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1/2014 FEBRUARY – JUNE

MONASH UNIVERSITY

ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS

www.monash.edu/mapa


MONASH UNIVERSITY ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS

2014 is here, and with it the first, exciting season of MAPA events. Monash University is justifiably proud of its ongoing commitment to the performing arts, and we are excited by our continuing relationship with the dynamic Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and the Centre for Theatre and Performance. There are many opportunities to experience the wonderful work of Monash students, who continue to impress, with major prizes won during 2013.


The Monash Academy Orchestra (MAO) has a growing reputation as one of Australia’s leading training orchestras, and this upward trajectory continues with an expansion of the MAO concert series to four major events across the year. The orchestra will partner with Victorian Opera for a concert featuring a stellar cast of singers including the legendary soprano Lisa Gasteen, under the baton of maestro Richard Mills. Later in the season, Fabian Russell will lead the MAO in a program that includes Mahler’s joyous Symphony No.4, as well as a world premiere by jazz legend Tony Gould. The great US composer and trumpeter Dave Douglas will join the dynamic Monash Art Ensemble in what is sure to be a must-see for lovers of jazz and contemporary music. The Melbourne International Jazz Festival will once again see Monash students and staff partnering with some of the biggest names in the world of jazz and improvised music.

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We welcome the return of Three for Free, our annual series of lunchtime performances by graduates of our Centre for Theatre and Performance. Later in the year, we look forward to the residency of US theatre legend, writer and director Lee Breuer, UK pianist Stephen Hough and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Once again, I look forward to seeing you at one of our events. Professor Paul Grabowsky Executive Director Academy of Performing Arts

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Calendar of events Season 1, 2014

Machine Music 10.00am

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Fathers and Feathers 1.00pm

Fathers and Feathers 1.00pm

The Grand Duke 2.00pm and 8.00pm

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Yarn 1.00pm

Symphony in Yellow 6.00pm

Sound Series 7.00pm

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Utopia Limited 2.00pm and 8.00pm

Utopia Limited 8.00pm

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

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Lunchtime Concert Series, Thursdays during semester 1.10pm

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CALENDAR KEY

MUSIC

Dave Douglas and Monash Art Ensemble 7.30pm

THEATRE

Cast Away 7.00pm

Games of Love and Chance 7.30pm

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Disregarding She 1.00pm

The Grand Duke 8.00pm

The Grand Duke 2.00pm and 8.00pm

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9/4 A Night in Paris 6.30pm

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The New World 6.00pm

Tognetti, Brahms and the MSO 8.00pm

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2/5 The Heavenly Life 7.30pm Page 25

9/5 Vivaldi, Haydn and Mozart: Baroque and Classical Masters 8.00pm

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‘... showcasing the fusion of different musical dimensions, cutting-edge computer technologies, and experimental sound installations.’

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Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music presents

Machine Music Alec Hall (USA) Bryan Jacobs (USA) Robert Burke (Monash University)

Friday 14 February

Paul Grabowsky Disklavier piano

Free

Machine Music is a daring project, showcasing the fusion of different musical dimensions, such as cutting-edge computer technologies, improvisatory instrumental practice and experimental sound installations. Several years in the making, the project includes world premieres from nine artists over five days, concluding with a real-time interactive concert between the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University and Qubit, a new contemporary music and performance art initiative founded in New York City.

No bookings required

10.00am Music Auditorium

This interactive concert will include the use of two Disklavier pianos in New York and two in Melbourne. Machine Music has been composed and programmed by Professor George Lewis (New York), and includes a live interactive performance by Paul Grabowsky.

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Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music presents

Lunchtime Concert Series The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music Lunchtime Concert Series provides staff, students and the wider community an opportunity to enjoy a musical lunch break. The School encourages and promotes diversity and integration of traditional, multi-cultural and contemporary styles of music performance.

Thursdays during semester

artsonline.monash.edu.au/music/

No bookings required

Thursday 6 March Omelette Jordan Murray, Stephen Magnusson, Ronny Ferella, Mark Shepherd Thursday 13 March Ritual Fire Dance‌ and Flamenco Zen Zeng

Music Auditorium Free

Thursday 10 April Jazz Staff and Students Thursday 17 April From Vienna to Paris Duo Chamber Melange Thursday 1 May Wilma and Friends Thursday 8 May World Music

Thursday 20 March Student Showcase

Thursday 15 May Monash Sinfonia

Thursday 27 March Schubertiade Sutherland Trio

Thursday 22 May Jazz and Classical Vocal Ensembles

Thursday 3 April Paul Grabowsky and Robert Burke

Thursday 29 May Guitar A-Go-Go! Jazz and Classical Guitar Ensembles

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1.10pm

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‘...arguably the most original trumpeter/ composer of his generation...’

