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3MBS Melbourne Chamber Music Feast
               of music, wine and friendship
     Proudly supported by Chamber Music Australia
   27– 29 June 2008 Melba Hall, University of Melbourne
    Bookings or 1300 884 654
Chamber music is enjoying a renaissance
in Melbourne, and this biannual feast of
chamber music will celebrate the emergence
of ten ensembles that have originated in
Melbourne through the encouragement of
the Melbourne International and National
Chamber Music Competitions and the
tutelage and guidance of William Hennessy,
Marco Van Pagee and Stephen McIntyre.

             Chamber music is a collaborative affair.
             We love playing chamber music, we want
             to play with each other and we want to
             highlight the sense of community among
             Melbourne’s musicians. This feast brings
             us together for the benefit of all of us
             and all of you, our audiences.

We look forward to sharing our music and your
company in the intimacy of Melba Hall, The University
of Melbourne. With the generous support of Chamber
Music Australia and The University of Melbourne, this
feast is sure to be an anticipated biannual event.

Join Peter Burch, a man synonymous with chamber music
in Melbourne, as he guides us and the 100,000+ listeners
on 3MBS FM throughout the weekend feast, starting
with Friday night’s extravagant ‘music matched to wine’,
continuing through the series of concerts, masterclasses,
demonstrations and conversations, and concluding on
Sunday night with Schubert’s sublime Trout Quintet.

See you there!

Zoë Knighton
Artistic Director, Melbourne Chamber
Music Feast; Cellist, Flinders Quartet
   • 5 sublime concerts
   • 10 prize-winning ensembles
   • 36 outstanding Melbourne musicians
   • 6 acclaimed Victorian wineries
   • Masterclasses, instrument-making
     demonstrations and our exclusive Base Kamp
     Café for eating, drinking and meeting friends

                       Be a part of the live
                       broadcasts on 3MBS FM
                       hosted by Musica Viva’s
                       Peter Burch.

3MBS is delighted to be an integral part
of the inaugural Melbourne Chamber
Music Feast, bringing a weekend of
brilliant chamber music to our listeners.
As Melbourne’s premier broadcaster and
promoter of classical music, 3MBS is
committed to broadcasting, supporting and
promoting Australian musicians through
our 24/7 broadcast service on 103.5FM,
our website and, most
recently, through our membership of the
European Broadcast Union.

Join us for this first Melbourne Chamber
Music Feast, which promises to become
another great Melbourne cultural tradition.

Lin Bender
General Manager, 3MBS Classically Melbourne
3MBS Chamber Music Feast 27–29 June 2008

Friday 27     7:00 pm     Concert 1       Grand Feast of
                                          Music & Wine

Saturday 28   11:00 am    Tertiary        William Hennessy

              1:30 pm     Instrument      Paul Davies

              2:30 pm     Concert 2       Yarra Trio & Friends
                                          Flinders Quartet & Friends

              7:00 pm     Concert 3       Tailem Quartet & Friends
                                          Hamer Quartet & Friends

Sunday 29     11:00 am    Secondary       Marco Van Pagee

              1:30 pm     Instrument      Paul Davies

              2:30 pm     Concert 4       Duo Sol & Friends
                                          Ensemble Liaison & Friends
                                          Freshwater Trio & Friends

              7:00 pm     Concert 5       Benaud Trio & Friends
                                          Seraphim Trio & Friends

              9:30 pm –   Post Feast      Naughton’s Pub
              11:00 pm    Party           with jazz string quartet
                                          Shaken Not Stirred

 Concert 1 Friday 27 June 7:00 pm
 Grand Feast of Music and Wine
 Hosted by Rita Erlich and Peter Burch

 Duo Sol, Ensemble Liaison, Flinders Quartet,
 Hamer Quartet, Seraphim Trio, Tailem Quartet,
 Yarra Trio

 A thrilling program of 7 works performed by
 7 ensembles will be accompanied by a specially
 selected range of wines matched to complement
 the evening’s repertoire from the following
 wineries: Box Stallion Winery, Coriole Winery,
 Delatite Winery, Hanging Rock Winery, O’Shea
 and Murphy, Sanguine Estate.
Concert 2 Saturday 28 June at 2:30 pm
Yarra Trio with Brock Imison bassoon,
Tristram Williams trumpet, David Griffiths clarinet

   MARTINU La revue de cuisine

Flinders Quartet with Tim Nankervis cello

   SCHUBERT Quintet in C major

What better way to start a chamber music feast
than with the tantalising La revue de cuisine
(Kitchen Revue), which Martinu regarded as one of
his finest compositions? Major works by Schubert
act as bookends for the festival, the first being his
sublime quintet for two cellos, a profoundly lyrical
and delicate masterpiece.

