Melbourne Chamber Players MRC

April 29, 6pm Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Chamber Players performs glorious music by three revolutionaries. From the brooding pastoral beauty of Bridge’s Phantasy Quartet to the shape-shifting sonic imagery of Motion by Nico Muhly and Prokofiev’s revolutionary Quintet originally composed for ballet, the ensemble brings colour and precision to the compelling musical landscapes crafted by these powerful compositional voices.

Frank Bridge Phantasy for Piano Quartet in F-Sharp Minor, H.94

Nico Muhly Motion

Sergei Prokofiev Quintet in G minor, Op.39

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Masters of Melody

June 23, 2pm The Memo, Healesville

The Melbourne Chamber Players spend an afternoon with the masters of melody, illuminating the stunning sounds of Mozart, Schubert, Edwards and Finzi. Succumb to the sophistication of Mozart’s Oboe Quartet, the shimmering soul of Schubert’s unfinished String Trio and the pastoral beauty of Finzi’s Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and String Quartet.

Wolfgang Mozart Oboe Quartet in F Major

Franz Schubert String Trio D. 471

Ross Edwards Four Bagatelles

Gerald Finzi Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and String Quartet

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October 28, 6pm Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Chamber Players explores contemporary and 20th-century composers whose daring music is praised for capturing a national identity. A premiere of Nigel Sabin dazzles with distinctive Australianness, reflecting the idea his daring works ‘convert the enemies of contemporary music’. Phantasy by Imogen Holst swirls with lyricism amid its treasured English pastoral aesthetic, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Quintet reveals all the brilliance and playfulness of his colourful style.

Nigel Sabin Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet

Imogen Holst Phantasy Quartet for String Quartet

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Quintet in B-flat

Past Events

November 30, 7pm Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park

Joined by the very effervescent Australian harpist, Melina van Leeuwen, the Melbourne Chamber Players illuminate the magical works of Ravel, Marquez, Ibert, and Piazzolla in a celebration of life, love and French virtuosity.

Maurice Ravel Introduction and Allegro

Jean Francaix Wind Quartet No. 1

Arturo Marquez Danza de Mediodia

Jacques Ibert Trio for Violin, Cello and Harp

Astor Piazzolla Libertango 

July 20, 7pm Church of All Nations, Carlton

Join us for our opening performance of 2018, featuring a stellar reimagining of J.S Bach's Goldberg Variations and the inimitable Septet of Beethoven. Learn More...

Goldberg Variations (ar. V. Vonasec for wind trio) - J. S. Bach
Septet in E-Flat, Op. 20 - L. Beethoven