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Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and The Australian Art Orchestra present

Dave Douglas and Monash Art Ensemble Works by Dave Douglas

Saturday 15 March

Dave Douglas trumpet Paul Grabowsky director Monash Art Ensemble

7.30pm

Dave Douglas is one of the leading voices in contemporary jazz, both as a trumpeter and a composer. His work ranges across the length and breadth of jazz, from neo-bop to his long association with John Zorn. His eloquent compositions bring various musical languages into dialogue, resulting in fascinating and compelling sound worlds. This collaboration with the Monash Art Ensemble, the latest in a series of projects with leading figures in contemporary music including Mark Helias, George Lewis and Mary Finsterer, will be a must-see event for lovers of new jazz, and contemporary music generally.

Bookings via MAPA Box Office

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Music Auditorium Tickets $15 - $20

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Victorian Opera and Monash University Academy of Performing Arts present

Games of Love and Chance Richard Mills conductor Lisa Gasteen soprano Roxane Hislop mezzo soprano Douglas McNicol baritone Carlos E. Bárcenas tenor Victorian Opera Emerging Artists Monash Academy Orchestra

Saturday 29 March 7.30pm Robert Blackwood Hall $20 - $25 Bookings via MAPA Box Office

Repertoire includes works by Wagner, Verdi, Bizet and Mozart. Love pushes people to extremes. Desperate lovers will risk everything but sometimes fate conspires against them and these games of love and chance end in tragedy. On the extraordinary stage of opera, the story of love and other great operatic themes take on moments of pure drama and breathtaking power. Experience a glorious tribute to the operatic voice devised and conducted by Victorian Opera’s Artistic Director Richard Mills, featuring the Australian great Lisa Gasteen. Having performed at the Royal Opera House in London and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Lisa returns to the company after her acclaimed performance in Victorian Opera’s Opera on a White Night. Lisa will be joined by the formidable voices of Roxane Hislop, Douglas McNicol and Carlos E. Bárcenas, and the Monash Academy Orchestra in their first performance with Victorian Opera.

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Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria presents

The Grand Duke Richard Burman director John Ferguson musical director Pam Christie chorus director

Saturday 5 April – Saturday 12 April

Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria

April 5 and April 12 at 2.00pm

Would you risk it all on a draw of the cards? Ludwig, an actor, replaces the company manager, Ernest, and then he replaces the miserly Grand Duke Rudolph of Pfennig Halbpfennig, after “killing” each of them by drawing the ace from a deck of cards in two “statutory” duels. By winning the statutory duels, Ludwig assumes all of Ernest’s and Rudolph’s rights and obligations. Soon he finds himself with far more wives, and prospective wives, than he knows what to do with.

Alexander Theatre

April 5, 11 and 12 at 8.00pm

$19.50 - $39 Bookings via MAPA Box Office

The Grand Duke, Gilbert and Sullivan’s last collaboration, written in 1896, is rarely performed. For all Gilbert and Sullivan fans this is an exciting opportunity to attend one of their most extraordinary operas. If you want, or need, to complete the canon and see all the fourteen Savoy operas then do not miss this opportunity. www.monash.edu/mapa

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Created, performed, written and directed by graduates THREE FOR FREE

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Each year Three for Free is performed at the Monash University Clayton and Peninsula campuses. Three for Free is a season of work created, performed, written and directed by graduates of the Monash University Bachelor of Performing Arts program. The performances make a popular contribution to the fabric of the University’s campus community and provides graduates and staff with an opportunity to develop and share their professional work while providing the broader community with top class free lunchtime entertainment.

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Centre for Theatre and Performance presents

THREE FOR FREE

Fathers and Feathers Written and performed by Paul Woodward Fathers and Feathers is a performance by British performance academic and storyteller Paul Woodward tracing moments from his relationship with his late father. ‘My story with my father has always been a thing in flight… sometimes we flew from each other… sometimes toward... and in rare moments side by side… like Icarus and Daedalus in the old greek myth... and look how that turned out!’

Wednesday 2 April – Alexander Theatre Thursday 3 April – George Jenkins Theatre 1.00pm Free No bookings required

This solo performance tackles a variety of themes, including yearning for family acceptance, shame and stigma, conforming to fit-in, HIV and disclosure, being gay and the father-son dynamic. This performance contains adult themes and strong language.

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THREE FOR FREE

Centre for Theatre and Performance presents

Disregarding She Wednesday 9 April

Written and directed by Thomas Lawton What happens when a fiction becomes more real to us than the reality that surrounds us? Disregarding She, inspired by Euripides’ Medea, tells the story of a damaged young woman called Emma who has begun to blur the lines between her reality and literature. Whilst recording an attempt to save and justify the actions of the title character from the Greek tragedy Medea, Emma finds that her own life and dark past bleed into her thoughts and words until even she is unsure of the distinction between herself and the fictional character in Euripides’ play.

