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.
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.
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, Schumann, Ginastera and Noel Ancell OAM.
Nicholas Dinopoulos & Andrea Katz
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
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 AM, Nicholas 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.