5 FRIDAYS IN AUGUST: La Serenata
Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

5 FRIDAYS IN AUGUST: La Serenata

Victorian Opera - 5 Fridays in August

Merlyn Quaife, soprano

Brenton Spiteri, tenor

Andrea Katz, piano

Soprano Merlyn Quaife AM and tenor Brenton Spiteri, together with pianist and Artistic Director Andrea Katz, explore the songs of opera composers Rossini, Dvorak, Puccini and Donizetti, together with less known repertoire by de Falla, Weill and Duparc, culminating with some Operetta gems by Lehar and Kalman.

Tickets on sale here.

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The Tragedy of Mignon
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

The Tragedy of Mignon

Melbourne Recital Centre - Local Heroes Series

Let us take you on a guided tour of German, French, and Russian songs of the nineteenth centurie from the perspective of Mignon, Goethe's tragic heroin, one of the most beguiling and mysterious figures of modern literature.

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Interpretation and Performance of Lieder & Art Song 2019
Apr
22
to Apr 24

Interpretation and Performance of Lieder & Art Song 2019

For the fourth consecutive year our Easter masterclass is back!

This seminar is specially designed for singers and pianists who are in the final stages of preparing repertoire for performance, competitions and exams.

You will work with international expert Andrea Katz and fellow members of Songmakers Australia Merlyn Quaife AM and Nicholas Dinopoulos on in-depth study, analysis and performance of Lieder and Art Song repertoire.

Their combined expertise will cover all aspects of performance, language and pronunciation, relationship between singer and pianist, balance and sound projection for a complete preparation of your competition and performance repertoire.
Tickets available here.

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Bohemian Rhapsody
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Bohemian Rhapsody

All the passion and beauty of the Bohemian landscape in the intimate setting of a Richmond Salon.

Merlyn Quaife, Nicholas Dinopoulos and Andrea Katz present an engaging program of songs and duets by Dvorak, Mahler, Schubert, Piazzolla, Kalman and more.

Bookings essential!

Tickets by phone: 9428 3100

Email: rusticgk@gmail.com

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33 Variations
Mar
7
to Mar 17

33 Variations

Oscar, Emmy, Tony, BAFTA and Golden Globe winning legend Ellen Burstyn makes her Australian stage debut opposite Lisa McCune, William McInnes, Helen Morse, Francis Greenslade, Toby Truslove, Andre de Vanny and Andrea Katz in Moisés Kaufman’s acclaimed play 33 Variations.

Featuring live performances of Beethoven’s magnificent music by renowned pianist Andrea Katz, 33 Variations is a deeply moving and unique theatrical experience that explores the complex connections between life and art, mothers and daughters.

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Winterreise
Feb
24
2:30 PM14:30

Winterreise

Songmakers Australia core members bass-baritone Nicholas Dinopoulos and pianist Andrea Katz, perform Schubert's glorious song-cycle Winterreise in the intimate salon at Ampico Towers in the heart of Newtown.

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Of Love
Jan
5
3:00 PM15:00

Of Love

The wonderful Merlyn Quaife and Andrea Katz bring life to love
across the ages. From Schubert to Selleck and featuring music by
acclaimed Australian composers, this concert will take you on a
journey of all things love.

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Nostalgia
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Nostalgia

Nostalgia: a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past.

Artistic Director Andrea Katz goes back to her homeland Argentina in a soul searching voyage to the music that shaped her youth. Nicholas Dinopoulos sings songs and tangos by Gardel, Mores, Piazzolla and Ziegler threaded together with some of the most iconic Argentinian piano pieces.

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Summer Nights
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Nights

Berlioz superb masterpiece Les Nuit d'été is the centrepiece of this fabulous French program. Performed by 4 singers as the composer intended originally, it is complemented by quartets, duos and songs by Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Debussy and Massenet

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Clair de Lune
May
5
6:00 PM18:00

Clair de Lune

A celebration of Debussy's life and music on the centenary of his death. Favourite songs and piano pieces performed by 3 core members of Songmakers Australia: Melbourne's favourite soprano Merlyn Quaife AM, brilliant bass-baritone Nicholas Dinopoulos and pianist and Artistic Director Andrea Katz.

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Young Songmaker Recital 2017
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Young Songmaker Recital 2017

Tenor Lyndon Green, recipient of the inaugural Young Songmaker Development Program, joins Andrea Katz in a recital of German, French and Italian songs. The program includes Beethoven's seminal An die ferne Geliebte, Korngold's fantastic Einfachs Lieder op 9 as well as famous songs by Duparc and Tosti.

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Rhapsodic Cello
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Rhapsodic Cello

Cellist Blair Harris joins Andrea Katz on a concert of cello masterpieces. The program includes a charming set of Variations by Beethoven on a theme from Mozart's Magic Flute, Brahms monumental 2nd Sonata in F and Debussy’s hauntingly visionary post WWI Sonate.

