Tam Vu* Drs Victor & Karen Wayne Global Leadership Foundation* Prelude Circle ($1000+) Anonymous (5) Adrienne Basser Helen Brack Bill & Sandra Burdett Barbara Burge* John & Thelma Castles* Lord Francis Ebury & Lady Suzanne Ebury Maggie Edmond Lorraine Elliott am Penny & Grant Fowler* The Leo & Mina Fink Fund Rosemary Forbes & Ian Hocking

Our Partners Susan Fallaw* William J Forrest am Dr Jane Gilmour oam* Angela Glover Nance Grant am mbe Sue Hamilton & Stuart Hamilton ao Kristin & Martin Haskett Judith Hoy Penelope Hughes Prof Andrea Hull ao* Michael & Gillian Hund Darvell M Hutchinson am Helen Imber Stuart Jennings Ed & Margaret Johnson Michael & Silvia Kantor* Alan Kozica & Wendy Kozica Diana Lempriere* Robert MacFarlane Sally MacIndoe* David Marr & Sebastian Tesoriero Norene Leslie McCormac Maria Mercurio Dr Richard Mills am* Stephen Newton ao Prof David Penington ac & Mrs Sonay Penington* Helen L Perlen Dr Robert Piaggio Lady Potter ac* Peter Rose & Christopher Menz Rae Rothfield Samara, Countess of Beekman Meredith Schilling Kate & Stephen Shelmerdine Barbara & Duncan Sutherland Elisabeth & Peter Turner Sally Webster Peter Weiss ao Igor Zambelli Supporters ($500+) Anonymous (1) The Hon Mary Delahunty* Margaret & Baden Hagger Hans & Petra Henkell Dr Robert Hetzel* George & Grace Kass The Hon Sen Rod Kemp & Ms Daniele Kemp* Peter & Barbara Kolliner Ann Lahore Travis Pemberton* Kerryn Pratchett Margarita & Paul Schneider Greg Shalit & Miriam Faine Barry & Barbara Shying Anne Stonehouse am John & Myriam Wylie

List of patrons accurate as of 12 May 2014

Melbourne Recital Centre acknowledges the generous support of its business and philanthropic partners Founding Patron Dame Elisabeth Murdoch ac dbe Board Members Kathryn Fagg, Chair Peter Bartlett Stephen Carpenter

Des Clark Joseph Corponi Margaret Farren-Price

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