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Lunch Hour Concert Series – Semester 2 | 2018

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Royal Parade

Melbourne, VIC 3010

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The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Hosts a series of free Lunch Hour Concerts over the semester, kindly supported by the Cicely & Colin Rigg Bequest.

Concerts run every Monday during semester, from 1.10 – 2.00pm.

POWERFUL MUSIC FOR LOW BRASS
MONDAY 23 JULY
David Saltzman tuba, Michael Szabo bass trombone, Peter Baker piano

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Guest Principal Tuba David Saltzman and Principal Bass Trombone Michael Szabo present an afternoon of powerful music for low brass. Including such composers such as Ernst Bloch, Johan de Meij and Alexej Lebedev, please join us on a journey to discover the virtuosic side of the bass trombone and tuba.

THE MIGHTY DUOS: KODALY AND RAVEL
MONDAY 30 JULY
Jiwon Kim violin, Alvin Wong cello

Melbourne violinist Jiwon Kim and cellist Alvin Wong jointly present a program of cornerstone violin/cello duos, a miniature ensemble that has been neglected by composers. Written by Kodály and Ravel in the early 20th century, both works display daring virtuosity with exotic musical gestures.

VIBRAPHONE VIRTUOSITY
MONDAY 6 AUGUST
Arthur Lipner vibraphone, and guests

Renowned American vibraphonist Arthur Lipner’s career has spanned three decades and most continents. He has appeared on close to 50 albums and has had over 100 of his own compositions recorded. Arthur will be joined by students from the Conservatorium for an electrifying program of Latin jazz fusion.

CELLO RECITAL
MONDAY 13 AUGUST
Kim Cook cello, Stewart Kelly piano

American cellist and Distinguished Professor at Pennsylvania State University Kim Cook will perform a selection of audience favourites, including works by Bach, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich.

ENSEMBLE LIASON
MONDAY 20 AUGUST
David Griffiths clarinet, Svetlana Bogosavljevic cello, Timothy Young piano

This concert features two of the great French composers, Gabriel Faure and Francis Poulenc. One of his very last works, Faure’s Piano Trio in D Minor (Op. 120), is a masterwork of exotic modalities, and Poulenc’s Trio is lively, tuneful, engaging and above all, lots of fun!

MIMIR FESTIVAL PREVIEW CONCERT
MONDAY 27 AUGUST

This is the preview performance of the sixth Mimir Chamber Music Festival Melbourne, hosted at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music from 29 August – 2 September, featuring some of the finest musicians from the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

ITALIAN FLUTE VIRTUOSO
MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER
Luisa Sello flute, Derek Jones flute, Rhodri Clarke piano

Luisa Sello, visiting flautist from Trieste Conservatorio di Musica, presents a dazzling flute recital in Melba Hall, with works by Bach and Rossini. Luisa is joined by the Head of Woodwind, Derek Jones, to perform Friedrich Kuhlau's Trio in G Major for two flutes.

IC SING ON THE CAKE
MONDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

New vocal, electronic and multimedia works by Interactive Composition staff Mark Pollard, Anthony Lyons and David Haberfeld, accompanied by honours and graduate students.

EVOCATIONS FOR SOLO GUITAR
MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER
Jacob Cordover guitar

In this enchanting program, international artist Jacob Cordover showcases the expressive nature of the guitar and its power to tell stories. The concert will include works by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Houghton, Losy and Brouwer.

LIAM VINEY – PIANO
MONDAY 1 OCTOBER
Liam Viney piano

A solo recital featuring one of Beethoven’s most popular and light-hearted works, the programmatic Sonata for Piano in E Flat, Op. 81a (Les Adieux) alongside one of the earliest major works of musical minimalism – John Adams’ Phrygian Gates.

A TRILLION MILES OF DARKNESS
MONDAY 8 OCTOBER
Lloyd Van’t Hoff clarinet, Peter de Jager piano

Two of Australia’s finest young musicians, Peter de Jager and Lloyd Van’t Hoff, present a recital of immense depth and virtuosity, as they pair Johannes Brahms’ melancholic Sonata No. 1 with the recent sonata by the Conservatorium’s own Stuart Greenbaum, A Trillion Miles of Darkness.

CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION
MONDAY 15 OCTOBER

Three finalists for the annual Chamber Music Competition will present their choice of work. The winner will be announced by the jury panel at the end of the concert.


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Banner Image: Ensemble Liason (Nik Babic).

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