Music in the Round 2017
CLASSICAL MUSIC. HISTORIC SPACES. NEW PERSPECTIVES.
“This concentrated chain of recitals featured gripping examples of music-making at every turn.”
– Clive O’Connell, The Age
See the Abbotsford Convent come to life with classical music thanks to Music in the Round.
Presented by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation with Artistic Director Chris Howlett, this year’s program delivers Australian and contemporary works alongside festival classics. See the return of preeminent musicians, including William Hennessy, Ian Munro and Arcadia Winds, alongside luminary musicians making their Music in the Round debut, including Sophie Rowell, Julian Smiles, Stefan Cassomenos and Anna Goldsworthy.
From Mozart and Mendelssohn, to Brahms and Bach, curate your own concert experience.
Thanks to the award-winning team at Bursaria Fine Foods, ticket-holding concert attendees will receive a complimentary morning tea treat – a cranberry, chia and coconut muesli slice – on arrival. Pre-purchase a hamper, or book a premium ticket to enjoy front row concert seating and a beautiful lunch by Bursaria.
The program also includes a free outdoor performance by renowned pianist Rose Alea, and a complimentary ‘Draw What You Hear’ outdoor children’s concert, encouraging children to explore their creativity by drawing and colouring as they interpret the musical sounds they hear.
See the full program below. Bookings are now open via the Melbourne Recital Centre.
MUSIC IN THE ROUND 2017
Echoes and Lines
MEMBERS OF MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WITH LOUISA BREEN
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26
Franz Liszt / Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Prelude and Fugue
Impromptus Op. 90 No. 2, 3 and 4
Franz Liszt / Giuseppe Verdi
CHRIS HOWLETT AND RHODRI CLARKE
IAN MUNRO AND SARA MACLIVER
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn, Reynaldo Hahn, Henri Duparc
Georg Philipp Telemann
Fantasia No. 10
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Passacaglia after Biber
Sonata for Violoncello Solo, Op. 25, No. 3
Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
Suite for Solo Cello No. 1
CALEB WONG (MITR YOUNG PERFORMER)
Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010
Solo Cello Suite
JACKIE WONG (MITR YOUNG PERFORMER)
Solo Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001
Sonata for Solo Violin in D major, Op. 115
First held in 1972, Music in the Round was the Australian Musicians' Guild's annual showcase for Australian chamber musicians. It relocated to the Abbotsford Convent in 1977, after debuting at Monsalvat and then Werribee Mansion. It delighted audiences at the Convent for nine years, until 1985, when State Government planning decisions required the venue. In 2014, the Abbotsford Convent Foundation brought this event back to life as part of its tenth birthday celebrations to become a key event in Melbourne's classical music calendar.
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