Music by the Springs – 2018

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February 9 – February 11, 2018 A new celebration of chamber music bringing together 13 of Australia’s finest musicians to perform six sublime concerts over one magical weekend

Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel 124 Main Road, Hepburn Springs

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.

Caroline Hopson violin Sydney based violinist and regular guest with Sydney Symphony, Opera Australia Orchestra and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. Experienced chamber musician regularly appearing at festivals around Australia.

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 Recently appointed 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 Artistic Director of the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium, member of the Endeavour Trio and former principal player of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

The Orava Quartet Regular guests at all the major Australian festivals. Now Queensland based after a period of intense study with the world famous Tackas Quartet in Colorado, the boys from Orava are acclaimed for their intelligent and enrapturing performances.

Emma Sullivan double bass Principal double bass player with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and regular section player with leading national orchestras.

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 9 EVENING 6:00pm Arrival Chilled sparkling wine to greet you on arrival as you register and mingle with old and new friends. Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel

6:30pm Welcome Dinner Enjoy a gourmet entrée and main course with premium wines in the Argus Dining Room prepared by their award winning chefs. 8:00pm Opening Concert

Argus Dining Room

Grandeur and high romance contrast with a nod to the baroque in this feast of chamber music. Kovács – Homage à JS Bach Handel/Halvorsen – Passacaglia Borodin – Piano Quintet Interval Poulenc – Sonata for four hands Tchaikovsky – String Quartet no. 1 10:00pm Dessert and a night cap

Saturday February 10 DAY


11:00am Morning Recital

6:30pm Evening Concert

Masterpieces of the AustroGerman tradition combined with a specially composed world premier anchor our morning recital. Mozart – Clarinet Quintet Wagner – Wesendonck Lieder Paul Dean – Blue Ginger (world premiere)

Vine – Sonata for piano four hands Respighi – Il Tramonto for soprano and string quartet Rachmaninov – Vocalise arr. soprano and string quartet Brahms – Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor

12:30pm Lunch

8:00pm Gourmet Dinner

Served in The Conservatory and designed to suit everyone’s taste.

Three-course feast with a carefully curated menu and matched wines as you dine with the artists in the Argus Dining Room.

3:00pm Afternoon Concert – The Year 1918 1918 was a pivotal year in music history with Debussy’s life ending, Leonard Bernstein’s beginning and several major works receiving their premieres. We explore some of them in this concert. Elgar – Violin sonata Bernstein – Clarinet Sonata Debussy – Piano trio

11pm Candlelight Concert (Entry exclusively for patrons with the Ultimate Experience package)

A truly, special experience limited to 50 people. Join us for a late night performance of Schubert’s sublime and other worldly string quintet, the work written in the final weeks of his life. In the candlelit surrounds of The Cellar, Villa Parma, you will experience this transcendental music in a whole new and incredibly intimate setting, emerging into the night air utterly transformed.

The Program

Sunday February 11 DAY 11:00am Classical Conversations Join Stewart Kelly as he interviews author and journalist Laura Tingle about her remarkable life and career.

The Argus Bar

12:30pm Lunch Enjoy your boxed lunch with time to relax in the Conservatory, explore the exquisite gardens of the resort and Villa Parma or venture further afield to the township beyond. 2:00pm Festival Finale The entire cast re-assembles for a concert that will bring the weekend to a thrilling finale!! Mustonen – Nonet no. 2 Finzi – Ecologue for piano and strings Arutiunian – Trio for violin, clarinet and piano Mendelssohn – Octet

Program correct at time of printing. Artists reserve the right to alter the program.

The Conservatory

LAURA TINGLE Journalist, Essayist and Author Laura Tingle has spent most of her 35 year career reporting on Australian federal politics, and the country’s major policy debates. The Australian Financial Review’s political editor, she has written on economics and politics for The Australian, The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and the AFR. She is the author of Chasing the Future - a book about the recession of the early 1990s; of two Quarterly Essays: Great Expectations: Government, entitlement and an Angry Nation (2012) and Political Amnesia: How we forgot how to govern (2015); and of In Search of Good Government (2017). She has won two Walkley Awards, the Paul Lyneham Award for Press Gallery Journalism and the 2017 Qantas European Union Journalism Award.

Ticket Information Our aim is to give you choice in structuring an intimate and memorable weekend and thus have created three ticket packages to suit your needs. 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 the Sunday morning conversation • Sparkling wine on arrival at Friday and Saturday evening concerts

• Tea and coffee each day and morning and afternoon refreshments •

The Indulgent Experience – $895 Your ticket includes: • Entry to five concerts at Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel and the Sunday morning conversation

• Buffet lunch Saturday

• Sparkling wine on arrival and premium wines with all meals

• Tea and coffee each day and morning and afternoon refreshments

• Three course dinner on Friday and Saturday night in the Argus Dining Room

• Boxed gourmet lunch on Sunday

The Ultimate Experience – $995 (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

• Premium seating for all performances


Villa Parma

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 9 2018. 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 Gardens

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!

The Guest Library

The Mineral Spa

Room Rates (BASED ON TWIN SHARE OR DOUBLE) Springs or Garden Classic Room – $290.00 per night

Springs Classic Room

Garden Classic Room

Springs or Garden Spa Room – $350.00 per night

Springs Spa Room

Garden Spa Room

Springs or Garden Deluxe or Springs Terrace Room – $410.00 per night

Springs Deluxe Room

Springs Terrace Room

Villa Parma Garden Spa Villas $275.00 per room/per night (doubles only) 1 bedroom $530 per night or 2 bedrooms (up to 4 people) $680.00 per night

Villa Parma Room

Spa Villas Lounge

Transport and Access 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.

Acknowledgements The Maze

Music By The Springs gratefully acknowledges the support of:

Music by the Springs

Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel 124 Main Road, Hepburn Springs

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