Concert 3 Saturday 28 June at 7:00 pm
Tailem Quartet with Zoë Knighton cello,
Helen Ireland viola

   BRAHMS Sextet in B flat Op. 18

Hamer Quartet with Tim Young piano

   SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Quintet in G minor Op. 57

The juxtaposition of Brahms with Shostakovich
brings two chamber music heavyweights together
in the early stages of their chamber music output.
We hear an optimistic Brahms and a gravely
serene Shostakovich representing the historical
context of this masterwork.

gather to
plan the
Concert 4 Sunday 29 June at 2:30 pm
Duo Sol with David Griffiths clarinet

  BARTÓK Contrasts

Ensemble Liaison with Helen Ayres violin

  HINDEMITH Quartet for Piano, Violin,
  Clarinet and Cello

Freshwater Trio with Cameron Hill viola

  BRAHMS Piano Quartet in G minor

Three great ensembles perform three great
works by three great composers. Using the
theme of contrasts, these pieces depict different
instrumental combinations centred around the
piano, adding complexity to the composers’ range
of colour and texture.

Concert 5 Sunday 29 June at 7:00 pm
Benaud Trio with Rob Cossom and
Erica Rasmussen percussion

  KENJI BUNCH Concerto for Piano Trio
  and Percussion

Parachute Wind Quintet with Rob Cossom and
Erica Rasmussen percussion

  SCULTHORPE Tabuh Tabuhan (1968)
  for Wind Quintet and Percussion

Seraphim Trio with Stefanie Farrands viola,
Ben Farrands double bass

  SCHUBERT Trout Quintet

This final concert celebrates the infinite nature
of chamber music. Two brilliant contemporary
works by Kenji Bunch and Peter Sculthorpe are
followed by the perfect finale to our musical feast,
Schubert’s monumental Trout Quintet performed
by Seraphim Trio with the prodigious sibling team
of Stefanie and Ben Farrands.
Chamber Music Australia is delighted to
lend its support to this fantastic feast.
It seems such a natural extension of
our own work presenting competitions,
masterclasses and contemporary music
collaborations. We celebrate whole-
heartedly the shared joy of full-bodied
music making in this city. Good chamber
music takes time to create and we look
forward to savouring the many musical
flavours on offer. We are so proud that all
the musicians taking part in this event
have been associated with Chamber Music
Australia in one form or another and we
wish everyone the very best. Cheers!

Benjamin Woodroffe
General Manager, Chamber Music Australia

   Additional Activities
   Base Kamp Café is located in the Tallis Room adjacent to
   Melba Hall. Open from 5:00 pm on Friday and 10:00 am to
   10:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, it is the place to eat, drink
   and meet friends.

   3MBS 103.5 FM Broadcasts presented by Peter Burch
   Concerts 3 & 5 – live broadcasts
   Concerts 1, 2 & 4 – delayed broadcasts

   Instrument Making Demonstrations with one of
   Australia’s premier luthiers, Paul Davies of Arts Music,
   on Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 pm in the Heinz Room.

   Masterclasses with William Hennessy and Marco Van
   Pagee on Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.

   Post Feast Party @ Naughton’s Pub Sunday 9:30–11:00 pm
   featuring the jazz string quartet Shaken Not Stirred
   (Royal Parade opposite Trinity College).

   Discurio on-site CD sales.
Tickets & Booking Information

Subscription Prices – save up to $55!

Grand Feast and Weekend Feast subscriptions INCLUDE

Masterclasses and Post Feast Party @ Naughton’s Pub

                                                 Full          Con
Grand Feast*

plus 4 weekend concerts

total 5 concerts                                 $160          $120

plus Post Feast Party and entry to Masterclasses

Weekend Feast

total 4 concerts                                 $120          $80

plus Post Feast Party and entry to Masterclasses

Single Ticket Prices

Grand Feast Concert*                               $55          $45

*Includes wine and commemorative wine glass

Weekend Feast Concerts                             $35          $25

Single tickets available at the door 1 hour prior to concert

$10 student rush available 1 hour prior to concert

Post Feast Party @ Naughton’s Pub                  $10

with jazz string quartet Shaken Not Stirred

Royal Parade, across the road from Melba Hall

Masterclasses $5 per person or $40 group of 10

Bookings 3MBS Box Office

Tel: 1300 884 654 Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Program details accurate at time of printing.

Enquiries, or email
Flinders Quartet
Erica Kennedy violin, Matthew
Tomkins violin, Helen Ireland
viola, Zoë Knighton cello

Formed in 2000, Flinders
Quartet have been at the
vanguard of an extraordinary creative awakening among a
new generation of chamber ensembles in Melbourne. They
present a highly successful concert series in Melbourne,
soon to be expanded to Adelaide and Sydney, and perform
regularly at Australian music festivals. Flinders Quartet were
3MBS Musicians in Residence from 2004 –2006 and made their
European debut in 2007.

