C & C Rigg Bequest Classic Music in Historic Venues

Intimate Chamber Recitals at Barwon Park & at Glenfern

A Musical Flower Garden at Barwon Park on Sunday May 3 at 2.00pm combines the talents of Robert Schubert, Josephine Vains and Robert Chamberlain in a varied and highly contrasted program of chamber music, ranging from the Baroque conversational sensibility of J S Bach, performed on modern instruments, through the Romantic exuberance of Bruch, to the brooding passion and end-of-century energy of the little known Trio Op. 3 by Zemlinsky!

Barwon Park is a magnificent colonial-period mansion at Winchelsea (approx 1 hour 30 minutes drive SW of Melbourne). Enjoy afternoon tea after this concert, plus the chance to view this fascinating house, built by Thomas Austin and his wife Elizabeth - founder of the Austin hospital.

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. Our Glenfern recital on October 11 at 3pm combines the talents of Yi Wang, Justin Beere and Darryl Coote in a program of duos and trios ranging from Mozart through French composers Ravel, Saint-Säens and Milhand to the attrative melodies and catchy rhythms of Khatchaturian.

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

2020 Program

BARWON PARK at Winchelsea (Melway X911 B8)
A Musical Flower-Garden for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Sunday May 3, 2.00pm

Robert Schubert (clarinet), Josephine Vains (cello), Robert Chamberlain (piano)
Julian Yu - Prelude for clarinet solo (2005)
J.S. Bach - Gamba sonata in G Major, BWV 1027 (cello & piano)
Bruch - selection from Eight Pieces, Op 83 (clarinet, cello & piano)
Hindemith – Musikalisches Blumengärtlein und Leyptziger Allerley (clarinet & cello), selection
Zemlinsky - Trio in D minor for clarinet, cello & piano, Op 3

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GLENFERN (Melway 58 F10)
Bow. Reed & Hammer - Magnificent Mozart and twentieth-century brilliance
Sunday October 11, 3.00pm

Yi Wang (violin), Justin Beere (clarinet) and Darryl Coote (piano)
Mozart - Sonata for violin & piano in E minor KV 304
Saint-Säens - Clarinet Sonata Op 167
Milhaud - Trio for clarinet, violin & piano Op 157b
Ravel - Tzigane for violin & piano
Benjamin - Scherzino for piano solo
Khatchaturian - Trio for clarinet, violin & piano

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Upcoming Events

Spring Piano School 2020

will not take place this year

Due to the pandemic, we have decided not to run a Spring Piano School in 2020. This program normally takes place at the National Trust historic house Glenfern, in East St Kilda, where piano students currently at Primary or Secondary school and aged 8 to 18 years enjoy a program of piano classes, workshops and individual lessons with teaching staff that include experienced pianists and teachers from the Team plus special guests.

You can see more about the most recentSpring Piano School here or read reports about some previous educational events here

September, October Concert Postponements due to COVID-19

Dear Music-Lovers and Supporters of the Team of Pianists,

Due to the corona virus situation, the final two recitals in our 2020 series must, unfortunately, be postponed:

  • Sunday September 20 at 6.30pm - Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea
  • Sunday October 11 at 3.00pm - Glenfern

Our hope is to reschedule these events to dates after the corona-virus pandemic has passed. For supporters who have already purchased tickets for these concerts please click here for an earlier email which explains the options for a refund, for credit to future events or for full or partial donation.

Do keep an eye on this website - we hope to hold two more live-streamed recitals from Glenfern once the lifting of restrictions allows this to happen, hopefully in October/November!


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