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Sidney Myer Free Concerts
Music Bowl
Free
Sidney Myer Free Concerts
Music Bowl
Free
Opera in the Bowl
Opera Australia
Free
ARCO
In concert
Romantic and Classical

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Classical Music in Melbourne

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Some forthcoming performances in Melbourne:

Sidney Myer Free Concerts at The Bowl - Mambo! Dancing across the centuries

Opera in The Bowl

Melbourne Youth Orchestra curtain-raiser, 6-6.30pm

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Benjamin Bayl (conductor) and David Jones (drumkit) perform:

The Sidney Myer free concerts have become one of Melbourne’s highlight each year, and with current health circumstances putting additional emphasis on outdoor performances, they have become even more valuable. Thanks Sid.

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Sidney Myer Free Concerts at The Bowl - Spanish Harlem

Opera in The Bowl

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Benjamin Northey (conductor), Timothy Young (piano),
 and Vanessa Perica (band leader) perform

  • Ellington Harlem
  • Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
  • Vanessa Perica Love is a Temporary Madness, The Symphonic Suite (World Premiere)

The Sidney Myer free concerts have become one of Melbourne’s highlight each year, and with current health circumstances putting additional emphasis on outdoor performances, they have become even more valuable. Thanks Sid.

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Mazda Opera in The Bowl

Opera in The Bowl

It’s a Saturday evening in summer. You’re sitting in a park with family and friends, and a fabulous picnic dinner. The picture is complete when the glorious live music from Opera Australia begins.

Hear our brightest stars, under the stars, sing opera's most famous arias with the magnificent backing of Orchestra Victoria.

Dress up — or not — it's your night to enjoy the power of the human voice in the kind of communal, cultural celebration Melbourne loves best.



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Illuminate - Bruch, Britten & Tchaikovsky

Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra

The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra with Rachael Beesley (director) and Jacqueline Porter (soprano) performing a program including Britten's remarkable song cycle Les Illuminations, with text by French poet Arthur Rimbaud.



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Music Matinee: Free Scots' Church Lunchtime Concerts

Hands holding violins

Music Matinee present lunchtime concerts on selected Tuesdays through 2021. Concert are live & free although there is the opportunity to donate.

The purpolse of Music Matinee Inc. is to bring live and free inspirational music into the City of Melbourne and provide performance opportunities for talented musicians.

  • 2nd March Josh Hooke Piano
  • 6th April Kelsey Robinson Flute Jenny Lu piano accompaniment
  • 4th May Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School various items
  • 1st June Timothy Chiang Piano
  • 6th July Ken Murray Guitar
  • 20th July Australian National Academy of Music various items
  • 3rd August Berta Brozgul Piano
  • 17th August Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School various items
  • 7th September (timing to be confirmed) Karlsruher Konzert Duo Piano & Cello
  • 21 September (timing to be confirmed) Jenny Lu Piano
  • 5th October Partridge Group Quartet
  • 19th October Jonathan Xian Piano
  • 9th November Australian National Academy of Music various items
  • 16th November Douglas Lawrence Organ
  • 7th December Tony Gould Piano with others
  • 14th December T.B.A.

Entry from 12.20 pm, with the concert commencing at 1pm for an hour. No booking nor reserved seating all welcome. Covid protocol will be followed.

Full information on Scots’ Church concert website



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Musica Viva - Diana Doherty and the Streeton Trio

Diana Doherty with the Streeton Trio

Musica Viva presents Diana Doherty (oboe) with the Streeton Trio (Emma Jardine - violin, Umberto Clerici - cello and Benjamin Kopp - piano) performing:

  • Martinů Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello and Piano, H. 315 (1947)
  • Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 (1839)
  • Skipworth Oboe Quartet (2020)


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Musica Viva - Diana Doherty and the Streeton Trio

Diana Doherty with the Streeton Trio

Musica Viva presents Diana Doherty (oboe) with the Streeton Trio (Emma Jardine - violin, Umberto Clerici - cello and Benjamin Kopp - piano) performing:

  • Martinů Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello and Piano, H. 315 (1947)
  • Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 (1855)
  • Skipworth Oboe Quartet (2020)


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

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