MCO: Flute & Harp
Sep
15
2:30 PM14:30

MCO: Flute & Harp

Extraordinary musicians Prudence Davis & Alice Giles come together for Mozart's divine Flute & Harp concerto, with music by CPE Bach, Haydn & Buc.

CPE BACH Symphony in E flat major Wq179
MOZART Concerto for Flute & Harp K297c
NICHOLAS BUC Yackandandah Music* (*world première season)
HAYDN Symphony No 43 in E flat major Mercury

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MCO Beethoven Gala Dinner
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

MCO Beethoven Gala Dinner

MCO 2019 Beethoven Gala Dinner

We invite you to join us on Thursday 10 October for MCO’s Gala Dinner.

Featuring breathtaking music performed by our musicians alongside indulgent food and wine, MCO’s Gala Dinner is one of the highlights of our year.

It’s 250 years since Beethoven was born, and in this very special Gala Dinner we celebrate an extraordinary legacy of chamber music with MCO musicians and special guest artists.

We thank Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Narkoojee Wines and Kawai Australia for their incredible support of this event.

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Kawai Opening Gala: Emergence - Port Fairy Spring Music Festival
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Kawai Opening Gala: Emergence - Port Fairy Spring Music Festival

The 2019 festival emerges – from the harmonious opening bells of the Vingt Regards, as Messiaen fixes our gaze on the dawn of creation – from the mellifluous Adagio movement of the Beethoven violin sonata now synonymous with springtime – and from Ravel’s jubilant 1914 masterwork Piano Trio, which drew its inspiration from the unfinished composition Zazpiak Bat, Ravel’s patriotic celebration of the ancient Basque culture of south-western Europe.

EMERGENCE concludes with a celebration of our own First Nations culture, in the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Shauntai Batzke – one of Australia’s leading sopranos, and a major emerging compositional voice in the Australian art music scene, migrating across genres. Her visionary project is an epic song cycle exploring her Wiradjuri heritage, with her own powerful lyrics written in First Nations language. For the world premiere, Shauntai collaborates with an ensemble of leading Melbourne string players, together with festival directors Monica Curro and Stefan Cassomenos.

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Dahlenburg Plays Grieg - Port Fairy Spring Music Festival
Oct
12
3:30 PM15:30

Dahlenburg Plays Grieg - Port Fairy Spring Music Festival

Chamber music titan Michael Dahlenburg joins forces with long-time collaborator Stefan Cassomenos, to tell us tales that hover between states of consciousness, of a drunken one-legged soldier, of a tearful dream, and of nasty monsters in Schumann’s inspired exploration of rustic themes. Dahlenburg and Cassomenos then turn their attention to the epic Grieg Cello Sonata, which also draws joyously on the folk style, in a manner distinctly reminiscent of Grieg’s own Piano Concerto written fifteen years earlier, illuminating the rich heritage of Norwegian melody with lush harmonies and the most supremely romantic of gestures

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Saturday Gala: In The Beginning - Port Fairy Spring Music Festival
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Saturday Gala: In The Beginning - Port Fairy Spring Music Festival

Opening with Carl Orff’s dramatic setting of the 13th Century poem O Fortuna, and closing with Beethoven’s universally anthemic Ode to Joy finale from his Symphony No 9, this gala event brings together musicians from all over the South West region, alongside Melbourne musicians, magnificent soloists and esteemed conductor Richard Mills, on one enormous shared stage. Centrally featured is the world premiere of new work In the Beginning, a setting of text collaboratively created by children from all over Victoria, including students at schools in the Moyne Shire, Warrnambool, and the surrounding region, and members of the Dhungala Children’s Choir, in conjunction with Stefan Cassomenos as the work’s composer and musical facilitator. The theme of the text centres around the question of how everything came into being, and draws its answers from all of the world’s continents, sung in many of the world’s languages, in a celebration of both the diversity and commonality within the spectrum of cultural responses to universal questions.

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Corpus Medicorum: Pop-Up Concert at ANAM
Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

Corpus Medicorum: Pop-Up Concert at ANAM

  • Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne Town Hall (map)
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BRUCH Violin Concerto

Christian Li - violin

BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7

Michael Dahlenburg - director

Welcome to another of our wonderful mid-season pop-up concerts! Never satisfied with our full years’ programme, Corpus Medicorum is ready to impress with some of the gems of the Classical period repertoire. We are thrilled to be playing with Christian Li who won the Yehudi Menuhin prize in 2018 at the age of 10! He will perform Bruch’s ever-popular Concerto for Violin. And then to continue our Beethoven love-affair, Michael Dahlenburg is back on deck with his spell-binding interpretation of the marvellous Seventh Symphony.

