Acclaimed and award-winning pianist Coady Green has once again pulled together an outstanding group of musicians and ensembles for a two-week music series featuring ten performances with highly varied programs.
With a program of works by J. S. Bach, Pärt, Edwards, Abbott, Ravenscroft, Leek, and Cossom (performed by renowned Melbourne musicians - violinist Rachael Beesley, cellist Josephine Vains, and percussionist Robert Cossom), this concert is full of nocturnal echoes and colourful imaginings.
The award-winning Divisi Chamber Choir - one of Australia's most exciting and vibrant chamber choirs - performs a program of Australian works by Meta Cohen, Robert McIntyre, Juliana Kay, and more, plus the Melbourne premiere of Joe Twist's exciting new 'Australian Song Cycle.'
Lyric Opera presents the opening event for their 2023 season – a concert of three major song cycles by three renowned Australian composers Linda Kouvaras, Jane Hammond, and Anne Cawrse, featuring three of Melbourne's exciting vocal stars - Linda Barcan singing Kouvaras' Art and Life, Bailey Montgomerie performing Hammond's Sea Voyage, and Samantha Hargreaves in Cawrse's This Too Shall Pass.
This concert features Linda Kouvaras’ 'Herring Island Piano Sonata', Jane Hammond’s 'Songs of the Helmeted Honeyeater', and a special world premiere preview of excerpts from Kouvaras’ new work – the 'Buluwirri Bugaja Piano Suite' for piano, with text by Tiriki Onus and sound by Roger Alsop.
Following their sell-out, virtuosic 2021 events showcasing rarely heard works with eight hands on one piano, Tristan Lee, Gintaute Gataveckaite, Coady Green, and Georgina Lewis present truly dazzling works that are rarely heard on the concert platform. Featuring works by Liszt, Levinac, Mazzoli, Rachmaninoff, Kouvaras, Brahms, and more.
As the revolution continues in Iran, and fury and frustration grows, young Iranian composers channel their rage in this transformative music. Performed by Khashayar “Kaya” Amri (piano) and Billie Tumarkin (voice), this program showcases works by Iranian composers whose voices rise against oppression.
Songmakers Australia Artistic Director and pianist Andrea Katz goes back to her homeland Argentina in a soul-searching voyage to the music that shaped her youth, as Nicholas Dinopoulos sings songs and tangos by Gardel, Mores, Piazzolla, and Ziegler, threaded together with some of the most iconic Argentinian piano pieces.
Featuring Melbourne jazz veterans Ronny Ferella (drums), Tamara Murphy (bass), Robbie Melville (guitar), Gideon Brazil (tenor saxophone, alto flute) and Flora Carbo (alto saxophone/bass clarinet), and classical cellist Zoe Knighton, the smallCHESTRA creates a spectacular range of dynamic and timbral possibilities in a relatively small package, and blurs the barriers between contemporary folk, jazz and classical.
Songmakers Australia - soprano Merlyn Quaife AM, bass-baritone Nicholas Dinopoulos and pianist Andrea Katz - perform a program of stunning French repertoire by Debussy, Fauré, Duparc, Chausson and Poulenc.
What a way to welcome live performance back to the venue! A stunning program, performed by Coady Green and Justin Kenealy, featuring new commissions, Australian premieres and a sneak preview of a special new work.