Music in the Round 2019
Discover fresh faces and new perspectives as the Abbotsford Convent’s historic spaces come to life at Music in the Round. Enjoy a day of intimate classical music performances in the Convent’s stunning venues, and a delicious lunch from the Convent Bakery.
Presented by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation with Artistic Director Chris Howlett, this year’s program delivers a fresh and exciting mix of exceptional performers and repertoires that span the past 300 years – from classics like Beethoven, to some of Australia’s leading female composers, Elena Kats-Chernin and Liza Lim.
Artists include pianist Aura Go, chamber music group Ensemble Liaison, soprano singer Jacqueline Porter, accordion virtuoso James Crabb, young violinist Edward Walton, pianist Ian Munro and more.
Alternate packages are available for two of the day’s four sessions, so you can pick and choose the performances that most excite you.
Be one of the first to experience classical music in the Convent’s North Magdalen Laundry, an evocative new venue laden with history.
ZEMLINSKY Three Pieces for Cello and Piano
NOVACEK Selections from Four Rags for Two Jons
GERSHWIN (arr. Ensemble Liaison) Rhapsody in Blue
Edward Walton with Laurence Matheson
TELEMANN Fantasia No.9 in B minor, TWV 40:22
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No.4 in A minor, Op.23, Mvt I
RODE Caprice No.4
KREISLER Marche Miniature Viennoise
HINDSON Song of Life
WAXMAN Carmen Fantasie
Elizabeth Sellars, Chris Cartlidge and Chris Howlett
HYDE String Trio
BEETHOVEN String Trio in C minor, Op.9 No.3
ADÈS Darknesse Visible
BEETHOVEN Sonata No.17 in D minor, Op.31 No.2 ‘Tempest’
LIM Summer from The Four Seasons
DEBUSSY L’Isle joyeuse
RAMEAU La Poule, L’Entretien des Muses, Les Cyclopes
GUBAIDULINA De Profundis
HAMILTON Wheel of Moments
ZORN Road Runner
Jacqueline Porter and Ian Munro
BOWMAN Three Night Songs
BOWMAN Murraguldrie Pastorale I & II
BOWMAN Crossing the Bar
SCHUMANN Arabeske in C major, Op.18
SCHUBERT Auf dem Wasser zu singen, Heidenröslein, Du bist die Ruh
MOZART Abendempfindung an Laura, K.523
All packages include a grazing-style luncheon, morning tea and afternoon tea by the Convent Bakery. Coffee and tea will be available for the duration of the event. Convent Bakery coffee is Certified Fair Trade & Organic single origin and roasted in house.
Gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian and nut allergies can be catered for however must be requested at time of booking. To confirm your dietary request please contact the Melbourne Recital Centre on 03 9699 3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Music in the Round originally launched in 1972, with celebrated violinist Paul McDermott and the Australian Musicians’ Guild creating the event to showcase Australia’s leading chamber musicians. Read more about the history of this flagship Convent Live event on our key programs page.
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