1.00pm Alexander Theatre Free No bookings required

This performance contains adult themes and strong language.

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Centre for Theatre and Performance presents

THREE FOR FREE

Yarn Directed by Andrew Gray Written and performed by Lily Fish

Wednesday 16 April

Lilith defies God. Salome asks for John’s head. A young hipster’s heart is broken. Yarn is an original solo theatre work that combines rich poetic text, intricate physical performance, clowning, and object play. It is a story about stories: the stories that define us, sculpt us, trap us. Three narrative threads focusing on archetypal female desires for sex, power, knowledge and love are interwoven, juxtaposing the devastating collapse of a young woman’s masochistic relationship with the desires and actions of mythical-historical figures Lilith, Eve, and Salome.

Alexander Theatre

1.00pm Free No bookings required

‘Fish pours so much of her body and voice into it, with such a fierceness, immediacy and vulnerability, creating a story that makes you feel deeply – about womanhood and women’s power, it does ultimately feel like a stranger has handed you something precious.’ - Simonne Michelle-Wells, Australian Stage This performance contains adult themes and strong language. www.monash.edu/mapa

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Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music presents

Sound Series Friday 2 May Monash Flute Ensemble, directed by Peter Sheridan

Fridays in May

Friday 9 May Monash Wind Symphony, directed by David Griffiths

Music Auditorium

7.00pm $10 Students Free

Friday 16 May Monash Brass Ensemble

No bookings required

Friday 23 May Chamber Music Ensembles Friday 30 May Piano Music for Two Hands (and more!) Each Semester, the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music presents Sound Series – a series of concerts given by the School’s ensembles. The School has an active and extensive ensemble and chamber music program, in which all music students participate. The ensembles regularly give public concerts, often with local and international soloists, other ensembles and guest conductors. Sound Series aims to showcase a number of different ensembles as well as variety of musical styles and genres. artsonline.monash.edu.au/music

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presents

Tognetti, Brahms and the MSO Lutostawski Livre Beethoven Romances for Violin and Orchestra Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op.68

Friday 9 May

Richard Tognetti director/violin

$32 - $72

National cultural icon and ‘one of the most characterful, incisive and impassioned violinists to be heard today’(Daily Telegraph, London), Richard Tognetti joins the MSO for this rare appearance as soloist and director for a sublime program which contrasts the sweet delicacy of Beethoven’s Romances with the ravishing beauty of Brahms’ grand-gestured symphony.

Bookings via MAPA Box Office

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8.00pm Robert Blackwood Hall

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Savoy Opera Company Inc presents

Utopia Limited Stee Dixon director David Campbell musical direction

May 23 and 24 at 8.00pm

Utopia Limited is a witty satire of corrupt business, the media and party politics, as relevant and insightful today as when it was first produced.

Alexander Theatre

May 24 at 2.00pm

The mythical South Seas island of Utopia decides to ‘Anglicise’ and with a crew of imported British representatives - the Flowers of Progress - transforms into the British ideal. Or does it?

$24 - $39 Bookings via MAPA Box Office

Rarely performed today, Utopia Limited is one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s happiest collaborations. This brand new production marks the Savoy Opera Company’s first ever performances of this unjustly neglected treasure of comic opera.

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival Like the great cities of New York, London and Paris that are remembered for their music, architecture and culture, Melbourne is a pre-eminent international destination for jazz music.

Friday 30 May – Sunday 8 June www.melbournejazz.com

The 2014 Melbourne International Jazz Festival will inspire all to celebrate life as it should be – immersed in music! Between 30 May – 8 June 2014, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival will bring over 300 International and Australian artists to Melbourne to perform in some of the city’s most iconic spaces, including Hamer Hall, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Forum Theatre, ACMI, Bennetts Lane and The Palais. As Education Partner of the Festival since 2011, Monash University opens the door to the minds of the world’s great jazz masters during the Festival. Together the Festival and Monash University deliver free Masterclasses and In Conversations, and free workshops in the School of Music Auditorium, as well as bringing music to the heart of Melbourne with free concerts at Federation Square. The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music students have the extraordinary opportunity to rehearse and perform alongside leading international artists, exploring the spirit of collective improvisation and inspiring both artists and audiences alike. The 2014 Festival lineup will be announced in March.

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Gustav Mahler believed that the symphony should ‘take in the whole world’.