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PLEXUS: Paracosm
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

PLEXUS: Paracosm

  • Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre (map)
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STEFAN CASSOMENOS Requiem for the End of Time (2015)
DEBORAH CHEETHAM new work (world premiere)
STUART GREENBAUM Dance Music for Concert Halls (2012)
SAMANTHA WOLF new work (world premiere)

featuring PLEXUS
with guest artists Daniel Carison (baritone), Deborah Cheetham (soprano), Michael Dahlenburg (conductor), Damien Eckersley (double bass), Liane Keegan (contralto), Michelle Wood (cello), and Vox Plexus.

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MCO: Mozart the King
Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

MCO: Mozart the King

Mozart's grand Piano Concerto No 22 with audience favourite Stefan Cassomenos, Haydn's "The King" Symphony No. 98, and music of Cimarosa & Beethoven.

CIMAROSA The Secret Marriage: Overture
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major K482
BEETHOVEN Romance No 2 for violin and orchestra Op 50
HAYDN Symphony No 98 in B flat major The King

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MCO: Mozart the King
Nov
24
2:30 PM14:30

MCO: Mozart the King

Mozart's grand Piano Concerto No 22 with audience favourite Stefan Cassomenos, Haydn's "The King" Symphony No. 98, and music of Cimarosa & Beethoven.

CIMAROSA The Secret Marriage: Overture
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major K482
BEETHOVEN Romance No 2 for violin and orchestra Op 50
HAYDN Symphony No 98 in B flat major The King

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MCO: Mozart the King
Nov
27
8:00 PM20:00

MCO: Mozart the King

Mozart's grand Piano Concerto No 22 with audience favourite Stefan Cassomenos, Haydn's "The King" Symphony No. 98, and music of Cimarosa & Beethoven.

CIMAROSA The Secret Marriage: Overture
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major K482
BEETHOVEN Romance No 2 for violin and orchestra Op 50
HAYDN Symphony No 98 in B flat major The King

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MCO: Mozart the King
Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

MCO: Mozart the King

Mozart's grand Piano Concerto No 22 with audience favourite Stefan Cassomenos, Haydn's "The King" Symphony No. 98, and music of Cimarosa & Beethoven.

CIMAROSA The Secret Marriage: Overture
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major K482
BEETHOVEN Romance No 2 for violin and orchestra Op 50
HAYDN Symphony No 98 in B flat major The King

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MCO: Mozart the King
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

MCO: Mozart the King

Mozart's grand Piano Concerto No 22 with audience favourite Stefan Cassomenos, Haydn's "The King" Symphony No. 98, and music of Cimarosa & Beethoven.

CIMAROSA The Secret Marriage: Overture
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major K482
BEETHOVEN Romance No 2 for violin and orchestra Op 50
HAYDN Symphony No 98 in B flat major The King

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MCO: Flute & Harp
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

MCO: Flute & Harp

Extraordinary musicians Prudence Davis & Alice Giles come together for Mozart's divine Flute & Harp concerto, with music by CPE Bach, Haydn & Buc.

CPE BACH Symphony in E flat major Wq179
MOZART Concerto for Flute & Harp K297c
NICHOLAS BUC Yackandandah Music* (*world première season)
HAYDN Symphony No 43 in E flat major Mercury

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MCO: Flute & Harp
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

MCO: Flute & Harp

Extraordinary musicians Prudence Davis & Alice Giles come together for Mozart's divine Flute & Harp concerto, with music by CPE Bach, Haydn & Buc.

CPE BACH Symphony in E flat major Wq179
MOZART Concerto for Flute & Harp K297c
NICHOLAS BUC Yackandandah Music* (*world première season)
HAYDN Symphony No 43 in E flat major Mercury

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MCO: Flute & Harp
Sep
10
7:30 PM19:30

MCO: Flute & Harp

Extraordinary musicians Prudence Davis & Alice Giles come together for Mozart's divine Flute & Harp concerto, with music by CPE Bach, Haydn & Buc.

