Concert program: 1 December 2017

After a short rest we are ready to begin rehearsing for our final concert of the year! We will be performing the following program on Friday, 1 December 2017:

  • Rossini – Semiramide Overture
  • Elgar – Serenade for strings
  • Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique”

Come and enjoy a great musical evening at MLC in Kew, and support the Royal Children’s Hospital. Tickets are available online here. We hope to see you there.

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Congratulations and thank you

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in our concert last night! Congratulations to Elyane Laussade (pictured here with our musical director, Joannes Roose) for performing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 with such grace and control (and good memory… imagine how many notes there are in 40 minutes of Chopin). Bravo, Elyane! And Beethoven’s 5th was such a joy to play. What would we do without classical music? Thank you and congratulations to you all! 

Chopin & Beethoven – 8th September

It’s already July (brrrrr) which means we are preparing for our 3rd concert of the year.

Mark your diaries for a very special concert on Friday, 8th September featuring:

  • Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 – with soloist Elyane Laussade
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67

Read about Elyane on our Soloists page, and purchase your tickets here. Hope to see you there.

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Thanks for another wonderful concert

We had a wonderful concert on Friday, 16 June. It was a result of great teamwork – thank you to our musicians, audience, volunteers, and Joannes Roose who has been our musical director and conductor since 1998.

Bravo to all!

Visit our Facebook page to see some backstage photos of the evening!

Supporting a new project for Gatehouse

We are delighted to share our news that The Melbourne Sinfonia is supporting a new initiative at the Gatehouse Centre, Royal Children’s Hospital. We have contributed $8,000 which comprises money we have raised from our concerts over recent years.

The project will involve Gatehouse developing educational and training resources to be used for individual and group sessions, to prepare traumatised and vulnerable young people for a happier and safer future. Feedback from a recent trial was overwhelmingly positive. Benefits to patients will include increased awareness of issues relating to sexual exploitation, violence and sexual health; education about healthy relationships, safety and consent; an opportunity to address past trauma in a safe, non-threatening, therapeutic environment; and fewer presentations to RCH emergency.

A core element of the project will be working with services in Melbourne that support ‘at risk’ youth, such as juvenile justice, child protection and police. It is hoped that Gatehouse will help deliver this program to other RCH departments, and across the state and nationally.

On behalf of the orchestra and Gatehouse, thank you to all of our supporters, both past and present, who have contributed to this valuable project.

Join us on Friday 24th March: Tchaikovsky and Weber

After a summer break, we will soon start rehearsing for our first concert of 2017.

The program for Friday, 24 March will feature:

  • Weber – Der Freischütz overture
  • Arias – we welcome back soprano Lee Abrahmsen
  • Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4

You can purchase tickets, including an annual 2017 subscription (great value!) here.

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