C & C Rigg Bequest Classic Music in Historic Venues

Intimate Chamber Recitals at Barwon Park & at Glenfern

A Musical Flower Garden at Barwon Park on Sunday May 3 at 2.00pm combines the talents of Robert Schubert, Josephine Vains and Robert Chamberlain in a varied and highly contrasted program of chamber music, ranging from the Baroque conversational sensibility of J S Bach, performed on modern instruments, through the Romantic exuberance of Bruch, to the brooding passion and end-of-century energy of the little known Trio Op. 3 by Zemlinsky!

Barwon Park is a magnificent colonial-period mansion at Winchelsea (approx 1 hour 30 minutes drive SW of Melbourne). Enjoy afternoon tea after this concert, plus the chance to view this fascinating house, built by Thomas Austin and his wife Elizabeth - founder of the Austin hospital.

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. Our Glenfern recital on October 11 at 3pm combines the talents of Yi Wang, Justin Beere and Darryl Coote in a program of duos and trios ranging from Mozart through French composers Ravel, Saint-Säens and Milhand to the attrative melodies and catchy rhythms of Khatchaturian.

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

2020 Program

BARWON PARK at Winchelsea (Melway X911 B8)
A Musical Flower-Garden for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Sunday May 3, 2.00pm

Robert Schubert (clarinet), Josephine Vains (cello), Robert Chamberlain (piano)
Julian Yu - Prelude for clarinet solo (2005)
J.S. Bach - Gamba sonata in G Major, BWV 1027 (cello & piano)
Bruch - selection from Eight Pieces, Op 83 (clarinet, cello & piano)
Hindemith – Musikalisches Blumengärtlein und Leyptziger Allerley (clarinet & cello), selection
Zemlinsky - Trio in D minor for clarinet, cello & piano, Op 3

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GLENFERN (Melway 58 F10)
Bow. Reed & Hammer - Magnificent Mozart and twentieth-century brilliance
Sunday October 11, 3.00pm

Yi Wang (violin), Justin Beere (clarinet) and Darryl Coote (piano)
Mozart - Sonata for violin & piano in E minor KV 304
Saint-Säens - Clarinet Sonata Op 167
Milhaud - Trio for clarinet, violin & piano Op 157b
Ravel - Tzigane for violin & piano
Benjamin - Scherzino for piano solo
Khatchaturian - Trio for clarinet, violin & piano

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Upcoming Events

Concert Postponements due to COVID-19

Dear Music-Lovers and Supporters of the Team of Pianists,

Due to the corona virus situation, it is with much regret that at least the first four recitals in our 2020 series will be postponed:

  • Sunday April 19 at 6.30pm - Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea
  • Sunday May 3 at 2.00pm - Barwon Park
  • Sunday May 17 at 6.30pm - Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea
  • Sunday June 21 at 6.30pm - Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

We are conferring with our musician colleagues and venue partners, in regard to how we might reschedule these events to later dates and thus maintain the performance of great music by great musicians, and/or provide alternative means for our audiences to continue enjoying wonderful chamber music in 2020.

In the near future we will contact directly all those who hold tickets for our 2020 season and further announcements will be made on our website. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.

The Team of Pianists

Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 4 - Orix Duo

Direct from the UK, Kevin Suherman (piano) & Ye Jin Choi (cello) perform a varied program including Beethoven/Liszt - Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" in E flat major, Op. 55 (Allegro con Brio), Beethoven - Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69, Janacek - Pohadka (Fairy tale) plus Rachmaninoff's passionate Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 19

Date and Time

Sunday July 19, 2020 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 - Piano Mania! A Team Showcase

Team partners - Rohan Murray , Darryl Coote and Robert Chamberlain present a mix of music for two, four and six hands at one and at two pianos. Program includes the two Suites by Rachmaninoff for two pianos, Prokofiev Sonata No. 7 or Scriabin Sonata No 9, plus Widmung by Schumann arranged by Liszt, for solo piano, duets by Bizet and works for three pianists.

Date and Time

Sunday August 16, 2020 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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