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Music in the Round 2017

When

Sunday 24 September 2017

Where

Mural Hall
Rosina Function Space & Good Shepherd Chapel

When

Sunday 24 September 2017

Where

Mural Hall
Rosina Function Space & Good Shepherd Chapel

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.

MUSIC IN THE ROUND 2017

ARCADIA WINDS

Samuel Barber
Summer Music
Lachlan Skipworth
Echoes and Lines
Carl Nielsen
Wind Quintet

MEMBERS OF MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WITH LOUISA BREEN

Johannes Brahms
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26

STEFAN CASSOMENOS

Franz Liszt / Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

ANNA GOLDSWORTHY

J.S. Bach
Prelude and Fugue
Franz Schubert
Impromptus Op. 90 No. 2, 3 and 4
Sergei Prokofiev
Five Sarcasms
Franz Liszt / Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto Paraphrase

CHRIS HOWLETT AND RHODRI CLARKE

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Cello Sonata
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Romance

IAN MUNRO AND SARA MACLIVER

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn, Reynaldo Hahn, Henri Duparc
Selected Songs

SOPHIE ROWELL

Georg Philipp Telemann
Fantasia No. 10
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Passacaglia
Julian Yu
Passacaglia after Biber

JULIAN SMILES

Paul Hindemith
Sonata for Violoncello Solo, Op. 25, No. 3
J.S. Bach
Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
Ernest Bloch
Suite for Solo Cello No. 1

CALEB WONG (MITR YOUNG PERFORMER)

J.S. Bach
Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010
Zoltán Kodály
Solo Cello Suite

JACKIE WONG (MITR YOUNG PERFORMER)

J.S. Bach
Solo Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001
Sergei Prokofiev
Sonata for Solo Violin in D major, Op. 115

History

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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