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Music theSprings Springs Musicby by the February 15 – February 17, 2019 Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel 124 Main Road, Hepburn Springs

Welcome A Message from Stewart Kelly, Artistic Director

What a magical weekend the first Music by the Springs turned out to be. There was such joy from the artists and audience alike and we were overwhelmed with the generosity of the reaction from our sold-out crowd. The coming together of friends old and new with beautiful food, fantastic wine, a peaceful and grand setting and of course the music is a special recipe indeed. We have taken onboard the feedback from our debut audience to promise even more next year and ensure another unforgettable weekend. I’m thrilled to say five faces will return to the stage in 2019 along with three new musicians to again present six concerts over three days. And I’m so excited to announce that broadcasting legend Margaret Throsby will join us for Classical Conversations where we will finally get to turn the tables and ask questions of one of our most successful interviewers. I’ve been working on this program since even before the first festival had concluded and am thrilled to reveal all the treasures that will be presented. Particular highlights will surely be William Hennessy’s solo Bach at 11pm in the Villa Parma cellar for Ultimate ticket holders who will hear the mighty chaconne under candlelight, the overwhelming piano quartet of Fauré with four star musicians on Saturday night and I personally can’t wait for the party that will be our dance music themed grand finale. We look forward to welcoming you back in February to beautiful Hepburn Springs! Stewart Kelly Artistic Director

The Artists Justin Beere clarinet Associate principal clarinet with Orchestra Victoria, critically acclaimed soloist and chamber musician and one of the Australia’s most exciting young musicians.

Greta Bradman soprano Australia’s biggest name in opera and song right now! An audience favourite and current Decca recording artist.

Caroline Henbest viola Former principal viola of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, now senior Faculty member of the Australian National Academy of Music and much sought after soloist.

William Hennessy violin Artistic Director of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and legendary Australian violinist William Hennessy AM debuts at Music by the Springs.

Stewart Kelly piano Melbourne pianist Stewart Kelly, acclaimed collaborative pianist in demand with Australia’s finest instrumentalists and singers and regular performer in Melbourne’s leading concert venues and recital halls.

Elizabeth Layton violin Head of Strings at the Elder Conservatorium after 13 years as concertmaster of the BBC Scottish Symphony with a major career in chamber music throughout the UK and Europe.

Trish O’Brien cello Co-Artistic Director of Ensemble Q, member of the Endeavour Trio and former principal player of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Lucy Warren violin Newly appointed violinist to Orchestra Victoria and director of Sydney’s Strelitzia Piano Trio.

Timothy Young piano Head of Piano at Australia’s most prestigious music school, the Australian National Academy of Music, founding member of Ensemble Liaison and one of Australia’s most accomplished pianists and chamber musicians.

The Program

Friday February 15 EVENING 5:30pm Arrival

Welcome Drinks

Welcome drinks, including an exclusive Meet the Artists function for Ultimate ticket holders in the Conservatory. 6:30pm Welcome Dinner Enjoy entreé and main course from the award winning Argus dining room. 8:00pm Opening Concert Music of festive celebration opens the proceedings, concluding with one of the great masterpieces of chamber music.

Dinner in the Argus Dining Room

Dvořák – Carnival Overture arr. Piano four hands Françaix – String Trio de Falla – Seven popular Spanish Songs Interval Sculthorpe – Dreamtracks for violin, clarinet and piano Schumann – Piano Quartet in E-flat major op. 47

Candlelight Concert

10:00pm Dessert and a night cap Join the artists for a night cap and sweet treats in the dining room.

Saturday February 16 DAY


11:00am Morning Recital – Tremendous Trios

6:30pm Evening Concert

Who said three was a crowd!? Mozart – Trio for clarinet, viola and piano Kegelstatt K.498 Dvořák – Terzetto for two violins and viola op. 74 Beethoven – Piano Trio in E-flat major op. 70 no. 2 12:30pm Lunch

Schubert’s sublime song is paired with Moszkowski’s ridiculous and charming suite which leads us into Fauré’s magnificently grand second piano quartet before dinner. Schubert – The Shepherd on the Rock for soprano, clarinet and piano D.965 Moszkowski – Suite for two violins and piano op. 71 Fauré – Piano Quartet no. 2 in G minor op. 45

A picnic lunch for you to enjoy either in the air conditioned comfort of the dining room or go exploring the beautiful gardens of the hotel and beyond to the townships of Hepburn Springs and Daylesford.

8:00pm Gourmet Dinner

2:00pm Classical Conversations

11:00pm Candlelight Concert

Classical Conversations in 2019 features pioneering broadcaster Margaret Throsby, chatting with Stewart Kelly about her life, career and her never waning passion for classical music.

(For Ultimate ticket holders)

A lavish three-course dinner with matching wines in the Argus dining room with the artists.

