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Dec 15, 16

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Handel's Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Jeanine De Bique, Soprano
Nicholas Tolputt, Countertenor
Andrew Goodwin, Tenor
Benjamin Appl, Baritone
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jan Willem de Vriend, Violin
2019 Feb 10 mat, 11

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Arvo Pärt & JS Bach
Pärt, Da Pacem Domine
Bach, Komm, Jesu, komm! - motet, BWV229
Pärt, Summa
Bach, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied - Cantata, BWV190
Pärt, Collage über B-A-C-H: Toccata
Bach, Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden (Psalm 117) - motet, BWV230
Bach, Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf - motet, BWV226
Grigorjeva, In Paradisum
Sculthorpe, Djilile
Pärt, Berliner Messe
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
2019 Feb 28, Mar 01, 02

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Wynton Marsalis and the MSO
Works by Ellington
Bernstein, Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Marsalis, The Jungle
Wynton Marsalis, Trumpet
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Nicholas Buc, Conductor
Sat 2 Mar 2019 at 00:00

Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Melbourne

Mozart, Haydn & More
Oliveros, The Tuning Meditation
Haydn, Symphony no. 47 in G major "Palindrome” (Mvts 1 & 2)
Shannon, Other (World première)
Mozart, 6 Contredanses, K462 (K448b) (1-3)
Hindemith, Ludus tonalis (Praeludium)
Hindemith, Ludus tonalis (Postludium)
Mozart, 6 Contredanses, K462 (K448b)
Shannon, Other (World première)
Haydn, Symphony no. 47 in G major "Palindrome” (Mvts 3 & 4)
Oliveros, The Tuning Meditation
Pekka Kuusisto, Director
Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective
Wind players from the Australian National Academy of Music
Tue 5 Mar 2019 at 00:00

Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne

Mozart, Haydn & More
Oliveros, The Tuning Meditation
Haydn, Symphony no. 47 in G major "Palindrome” (Mvts 1 & 2)
Shannon, Other (World première)
Mozart, 6 Contredanses, K462 (K448b) (1-3)
Hindemith, Ludus tonalis (Praeludium)
Hindemith, Ludus tonalis (Postludium)
Mozart, 6 Contredanses, K462 (K448b)
Shannon, Other (World première)
Haydn, Symphony no. 47 in G major "Palindrome” (Mvts 3 & 4)
Oliveros, The Tuning Meditation
Pekka Kuusisto, Director
Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective
Wind players from the Australian National Academy of Music
Fri 15 Mar 2019 at 11:00

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Bruch’s Violin Concerto
Berlioz, Le Roi Lear, Op.4
Bruch, Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.26
Borodin, Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
Lu Siqing, Violin
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Sat 16 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Season Opening Gala
Borodin, Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
Bruch, Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.26
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique", Op.74
Lu Siqing, Violin
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
2019 Mar 17 mat, 18

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Beethoven & Prokofiev
Prokofiev, Violin Sonata no. 1 in F minor, Op.80 (arr. Lorenza Borrani)
Tabakova, Such different Paths, for string septet (Australian première)
Beethoven, String Quartet no. 16 in F major, Op.135 (arr. strings)
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Lorenza Borrani, Violin
2019 Mar 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 mat, eve, 25, 26, 27 mat, eve, 28

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne

The Australian Ballet: The Happy Prince
The Happy Prince (Graeme Murphy)
Australian Ballet
2019 Mar 21, 23 mat

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Mahler 10: Letters and Readings
Mahler, Symphony no. 10 in F sharp major (comp. Cooke)
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Fri 22 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Deakin University, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Costa Hall, Melbourne

Mahler 10: Letters and Readings
Mahler, Symphony no. 10 in F sharp major (comp. Cooke)
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
2019 Mar 29, 30, Apr 01

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Beethoven, Mozart and Sibelius
Beethoven, Egmont, Op.84: Overture
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 27 in B flat major, K595
Sibelius, Symphony no. 1 in E minor, Op.39
Alessio Bax, Piano
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Thu 4 Apr 2019 at 19:30

Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne

Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto
Mozart, Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622
Dean, Clarinet Concerto
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Michael Collins, Clarinet, Director
Paul Dean, Clarinet
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
2019 Apr 06, 07 mat, eve, 09, 10 mat, eve, 11, 12, 13 mat, eve, 14 mat, 16 mat, eve, 17 mat, eve, 18, 20 mat, 21 mat, 23, 24 mat, eve, 25, 26, 27 mat, eve, 28 mat

