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
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Ravel - Tzigane for violin & piano
Benjamin - Scherzino for piano solo
Khatchaturian - Trio for clarinet, violin & piano

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Upcoming Events

2020 Bernstein Piano Marathon at Rippon Lea

In this community piano event at Rippon Lea Estate, up to 100 pianists, young and old, will perform by invitation in the Ballroom at Rippon Lea, on a fine grand piano from Bernies Music Land. Bring your friends or family for a picnic, enjoy the music, gardens and wonderful heritage site, during this fundraising event for the National Trust! A range of special benefits are available on the day to performers and their families at this enjoyable musical event. See the information and invitation letter for full details and to apply to perform. Applications close Friday January 10, 2020.

Date and Time

Sunday January 26, 2020 - 10.00am to 5.00pm
Rippon Lea, 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick

Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 1 - 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 April 19, 2020 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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Rigg Bequest Classic Music at Barwon Park

A Musical Flower-Garden for clarinet, cello & piano

Robert Schubert (clarinet), Josephine Vains (cello), Robert Chamberlain (piano), in a varied and highly contrasted program of chamber music, ranging from the Baroque conversational sensibility of J S Bach's Gamba Sonata in G, performed on modern instruments, through the Romantic exuberance of Bruch's pieces for clarinet, cello and piano, to the brooding passion and end-of-century energy of the little known Trio Op. 3 by Zemlinsky! Plus works by Australian composer Julian Yu and an amusing selection from Hindemith's Musikalisches Blumengartlein und Leyptziger Allerley for clarinet & cello.

Date and Time

Sunday May 3, 2020 at 2.00pm
Barwon Park, 105 Inverleigh Road, Winchelsea, VIC (Melway X911 B8)

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