 

This concert is generously supported by Montevecchio - A Chalmers Family Wine. Please join us for a complimentary glass after the performance.

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Gods and Legends
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Gods and Legends

Melbourne Recital Centre Local Heroes

Songs, duets and quartets by Brahms, Schubert, Wolf and the world premiere of Roger Heagney new song cycle Sirens.

Merlyn Quaife, Sally-Anne Russell, Andrew Goodwin, Nicholas Dinopoulos and Andrea Katz

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Lyric Rhapsody
May
28
2:00 PM14:00

Lyric Rhapsody

This lyrical program features some of Brahms most famous and beloved songs and duets followed by a selection of Antonin Dvorak's sparkling Moravian duets. Ever popular songs and duets on Shakespeare texts round out this program celebrating the beauty and joy of music and singing.

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Les Chemins de l'Amour
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Les Chemins de l'Amour

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

Argentinian pianist Andrea Katz joins Turkish Australian soprano Ayşe Göknur Shanal in an exquisite program of art songs from Italy, Spain, Argentina and France in the intimate setting of the Utzon Room at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

This concert is kindly sponsored by John Michael O'Brien

To book tickets click here

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A Night on the Orient Express
Mar
26
3:00 PM15:00

A Night on the Orient Express

Kew Court House, Katz & Friends

Sydney-based soprano Goknur Shanal joins pianist Andrea Katz on a journey from Venice to Istanbul. Following the legendary itinerary of the most mysterious and sophisticated train they perform songs by Ravel, Hahn, Johann Strauss, Dvorak and a collection of wonderfully exotic Turkish songs evocative of a bygone stylish era.

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Songs to a Distant Beloved
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Songs to a Distant Beloved

  • Grand Courts - Art Gallery of New South Wales (map)
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Resonate 2016, Art Gallery of NSW

A performance of Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte on the bicentenary of its composition, plus trios and quartets by Mozart and Schumann.

Merlyn Quaife, soprano, Sally-Anne Russell, mezzo-soprano, Andrew Goodwin, tenor, Nicholas Dinopoulos, bass-baritone & Andrea Katz, piano

Tickets and subscriptions now on sale via the Art Gallery of NSW website.

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The Animals Noah Forgot
Sep
26
to Sep 28

The Animals Noah Forgot

The Animals Noah Forgot is a cabaret for Australian children taking its title and core material from the delightful publication for the young by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson.

Paterson’s collection of poems has served as the inspiration for a set of six songs written by respected conductor, educator and composer Noel Ancell OAM (published by Morton Music).

Last year celebrated the 150th anniversary of Paterson’s birth, and these songs and selected poems weave together a story about Banjo’s eccentrically loveable characters, incorporating dance and movement, singing and listening activities, presented by two members of Songmakers Australia.

The Animals Noah Forgot was written for children but, like all classics, it reaches out to people of all ages. It reveals Paterson’s great love of the Australian bush and his wry sense of humour, and includes some of the most charming verses ever written about Australian animals, perfectly matched by Norman Lindsay’s light-hearted and appealing illustrations.

Nicholas Dinopoulos & Andrea Katz

An extended School Holidays run at the Kew Court House. Tickets on sale soon. Join the Songmakers mailing list for news and updates. 

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Shakespeare in Love
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Shakespeare in Love

  • Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre (map)
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Local Heroes Series, Melbourne Recital Centre

A commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death. Songs by Brahms, Berlioz, Finzi, Quilter, Korngold and Alison Baud's Banquo's Buried.

Merlyn Quaife, soprano, Sally-Anne Russell, mezzo-soprano, Nicholas Dinopoulos, bass-baritone & Andrea Katz, piano

Tickets and subscriptions now on sale through the Melbourne Recital Centre website.

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Lyric Rhapsody
Aug
28
3:00 PM15:00

Lyric Rhapsody

Art Song Canberra, Season of Song

Duets by Brahms and Dvorak, plus Shakespeare love songs by Quilter and Grainger.

Merlyn Quaife, soprano, Nicholas Dinopoulos, bass-baritone & Andrea Katz, piano

Tickets now on sale through the Art Song Canberra website.

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Songs to a Distant Beloved
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Songs to a Distant Beloved

Local Heroes Series, Melbourne Recital Centre

A performance of Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte on the bicentenary of its composition, plus trios and quartets by Mozart and Schumann.

Merlyn Quaife, soprano, Sally-Anne Russell, mezzo-soprano, Andrew Goodwin, tenor, Nicholas Dinopoulos, bass-baritone & Andrea Katz, piano

Tickets and subscriptions now on sale through the Melbourne Recital Centre website.

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Cello Romance
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Cello Romance

  • Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music Auditorium (map)
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Lunch Hour Concert Series, Monash University

Songs and chamber music by TchaikovskiBorodinVerdi and Schumann's Adagio & Allegro op. 70 for cello and piano.

Nicholas Dinopoulos & Andrea Katz, with guest artist Blair Harris (cello)

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