This week at the Melbourne Recital Centre!

25 11 2009
Kelvin Cruickshank – Soul Food Show

28th November 2009, 7.30pm, at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

 

ARTISTS

Kelvin Cruickshank

PROGRAM

With the outstanding success and popularity of Channel 9’s award winning series “Sensing Murder” Kelvin has been literally swamped with people wanting to see him. For this reason he has introduced a series of exclusive evenings that will help to reach out and touch more people at once. These evenings will simply be Kelvin working with spirit. Kelvin will read as many people as possible although we do not guarantee he can read everyone.
Price $82.50

The Dance of Design: Explorations and Expressions

28th November 2009, 7.30pm, at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon.

The Boite in conjunction with Ojas Desai presents The Dance Of Design.

Design or Ordered Expression permeates life. It is what makes Communication Intelligent and Beautiful. From expressing outside one’s body through the medium of Graphic Design to an internal experience of body design i.e. Dance begins a journey that marks an artist’s return to her cultural roots, symbols and world-view. Through a presentation in the Mohini Attam dance form, Miti Desai will share her journey from Design to Dance.
Miti Desai, Click for Biography
1hr 50min concert duration (inc interval)
Prices: $40 -$45

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16th – 22nd November at the Melbourne Recital Centre!

15 11 2009
Field of Dreams

Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

Performance Date: Monday, November 16th 2009, at 7:30 p.m.


Tickets:

Premium reserve $115 ($108 concession)

A reserve $105 ($98 concession)

B reserve $95 ($90 concession)

Under 30s A reserve $65

Under 30s B reserve $50

Student/Child A reserve $65 (conditions apply)

Student/Child B reserve $50

Student Rush B reserve $35 Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Presented by the Melbourne Recital Centre.

ARTISTS

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Sir Neville Marriner, Guest Conductor
Andrew Marriner, clarinet
Jacqueline Porter, soprano

PROGRAM

Elgar –  Introduction and Allegro [15’]
Mozart –  Clarinet Concerto in A major K 622 [37’]
–  Interval
Bowman –  ‘I would sing a little while’ (Commissioned by Ars Musica Australis for Australia Pro Arte, 2007) [30’]

Sir Neville Marriner, conducts Melbourne Chamber Orchestra in the Marriner Festival in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall. The vibrant orchestra, of which he is Patron, is joined by Andrew Marriner, principal clarinet with the London Symphony, as soloist in the Mozart clarinet concerto and stylish Melbourne soprano, Jacqueline Porter, singing a Calvin Bowman song cycle. Three great concerts to light up Melbourne’s stunning new recital centre. See mco.org.au/marrinerfestival for full details.

Save up to 14% on two or more concerts with Marriner Festival tickets. Available by calling the Box Office on 03 9699 3333 or visiting the Box Office in person. Prices are (per ticket): Premium $99 A Reserve: $92 B Reserve: $82

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Jerusalem Quartet & Zvi Plesser

17th November 2009, 7pm, at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

ARTISTS

Zvi Plesser, cello

PROGRAM

HAYDN –  String Quartet in G major, op 77 no 1 25 min
VINE –  String Quintet (2008-9) 15 min
–  INTERVAL
SCHUBERT –  String Quintet in C major 50 min

“One of the best quartets in the world – tremendous!” – ENSEMBLE MAGAZINE
It’s been thrilling to watch the Jerusalem Quartet’s youthful exuberance and electricity evolve to a higher level of perfection over its four years of residency with Musica Viva. For the final tour as resident ensemble, the Quartet is joined by esteemed colleague Zvi Plesser, giving Musica Viva audiences the rare opportunity to hear Schubert’s magnificent String Quintet. The musicians will also perform the world premiere of Carl Vine’s quintet commissioned by Julian Burnside, QC.

Pricing: $45 – $100


 

Fields of Home

Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

Performance Date: Thursday, November 19th 2009, at 7:30 p.m.


Tickets:

Premium reserve $115 ($108 concession)

A reserve $105 ($98 concession)

B reserve $95 ($90 concession)

Under 30s A reserve $65

Under 30s B reserve $50

Student/Child A reserve $65 (conditions apply)

Student/Child B reserve $50

Student Rush B reserve $35 Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Presented by the Melbourne Recital Centre.


ARTISTS

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Sir Neville Marriner, Guest Conductor
William Hennessy, Artistic Director
Andrew Marriner, clarinet

PROGRAM

Vaughan Williams –  Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis [18’]
Weiland –  Clarinet Concerto (2001) world premiere (commissioned by Sir Neville Marriner and Julian Burnside QC)
Walton –  Sonata for Strings [29’]

Sir Neville Marriner, conducts Melbourne Chamber Orchestra in the Marriner Festival in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall. The vibrant orchestra, of which he is Patron, is joined by Andrew Marriner, principal clarinet with the London Symphony, as soloist in the world premiere of the Weiland clarinet concerto, a feature of this second of three great concerts which will light up Melbourne’s stunning new recital centre. See mco.org.au/marrinerfestival for full details.

