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Samantha Hargreaves: Farewell Concert

An afternoon of opera, Filipino folk-song, and golden age musical theatre, hosted by bass-baritone Eddie Muliaumaseali'i, and featuring Samantha Hargreaves (soprano), Coady Green (pianist), Bernardo Soler (guitarist), and Amanda Hargreaves (soprano).
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fortyfivedownstairs Chamber Music Festival 2024

Following the success of the inaugural Chamber Music Festival in March 2023, renowned pianist Coady Green has again curated a diverse program of 14 events, including multiple Australian premieres, collaborations with Lyric Opera and the Wilin Centre, and performances from an incredible lineup of artists such as pianist Michael Leslie, soprano Antoinette Halloran, actors Helen Morse and Paul English, and ensembles Songmakers Australia and the Divisi Chamber Singers.
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Music for Reflection

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.
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Australian Art Song for Chamber Choir

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.'
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In Their Words: Kouvaras, Hammond, Cawrse

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.
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Of Birds and Monuments

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.
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One Piano Eight Hands

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.
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Nostalgia

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.
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Close to Home

A recital program of classical and contemporary music featuring acclaimed dramatic contralto Liane Keegan, mezzo soprano Juel Riggall, soprano Naomi Summers and pianist Issac Mouskovias.
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Robbie Melville’s smallCHESTRA

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.
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1863: The Birth of Impressionism

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.
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Viola, Viola

Fellow violists Wenhong Huo and William Vyvyan Murray present an exciting program of viola duets. 
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Unity

Collide will share with you their blend of colour, fervour, and spirit, with works of Mozart, Glinka, Milhaud
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Shostakovich and Schumann

Kyla Matsuura-Miller, Madeleine Jevons, Molly Collier O’Boyle & Harry Ward are joined by virtuoso pianist Tamara Smolyar for one of Shostakovich’s best known chamber works, the G minor Piano Quintet.
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Solicitude

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.
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