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Monash University Academy of Performing Arts presents

The Heavenly Life Ravel Mother Goose Suite Tony Gould Homage to Mahler Mahler Symphony No.4 in G major

Saturday 31 May

Fabian Russell conductor Taryn Fiebig soprano Monash Academy Orchestra

$10 - $15

7.30pm Robert Blackwood Hall Bookings via MAPA Box Office

Gustav Mahler believed that the symphony should ‘take in the whole world’. The musical and emotional world of the Fourth Symphony moves inexorably towards innocence, culminating with a soprano soloist singing a naive joyful paean to the blissful life in heaven in the final movement. There is an overarching simplicity to this work, laced throughout with exhilarating lyricism. Mahler’s inspiration for the symphony came from Das himmlische Leben (The Heavenly Life), a song he wrote in 1892 as part of Des Knahen Wunderhorn (The Youth’s Magic Horn). Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, originally written as a piano duet and later orchestrated by the composer, consists of set of pieces inspired by the fairy tales of Mother Goose. It is performed along with the world premiere of renowned Australian pianist and composer Tony Gould’s Homage to Mahler for string orchestra.

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presents

Vivaldi, Haydn and Mozart: Baroque and Classical Masters Mozart Symphony No.23 in D major, K.181 Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 in C major, Hob. VIIb/1 Danzi Variations on La ci darem for cello and orchestra Vivaldi Concerto in F major RV 574 per molti instrumenti Haydn Symphony No.22 in E flat major, Hob. I/22, The Philosopher Elizabeth Wallfisch violin/director Raphael Wallfisch cello

Friday 20 June 8.00pm Robert Blackwood Hall Tickets: $32 - $72 Bookings via MAPA Box Office

The extraordinary husband-and-wife team of Australian-born violinist Elizabeth and British cellist Rafael Wallfisch join forces with the MSO for this sublime combination of Baroque and Classical masterworks, from Haydn’s sublime concerto to the dazzling virtuosity of Danzi’s variations on a duet from Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

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Melbourne Recital Centre Concert Series Featuring Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music Staff Ensembles

Cast Away Beethoven Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in E flat major Op.38 Strauss Enoch Arden Op.38, arranged for Clarinet, Cello and Piano with Narrator Ensemble Liaison David Griffiths clarinet Svetlana Bogosavljevic cello Timothy Young piano James Saunders narrator

Symphony in Yellow Bach Duo in E minor for violin and cello Britta BystrÜm Symphony in Yellow Bent Sørensen The Masque of the Red Death Ravel Piano Trio in A minor Sutherland Trio Caroline Almonte piano Elizabeth Sellars violin Molly Kadarauch cello

A Night in Paris Leclair Sonata in D major for violin and piano Debussy Sonata in G minor for violin and piano Faure Sonata No.1 in A major for violin and piano, Op.13 Duo Chamber Melange Ivana Tomaskova violin Tamara Smolyar piano

Thursday 27 March

Wednesday 23 April

Friday 2 May

7.00pm

6.00pm

6.30pm

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Salon

Salon

$30 - $50

$28 - $38

$28 - $38

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

The New World

Gypsy Rondo

Amy Beach Piano Trio in A minor, Op.150

Haydn Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, Hob. XV/25, Gypsy Rondo Paul Grabowsky New Work for clarinet, cello and piano (world premiere) Khachaturian Trio in G minor for violin, clarinet and piano John Williams Air and Simple Gifts Faure Après un rêve Paganini Cantabile John Williams Theme from Schindler’s List Debussy Beau Soir Aleksandar Sedlar Round Dance (Kolo) Monti Czardas

Robert Muczynski Piano Trio No.1, Op.24 Dvo ř ák Piano Trio No.4 in E minor, Op.90, Dumky Trio Anima Mundi Kenji Fujimura piano Rochelle Ughetti violin Melissa Chominsky cello

Ensemble Liaison David Griffiths clarinet Svetlana Bogosavljevic cello Timothy Young piano Nemanja Radulovic violin

Thursday 15 May

Monday 23 June

6.00pm

7.00pm

Salon

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

$28 - $38

$30 - $50

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Bookings For shows at our venues

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Accessible Seating

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Bookings can be made securely online 24 hours a day.

All our venues contain accessible seating for wheelchairs or any patron with limited mobility which can be booked on request by calling the Box Office on 03 9905 1111 during business hours.

Subscribe to our mailing list at www.monash.edu/mapa or call 03 9905 1111

In Person

T: 03 9905 1111 E: boxoffice@monash.edu W: www.monash.edu/mapa

Here you can choose your own seat, see an approximate view to the stage from the seat you have selected and have your tickets emailed to you as pdf files – all with no booking fees! Over the Phone Please call 03 9905 1111 between 9:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

Our Box Office is open from 9:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday (excl University holidays)

Bookings can be made for all shows using Visa or Mastercard for payment.

During these times, we are located at:

For some events, we may also be able to reserve your seats for up to 7 days to enable a postal payment by cheque. Box Office staff are happy to answer any further questions you have about the booking process or any aspect of your visit to our venues. Please see page 31 for Campus Maps.

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Contact us Alexander Theatre, Building 7, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria

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Alexander Theatre Building 7, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton Box Offices are also open at each performance venue from 60 minutes prior to all ticketed performances.

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