C & C Rigg Bequest Classic Music in Historic Venues

Three intimate Chamber Recitals: Barwon Park & Glenfern

Experience three piano quintets in the magnificent colonial-period mansion Barwon Park at Winchelsea (approx 1 hour 30 minutes drive SW of Melbourne), afternoon tea after the concert, plus the chance to view this fascinating house, built by Thomas Austin and his wife Elizabeth - founder of the Austin hospital. And Five Makes One on Sunday May 5 at 2.00pm - a program of popular chamber music with Rohan Murray and distinguished violin, viola and cello colleagues - previews at Barwon Park what is sure to be a very popular September Rippon Lea Ballroom recital.

Glenfern, a National Trust Centre for the Arts and Culture in East St Kilda, is a 19th century Gothic mansion in East St Kilda, in Melbourne, where the Team of Pianists are based. Hear two recitals of eclectic repertoire: in September a program for flute and piano with Lisa-Maree Amos and Darryl Coote, and in October Where the Wild Sings Are! - Songs of Animals & Beasts, featuring the vocal soloists of Icon Trio with Robert Chamberlain at the piano.

...chamber music as it was intended...

2019 Program

BARWON PARK at Winchelsea (Melway X911 B8)
And Five Makes One
Sunday May 5, 2.00pm

Elizabeth Sellars (violin), Lara Mladjen (violin), Lisa Grosman (viola), Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello), Rohan Murray (piano)
Schumann – Piano quintet in E flat minor, Op 44
Howell – Piano quintet
Dvorak – Piano quintet No 2, in A major, Op 81

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GLENFERN 1 (Melway 58 F10)
The Cusp of Romanticism and a Breath of Spring
Sunday September 1, 3.00pm

Lisa-Maree Amos (flute), Darryl Coote (piano)
Schubert – Piano sonata in A major, D 959
Martinů – Sonata for flute and piano,
Poulenc – Sonata for flute and piano

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GLENFERN 2 (Melway 58 F10)
Where the Wild Sings Are! - Songs of Animals & Beasts
Sunday October 27, 3.00pm

Icon Trio: Justine Anderson (soprano), Vivien Hamilton (mezzo-soprano), Jeannie Marsh (alto), with Robert Chamberlain (piano)
Enjoy a vibrant ménagèrie of Australian rounds, unaccompanied madrigals (The Silver Swan & El Grillo), well-known classical masterpieces (The Owl and the Pussycat & the Cat Duet by Rossini), medleys of popular songs, including comedic songs by Flanders and Swann (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud). Other composers featured are Richard Rodney Bennett, Tom Lehrer and plenty more! Plus piano works based on animal themes.

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Upcoming Events

Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 4 - Rising Stars

Hear two rising stars of the piano world Kevin Suherman (solo piano) and Aura Go (solo piano), in a program featuring music by Brahms, Ravel, Bach/Busoni, Beethoven, Ades and JS Bach. .

Date and Time

Sunday July 21, 2019 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 5 - A Musical Flower-Garden for clarinet, cello & piano

Robert Schubert (clarinet), Josephine Vains (cello), Robert Chamberlain (piano), in a program of solos, duos and trios by JS Bach, Julian Yu, Zemlinsky, Hindemith, Bruch and including the trio for clarinet, cello and piano by famous film composer Nino Rota. .

Date and Time

Sunday August 18, 2019 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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Glenfern 1

The Cusp of Romanticism and a Breath of Spring

Lisa-Maree Amos (flute) and Darryl Coote (piano) perform the two sonatas for flute and piano by Martinu and Poulenc whilst Darryl Coote presents Schubert's Piano Sonata in A major K 959.

Date and Time

Sunday September 1, 2019 at 3.00pm
Glenfern, 417 Inkerman St, East St Kilda, VIC

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