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Comprehensive list of concerts and recitals in Melbourne

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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Free Organ Recital

Get away from the city bustle and enjoy a free organ recital in historic St Michael's Church.

1pm to 1.30pm, every Thursday

St Michael's Church, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne -

Free Enquiries: (03) 9654 5120
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The Romantics - Brahms, Schumann and Strauss

Sir Anrew Davis - conductor

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Sir Andrew Davis (conductor) and Truls Mřrk (cello) perform:

Three well loved staples of the romantic repertoire are rounded out with Percy Grainger's work for large orchestra - well orchestras to be precise with two of them offstage.

8pm 3rd, 4th & 5th July 2014

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre -

$25 - $150 Book tickets
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Smetana's Má vlast

Jakub Hruša - conductor

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Jakub Hruša (conductor):

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

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre -

$25 - $150 Book tickets
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Piano Quintets

The Australian Chamber Orchestra  chamber ensemble presents Satu Vänskä (Violin), Rebecca Chan (Violin), Christopher Moore (Viola), Timo-Veikko Valve (Cello) and Paavali Jumppanen (Piano) performing

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 Chamber Works.

 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 ACO website.

7.30pm Thursday 10th July 2014; Wollongong - Wollongong Town Hall
8pm Saturday 19th July 2014; Canberra - Llewellyn Hall
1.30pm Fri 11 July ; 7pm Sat 12 July ; 8pm Tue 15 July; 7pm Wed 16 July 2014; Sydney - City Recital Hall Angel Place
7.30pm Thursday 17th July 2014; Newcastle - Newcastle City Hall
8pm Monday 21st July 2014; Melbourne - Hamer Hall
8pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014; Adelaide - Adelaide Town Hall
7.30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014; Perth - Perth Concert Hall

8pm Monday 21st July 2014

Hamer Hall -

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Mahler 1: The Cycle Begins

Sir Andrew Davis - conductor

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Sir Andrew Davis (conductor) and Erin Wall (soprano) perform:

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.

Our rating - 5 Hats

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8pm, 24th, 25th & 26th July 2014

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre -

$25 - $150 Book tickets
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Faust to Fantasie at Barwon Park

A concert in the Victorian splendour of Barwon Park Mansion near Winchelsea!

A splendid recital for violin and piano with husband and wife duo, acclaimed violinist Elizabeth Sellars plus Team of Pianists partner Rohan Murray. The program includes Bach Sonata in C minor BWV 1017, Schubert Sonata in C major D 934 and the wonderful Sonata in A major by Cesar Franck.

Experience the passion and drama of this wonderful music, plus a lavish post-recital afternoon tea and the chance to view the mansion before the performance.

Barwon Park represents a historic and fascinating part of Victoria's heritage and is a delightful venue for a chamber recital. Indeed, in a recent interview Rohan Murray stated: "Being from the country myself, it is always a thrill to perform in Regional Victoria, particularly in these heritage properties which have so much character"


Adult: $40 Concession: $30 (Pensioners - holder of Australian Government pensioner concession card) Child: $20 National Trust Members: $35

Bookings required:

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2pm to 4.30pm, Sunday 28th September 2014

Barwon Park Mansion, 105 Inverleigh Road, Winchelsea -

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Woodend Winter Arts Festival

The Woodend Winter Arts Festival showcases music, literature and the visual arts in intimate historical venues over three pleasurable days.

6th to 8th June 2015 (tbc)

Woodend -

Enquiries: (03) 9842 9740
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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra Victoria

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Chamber Orchestra - Surrey Hills:

Meets Tuesdays at Holy Trinity, Surrey Hills 7.45pm for rehearsals and holds up to 3 concerts year. String players are very welcome.

$65 and $45 term fees. Enquiries: 9877 5286

Beginner Strings

Feeder strings for the Surrey Hills Chamber Orchestra rehearse at Holy Trinity, Surrey Hills, Tuesdays at 6.15pm - 7.15pm. One years playing experience needed.

$40 term. Enquiries: 9434 2147

Forthcoming Events

These events are ones which have run in the past and we expect to run in the future. As yet we do not have confirmed details, dates and contact details. To be informed of those details when they become available you can subscribe to our newsletter "Great things to do in Melbourne".

The Port Fairy Spring Music Festival

A festival featuring classical and contemporary music.

October 2012 ?

Port Fairy -

Enquiries: (03) 5568 3030
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Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields

A festival of fine music in historic venues. Artistic director Sergio de Pieri.

January 2014 ?

Ballarat and district -

Enquiries: (03) 5333 1195
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Symphony Under The Stars

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

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 Graney.

Pack a picnic basket and share a wonderful evening with your community orchestra and host, Sian Prior.

February 2014 ?

Malvern Gardens, Hight Street, Malvern -

free Enquiries: (03) 8290 1333
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Melbourne International Festival of Brass

An international festival initiated in 2003 and featuring a series of workshops. Further information at Melbourne International Festival of Brass.

September 2012 ?

Various venues around Melbourne -

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Opera in the Alps

Enjoy a relaxing evening of fine food, wine and classical favourites under the stars, in the picturesque grounds of LaTrobe at Beechworth.

January 2013?

Mayday Hills Oval, La Trobe at Beechworth -

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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 Vivaldi Gloria 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.

May 2012 ?

Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham -

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Opera in the Market

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.

February 2014 ?

Queen Victoria Market -

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These events are ones which have run in the past and we expect to run in the future. As yet we do not have confirmed details, dates and contact details. To be informed of those details when they become available you can subscribe to our newsletter "Great things to do in Melbourne".

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