Arts Centre Melbourne: State Theatre, Melbourne

West Side Story
Bernstein, West Side Story
Opera Australia
Donald Chan, Conductor
Joey McKneely, Director, Choreography
Paul Gallis, Set Designer
Renate Schmitzer, Costume Designer
Sat 6 Apr 2019 at 19:00

Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne

Bach and Telemann
Bach, Easter Oratorio, BWV249
Telemann, Die Donnerode, TWV 6:3
Pinchgut Opera
Alexandra Oomens, Soprano
Anna Dowsley, Mezzo-soprano
Richard Butler, Tenor
David Greco, Baritone
Andrew O'Connor, Tenor
Orchestra of the Antipodes
Erin Helyard, Director
Sun 7 Apr 2019 at 11:00

Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne

Late Masterpieces
Mozart, Divertimento in E flat, K563
Brahms, Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115
Sophie Rowell, Violin
Matthew Tomkins, Violin
Christopher Moore, Viola
David Berlin, Cello
Philip Arkinstall, Clarinet
2019 Apr 11, 13 mat

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Verdi's Requiem
Verdi, Messa da Requiem
Leah Crocetto, Soprano
Okka von der Damerau, Mezzo-soprano
Issachah Savage, Tenor
Nicholas Brownlee, Bass-baritone
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Renes, Conductor
Thu 2 May 2019 at 19:30

Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne

Metropolis: Night One
Conyngham, One Small Step
Koehne, Capriccio
Moore, Magenta Magnetic (World premiere)
Andriessen, ...miserere...
Ralph van Raat, Piano
Claire Edwardes, Percussion
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Clark Rundell, Conductor
Sat 4 May 2019 at 19:30

Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne

Metropolis: Night Two
Holdsworth, Cri de coeur
Works by Vincent
Andriessen, Vermeer Pictures (arr. Clark Rundell)
Lior, Vocals
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Clark Rundell, Conductor
2019 May 10, 11, 13

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Romeo and Juliet
Mussorgsky, Night on Bare Mountain (original version)
Chopin, Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor, Op.11
Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet: excerpts
Yulianna Avdeeva, Piano
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Stanislav Kochanovsky, Conductor
2019 May 11, 15, 18 mat, 22, 25, 27, 29

Arts Centre Melbourne: State Theatre, Melbourne

Rigoletto
Verdi, Rigoletto
Opera Australia
Andrea Licata, Conductor
Elijah Moshinsky, Director
Michael Yeargan, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Amartuvshin Enkhbat, Rigoletto
Stacey Alleaume, Gilda
Liparit Avetisyan, The Duke of Mantua
Roberto Scandiuzzi, Sparafucile
Sian Pendry, Maddalena
Dominica Matthews, Giovanna
Christopher Hillier, Count Ceprano
Leah Thomas, Countess Ceprano
Virgilio Marino, Borsa
Gennadi Dubinsky, Monterone
Luke Gabbedy, Marullo
Ryan Sharp, Court Usher
Jennifer Bonner, Page
Hugh Halliday, Revival Director
Opera Australia Chorus
Orchestra Victoria
2019 May 12 mat, 20

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Branford Marsalis
Stravinsky, 3 Pieces for clarinet solo
Villa-Lobos, Fantasia for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra
Piazzolla, 4 Estaciones portenas (The 4 Seasons of Buenos Aires)
Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras: no. 5 for voice and 8 cellos (Ária)
Beamish, Viola Concerto, Under the Wing of the Rock
Ginastera, Concerto for Strings, Op.33
Branford Marsalis, Saxophone
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Satu Vänskä, Director
2019 May 14, 18, 21, 23, 25 mat

Arts Centre Melbourne: State Theatre, Melbourne

Così fan tutte
Mozart, Così fan tutte
Opera Australia
Keri-Lynn Wilson, Conductor
Sir David McVicar, Director
Moritz Junge, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Jane Ede, Fiordiligi
Anna Dowsley, Dorabella
Pavel Petrov, Ferrando
Samuel Dundas, Guglielmo
Richard Anderson, Don Alfonso
Taryn Fiebig, Despina
Andy Morton, Revival Director
Opera Australia Chorus
Orchestra Victoria
Thu 16 May 2019 at 19:30

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Ludovic Morlot: A Night at Sea
Lyadov, The Enchanted Lake, Op.62
Sibelius, The Oceanides symphonic poem for orchestra, (Aallottaret) Op.73
Britten, Peter Grimes, Op.33a: Four Sea Interludes
Dalbavie, La Source d'un regard
Debussy, La Mer
Ludovic Morlot, Conductor
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Fri 17 May 2019 at 19:30

