A weekend festival dedicated to the music of Franz Schubert!

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 We are thrilled to present a festival celebrating the music of Franz Schubert!

A weekend filled with some of his most beloved songs, including Gretchen am Spinnrade, Du bist die Ruh, An die Musik, his most famous song cycle, Winterreise, and some chamber music gems such as The Trout Quintet, his haunting Fantasie in F for piano 4 hands and his last composition, Shepherd on the rock.

Songmakers Australia core members Merlyn Quaife AM, soprano, Christina Wilson, mezzo-soprano, Nicholas Dinopoulos, bass-baritone, are joined by guests Rachael Beesley, violin, Simon Oswell, viola, Luke Severn, cello, Damien Eckersley, double-bass, Blake Cutler, clarinet, and Alan Hicks, piano, curated by pianist and Artistic Director Andrea Katz.

It is part of the Schubertiade tradition to nurture young talent giving the audience the opportunity to make some exciting new discoveries and our 4 Young Songmakers will join in with joyous duets and quartets.

Hawthorn Arts Centre, Chandelier Room - tickets on sale now!

Tickets & Subscriptions

4 concerts package offer: $99 - $120
Tickets on sale here.

Individual concert tickets: $29 - $35
See listings below for bookings.

Concert 3: When water sings

Auf der Donau, Auf dem Wasser zu singen, The Trout Quintet D667, Die Forelle.                                                                                                                            
Sunday October 6 at 11am | Tickets on sale here

Concert 4: Swan Song

Schwannengesang Heine: Das Fischermädchen, Ihr Bild, Am Meer, Die Stadt, Doppelgänger, Der Atlas.                           

Licht und Liebe, Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, An die Musik, Die Taubenpost, Des tages Weihe, Gebet.

Sunday October 6 at 3pm | Tickets on sale here

Concert 1: Serenades & Fantasies

An die Sonne, Des Mädchens klage, Ellens dritte Gesang (Ave Maria), Gretchen am Spinnrade, Der Zwerg, Fantasie in F for piano 4 hands, Ständchen for solo alto choir and piano.

Saturday October 5 at 3pm | Tickets on sale here

Concert 2: Winterreise

Schubert’s most famous song cycle, Winter Journey.

Saturday October 5 at 6pm | Tickets on sale here