CANCELLED - Monday Lunch Hour Concert Series | Semester One, 2020

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In light of the emerging COVID-19 situation the University is adopting a series of changes to reduce rates of infection in the community. The health and wellbeing of our community is of paramount importance. Therefore, all University events have been postponed or cancelled.

The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music’s performances are an important part of our students’ learning and, in many cases, part of their curriculum and assessment. We are working to find alternative modes of delivery, such as live-streaming and recording.

More information on those arrangements will be available soon. In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your understanding and support in these challenging times and we look forward to seeing you at one of our events when possible.


MARIMBA AND PIANO DUO

Monday 2 March, 1.10PM
Piano: Christopher Wong
Percussion and Marimba: Therese Ng

Marimba virtuoso Therese Ng and pianist Christopher Wong present a recital filled with relentless energy. The repertoire includes Prism Rhapsody, a wild concerto written by Therese Ng's mentor, Keiko Abe. Numerous arrangements of works including Saint-Saens and Piazzolla will be featured in the concert.

TRISTEZA ON GUITAR
Monday 9 March, 1.10PM
Guitar: Ken Murray

The Conservatorium’s Head of Guitar, Dr Ken Murray, is joined by guest artists in a program that explores contemporary Brazilian guitar styles. The concert will include pieces
by Marco Pereira, Guinga, Baden Powell, Pixinguinha and original compositions.

UTAH TROMBONE AUTHORITY
Monday 16 March, 1.10PM
Trombone: Sam Elliot, Mark Davidson, Will Kimball, Graeme Mutchler

Utah Trombone Authority is becoming a highly acclaimed trombone quartet based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The group is committed to raising the profile of the trombone as a chamber music instrument by demonstrating its versatility and ability to play all musical genres spanning back as early as the 16th century.

ENSEMBLE FRANCAIX
Monday 23 March, 1.10PM
Oboe: Emmanuel Cassimatis
Bassoon: Matthew Kneale
Piano: Nicholas Young

Program:
Knismesis and Gargalesis - Ian Whitney
Trio - Andre Previn
Molly on the Shore – Percy Grainger arr. Ensemble Francaix

JERRY WONG: PIANO RECITAL
Monday 30 March, 1.10PM
Piano: Jerry Wong

Newly appointed Associate Professor of Piano, Jerry Wong, performs his first lunch hour recital in Melba Hall with a program that features two transcriptions of solo violin works by Bach, including Busoni's beloved rendition of the Chaconne. Also featured will be Beethoven's joyous middle-period Sonata in E-flat Major, a work that never ceases to rouse the spirits of any audience.

DUO ECLETTICO: AN ODE TO MELBOURNE
Monday 6 April, 1.10PM
Saxophone: Justin Kenealy
Piano: Coady Green

Justin Kenealy and Coady Green unite as Duo Eclettico to present a program of works by composers from Melbourne. The program will centre around collaborative work from within the Conservatorium, and will serve as an opportunity to announce an exciting new commission which will change the landscape of music for saxophone and piano in Australia.

TRANSIENTS: WILSON/ANNING/KELLER
Monday 20 April, 1.10PM
Piano: Andrea Keller
Saxophone: Julien Wilson
Double bass: Sam Anning

Andrea Keller presents contemporary Australian jazz alongside some of Melbourne's finest musicians. Lauded for her originality and ability to think outside the box, the pianist, composer, and Lecturer in Jazz & Improvisation at the Conservatorium has received multiple awards, including most recently, the Melbourne Prize for Music (emerging composers award), the Australian Jazz Bell Award for Best Australian Jazz Ensemble, and the Music Victoria Award for Best Jazz Album.

MARKIYAN MELNYCHENKO AND STEWART KELLY: SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO
Monday 27 April, 1.10PM
Violin: Markiyan Melnychenko
Piano: Stewart Kelly

Violinist Markiyan Melnychenko and pianist Stewart Kelly bring you two magnificent examples from the violin and piano repertoire. Beethoven's Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 6, written in the same year as his famous Heiligenstadt Testament letter, in which he despairs over his growing deafness, shows the struggle of a great artist against a cruel fate. Grieg's intensely passionate Violin Sonata No. 3 was written at the height of the composer's fame and displays his mastery of the genre.

CRIES OF LONDON
Monday 4 May, 1.10PM
Director: Stephen Grant
e21
Consortium

Vocal ensemble e21 join with Consortium, Melbourne's viol consort, to present a program from the musical life of Renaissance England. Gibbons's Cries of London is a stylized soundscape of a teeming 17th century city. It interweaves cries and songs of London's peddlers and beggars, street vendors, a ratcatcher, a chimney sweep, a patient begging on behalf of the mad inmates of Bedlam and the morning and evening nightwatchman's calls. Alongside Cries of London are English works for choir and viol consorts by Gibbons, Tomkins and Dering.

HORN SNAPSHOTS
Monday 11 May, 1.10PM
Horn: Carla Blackwood
Piano: Rhodri Clarke

A great number of works have been written for the French horn in Australia over the past five decades, and together these form a multi-faceted picture of our music, peoples and culture. Conservatorium Lecturer in Music, Carla Blackwood presents a program featuring snapshots from this vibrant collection of chamber music, part of her larger undertaking to record and document a living musical history.

SONGS OF NEAR AND FAR: MUSIC FOR VOICE AND GUITAR
Monday 18 May, 1.10PM
Guitar: Meredith Connie
Soprano: Narelle Yeo

Songs for soprano and guitar, featuring Manuel de Falla's Seven Popular Spanish Songs. In this program Meredith Connie and Narelle Yeo present songs from Australia and overseas, including Miguel Llobet's masterful arrangement of Falla's Seven Spanish Songs for voice and guitar.

ESTIVO TRIO
Monday 25 May, 1.10PM
Violin: Fox Chan
Cello: Jonathan Békês
Piano: Ying Ho

The Estivo Trio has quickly established itself as one of Australia's premiere chamber ensembles since its formation at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s inaugural Estivo Summer Chamber Music Festival in Verona, Italy. Bringing together three outstanding young musicians of remarkable talent, passion and experience, the Trio was the only Australian piano trio selected for the 2015 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. Since then they have toured Asia, performed as Emerging Artists at the Mimir Festival in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Melbourne Recital Centre, and toured regionally for Musica Viva.

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