William Hennessy performs the D minor Partita of Bach which concludes with the famous chaconne to candlelight in the evocative cellar of Villa Parma. Bach - Partita no. 2 in D minor BWV1004

The Program

Sunday February 17 DAY 11:00am Morning Recital – Duelling Duos Pairs of artists perform masterpieces either known or undeservingly overlooked. d’Indy – Cello Sonata Sibelius – Duo for Violin and Viola Britten – A selection of folk song settings for soprano and piano Brahms – Clarinet sonata no. 2 in E-flat major op. 120 no. 2 12:30pm Lunch A magnificent final feast! 2:00pm Grand Finale – Permission to dance! The entire cast re-assembles for a concert that will bring the weekend to a thrilling finale. Haydn – Piano Trio in G major Gypsy Rondo Carmichael – Latin American Dance Suite for four hands Henryson – Off Piste Sarasate – Zeigunerweisen Bolcom – Graceful Ghost Rag Songs from the world of Dance Piazzolla – Selected tangos Program correct at time of printing. Artists reserve the right to alter the program.

Classical Conversations MARGARET THROSBY Since joining the ABC as an announcer in 1967, Margaret Throsby has overcome major barriers to the accepted roles for women in broadcasting. Margaret broke the sound barrier for a new generation, becoming the first woman to read national radio news since the War years. Soon after, in 1978, Margaret was the first woman to present national television news. She has presented a variety of music and current affairs programs, and won a devoted audience for her high rating morning program The Margaret Throsby Show on ABC Radio Sydney. On ABC Classic FM, the five day a week Midday Interview with Margaret Throsby was a one hour interview, in which a special guest gave insight into their life and work, along with their own selection of music. In over 20 years the list of more than three thousand guests reads like a Who’s Who of Australians and visitors from abroad. This amazing gathering included Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Oliver Sacks, Patricia Routledge, Dr Tim Flannery, the Hon Paul Keating, Claire Bloom, John le CarrÊ, Victoria de los Angeles, Spike Milligan, Jane Fonda, Cate Blanchett, Bruce Beresford, Steve Waugh, Ian Thorpe, Ralph Fiennes, Martin Amis, The Hon Bob Hawke, The Hon John Howard, Annie Proulx, Margaret Attwood, Jonathan Franzen, Nigella Lawson and Gerry Adams.

Ticket Information Our three levels of ticket packages allow you to have choice in how you structure your weekend. The boutique nature of the hotel means tickets inclusive of food and wine are strictly limited, as is accomodation on site. We encourage you to act quickly to avoid disappointment.

The Classic Experience – $450 Your ticket includes: • Entry to five concerts at Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel and Classical Conversations

• Tea and coffee each day and morning and afternoon refreshments

• Sparkling wine on arrival at Friday and Saturday evening concerts

The Indulgent Experience – $950 Your ticket includes: • Entry to five concerts at Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel and Classical Conversations • Sparkling wine on arrival and premium wines with all meals • Three course dinner on Friday and Saturday night in the Argus Dining Room

• Boxed Picnic lunch on Saturday • Lavish Sunday lunch • Tea and coffee each day and morning and afternoon refreshments

The Ultimate Experience – $1150 (Limited to just 50 tickets) Your ticket includes The Indulgent Experience package plus: • Exclusive entry to the Candlelight Concert late night performance in The Cellar at Villa Parma All prices include GST

• Exclusive welcome function on Friday night with the Artistic Director and festival artists


For your convenience, bookings will be processed in two instalments with the first instalment of 50% payable on confirmation of your booking and the balance payable on January 15 2019. Bookings will be personally processed on your behalf by our Festival staff who will be delighted to answer any questions you have and provide further information and advice on any aspect of the weekend’s festivities.

For bookings contact: Eric Dias: 0423 133 690 or

For more information visit: Please note that bookings are non-refundable.

Accommodation The Guest Library

The Mineral Spa

To enjoy all the camaraderie of the Festival, we highly recommend staying with our host Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel which has a range of elegant rooms to satisfy all tastes. This is a boutique hotel of just 40 rooms so you must act quickly to secure your accommodation here as availability varies for each room type. Specially discounted Festival room rates have been negotiated which include full continental buffet breakfast served each day in The Conservatory. We will assist with your accommodation needs and create the perfect package for your weekend!

Room Rates (BASED ON TWIN SHARE OR DOUBLE) Springs or Garden Classic Room – $290 per night

Springs Classic Room

Garden Classic Room

Springs or Garden Spa Room – $350 per night

Springs Spa Room

Garden Spa Room

Springs or Garden Deluxe or Springs Terrace Room – $410 per night

Springs Deluxe Room

Villa Parma $275 per room/per night (doubles only)

Villa Parma Room

Springs Terrace Room

Garden Spa Villas 1 bedroom $530 per night or 2 bedrooms (up to 4 people) $680 per night

Spa Villas Lounge

Transport and Access The Gardens

Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel, 124 Main Road, Hepburn Springs Just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne, Hepburn Springs is nestled amongst the Macedon Ranges offering a picturesque setting of Australian forests with fresh mountain air. Hepburn Springs is a resort town in the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region often referred to as the ‘Spa Capital of Australia’ as it is situated in the middle of the largest concentration of mineral springs in Australia. Complimentary car parking is available at Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel.


Music By The Springs gratefully acknowledges the support of:

Music by the Springs

Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel 124 Main Road, Hepburn Springs

Profile for Music by the Springs

Music by the Springs – 2019  

Music by the Springs returns to the stage in 2019 to present six incredible concerts over three magical days.

Music by the Springs – 2019  

Music by the Springs returns to the stage in 2019 to present six incredible concerts over three magical days.


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