Below is a comprehensive listing of classical music concerts and performances in Melbourne. We believe this to be the most comprehensive listing of such performances in Melbourne available either on the web or in print.
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What's on in Melbourne
Free Organ Recital
Get away from the city bustle and enjoy a free organ recital in historic St Michael's Church.
The six symphonic poems that go under the collective title of Má vlast
('My Country') each illustrate various aspects of Bohemia. Although Vltava
(often known its German title Die Moldau) is the best known of them,
White Hat suggests there is much to enjoy in the other works in the set for
lovers of 19th century orchestral music.
8pm 18th Jul, 2pm 19th July, 6.30pm 21st July 2014
Satu Vänskä performs firecracker showpiece Subito on the ACO’s Stradivarius
violin, launching us into a chamber music concert of Slavic melancholy and joy.
Written just prior to the Nazi invasion of the USSR, Shostakovich’s Piano
Quintet is a dramatic and harrowing premonition of the coming terror. Melting away the turbulence of Shostakovich is the bright, melodious joy of
Dvořák’s piano quintet. Both of these quintets feature in
White Hat's Top 100
Internationally regarded for performances of “immense power and an
extraordinary range of colours” (New York Times), Finnish pianist Paavali
Jumppanen is a perfect partner for these stirring works. Ticket prices and online booking information is available on the
The commencement of a major musical journey as Sir Andrew Davis and the MSO
make their way though Mahler's monumental cycle of symphonies. The ingredients
are all there - the MSO has already proved their mettle with Mahler as has
Andrew Davis and the acoustics of the refurbished hall should serve this great
music well. Throughout the series, White Hat will be helping listeners prepare
for each concert through our free newsletter - The
White Hat Classical Music Newsletter.
This opening concert shows Mahler at the beginning of his symphonic journey
starting to push the boundaries of the symphony orchestra and pairs it with the
meltingly beautiful orchestral and vocal mastery of another great composer at
the end of his journey.
With Stonnington Symphony and special guest Dave Graney this annual outdoor
concert is always a highlight of summer in Stonnington's beautiful parks and
gardens. Under the direction of Artistic Director, Roy Theaker, this year's
event will feature a range of symphonic music in a program designed to excite,
inspire and enjoy. Joining the orchestra for a cameo performance will be Dave
Pack a picnic basket and share a wonderful evening with your community
orchestra and host, Sian Prior.
Choral@Montsalvat is a music-in-the-round choral festival. Fourteen choirs
will sing a variety of music, including the Latin-American Missa Criolla
and the African Missa Luba with colourful instrumental ensembles. The
final concert will invite audience participation in the VivaldiGloria led by
the two host choirs of the festival. $28 full, $22 concession, $12 child under
16, $65 family. Sunday May 3 2009, 12pm-5pm. Gates open at 9am.
For one night, the historic Queen Victoria Market is transformed into a
theatre - the famous fruit & veg stalls will make way for front stalls as Opera
in the Market takes centre stage. Enjoy the drama and spectacle of some of the
world's favourite operas as you sample fine wines, and food which will be
available to purchase preconcert and during interval.
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