Deakin University, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Costa Hall, Melbourne

Ludovic Morlot: A Night at Sea
Lyadov, The Enchanted Lake, Op.62
Sibelius, The Oceanides symphonic poem for orchestra, (Aallottaret) Op.73
Britten, Peter Grimes, Op.33a: Four Sea Interludes
Dalbavie, La Source d'un regard
Debussy, La Mer
Ludovic Morlot, Conductor
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
2019 May 24, 28, 30, Jun 01 mat

Arts Centre Melbourne: State Theatre, Melbourne

Il viaggio a Reims
Rossini, Il viaggio a Reims
Opera Australia
Daniel Smith, Conductor
Damiano Michieletto, Director
Paolo Fantin, Set Designer
Carla Teti, Costume Designer
Lorina Gore, Corinna
Emma Pearson, Contessa di Folleville
Julie Lea Goodwin, Madame Cortese
Sian Pendry, Marchesa Melibea
Juan de Dios Mateos Segura, Chevalier Belfiore
Shanul Sharma, Conte di Libenskof
Warwick Fyfe, Barone di Trombonok
Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Lord Sidney
Giorgio Caoduro, Don Profondo
Luke Gabbedy, Don Alvaro
Conal Coad, Don Prudenzio
John Longmuir, Don Luigino
Jennifer Black, Maddalena
Christopher Hillier, Antonio
Kathryn Radcliffe, Delia
Eleonora Gravagnola, Revival Director
Opera Australia Chorus
Orchestra Victoria
Wed 29 May 2019 at 19:30

Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne

Mozart Symphony No. 29
Pärt, Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Britten, Rondo concertante, for piano and strings
Britten, Young Apollo
Mozart, Symphony no. 29 in A major, K201 (K186a)
Christopher Moore, Director
Stefan Cassomenos, Piano
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sun 2 Jun 2019 at 11:00

Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne

Romance and Rhapsody
Dean, Other (World premiere)
Bruch, 8 Pieces for clarinet, viola and piano, Op.83
Loeffler, Two Rhapsodies for oboe, viola and piano
Christopher Cartlidge, Viola
Thomas Hutchinson, Oboe
Philip Arkinstall, Clarinet
Laurence Matheson, Piano
Tue 4 Jun 2019 at 19:30

Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne

Respighi, Britten & Vasks
Handel, Alcina, HWV 34: overture
Handel, Alcina, HWV 34: ballet music
Meale, Cantilena Pacifica
Respighi, Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite no.3
Vasks, Viatore (Australian première)
Britten, Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for string orchestra, Op.10
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
Fri 7 Jun 2019 at 19:30

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

Boléro! Slava Grigoryan and the Rhythms of Spain
Falla, The Three-Cornered Hat : three dances
Berio, Quattro versioni originali della "Ritirata notturna di Madrid" di Luigi Boccherini
Ravel, Rapsodie espagnole
Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez
Ravel, Boléro
Slava Grigoryan, Guitar
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Northey, Conductor
Sat 15 Jun 2019 at 19:00

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Eumeralla A War Requiem for Peace
Cheetham, Eumeralla: A War Requiem for Peace (World premiere)
Deborah Cheetham, Soprano
Linda Barcan, Mezzo-soprano
Don Bemrose, Baritone
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Dhungala Children's Choir
Gary Lang, Choreography
2019 Jun 20, 22 mat

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Mozart’s Requiem
Ravel, Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose)
Mozart, Requiem in D minor, K626
Jacqueline Porter, Soprano
Fiona Campbell, Mezzo-soprano
Andrew Goodwin, Tenor
James Clayton, Baritone
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín, Conductor
2019 Jun 23 mat, 24

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Indies & Idols
Lutosławski, Overture for strings
Dessner, Réponse Lutosławski
Stevens, Run Rabbit Run: Suite (arr. Michael Atkinson)
Penderecki, Three Pieces in Baroque Style (I. Aria)
Greenwood, Film music from There Will Be Blood
Szymanowski, String quartet no. 2, Op.56 (arr. Richard Tognetti)
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
2019 Jun 27, 28, 29 mat, eve, Jul 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06 mat, eve

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo: Lac
LAC (after Swan Lake) (Jean-Christophe Maillot)
Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
2019 Jun 28, 29, Jul 01

