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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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






2nd – 8th November at the Melbourne Recital Centre!

1 11 2009
Aphids Xantolo
Monday, November 2, 2009 at
6:00 p.m.
6:25 p.m.
6:50 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
7:40 p.m.
Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon
Tickets:  $20
Concert Duration: 15 mins (no interval)
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

ARTISTS

Evaristo Aguilar, Percussion
Rosemary Joy, Artist

PROGRAM

A new work for solo percussion inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations. The work was created by artist Rosemary Joy and Mexican percussionist Evaristo Aguilar following visits to rituals in the villages of Tancoco, Tamalin and Tantayuca in the Huastecan area of Mexico. The word Xantolo means ‘Day of the Dead’ in the local language. Rosemary Joy’s sculptural miniature percussion instruments have been played in Australia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Japan and Mexico by some of the world’s leading percussionists. The work will be 15 minutes long and presented to an audience of 20 people at a time. 

Haydn and Mendelssohn

4th November 2009, 6pm, at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon.

Presented by the Melbourne Recital Centre.


Salon

ARTISTS

The Yarra Trio

PROGRAM

HAYDN –  Trio in G, Hob XV:25 Gypsy Rondo
MENDELSSOHN –  Trio in C minor, Op 66

The Yarra Trio, originally formed in 2007, has taken Melbourne by storm. Instrumentalists Chris Howlett and Stefan Cassomenos have been working together since 2003 and were joined by Jess Ipkendanz earlier this year. The newly formed group has since won numerous awards, finding success whenever they play. This year marks the bicentenary of composers Haydn’s death and Mendelssohn’s birth. The program features two delightful trios by these two great composers who contributed so much to the development of Western music.
Concert Duration: 1 hour  (no interval)
Tickets: $30 ($20 concession)

 

 


Haydn’s Symphonic Queen 1

5th November 2009, 8pm, at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

Presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

ARTISTS

Reinhard Goebel, conductor
Stephen McIntyre, piano
Caroline Almonte, piano
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

PROGRAM

MOZART –  Symphony NO.31 Paris
MOZART –  Concerto for Two Pianos, K.365
HAYDN –  Symphony No.85 ‘La Reine’
CHERUBINI –  Chaconne for Orchestra AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Mozart wrote the rich and beautiful concerto for two pianos after a fateful trip to Paris in 1778. The journey must have given him a new confidence for this concerto breathes an air of great expressive assurance. Probably written for Mozart and his sister to play, it is both majestic and delightful, adjectives that apply equally to the symphony Mozart created for the large orchestra of the Concerts Spirituel in Paris, the first by him to feature clarinets. The Parisians immediately took to their hearts the six so-called Paris symphonies Haydn created for their Concert de la Loge olympique. The glorious La Reine (so-called because of Marie Antoinette’s fondness for it) even includes a set of variations on a French folk tune. The Chaconne, by the Italian-born composer to the French aristocracy, Luigi Cherubini, is major recent discovery, and receives its first Australian performances at these concerts. NAB MSO Melbourne Recital Centre concert series is proudly presented by NAB

 

 


Haydn’s Symphonic Queen 2

7th November 2009, 6.30pm, at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

Presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

ARTISTS

Reinhard Goebel, conductor
Stephen McIntyre,  piano
Caroline Almonte, piano
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

PROGRAM

MOZART –  Symphony NO.31 Paris
MOZART –  Concerto for Two Pianos, K.365
HAYDN –  Symphony No.85 ‘La Reine’
CHERUBINI –  Chaconne for Orchestra AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Mozart wrote the rich and beautiful concerto for two pianos after a fateful trip to Paris in 1778. The journey must have given him a new confidence for this concerto breathes an air of great expressive assurance. Probably written for Mozart and his sister to play, it is both majestic and delightful, adjectives that apply equally to the symphony Mozart created for the large orchestra of the Concerts Spirituel in Paris, the first by him to feature clarinets. The Parisians immediately took to their hearts the six so-called Paris symphonies Haydn created for their Concert de la Loge olympique. The glorious La Reine (so-called because of Marie Antoinette’s fondness for it) even includes a set of variations on a French folk tune. The Chaconne, by the Italian-born composer to the French aristocracy, Luigi Cherubini, is major recent discovery, and receives its first Australian performances at these concerts. NAB MSO Melbourne Recital Centre concert series is proudly presented by NAB

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