2020 Series subscription for all 5 $220/195 (expires Friday 28 February)
2020 Select any 4 $180/165 (expires Friday 1 May)
All concerts at McAuley Hall, Sacred Heart College (capacity 270), 61 Retreat Road, Newtown
Friday 28 February 7.30pm
Miranda Brockman & Kenji Fujimura
Miranda Brockman was born into a large musical family in Geelong, studied a Masters Degree in Music Performance at Melbourne University and won her current position as permanent cellist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 1999. Miranda has performed as principal cellist and as soloist with a variety of orchestras in Australia. She was a founding member of Trio Anima Mundi and the Lyric Piano Trio and is a regular recitalist across a number of Victorian regional centres.
Dr Kenji Fujimura is an internationally-acclaimed pianist, and chamber musician. Kenji is Deputy and Artistic Director at the International Academy of Musical Arts, an examiner for the AMEB, and on the piano staff of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. He is also co-founder of Trio Anima Mundi and Patron of the Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia.
Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D major Op.102
Bridge: Cello sonata in D minor
Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor Op.40
Friday 1 May 7.30pm
Piers Lane with Musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music
With an international career spanning nearly 40 years over 40 countries and an astounding repertoire containing at least 75 concertos... Piers Lane is an Australian music icon. He stands out as an engaging and highly versatile performer, at home equally in solo, chamber and concerto repertoire. In great demand as soloist and collaborative artist, recent highlights include a performance of Busoni’s mighty Piano concerto at Carnegie Hall, premieres of Carl Vine’s second Piano concerto, written for him, with the Sydney Symphony and the London Philharmonic, and several sold-out solo recitals at Wigmore Hall.
Piers is joined by members of the Australian National Academy of Music. ANAM is a dedicated performance training institute in which young musicians fulfil their potential as music leaders and embark on their professional careers. During the year, ANAM invites an impressive list of national and international guest artists to work with its esteemed Faculty and musicians to present over 180 events including concerts, masterclasses and discussions.
Smit: Sextet for Piano and Winds
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Terracini for brass quintet and piano)
Chausson: Concerto for Violin, Piano and String quartet Op.21
Friday 19 June 7.30pm
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra with Sophie Rowell
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra creates powerful, local fine music experiences to inspire Victorians wherever they are. In more than 50 performances each season, the State’s most exciting chamber musicians come together to create music with uncompromising artistic quality, impressive finesse and extraordinary passion.The orchestra’s Artistic Director is leading violinist, director and pedagogue William Hennessy AM.
MCO was founded in 1991 as Australia Pro Arte. Touring is at the heart of the orchestra’s work; each year MCO ensembles bring joy to thousands of Victorians in cities and towns across the state.
Recently appointed Concertmaster with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, violinist Sophie Rowell has had an extensive performing career as a soloist, chamber musician and principal orchestral violinist both in Australia and abroad.
Mysliveček: Symphony No.27 in A major
Mozart: Violin concerto No.4 in D major K.218
Sibelius: Suite for Violin and String orchestra Op.117
Haydn: Symphony No.52 in C minor The Grandfather
Friday 4 September 7.30pm
Selby & Friends Kathryn Selby (piano) Julian Smiles (cello) Natalie Chee (violin)
Australian pianist Kathryn Selby created Selby & Friends in 2007 and her guest artists include many of the finest solo and ensemble performers from Australia and around the world. The series is widely considered “world class” and of “the highest possible level of performance” with many hailing Ms Selby as not only an “entrepreneurial force” but amongst the finest of Australian artists. She was awarded the AM as part of the 2013 Australia Day Honours.
Selby & Friends originally began as a series of concerts introducing music to children presented by Kathryn Selby at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney with a second series for general audiences in the evening, supported by IBM Australia from 1988-1993. Re-established in 2007 as a new, nationally touring series with Selby and invited guest artists, Selby & Friends has continued to present concerts of the highest quality with stunning reviews and a large and loyal audience. ABC Classic FM and the MBS network record for broadcast each tour program.
Mozart: Piano trio in G major K.564
Schönberg: Transfigured Night Op.4
Schubert: Piano trio in B flat major Op.99
Friday 16 October 7.30pm
Flinders Quartet with Lloyd Van’t Hoff
Flinders Quartet (FQ) is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. A quartet for the twenty-first century, FQ approaches its third decade with acknowledged musical skill and maturity. The group's dynamic and stirring performances of a full spectrum of repertoire have audiences and critics articulating their esteem, and the quartet is a highly-respected force in Australian chamber music.
Committed to industry development, FQ regularly commissions and premieres works by Australian composers and in 2016, FQ launched its Composer Development Program, working to further the career of emerging Australian composers.
Lloyd Van’t Hoff is fast building a career as one of Australia's most dynamic and versatile young clarinettists, creators and educators. 2019 will see Lloyd perform as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician at festivals and venues around Australia and the world, as well as continue a passionate advocacy for music education and new music through teaching and commissioning work.
Beethoven: String quartet No.15 in A minor Op.132
Mozart: Clarinet quintet in A major K.581