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

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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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Q&R
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Q&R

Local Heroes Series, Melbourne Recital Centre

Songs and duets by PurcellBrittenBrahmsShostakovichWolf and Rossini's La Regata Veneziana.

Merlyn Quaife, Sally-Anne Russell & Andrea Katz

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

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Lest We Forget
May
2
8:00 PM20:00

Lest We Forget

  • Sacred Heart College Performing Arts Centre (map)
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Music at the Basilica Inc

A commemoration of the Centenary of WWI

Songs by Strauss, Schumann, Langlais and the world premiere of Doomed youth by Roger Heagney.

Merlyn Quaife & Andrea Katz

More information on the festival website.

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Cello Romance
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

Cello Romance

Local Heroes Series, Melbourne Recital Centre

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

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

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

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Clarinet Romance
Mar
19
1:10 PM13:10

Clarinet Romance

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

Works by Spohr, Margaret Sutherland, Schumann and Schubert's The Shepherd on the Rock.

Merlyn Quaife & Andrea Katz, with guest artist David Griffiths (clarinet)

More information on the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music website.

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3MBS Brahms Marathon
Feb
22
1:00 PM13:00

3MBS Brahms Marathon

Presented by 3MBS FM.

Songmakers Australia present favourite Brahms Lieder as part of this fundraising effort for Melbourne's community Fine Music station.

Merlyn Quaife, Nicholas Dinopoulos & Andrea Katz

Day passes and single tickets now on sale through the Hawthorn Arts Centre website.

 

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