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Opera in the Bowl
Opera Australia
Free
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Bethoven & Prokofiev
Lorenza Borrani
Free Organ Recital
St Michael's Church
Thursday lunchtimes

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Classical Music in Melbourne

Classical Music in Melbourne

Classical Music

Concerts and performances
Performing venues


Some forthcoming performances in Melbourne:

Mazda Opera in The Bowl

Opera in The Bowl

It’s a Saturday evening in summer. You’re sitting in a park with family and friends, and a fabulous picnic dinner. The picture is complete when the glorious live music from Opera Australia begins.

Hear our brightest stars, under the stars, sing opera's most famous arias with the magnificent backing of Orchestra Victoria.

Dress up — or not — it's your night to enjoy the power of the human voice in the kind of communal, cultural celebration Melbourne loves best.



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The Mozart Jam - Jams for Juniors 0-5

Children aged 0-5 and their adults can explore, play and join in with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in these musical workshops.

Presented by educator, composer and conductor, Karen Kyriakou this jam focuses on one of the greatest classical composers of all time - Mozart

White Hat recommends early booking as these events usually sell out in advance.



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Beethoven & Prokofiev

Australian Chamber Orchestra

The Australian Chamber Orchestra with Lorenza Borrani (director & violin) perform:

Over the years, White Hat has found that the Australian Chamber Orchestra has consistently brought us some of the most thoughtfully constructed and thought-provoking concerts on the Australian scene. This concert is no exception.

Beethoven's late string quartets strain to break the limitations of their limited forces and gain a useful new perspective when occasionally heard in arrangement for string orchestra. Similarly Prokofiev's Violin Sonata No.1 provides different insights when the piano is replaced by string orchestra. As an interlude between these powerful works, Bulgarian-British composer Dobrinka Tabakova’s Such Different Paths offers a radiant interlude evoking life’s journey.

Fiery and charismatic Italian violinist Lorenza Borrani, who delighted audiences on her last tour here in 2016, returns to lead this program of emotionally rich music.



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Free Organ Recital
Get away from the city bustle and enjoy a free organ recital in historic St Michael's Church. ..
Woodend Winter Arts Festival
The Woodend Winter Arts Festival showcases music, literature and the visual arts in intimate historical venues over three pleasurable days. ..

Selected Sheet Music

Cover tiny file look inside Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Merle J. Isaac. Masterworks; SmartMusic; String Orchestra. Highland/Etling String Orchestra. Baroque; Masterwork Arrangement. Conductor Score. 28 pages. Published by Highland/Etling (AP.12756S).
Cover tiny file look inside Brandenburg Concerto No 3 - BWV 1048 Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Baroque Period, Repertoire, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 66 pages. Published by Arte Nova Music Lab (S0.43295).
Cover tiny file look inside Brandenburg Concertos 1-3 BWV 1046/1047/1048 Eulenburg Audio+Score Series. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Eulenburg Audio+Score (Pocket Scores + CD). Classical. Softcover study score and CD. 124 pages. Eulenburg Edition #EAS102. Published by Eulenburg Edition (HL.49044001).
Cover tiny file look inside 6 Brandenburg Concertos Study Score. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Study Score. Concerto, Baroque, Classical. 274 pages. Ricordi #PR733. Published by Ricordi (HL.50086400).
Cover tiny file look inside Goldberg Variations Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Kurt Soldan. This edition: Urtext. Baroque. Collection. With fingerings and introductory text. BWV 988. 52 pages. Edition Peters #EP4462. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP4462).
Cover tiny file look inside Goldberg Variations Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Ralph Kirkpatrick. Piano Large Works. Baroque. Collection. With performance notes and introductory text. BWV 988. 83 pages. G. Schirmer #LB1980. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50481953).
Cover tiny file look inside J.S.Bach Orchestral Suite no.1 in C major BWV 1066 - Complete Piano version Composed by Bach Johann Sebastian. Arranged by Santino Cara. Baroque Period. Sheet Music Single. 24 pages. Published by Santino Cara (S0.59589).
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