Soon we will begin rehearsing for our third concert of the year. We are excited to offer the following program, which will have something for everyone:
- Tom Campbell – Carrie Bow Suite
- Julius Rietz – Oboe Concerto
- Carl Maria von Weber – Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra
- Felix Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 1
Tickets will be available on our website soon!
Our next concert is at 8pm on Friday, 15 June at MLC in Kew. Tickets can be purchased online here or at the door (cash only). Hope to see you there!
It is now May, which means our next concert is officially next month! Mark your diary for Friday, 15th June to enjoy this special program:
- Beethoven – Leonore Overture No.3
- Wagner – Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde (with soprano Lee Abrahmsen)
- Sibelius – Symphony No.1
We’re lucky to welcome back Lee Abrahmsen who is a multi-award winning soprano both on the operatic stage and concert platform. Read more about Lee on her website.
Purchase your tickets here.
Last night’s concert was a great start to the year – well done everyone! It was an ambitious program for only 6 rehearsals but we enjoy a challenge.
Bravo to Donna Coleman who made us feel very lucky to see her perform Clara Wieck’s Piano Concerto and then a beautiful encore. As always, thank you to our audience and volunteers.
No post-concert photos this time – we were too busy recovering from Schumann’s 2nd Symphony…
Mark your diaries for our next concert on Friday, 15 June 2018 – featuring soprano Lee Abrahmsen.
After a summer break we are back rehearsing together for our first concert of the year on Friday, 23 March 2018.
We are particularly excited about welcoming soloist Donna Coleman who will perform Clara Wieck’s Piano Concerto. This impressive work is rarely performed – we think that our performance could be the first in Australia!
We have some good news to share. As you know, we donate any profits from our concerts to Gatehouse, a Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) at the Royal Children’s Hospital. We were pleased to recently donate $1,500 to Gatehouse. These funds will help the Centre to continue delivering valuable services to the Melbourne community throughout the year.
Thank you to all our supporters who contributed to this donation.
To provide more background, Gatehouse provides assessment, treatment and advocacy services for children and their families where sexual abuse or sexual abusive behaviours are known or suspected to have happened. It is staffed by professionals in the area of psychology, social work, family therapy, child psychotherapy, art and play therapy. Gatehouse also provides training and consultation services to the police, government, legal professionals, community services and education providers.