CPE BACH Symphony in E flat major Wq179
MOZART Concerto for Flute & Harp K297c
NICHOLAS BUC Yackandandah Music* (*world première season)
HAYDN Symphony No 43 in E flat major Mercury

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MCO: Flute & Harp
Sep
9
8:00 PM20:00

MCO: Flute & Harp

Extraordinary musicians Prudence Davis & Alice Giles come together for Mozart's divine Flute & Harp concerto, with music by CPE Bach, Haydn & Buc.

CPE BACH Symphony in E flat major Wq179
MOZART Concerto for Flute & Harp K297c
NICHOLAS BUC Yackandandah Music* (*world première season)
HAYDN Symphony No 43 in E flat major Mercury

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MCO Daylesford Chamber Music Festival
Sep
6
to Sep 8

MCO Daylesford Chamber Music Festival

Join us at the heart of one of Australia’s most captivating regional destinations for a long weekend of extraordinary music and convivial hospitality. In its seventh edition, the 2019 Festival features three chamber music performances, an orchestral concert and a musical dinner at the renowned Lake House.

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MCO: Flute & Harp
Sep
5
8:00 PM20:00

MCO: Flute & Harp

Extraordinary musicians Prudence Davis & Alice Giles come together for Mozart's divine Flute & Harp concerto, with music by CPE Bach, Haydn & Buc.

CPE BACH Symphony in E flat major Wq179
MOZART Concerto for Flute & Harp K297c
NICHOLAS BUC Yackandandah Music* (*world première season)
HAYDN Symphony No 43 in E flat major Mercury

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Corpus Medicorum: Patriots #2
Jul
14
5:00 PM17:00

Corpus Medicorum: Patriots #2

BRAHMS Concerto for Violin & Cello

Markiyan Melnichenko - violin

Michael Dahlenburg - cello

SCHUMANN Symphony No.3 'Rhenish'

Keith Crellin OAM - conductor

Corpus Medicorum travels to the German heartland to bring you two of the most glorious symphonic adventures of the Romantic period. The programme opens with Brahms's masterly Double Concerto featuring two of Melbourne’s most talented musicians. Then we sail together with Schumann and his epic third symphony down the Rhine river evoking the composers' patriotic sentiments on our own musical journey.


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MCO: Baroque Oboe
Jun
23
2:30 PM14:30

MCO: Baroque Oboe

With its lucid, penetrating tone, the oboe captivates the ear and touches the heart. In this concert, oboe masterpieces from the Italian Baroque meet Melbourne composer Joe Chindamo’s double concerto for oboe and cor anglais, Sanctuary. The orchestra performs magnificent concerti grossi by Baroque luminaries Handel, Avison and Corelli.

CORELLI Concerto Grosso in C minor Op 6 No 3
AVISON Concerto Grosso in E flat major Op 9 No 7
JOE CHINDAMO Sanctuary for oboe, cor anglais & orchestra* (*Victorian première season)
VIVALDI Concerto for Oboe & Violin in B flat major RV 548
HANDEL Concerto Grosso in C minor Op 6 No 8
ALBINONI Oboe Concerto in G minor Op 9 No 8

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MCO: Baroque Oboe
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

MCO: Baroque Oboe

With its lucid, penetrating tone, the oboe captivates the ear and touches the heart. In this concert, oboe masterpieces from the Italian Baroque meet Melbourne composer Joe Chindamo’s double concerto for oboe and cor anglais, Sanctuary. The orchestra performs magnificent concerti grossi by Baroque luminaries Handel, Avison and Corelli.

CORELLI Concerto Grosso in C minor Op 6 No 3
AVISON Concerto Grosso in E flat major Op 9 No 7
JOE CHINDAMO Sanctuary for oboe, cor anglais & orchestra* (*Victorian première season)
VIVALDI Concerto for Oboe & Violin in B flat major RV 548
HANDEL Concerto Grosso in C minor Op 6 No 8
ALBINONI Oboe Concerto in G minor Op 9 No 8

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MCO: Baroque Oboe
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

MCO: Baroque Oboe

With its lucid, penetrating tone, the oboe captivates the ear and touches the heart. In this concert, oboe masterpieces from the Italian Baroque meet Melbourne composer Joe Chindamo’s double concerto for oboe and cor anglais, Sanctuary. The orchestra performs magnificent concerti grossi by Baroque luminaries Handel, Avison and Corelli.