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
Dvořák, The Wood Dove, (Holoubek) Symphonic poem, Op.110
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)
Vadim Gluzman, Violin
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jakub Hrůša, Conductor
Wed 3 Jul 2019 at 11:00

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Rachmaninov 3
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492: overture
Rachmaninov, Symphony no. 3 in A minor, Op.44
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits, Conductor
Thu 4 Jul 2019 at 19:30

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Lang Lang
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492: overture
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 24 in C minor, K491
Rachmaninov, Symphony no. 3 in A minor, Op.44
Lang Lang, Piano
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits, Conductor
Sat 13 Jul 2019 at 19:30

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Last Night of the Proms
Saint-Saëns, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for violin and orchestra, Op.28
Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D Major, Op.39
Hurst, Swagman’s promenade
Wood, Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Arne, Rule, Britannia!
Parry, Jerusalem
Lu Siqing, Violin
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
2019 Jul 18, 20 mat

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

The Rite of Spring
Stravinsky, Perséphone
Stravinsky, Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Australian Girls Choir
National Boys Choir of Australia
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Fri 19 Jul 2019 at 19:30

Deakin University, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Costa Hall, Melbourne

The Rite of Spring and Firebird
Ravel, Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose)
Stravinsky, The Firebird: Suite (1919)
Stravinsky, Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
2019 Aug 02, 03, 05

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Elgar’s Cello Concerto
Wagner, Siegfried Idyll
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Strauss R., Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30
Johannes Moser, Cello
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Bertrand de Billy, Conductor
2019 Aug 11 mat, 12

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Luminous
Works by Britten
Works by Janáček
Vasks, Concerto for violin and strings ''Tala Gaisma'' (Distant light)
Richard Tognetti, Director
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Lior Elmaleh, Vocals
Bill Henson, Photography, Cinematography, Editing
Tue 13 Aug 2019 at 19:00

Arts Centre Melbourne: State Theatre, Melbourne

Andrea Chénier
Giordano, Andrea Chénier (Concert performance)
Opera Australia
Pinchas Steinberg, Conductor
Jonas Kaufmann, Andrea Chénier
Eva-Maria Westbroek, Maddalena de Coigny
Ludovic Tézier, Carlo Gérard
Sian Pendry, Bersi
Dominica Matthews, La comtesse de Coigny
Christopher Hillier, Pietro Fléville
Luke Gabbedy, Mathieu
Graeme Macfarlane, The Abbé
Benjamin Rasheed, L'Incredible
Richard Anderson, Roucher
Alexander Hargreaves, Schmidt, Fouquier-Tinville
Anna Dowsley, Madelon
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
Wed 21 Aug 2019 at 11:00

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto
Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.33
Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61 (Excerpts)
Jian Wang, Cello
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Violin
2019 Aug 22, 24 mat

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Symphonie fantastique
Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61 (excerpts)
Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.33
Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, Op.14
Jian Wang, Cello
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Violin
2019 Aug 30, 31, Sep 02

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Sibelius Violin Concerto
Janáček, Žárlivost (Jealousy)
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47
Dvořák, Symphony no. 8 in G major, Op.88
Viktoria Mullova, Violin
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
James Gaffigan, Conductor
2019 Sep 08 mat, 09

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Celebrating Mozart
Haydn, Symphony no. 39 in G minor
Mozart, Rondo Concertante (arr. Dejan Lazić)
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 14 in E flat major, K449
Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major, "Strassburg", K216
Mozart, Symphony no. 25 in G minor, K183 (K173dB)
Dejan Lazić, Piano
Richard Tognetti, Director
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Fri 13 Sep 2019 at 19:30

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

Mozart 40
Prokofiev, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Classical", Op.25
Strauss R., Concerto for oboe and small orchestra in D major
Mozart, Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K550
Thomas Hutchinson, Oboe
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Northey, Conductor
Sun 15 Sep 2019 at 11:00

Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne

Pianos and Percussion
Bartók, Sonata for two pianos and percussion, Sz.110
Bernstein, West Side Story: Symphonic Dances (arr for 2 pianos and percussion)
John Arcaro, Timpani
Robert Cossom, Percussion
Louisa Breen, Piano
Leigh Harrold, Piano
Thu 19 Sep 2019 at 19:30

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Mozart and Elgar: An Evening of Variations
Mozart, Concerto no. 10 in E flat for two pianos, K365 (K316a)
Wigglesworth, Mozart Variations (Australian premiere)
Elgar, Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36
Paul Lewis, Piano
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Ryan Wigglesworth, Conductor