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

Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 3 - Breath-taking and Four Hands

Anne Gilby (oboe), Darryl Coote (piano), Darryl Coote & Max Cooke (piano four-hands). Works for oboe and piano by Poulenc, Arnold, Morricone, Schumann, Sutherland and others, plus piano duets by Mozart.

Date and Time

Sunday June 24, 2018 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 4 - Viennese Magic

Kathryn Taylor (violin), Christopher Cartlidge (viola), Rohan de Korte (cello), Ben Hanlon (double-bass) and Darryl Coote (piano) perform Mozart's Quartet for piano & strings in E-flat major KV 493 and Schubert's wonderful Trout Quintet in A major D 667

Date and Time

Sunday July 15, 2018 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 5 - Music from Russia, France and Spain, with two Roberts

Robert Ekselman (cello) and Robert Chamberlain (piano) make a musical journey through Europe with François Couperin's Five Pieces en Concert (arr. Paul Bazelaire), de Falla's captivating Suite Populaire Espagnole, Debussy's mercurial Sonata for cello & piano and the passionate Sonata for cello & piano Op 19 by Rachmaninoff.

Date and Time

Sunday August 19, 2018 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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