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Lunch Hour Concert Series | Semester Two, 2019

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Melba Hall

Gate 13, The University of Melbourne

Parkville, VIC 3010

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The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music's Lunch Hour Concert Series returns for Semester Two. Learn more about each performance at https://finearts-music.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:

FLAMENCO DESPERTARES
Monday 29 July, 1.10PM
Gerard Mapstone guitar

Tapping into the past and present of the flamenco world Gerard Mapstone is among the most evocative and dynamic guitarists touring today. His new work Despertares (Awakening) is a reformulation of his own knowledge of flamenco in which research and experimentation are the bases to create a genuine music, a music that flows beyond the labels, stripped of all superfluous adornment. Despertares is passion, heat and virtuosic performance distilled to its very essence in the intimate surrounds of Melba Hall.


FRENCH BASSOON AND PIANO
Monday 5 August, 1.10PM
Lyndon Watts bassoon, Duncan Gifford piano

A recital of 20th century French repertoire for bassoon and piano, including pieces by Camille Saint-Saëns, Henri Dutilleux, Alexandre Tansman, Roger Boutry and Marcel Bitsch.


PERCUSSION PASSION
Monday 12 August, 1.10PM
Emmanuel Sejourne, Sylvie Reynaert, Ludwig Albert, Fillipo Latanzi percussion, Conservatorium Percussion Ensemble

Four of Europe's top percussionists come together for a fascinating and eclectic program, including works by the performers and featuring the Australian premiere of Ludwig Albert's Universal Concerto, for which he will be joined by the Conservatorium Percussion Ensemble.


TROMBONE AND ORGAN RECITAL
Monday 19 August, 1.10PM
Peter Steiner trombone, Constanze Anna Magdalena organ

A concert of music for trombone and organ with international soloists Peter Steiner and organist Constanze Anna Magdalena.


MIMIR FESTIVAL PREVIEW
Monday 26 August, 1.10PM

Presented as part of the 2019 Mimir Chamber Music Festival. Please find tickets and details here.


QUERCUS TRIO
Monday 2 September, 1.10PM
Carla Blackwood horn, Elizabeth Sellers violin, Rhodri Clarke piano

The newly formed Quercus trio present the horn trios by Johannes Brahms and Don Banks.


ENSEMBLE ANCIEN
Monday 9 September, 1.10PM
Emilia Bertolini, Alexandra Toussaint-Jackson soprano, Christina Perri organ, harpsichord, Nick Pollock theorbo, Josephine Vains baroque cello

Ensemble Ancien is a collective of passionate early music specialists devoted to the performance of rare music from the 17th and 18th centuries.


YEMAYA
Monday 16 September, 1.10PM

Alex Pertout and Orquesta Frenesí present Yemaya, an exciting and diverse Afro-Latin American jazz program led by award-winning percussionist, composer and senior lecturer Alex Pertout, featuring a large ensemble comprised of current Jazz & Improvisation students.


DUO ECLETTICO: BACH AND RUBINSTEIN
Monday 23 September, 1.10PM
Justin Kenealy saxophone, Coady Green piano

Saxophonist Justin Kenealy and pianist Coady Green formed Duo Eclettico to further a shared interest into the exploration and promotion of works for saxophone and piano, a combination for which there is a huge wealth of exciting repertoire. This concert brings together the subjects of their individual PhD research: transcriptions of Bach's music for saxophone, and the keyboard music of great Romantic Russian pianist and composer Anton Rubinstein.


MEXICAN MARIMBA
Monday 7 October, 1.10PM
Javier Nandayapa marimba

Mexican marimba virtuoso Javier Nandayapa celebrates thirty years in the business with a concert featuring Mexican and Latin-American music, including works written especially for him. Nandayapa comes from a distinguished family of marimbists and has taken his very special style of music-making all around the world to great acclaim.


FLUTE AND PIANO SONATAS
Monday 14 October, 1.10PM
Derek Jones flute, Cameron Roberts piano

The Conservatorium’s Head of Woodwind, Derek Jones, is joined by Cameron Roberts for a program of flute and piano sonatas, including Stuart Greenbaum’s Sonata for Flute and Piano.


CONSERVATORIUM CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION
Monday 21 October, 1.10PM

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


We strongly encourage booking in advance for all of our events. This guarantees your seat, and allows us to communicate any unforeseen event scheduling changes with you.

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