Benaud Trio
Amir Farid piano,
Lachlan Bramble violin,
Ewen Bramble cello

Members of the Benaud Trio
have been playing together in
various duo and trio combinations since 2003. The Trio rose to
national prominence after winning the prestigious Piano Trio
Prize at the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition. They
perform regularly at festivals and their own concert series.
Benaud Trio are the current 3MBS Musicians in Residence.

Duo Sol
Caroline Almonte piano,
Miki Tsunoda violin

Recognised as one of Australia’s
premier ensembles, Duo Sol has
established a unique identity by
creating innovative programs and
constantly exploring its repertoire
with intellectual curiosity. Duo Sol’s creamy sound seduces
audiences in Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia.
Ensemble Liaison
David Griffiths clarinet, Svetlana
Bogosavljevic cello, Tim Young piano

Three internationally acclaimed
musicians formed Ensemble Liaison
in 2006. They launched their highly
acclaimed concert series, Ensemble
Liaison and Friends, in 2007 as a
platform for exploring rarely performed repertoire. Their
performances have been hailed as ‘spellbinding, moving,
joyous, polished, stunningly blended, engaging, powerful
and having boundless lyricism’.

Freshwater Trio
Eidit Golder piano, Zoe Black
violin, Josephine Vains cello

Freshwater Trio formed in 2006
by three prominent Melbourne
musicians, who together bring a unique collaborative, effusive
and energetic style to chamber music performance. They
present their own popular concert series and are regular
guests at Australian music festivals and concert series.

Hamer Quartet
Cameron Hill violin, Rebecca
Chan violin, Stefanie Farrands
viola, Michael Dahlenberg cello

Named in honour of the late Sir
Rupert Hamer, the Hamer Quartet
was formed by a group of Melbourne musicians studying with
Bill Hennessy. They won first prize in the inaugural Australian
National Academy of Music Chamber Music Competition and
made their debut in March 2007 to critical acclaim.

Seraphim Trio
Anna Goldsworthy piano,
Helen Ayres violin,
Timothy Nankervis cello

Seraphim Trio formed in
1994, performing regularly in
Adelaide and Melbourne. Since winning the first prize for Piano
Trio and the Audience Choice Award in the 2001 Australian
National Chamber Music Competition, Seraphim Trio performs
in Europe and Asia and is a frequent guest at Australian music
festivals. The Trio launched its national concert series in 2007.

Tailem Quartet
Rachel Homburg violin,
James Steendam violin,
Merewyn Bramble viola,
Sharon Draper cello

Tailem Quartet was formed in
2002 by four students of the University of Melbourne.
Since then they have established themselves as one of
Australia’s leading young chamber groups, performing
regularly at Australian festivals. This year the Quartet will
have participated in two prestigious training programs in
Banff and Connecticut.

Yarra Trio
Stefan Cassomenos piano,
Holly Piccoli violin,
Chris Howlett cello

Yarra Trio is a hot, young
exuberant piano trio formed
in 2007. The Trio won first prize at the University of Melbourne
2007 Alumni Chamber Music Prize, the 2007 Foundation for
Young Australians/The Australian Arts Council Buzz Grant
and the Olwyn Game Memorial Award for Chamber Music.

Parachute Wind Quintet
Mardi McSullea flute,
Eve Newsom oboe, Craig Hill
clarinet, Elise Millman bassoon,
Geoff Collinson horn

Melbourne-based, Parachute
is a fully air-born ensemble featuring players that have had
a long musical association through Astra Chamber Society
and University of Melbourne. They have given the Australian
premieres of Julian Yu’s Quintet and works by Lawrence Whiffin,
Allan Walker, Elliott Carter and Ruth Crawford-Seeger.
The inaugural 3MBS Melbourne Chamber Music
Feast is proudly supported by…

                       proud supporters of         proud supporters of   proud supporters of
                         Flinders Quartet              Yarra Trio           Seraphim Trio

 proud supporters of         proud supporters of
      Duo Sol                 Ensemble Liaison

 Future feasts need cash donations
 3MBS Melbourne Chamber Music Feast reflects the
 emergence in Melbourne of a talented, dedicated and proud
 community of musicians who love playing chamber music.
 This Melbourne-led renaissance is influencing the formation
 of new ensembles, inspiring new composition, attracting
 new audiences and is beating a path to the door of the long-
 awaited Melbourne Recital Centre due to open in 2009.

 This inaugural Melbourne Chamber Music Feast is born
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 with an abundance of good-will and determination from
 people who share a passion for music and a commitment
 to supporting Melbourne musicians. Future feasts need
 cash donations.

 Donations over $2 are tax deductible through the Australia
 Cultural Fund. Contact Zoë Knighton for details on 0419 314
 440 or email

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