C & C Rigg Bequest Classic Music in Historic Venues

Three intimate Chamber Recitals: Barwon Park & Glenfern

Experience three piano quintets in 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. And Five Makes One on Sunday May 5 at 2.00pm - a program of popular chamber music with Rohan Murray and distinguished violin, viola and cello colleagues - previews at Barwon Park what is sure to be a very popular September Rippon Lea Ballroom recital.

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 recitals of eclectic repertoire: in September a program for flute and piano with Lisa-Maree Amos and Darryl Coote, and in October Where the Wild Sings Are! - Songs of Animals & Beasts, featuring the vocal soloists of Icon Trio with Robert Chamberlain at the piano.

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

2019 Program

BARWON PARK at Winchelsea (Melway X911 B8)
And Five Makes One
Sunday May 5, 2.00pm

Elizabeth Sellars (violin), Lara Mladjen (violin), Lisa Grosman (viola), Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello), Rohan Murray (piano)
Schumann – Piano quintet in E flat minor, Op 44
Howell – Piano quintet
Dvorak – Piano quintet No 2, in A major, Op 81

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GLENFERN 1 (Melway 58 F10)
The Cusp of Romanticism and a Breath of Spring
Sunday September 1, 3.00pm

Lisa-Maree Amos (flute), Darryl Coote (piano)
Schubert – Piano sonata in A major, D 959
Martinů – Sonata for flute and piano,
Poulenc – Sonata for flute and piano

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GLENFERN 2 (Melway 58 F10)
Where the Wild Sings Are! - Songs of Animals & Beasts
Sunday October 27, 3.00pm

Icon Trio: Justine Anderson (soprano), Vivien Hamilton (mezzo-soprano), Jeannie Marsh (alto), with Robert Chamberlain (piano)
Enjoy a vibrant ménagèrie of Australian rounds, unaccompanied madrigals (The Silver Swan & El Grillo), well-known classical masterpieces (The Owl and the Pussycat & the Cat Duet by Rossini), medleys of popular songs, including comedic songs by Flanders and Swann (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud). Other composers featured are Richard Rodney Bennett, Tom Lehrer and plenty more! Plus piano works based on animal themes.

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Upcoming Events

Spring Piano School 2019

for school-aged pianists at Glenfern

Piano students currently at Primary or Secondary school and aged 8 to 18 years take part in a 3-day program of piano classes, workshops and individual lessons at the National Trust historic house Glenfern, in East St Kilda. Teaching staff include experienced pianists and teachers from the Team Darryl Coote and Robert Chamberlain, plus special guest teachers Jennifer Jiaqi Li (Shenzhen, China) and Betty Vergara-Pink (formerly Musikhochschule, Freiburn, Germany) both formerly students of Max Cooke who may make a special teaching appearance. Read more... or view the flyer. Daily Observer Places for piano teacher professional development or for parents are also available.

Date and Time

Wednesday Oct 2, Thursday Oct 3 and Friday Oct 4, 9.30am - 5.00pm each day (Students attend all three days)
417 Inkerman Street (SE corner of Inkerman and Hothams Sts, East St Kilda

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Glenfern 2

Where the Wild Sings Are - Songs of Animals and Beasts

Icon Trio - Justine Anderson (soprano), Vivien Hamilton (mezzo-soprano), Jeannie Marsh (alto), with Robert Chamberlain (piano). A vibrant ménagèrie of Australian rounds, unaccompanied madrigals, well-known classical masterpieces, medleys of popular songs, plus a few piano solos on animal themes. Composers featured include Flanders and Swann, Rossini, Richard Rodney Bennett, Tom Lehrer and plenty more!

Date and Time

Sunday October 27, 2019 at 3.00pm
Glenfern, 417 Inkerman St, East St Kilda, VIC

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