CORELLI Concerto Grosso in C minor Op 6 No 3
AVISON Concerto Grosso in E flat major Op 9 No 7
JOE CHINDAMO Sanctuary for oboe, cor anglais & orchestra* (*Victorian première season)
VIVALDI Concerto for Oboe & Violin in B flat major RV 548
HANDEL Concerto Grosso in C minor Op 6 No 8
ALBINONI Oboe Concerto in G minor Op 9 No 8

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MCO: Baroque Oboe
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

MCO: Baroque Oboe

With its lucid, penetrating tone, the oboe captivates the ear and touches the heart. In this concert, oboe masterpieces from the Italian Baroque meet Melbourne composer Joe Chindamo’s double concerto for oboe and cor anglais, Sanctuary. The orchestra performs magnificent concerti grossi by Baroque luminaries Handel, Avison and Corelli.

CORELLI Concerto Grosso in C minor Op 6 No 3
AVISON Concerto Grosso in E flat major Op 9 No 7
JOE CHINDAMO Sanctuary for oboe, cor anglais & orchestra* (*Victorian première season)
VIVALDI Concerto for Oboe & Violin in B flat major RV 548
HANDEL Concerto Grosso in C minor Op 6 No 8
ALBINONI Oboe Concerto in G minor Op 9 No 8

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Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra: Man, Sitting in a Garden
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra: Man, Sitting in a Garden

Conductor Tecwyn Evans
Tenor Simon O’Neill

Libretto Witi Ihimaera
Music Kenneth Young 

When a man loses his wife and two sons, he learns that love is not simply a neurochemical reaction of hormones but instead grows like garden and is fed by laughter and memories.

Man, Sitting in a Garden is a new collaborative New Zealand work, from award-winning writer Witi Ihimaera and composer Kenneth Young that examines the nature of love and overwhelming grief.

[Performing as guest principal cello]


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Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra: Dahlesque
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra: Dahlesque

Conductor David Kay
Featuring Elise McCann
Musical arrangements and direction Stephen Amos

Join the APO and artist Elise McCann for a scrumdiddlyumptious musical adventure inspired by the fantastical imagination of Roald Dahl.

Dahl is one of the world’s most popular authors. His stories have entertained generations of children combining fun, fear and a sprinkling of naughtiness.

Grab your golden ticket for this magical family concert. Elise McCann (2016 Helpmann Award Winner, Miss Honey in Matilda the Musical) and the APO will perform music from Matilda the Musical, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, original compositions of Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and more.

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Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra: Dahlesque
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra: Dahlesque

Conductor David Kay
Featuring Elise McCann
Musical arrangements and direction Stephen Amos

Join the APO and artist Elise McCann for a scrumdiddlyumptious musical adventure inspired by the fantastical imagination of Roald Dahl.

Dahl is one of the world’s most popular authors. His stories have entertained generations of children combining fun, fear and a sprinkling of naughtiness.

Grab your golden ticket for this magical family concert. Elise McCann (2016 Helpmann Award Winner, Miss Honey in Matilda the Musical) and the APO will perform music from Matilda the Musical, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, original compositions of Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and more.

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Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra: A Baroque Easter
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra: A Baroque Easter

Conductor Sofi Jeannin
Singers include: Sally-Anne Russell, Henry Choo, James Ioelu
Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir
Director Karen Grylls

Arias and choruses from:

Handel Messiah
J.S. Bach Easter Oratorio
J.S. Bach St John Passion
J.S. Bach St Matthew Passion
J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor

[Performing as guest principal cello]


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MCO: A Musical Weave (SOLD OUT)
Apr
13
2:15 PM14:15

MCO: A Musical Weave (SOLD OUT)

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra & Australian Tapestry Workshop

In this beautiful light-filled Victorian era space with the ATW’s work as a backdrop, leading Melbourne cellist Michael Dahlenburg will perform Bach’s Cello Suite No 3 in C major for an intimate audience of no more than 25 people. Session includes a brief tour of the Australian Tapestry workshop, performance in the workshop’s main space, and refreshments with the musician post-performance.

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MCO: A Musical Weave
Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

MCO: A Musical Weave

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra & Australian Tapestry Workshop

In this beautiful light-filled Victorian era space with the ATW’s work as a backdrop, leading Melbourne cellist Michael Dahlenburg will perform Bach’s Cello Suite No 3 in C major for an intimate audience of no more than 25 people. Session includes a brief tour of the Australian Tapestry workshop, performance in the workshop’s main space, and refreshments with the musician post-performance.

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