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Melbourne Recital Centre: Sonya Lifschitz – Creative Women

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne, VIC
Following on from the success of their acclaimed work Stalin’s Piano, Sonya Lifschitz and Robert Davidson deliver Creative Women, an audio-visual epic that tells stories of female artists, scientists and politicians through the words of the subjects made musical. This new work, which sees its world premiere in the wondrous acoustics of…
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Musica Viva Australia: Z.E.N. Trio

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne, VIC
Pianist Zhang Zuo, violinist Esther Yoo and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan met as BBC New Generation artists in 2015. Since then, the trio has toured the UK, Europe, China, Canada and the US. In 2020, it released Burning through the Cold with Deutsche Grammophon. The trio’s name is both an acronym…

Melbourne Recital Centre: The Boite – Tsinskaro

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne, VIC
Tsinskaro is a vocal ensemble brought together by their shared obsession with Georgian polyphony. Meeting through various singing groups in Melbourne, the group bonded over a common love of Georgian song. The ensemble’s performance aims to honour the incredibly rich musical traditions of this ancient culture, at the crossroads of…

Melbourne Recital Centre: Phonetic Orchestra – Tower Lake Temple

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne, VIC
Working between Australia and Germany, Phonetic Orchestra brings together an international cast of musicians from the worlds of Contemporary Classical music, Multidisciplinary collaboration and Experimental improvisation to create work that embraces site-specificity, extreme durational performances, and the porous boundaries between notation, time, space, and sound. About the concert Following on…

Australian Chamber Orchestra: ACO Up Close: Richard Tognetti

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne, VIC
Get to know ACO Artistic Director & Lead Violin Richard Tognetti There is much to discover about the musicians in the ACO in this series of recitals in Sydney and Melbourne. Hailing from eight countries and 14 cities, every ACO musician has their own story and unique musical journey. Our ACO…

Melbourne Recital Centre: Rafael Karlen – The Sweetness of Strings

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne, VIC
Rafael Karlen is an award-winning composer and saxophonist. Known for his colourful harmony and engaging melodic lines, he has built a reputation as a dynamic and exciting chamber jazz player. In this special performance, he is joined by celebrated pianist and composer Andrea Keller and the dazzling Partridge String Quartet.…

Melbourne Youth Orchestra: The Dancing Orchestra

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne, VIC
Melbourne Youth Orchestra welcomes popular, Vienna based Australian conductor Warwick Stengaards to the podium for The Dancing Orchestra. Vivacious music by Khachaturian, Marquez and de Falla will showcase the brilliance of our young musicians and have you dancing right out of your seat.

Selby & Friends: In the Shadow of War

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne, VIC
The surprising connection between these works is that of wartime conflict and how it impacted each composer. In the case of Australian Matthew Hindson composing 1915 in 2015, he was propelled by the mere thought of how a young person in 1915 might face the prospect of going to war.…
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Musica Viva Australia: Z.E.N. Trio

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne, VIC
Pianist Zhang Zuo, violinist Esther Yoo and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan met as BBC New Generation artists in 2015. Since then, the trio has toured the UK, Europe, China, Canada and the US. In 2020, it released Burning through the Cold with Deutsche Grammophon. The trio’s name is both an acronym…

Selby & Friends: In the Shadow of War

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne, VIC
The surprising connection between the three works on this program is wartime conflict and how it impacted each composer. In the case of Australian Matthew Hindson composing 1915 in 2015, he was propelled by the mere thought of how a young person in 1915 might face the prospect of going to…
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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne, VIC
MCO brings to life Vivaldi’s vivid, innovative masterpiece with four brilliant soloists. About the concert Vivaldi would be totally astonished by the fame of his Four Seasons today. As a priest working in an orphanage, most of his music was only heard by a small circle of people in Venice, and almost all…