Winter Music in the Valley 2018

Add some warmth during the cooler winter months with some uplifting music during Winter Music in the Valley.

The delightful concert series will be run over four Sundays across winter from 3 June – 1 July and will feature a high calibre of music and vocals by talented musicians.

Entry to all concerts in Winter Music in the Valley is free. Venues have limited capacity and will be seated on a first come first served basis.

For more information, call 9243 8888.

Program

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Mozart, Mendelssohn and More

Sunday, 3 June, 3pm

Community Concert, The Clocktower Centre

Experience a celebration of the orchestral world’s most revered and popular composers in this concert featuring two of the region’s leading instrumental ensembles.

The West Melbourne Schools Orchestra aims to provide young musicians a place to play high quality classical music and socialise with other like-minded students outside of the school environment.

The Essendon Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra based in Melbourne’s Moonee Valley and performs throughout the year playing mostly classical music.

This collaboration between the two groups presents a wonderful opportunity for younger musicians to learn from and perform with more experienced players in an exciting program of classical music.

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Baroque Masterpieces 

Sunday, 17 June, 3pm

St George’s, Travancore

Featuring the virtuoso skills of renowned Russian flautist Zina Kaynarska and the wonderfully talented guitar of Shannon Millard, Lark Duo formed in 2013 and have been performing regularly ever since.

Through the beauty and simplicity of flute and guitar in perfect combination the duo will capture a series of Baroque Masterpieces in a new light. Resonating through the wonderful acoustics of St George’s church these great pieces will sound as fresh and wondrous as the day they were composed. Watching these two wonderfully talented musicians in such a beautiful and intimate environment promises to be a truly memorable experience

This venue has limited capacity and will be seated on a first come first served basis.

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Songs of Love and War

Sunday, 24 June, 3pm

St Martin de Porres, Avondale Heights

The Consort of Melbourne is Melbourne's premier vocal ensemble, comprising some of this city's finest chamber singers under the artistic direction of Steven Hodgson. Typically performing a capella (unaccompanied) with one singer per part, The Consort of Melbourne champions both historic and contemporary repertoire, bringing 1000 years of vocal music to life with an intimacy and verve that leaves audiences spellbound. Our programmes include celebrated masterpieces heard alongside lesser-known gems, exploring the full expressive potential of human voices combined.

In this dazzling programme of a capella vocal works, the Consort of Melbourne explores the influence that music from Italy has had on composers world-wide over the centuries. With a particular focus on Italian madrigals from the 16th and 17th centuries, we visit recurring themes of Love and War and the ways that great lyricists used one in contrast to but also as a metaphor for the other. This concert will make your hearts soar and inspire your courage in a way that only the human voice can.

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Northern Lights

Sunday, 1 July, 3pm

St John’s Uniting Church, Essendon

The Callisto String Quartet is a Melbourne-based ensemble made up of Natasha Conrau, Elizabeth Welsh, Merewyn Bramble and Naomi Wileman, each graduates of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne University. Alongside their life playing chamber music, the quartet members have extensive experience performing with ensembles around Australia.

They are presenting Northern Lights, a selection of traditional Nordic folk tunes capturing the beauty and wonder of a land of ice and snow. The audience is sure to be transported across midnight suns and through auroras in a concert that promises to delight and inspire.

Last updated: Sunday, 1 July 2018, 4:01 AM