All posts from: Melbourne Recital Centre
Satu Vänskä & Kristian Chong
Australia’s superstar violinist Satu Vänskä opening Melbourne Recital Centre's 2019 Great Performers Series. Well known as a member of the acclaimed Australian Chamber Orchestra, Satu also has a glittering career as a solo artist, breaker of boundaries, maker of magic. In this eclectic and sublime program, you will see why she is a national treasure to rejoice in. She was joined onstage by Australian pianist Kristian Chong.
Syzygy Ensemble performs 'Dare to Hope'
Award-winning contemporary music group Syzygy Ensemble invites you to reflect on an age of political and environmental turmoil – and dare to hope. Inspired by the poetry of Yeats, Irish composer Greg Cafferey conjures serene, bucolic landscapes reminding us of the precious greenery of the natural world. This atmosphere of hope is equally visible in the sublime intimacy of Caerwen Martin’s The Beauty of Now. Combined with John Psathas’s exuberant Island Songs and Ka Nin Chan’s monumental work Our Finest Hour, these soaring works are a vibrant source of inspiration. Syzygy Ensemble is one of the finest new music ensembles in Australia, lauded for its virtuoso precision, innovative programming and the ability to connect viscerally with audiences.
Zola Jesus with Penny Quartet
On Monday 14 November 2016, American musician Zola Jesus made her debut appearance in Melbourne Recital Centre’s beautiful Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, offering a world exclusive performance with a distinctly Australian bent. Teaming up with Melbourne's Penny Quartet, this specially-commissioned concert features old and new works, including a world premiere.