Upcoming Performances

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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Winterreise
Feb
24
to Feb 25

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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Mediterranean Feast
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Mediterranean Feast

Melbourne Recital Centre - Local Heroes Series

Merlyn Quaife, soprano
Christina Wilson, mezzo-soprano
Brenton Spiteri, guest tenor
Nicholas Dinopoulos, bass-baritone
Andrea Katz, piano

Join us in the intimate setting of the Primrose Potter Salon for a feast of Mediterranean music and songs from France, Spain and Italy that will make your heart sing!

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Russian Lullaby
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Russian Lullaby

Presented by Art Song Canberra

Merlyn Quaife, soprano

Christina Wilson, mezzo-soprano

Andrew Goodwin, tenor

Andrea Katz, piano

Nursery rhymes and lullabies are insightful windows into the parent-child relationship. Love and death, desires and fears are reflected in the lyrics, some of them allegoric, some outright confronting. Songs and duets by Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Mussorgsky and Kabalevsky frame the centrepiece of this program, Shostakovich’s most touching, unusual and melancholy song cycle From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op.79.

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

The Tragedy of Mignon

Melbourne Recital Centre - Local Heroes Series

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

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

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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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Monash Chamber Music Festival
Jul
29
12:30 PM12:30

Monash Chamber Music Festival

  • The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music (map)
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Join us for a day of performances and masterclasses with Australia's leading chamber musicians!

Performances by leading Australian ensembles and artists including Duo Chamber Melange, Fidelio Quartet, Melbourne Brass Trio, Songmakers Australia, Sutherland Trio and Trio Anima Mundi.

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Lunchtime Concert - A Free Event
Jul
11
1:30 PM13:30

Lunchtime Concert - A Free Event

The Melbourne International Festival of Lieder and Art Song is delighted to present some of their number - pianist Andrea Katz, soprano Merlyn Quaife, and bass-baritone Nicholas Dinopoulos - in a delightful concert of Schumann, Wolf and Dvořák Lieder.

The concert will take place in the lunch hour between two Festival masterclasses on Wednesday 11 July, 1:30-2:10PM in Melba Hall, Parkville.

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Summer Nights
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Nights

Melbourne Recital Centre - Local Heroes Series

Merlyn Quaife, soprano

Christina Wilson, mezzo-soprano

Andrew Goodwin, tenor

Nicholas Dinopoulos, bass-baritone

Andrea Katz, piano

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

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

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Winterreise
Jun
10
2:00 PM14:00

Winterreise

Presented by St John's Flinders and Songmakers Australia

Core members bass-baritone Nicholas Dinopoulos and pianist Andrea Katz, perform Schubert's glorious song-cycle Winterreise at this year's Queen's Birthday's Recital.

Tickets available here.

Enquiries 5989 8620

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Debussy Celebration: L'isle Joyeuse
May
5
6:00 PM18:00

Debussy Celebration: L'isle Joyeuse

Presented by Songmakers Australia

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.

Join us after the concert at Gallery 314 for a complementary glass of wine.

Tickets on sale now.

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The Sound of Silence
Apr
29
3:00 PM15:00

The Sound of Silence

Presented by Benalla Art Gallery and Songmakers Australia

An exploration of English and Australian songs through the poetry of R.L Stevenson, Shakespeare, Banjo Paterson, Eric Bogle and John Lennon set to music by Quilter, Calvin Bowman, Noel Ancell and more.

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

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On this Island
Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

On this Island

  • 116 Coppin Street Richmond, VIC, 3121 Australia (map)
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Merlyn, Nicholas and Andrea perform songs and suets by Schumann, Wolf, Dvorak, Britten and Quilter in the intimacy of a gorgeous Richmond Salon.

Join the artists for drinks and light refreshments after the concert.

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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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