Save up to 14% on two or more concerts with Marriner Festival tickets. Available by calling the Box Office on 03 9699 3333 or visiting the Box Office in person. Prices are (per ticket): Premium $99 A Reserve: $92 B Reserve: $82

 


 

Jerusalem Quartet & Zvi Plesser

21st November 2009, 8pm, at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

ARTISTS

Zvi Plesser, cello

PROGRAM

MENDELSSOHN –  String Quartet in E minor, op 44 no 2 28 min
Carl VINE (b. 1954) –  String Quintet (2008-9)* 15 min 15min approx Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Julian Burnside, QC World premiere performance
–  INTERVAL
Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) –  String Quintet in C major, D956 (1828) 50min approx I Allegro ma non troppo II Adagio III Scherzo: Presto & Trio: Andante sostenuto IV Allegretto

“One of the best quartets in the world – tremendous!” – ENSEMBLE MAGAZINE
It’s been thrilling to watch the Jerusalem Quartet’s youthful exuberance and electricity evolve to a higher level of perfection over its four years of residency with Musica Viva. For the final tour as resident ensemble, the Quartet is joined by esteemed colleague Zvi Plesser, giving Musica Viva audiences the rare opportunity to hear Schubert’s magnificent String Quintet. The musicians will also perform the world premiere of Carl Vine’s quintet commissioned by Julian Burnside, QC.

Pricing: $45 – $100

 


Tradewinds – Australasian World Music Expo

22nd November 2009, 7pm, at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

Presented by Australasian World Music Expo

ARTISTS

The Pigram Brothers
George Telek’s Moab Stringband (PNG)
Narasirato Pan Pipers (Solomon Islands)
The Shakura Stringband (Vanuatu)
Injanoo Dancers
Samoan and Tongan Cultural Groups plus more.

PROGRAM

Tradewinds will take audiences on a cultural voyage from the remote villages of Papua New Guinea to the rainforests of the Solomon Islands, through to the vast arid deserts of Australia and beyond. It boasts a huge lineup of artists, including: traditional stringbands from Melanesia, critically acclaimed Indigenous Australian acoustic folk and rock musicians, rhythm bands from the Pacific Islands, and traditional & contemporary Indigenous dance groups.

Pricing: $23.50 – $30.10

 






9th – 15th November at the Melbourne Recital Centre!

8 11 2009
Aphids System Building

Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon

Performance Dates:
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 6:20 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 6:40 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 7:20 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 7:40 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

ARTISTS

Diego Espinosa, Percussion (Mexico/Canada)
Eugene Ughetti, Percussion
Rosemary Joy, Artist

PROGRAM

An international percussion work of miniature proportions, System Building fuses percussion and architecture on an intimate scale. Artist Rosemary Joy with master crafstman Adam Stewart have created a series of adaptable miniature percussion instruments, each modelled on a venue in which the work will be performed. Drawing inspiration from the architecture of Sydney’s CarriageWorks, Radialsystem V (Berlin), Watertoren West (Groningen) in the Netherlands and Melbourne Recital Centre, System Building challenges the very idea of a musical instrument. Astonishing Mexican percussionist Diego Espinosa and Melbourne’s wunderkind Eugene Ughetti will perform this minutely staged work for duo percussion to an audience of only 12 people at a time.

 


Goldner String Quartet Vine, Bridge And Brahms
Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

Performance Date: Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: A reserve $60 ($45 concession) B reserve $50 ($35 concession)

Duration: 2 hour concert duration (inc interval)

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

ARTISTS

Goldner String Quartet

PROGRAM

VINE –  String Quartet No 4
BRIDGE –  String Quartet No 4
BRAHMS –  String Quartet in C minor, Op 51 No 1

When Beethoven died he left behind a legacy that would haunt every composer to follow. It is no surprise, then, that many composers of the 19th century felt intimidated by Beethoven’s ghost and Brahms was no exception. He spent over 20 years as a composer before he finally published his first symphony. Likewise, his first string quartets underwent a gestation period of several years before he felt they were ready for the world. It is no great surprise, then, that this quartet is so polished and magnificent. Brahms has packed every last bit of the music with the main musical ideas. There are no ‘filler’ notes here; everything comes in some way or another from the main motifs. Brahms’ romantic ambition is apparent right from the start with the broad meter, lusty main theme, and driving energy all combining to set the tone for the rest of the piece.

 


Field of Dreams

Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

Performance Date: Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 2:30 p.m.


Tickets:

Premium reserve $115 ($108 concession)

A reserve $105 ($98 concession)

B reserve $95 ($90 concession)

Under 30s A reserve $65

Under 30s B reserve $50

Student/Child A reserve $65 (conditions apply)

Student/Child B reserve $50

Student Rush B reserve $35 Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Presented by the Melbourne Recital Centre.

ARTISTS

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Sir Neville Marriner, Guest Conductor
Andrew Marriner, clarinet
Jacqueline Porter, soprano

PROGRAM

Elgar –  Introduction and Allegro [15’]
Mozart –  Clarinet Concerto in A major K 622 [37’]
–  Interval
Bowman –  ‘I would sing a little while’ (Commissioned by Ars Musica Australis for Australia Pro Arte, 2007) [30’]

Sir Neville Marriner, conducts Melbourne Chamber Orchestra in the Marriner Festival in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall. The vibrant orchestra, of which he is Patron, is joined by Andrew Marriner, principal clarinet with the London Symphony, as soloist in the Mozart clarinet concerto and stylish Melbourne soprano, Jacqueline Porter, singing a Calvin Bowman song cycle. Three great concerts to light up Melbourne’s stunning new recital centre. See mco.org.au/marrinerfestival for full details.

Save up to 14% on two or more concerts with Marriner Festival tickets. Available by calling the Box Office on 03 9699 3333 or visiting the Box Office in person. Prices are (per ticket): Premium $99 A Reserve: $92 B Reserve: $82