C & C Rigg Bequest Classic Music in Historic Venues

Three intimate Chamber Recitals: Barwon Park & Glenfern

Enjoy the magnificent colonial-period mansion Barwon Park at Winchelsea (approx 1 hour 30 minutes drive, SW of Melbourne), afternoon tea after the concert, plus the chance to view this fascinating house, built by Thomas Austin and his wife Elizabeth - founder of the Austin hospital. The Four B's at Barwon Park reprises a popular program from the 2017 Rippon Lea Series, featuring outstanding guest artists.

Glenfern, a National Trust Centre for the Arts and Culture in East St Kilda, is a 19th century Gothic mansion in East St Kilda, in Melbourne, where the Team of Pianists are based. Hear two varied recitals in October and November - Baroque, Folk & Oz or 19th Century Splendourin the intimate Drawing Room there.

...chamber music as it was intended...

2018 Program

BARWON PARK at Winchelsea (Melway X911 B8)
THE FOUR B's AT BARWON PARK - BACH, BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS AND BERNSTEIN
Sunday May 6, 2.00pm

Robert Schubert (clarinet), Josephine Vains (cello), Robert Chamberlain (piano)
Bach – Sonata for Viola da Gamba in D major BWV 1028
Beethoven - Gassenhauer Trio in B-flat major Op 11
Brahms - Clarinet Trio in A minor Op 114
Bernstein - Variations on an Octatonic Scale

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GLENFERN 1 (Melway 58 F10)
Baroque, Folk and Oz
Sunday October 28, 3.00pm

Shane Lestideau (baroque violin), Robert Chamberlain (piano)
Telemann - Fantasie TWV 40:23 for solo violin
Bach - Gigue from Partita no 2 for solo violin
Traditional violin solos from Ireland and Scotland:
Turlloch O’Carolan - O’Carolan’s Concerto &
James Oswald - A Highland Battle
Anders Wesström - Variations on a Swedish Polonaise for violin & piano
Alice Chance - Saturation for violin & piano
Piano solos by Bach & Ross Edwards

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GLENFERN 2 (Melway 58 F10)
19th Century Splendour
Sunday November 11, 3.00pm

David Thomas (clarinet), Darryl Coote )piano)
Brahms – Sonata for clarinet & piano in E-flat major Op 120 no 2
Schubert – Impromptu in C minor Op 90 no 1 & Impromptu in B-flat major Op 142 no 3
Brahms – Sonata for clarinet & piano in F minor Op 120 no 1

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Upcoming Events

Spring Piano School 2018

for school-aged pianists at Glenfern

Junior Program for primary school students, plus Years 7s at music exam Grade 4 or lower, Senior Program for secondary school students, plus Observer Places for piano teacher professional development or for parents.
Two 2-day workshops of piano classes and individual lessons with Max Cooke, Darryl Coote, Robert Chamberlain and special guest teacher from the University of Melbourne, Dr Elizabeth Mitchell. Read more... or view the flyer.

Date and Time

Junior Program - Tuesday Sept 25 & Wednesday Sept 26, 9.30am - 5.00pm
Senior Program - Thursday Sept 27 & Friday Sept 28, 9.30am - 5.00pm
192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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Glenfern 1

Baroque, Folk & Oz

Shane Lestideau (baroque violin) and Robert Chamberlain (piano) in a program with works for solo violin by Telemann and Bach, traditional violin solos from Ireland and Scotland, duos for violin and piano by Anders Westström and young Australian composer Alice Chance, plus piano solos by J S Bach and Ross Edwards, all in the intimate Drawing Room at Glenfern. Read more...

Date and Time

Sunday October 28, 2018 at 3.00pm
Glenfern, 417 Inkerman St, East St Kilda, VIC

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Glenfern 2

19th Century Splendour

David Thomas (clarinet) and Darryl Coote (piano) perform the two sonatas for clarinet and piano by Brahms, plus two of Schubert's Impromptus - Op 90 no 1 in C minor and Op. 142 no 3 in B-flat major. Read more...

Date and Time

Sunday November 11, 2018 at 3.00pm
Glenfern, 417 Inkerman St, East St Kilda, VIC

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