Music in the Round
MUSIC IN THE ROUND 2019
Music in the Round is one of the Convent's signature classical music events, bringing the precinct's unique spaces to life with outstanding performances.
Music in the Round launched in 1972, with celebrated violinist Paul McDermott and the Australian Musicians’ Guild creating the event to showcase Australia’s leading chamber musicians. After debuting at Monsalvat and then moving to Werribee Mansion, it was relocated to the Abbotsford Convent in 1977. For nine years, Music in the Round delighted audiences with an innovative program that featured spectacular concerts set within historical spaces. Marking the tenth birthday of the Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF), Music in the Round was brought back to the Convent in 2014.
In 2019, Music in the Round will offer a series of performances curated by Artistic Director Chris Howlett, plus a grazing-style luncheon catered by the Convent Bakery.
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.
Tickets on sale now.
Music in the Round 2019 is proudly supported by The Angior Family Foundation, The Bowness Family Foundation, 3MBS, Kawai and the Convent Bakery.
Music in the Round is held in September each year, complementing more than 1,000 events held annually at the Convent.
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