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Lunch Hour Concert Series | Semester One, 2019

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Melba Hall

Gate 13, The University of Melbourne

Royal Parade

Parkville, VIC 3010

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The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music's Lunch Hour Concert Series returns for 2019. Learn more about each performance at mcm.unimelb.edu.au or consult our schedule below.

Each performance begins Monday at 1.10pm in Melba Hall, Parkville.

This free series is kindly supported by the Cicely & Colin Rigg Bequest.

Schedule:

LIQUID CRYSTAL
Monday 4 March, 1.10pm
Luke Carbon clarinet, Alex Raineri piano

Acclaimed pianist Alex Raineri and clarinetist Luke Carbon join forces to present a vivid and contrasting program of works by Alban Berg, Johannes Brahms, and Elliott Gyger. Bookending the program are Berg's eclectic Four Pieces (Op. 5) and Brahms’ impassioned Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor. The centrepiece features the rarely-heard Liquid crystal by the University of Melbourne's Associate Professor of Composition, Elliott Gyger.

JOBINIANA
Monday 11 March, 1.10pm
Doug de Vries 7 string guitar, Ken Murray 6 string guitar

A homage to Brazil's greatest songwriter and foremost composer. Antonio Carlos Jobim. The program will feature arrangements for two guitars of Jobim’s songs and compositions inspired by his legacy. Featuring works by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sergio Assad, Doug de Vries and Ken Murray.

TROMBONE HERO
Monday 18 March, 1.10pm
Don Immel trombone, Stefan Cassomenos piano, and Borderless Brass Trio, including Joel Brennan, Carla Blackwood and Don Immel

Don Immel presents a sampling of romantic-style pieces for trombone that he recently unearthed from historical conservatoire libraries of Europe. Featuring pianist Stefan Cassomenos, and a debut performance by Borderless Brass, a Conservatorium staff trio.

QUARTZ STRING QUARTET
Monday 25 March, 1.10pm
Kathryn Taylor violin, Philippa West violin, Merewyn Bramble viola, Zoe Wallace cello

Composed of four highly acclaimed Melbourne musicians, Quartz's performances are full of passion and vibrancy; this concert features works by Puccini and Beethoven.

MY MUSICAL JOURNEY
Monday 1 April, 1.10pm
Wang Zheng-Ting Chinese mouth organ

Wang Zheng-Ting, Director of the Australian Chinese Music Ensemble, and a leading Sheng (Chinese mouth organ) player, has performed around the globe, including a solo recital in New York's Lincoln Centre. He has performed with the Venice Chamber Orchestra in Italy, the New Zealand String Quartet in Wellington and with Christine Sullivan and Zydeco Jump at the Shanghai International Spring Festival. This concert program spans folk songs to film music, including Wang Qingshen's Golden Phoenix, Ennio Morricone's Gabriel's Oboe (arranged for solo Sheng) and original compositions by Wang Zheng-Ting, including Seasons of Dreaming and Heaven and Hell.

SOLO PIANO RECITAL
Monday 8 April, 1.10pm
Yasmin Rowe piano

A lustrous programme of Granados, Beethoven, and Bach-Busoni. Join Yasmin for an enchanting yet electrifying performance featuring some of her favourite works.

RICHARD BOOTHBY: VIOLA DA GAMBA
Monday 15 April, 1.10pm
Richard Boothby viola da gamba, Ann Morgan harpsichord

Richard Boothby is one of today's leading viola da gamba players. As the founder of the Purcell Quartet he has been at the forefront of expanding the repertoire for the instrument. This concert features works by Bach and the rediscovered fantasias for viola da gamba by Telemann.

FIREBIRD TRIO
Monday 29 April, 1.10pm
Curt Thompson violin, Josephine Vains cello, Benjamin Martin piano

Founded in 2010, Firebird Trio has performed nationwide to critical acclaim, with a vibrancy of imagination that echoes its name.

MUSIC FOR WINDS
Monday 6 May, 1.10pm
David Griffiths clarinet, Carla Blackwood horn, Lyndon Watts bassoon

The concert features two brilliant works for wind sextet by rarely heard composers, Castil-Blaze and Mátyás György Seiber performed by Conservatorium staff members David Griffiths (clarinet), Carla Blackwood (horn) and Lyndon Watts (bassoon), alongside three talented students from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

RECITAL OF ROMANTIC LIEDER AND SONG
Monday 13 May, 1.10pm
Timothy Newton bass, Raymond Laurence piano

Featuring Liederkranz für die Bassstimme, by Carl Loewe, the “Schubert of North Germany"; Gabriel Faure's famous Après un Rêve; other Lieder, operatic arias and songs for the bass voice. This is Timothy's final concert before commencing at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in August 2019.

QUEY PERCUSSION DUO IN CONCERT
Monday 20 May, 1.10pm
Gene Koshinski percussion, Tim Broscious percussion

For over a decade, Quey Percussion Duo has been pursuing a mission to bring their passion for music and the art of percussion to a broad audience. They strive to make their presentations as diverse as possible, highlighting their unique combination of classical training with their experience and interest in global and popular music. The duo will be joined by the Conservatorium’s Percussion Ensemble for a rousing finale to what promises to be a powerhouse percussive performance!

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Monday 27 May, 1.10pm
Accademia Arcadia, including Davide Monti violino, Lucinda Moon violino, Josephine Vains cello, Jacqueline Ogeil Cristofori piano

German music of the middle of the 18th century was undergoing rapid stylistic change, with many composers caught up in the "empfindsamer Stil" (sensitive style), aiming for expression of natural feelings in intimate and subjective ways. But the best of these composers remained strong contrapuntists, and so their writing still owes much to their Baroque roots. With rarely heard works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Carl Heinrich Graun and Georg Philipp Telemann, this elegant program will surprise and delight.

Image Credit: Firebird Trio (performing Monday 29 April) photographed by Albert Camper, 2018.

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