MSO Premiere 'A Hero's Journey' at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl
7:30 pm19:30

MSO Premiere 'A Hero's Journey' at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl

The perfect soundtrack to summer in the city, at one of Melbourne’s favourite venues. In 2019 we celebrate 90 years of MSO free concerts, and 60 years at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl! Admission is FREE and gates open at 4.30pm, entry is on a first in, best dressed basis.

A Symphonic Celebration

Benjamin Northey conductor
Veriko Tchumburidze violin
Calvin Bowman organ

Holdsworth Fanfare – 2019 Cybec Young Composer in Residence
Dvořák Carnival Overture
Bruch Scottish Fantasy
Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3 Organ

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Arcadia Winds Premiere 'Hellfire' at the MRC
6:00 pm18:00

Arcadia Winds Premiere 'Hellfire' at the MRC

As one of Australia’s most exciting young chamber ensembles, Arcadia Winds is quickly becoming a fixture in the national classical music scene.

Known for their energetic, joyful and spontaneous performances, their advocacy and love of wind instruments and in particular their strong commitment to supporting Australian music.

Arcadia Winds presents a concert that showcases a smorgasbord of Australian compositional talent, young and old. Hear some of Australian’s most compelling compositional voices in works by Brett Dean, Lachlan Skipworth and Natalie Williams. Be thrilled by two brand new works for wind quintet written by this country’s most exciting young composers: the world premiere of Ian Whitney’s new work and the winning entry from the inaugural Arcadia Winds Composition Prize.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Arcadia Winds

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7:30 pm19:30


  • 160 Hale Road Wembley Downs, WA, 6019 Australia (map)
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Part: Adam's Lament

Holdsworth: Komm Du

Lourens: Euphonium Concerto

Ledger: Two Memorials (for Anton Webern and John Lennon)

The UWA Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Chorus with special guest, euphonium soloist Riki McDonnell.

The John Inverarity Music and Drama Centre, Hale School.


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New Material - Composers Concert
7:30 pm19:30

New Material - Composers Concert

New Acoustic works by composition students from WAAPA and UWA.


Amelia Maynard:

Mark Holdsworth:

Alexy Turley:

Pippa Lester:

Andre Biswas:

Tim Newhouse:

Lila Raubeunheimer:

Tao Issaro:

Micahel Bednall:

$5 entry / BYO

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7:00 pm19:00

Artistry! Innovation

As part of the University of Western Australia's School of Music annual Artistry Concert Series, the UWA Symphony Orchestra is showcasing a selection of new works for orchestra. Iconic Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe has been commissioned to write a new work specifically for this occasion. Alongside this premiere will be a performance of his monumental work, Memento Mori, as well as premieres of new works by the 2014 Ransom Prize finalists, including Mark Holdsworth's Odyssey. The winner of the 2014 Ransom Prize will be judged and announced live.

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to 13 Dec

Memento Mori

  • Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (map)
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The Memento Mori exhibition is a collection of newly commissioned artworks pertaining to the theme of mortality and death. As part of this event, four composers including Mark Holdsworth, have been commissioned to write new musical works. Mark's Primrose for string trio will be looped alongside the other three composers works for the duration of the exhibition. 

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