Upcoming Performances

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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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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Russian Lullaby
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Russian Lullaby

Melbourne Recital Centre - Local Heroes Series

Nursery Rhymes by Kabalevski, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich's haunting From Jewish Poetry.

Merlyn Quaife, Christina Wilson (guest artist), Andrew Goodwin and Andrea Katz

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Gods and Legends
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Gods and Legends

Melbourne Recital Centre - Local Heroes Series

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

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

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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, Sally-Anne Russell, Andrew Goodwin, Nicholas Dinopoulos & Andrea Katz

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The Animals Noah Forgot
Sep
26
to Sep 28

The Animals Noah Forgot

School Holiday Program, Kew Court House

A delightful production for children and families taking its title and core material from the charming publication for the young by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson.

Songs and piano pieces by Ravel, SchumannGinastera and Noel Ancell OAM.

Nicholas Dinopoulos & Andrea Katz

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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, Sally-Anne Russell, Nicholas Dinopoulos & Andrea Katz

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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, Sally-Anne Russell, Andrew Goodwin, Nicholas Dinopoulos & Andrea Katz

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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 PurcellBrittenBrahms, ShostakovichWolf and Rossini's La Regata Veneziana.

Merlyn Quaife, Sally-Anne Russell & Andrea Katz

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A Schubert Journey
Jul
6
to Jul 8

A Schubert Journey

  • Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre (map)
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Songmakers Australia are proud to be supporting Florian Boesch (bass-baritone) & Malcolm Martineau (piano) in their Great Performers recitals at Melbourne Recital Centre.

The international duo will present the three great Schubert cycles across three evenings. Artistic Director Andrea Katz will present an illustrated exploration of the evening's song cycle with the core members and guest artists of Songmakers Australia prior to each recital.

Each recital begins at 7.30pm, with the lecture-presentation from 6pm in the Salon.

Monday 6 July - Die schöne Müllerin: Nicholas Dinopoulos & Andrea Katz. Songs include Du bist die Ruh, Nacht und Träume & Wanderers Nachtlied.
Tuesday 7 July - Schwanengesang: Merlyn Quaife AM, Nicholas Dinopoulos & Andrea Katz with guest Songmaker David Thomas (clarinet), Featuring Die Taubenpost and The Shepherd on the Rock.
Wednesday 8 July - Winterreise: Merlyn Quaife AMNicholas Dinopoulos & Andrea Katz with members of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Vocal Ensemble. Repertoire includes the Scene from Faust and Gretchen am Spinnrade.

Booking for the Schubert Journey are via the Melbourne Recital Centre box office.

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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 TchaikovskiBorodinBruchVerdi, Ravel 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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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)

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The Animals Noah Forgot
Oct
2
11:00 AM11:00

The Animals Noah Forgot

A delightful production for children and families taking its title and core material from the charming publication for the young by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson.

Songs and piano pieces by RavelMussorgskyGinastera and Noel Ancell OAM.

Nicholas Dinopoulos & Andrea Katz

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The Animals Noah Forgot
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

The Animals Noah Forgot

  • Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre (map)
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A delightful production for children and families taking its title and core material from the charming publication for the young by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson.

Songs and piano pieces by Ravel, Mussorgsky, Ginastera and Noel Ancell OAM.

Nicholas Dinopoulos & Andrea Katz

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Myrthen und Rosen
Aug
24
2:00 PM14:00

Myrthen und Rosen

Classical Tracks Series, Memorial Hall Healesville

Songs by SchumannMendelssohnMozartGrainger and Calvin Bowman's cycle You might as well live on texts by Dorothy Parker

Merlyn Quaife, Sally-Anne Russell, Nicholas Dinopoulos & Andrea Katz

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Viola Romance
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Viola Romance

Local Heroes Series, Melbourne Recital Centre

Songs with viola by BrahmsReutterBerliozBliss and Schumann's Märchenbilder op. 113 for viola and piano.

Sally-Anne Russell & Andrea Katz, with guest artist Brett Dean (viola)

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