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NICK PARNELL:

Songs of Comfort and Hope

Sunday 14 April at 2:30pm

BOOKINGS: https://www.trybooking.com/COBVW

Inspired by international cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s Songs of Comfort & Hope, Vibes Virtuoso Nick Parnell combines the smooth, intoxicating sounds of the vibraphone with double bass to bring you the music which brought solace to many throughout the pandemic. Featuring modern arrangements of traditional folk songs like Danny Boy, to classical works including Joep Beving’s Amalgamation Waltz, to the inspiration of pop music such as Coldplay’s Clocks.

This is an experience of pure bliss, performed by one of the world’s leading concert musicians, that will transport you from the worries of today to the joy and hope of tomorrow.

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WEST GIPPSLAND CHORALE

40 Anniversary Concert

Friday 19 April at 8:00pm &

Sunday 21 April at 2:00pm

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the formation of our resident choir, the West Gippsland Chorale, they will present a selection of the favourite works from their previous concerts.

It is sure to include something to please all tastes!

A TOUCH OF LISZT

Piano Recital by Jacob Evans

Saturday 20 April at 2:)0pm

BOOKINGS: https://www.trybooking.com/COBVQ

Jacon Evans will play an afternoon concert featuring the works of Franz Liszt and Frederick Chopin, as well as some other performances from supporting composers.
Come along and enjoy live one of the most well-known classical works of all time, Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 in C# Minor, which has featured in many a cartoon and film. This work will be complimented by one of Liszt's lesser known Rhapsodies, no. 19 in D Minor, his Grand Gallop Chromatique, the beautiful Romance , and works by other composers.

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HOMAGE TO SCHUBERT

Saturday 4 May 2024 at 7:30pm

BOOKINGS: https://www.trybooking.com/COBWW

Featuring Brian Chapman (Piano), Susan Pierotti (violin) and Zoe Knighton (cello)

Program: FRANZ SCHUBERT:

Sonatina in G minor for Violin and Piano, D.408 (Op.137 No.3)

Arpeggione Sonata in A minor for Cello and Piano, D.82

Trio in E flat major for Piano, Violin and Cello, D.929 (Op.100)

JOSHUA HOOKE: Piano

Sunday 26 May 2024 at 2:30pm

BOOKINGS: https://www.trybooking.com/COBXN

Originally from country Victoria, Joshua recently completed a PhD in Music Performance at the University of Melbourne, under the guidance of Professors Ian Holtham and Paul Kildea.

In addition to performances throughout Australia, Joshua performs regularly in Europe and the UK. He has performed regularly at many of Australia’s leading concert venues including the Melbourne Recital Centre, Hamer Hall, and City Recital Hall.

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GENESIS BAROQUE:

PARIS QUARTETS

Saturday 22 June at 2:30pm

BOOKINGS: https://www.trybooking.com/COBXQ

Genesis Baroque, Melbourne/Naarm’s renowned period instrument chamber orchestra, was founded in 2017 by Artistic Director and violinist, Jennifer Kirsner.

For this concert they will perform a program of Telemann Paris Quartets.

The musicians are Jennifer Kirsner (violin), Laura Vaughan (viola da gamba), Donald Nicolson (harpsichord) and Meredith Beardmore (flute/traverso).

THE GREAT GERSHWINS

Sunday 28 July at 2:30pm

BOOKINGS: https://www.trybooking.com/COBXU

Featuring accomplished concert pianist William Schmidt and international soprano, Alison Jones, this concert will highlight the music and story of probably the world’s most successful composing brothers, George and Ira Gershwin. 

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INVICTUS QUARTET

Sunday 25 August 2024 at 2:30pm

BOOKINGS: https://www.trybooking.com/COBYA

Young and vibrant, the Invictus Quartet has been praised for their luminous and blended sound since their formation in 2017. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the quartet is made up of four friends who share a love for music, travel, and food. After a triumphant concert in 2023, we just had to get them to return for an encore!

MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA:

‘The Trout’

Sun 22 September at 3:00pm

BOOKINGS: https://www.trybooking.com/COCDW

Featuring  Stefan Cassomenos, Sophie Rowell, Emma Sullivan and Members of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Written when the composer was just 22, Schubert’s Trout quintet remains one of the most joyous, life-affirming works in the chamber music repertoire. Featuring the unusual combination of piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass, Schubert’s music invites us to enjoy endless harmonic and melodic inventiveness.

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