Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Join us in 2020 for the 26th Season of Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea (major sponsor the Colin & cicely Rigg Bequest administered by Equity Trustees), since 1994 one of Melbourne's longest running and most loved chamber music series. Six wonderful Sunday concerts in the glorious ballroom, from April to September, at 6.30pm.

"...chamber music as it was intended..."
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2020 Program


Parking in the grounds (Melway 67 E2)
All concerts start at 6:30pm (no entry after 6:45pm).

Sunday April 19, 2020 at 6.30pm
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)
Enjoy a vibrant ménagèrie of Australian rounds, unaccompanied madrigals (The Silver Swan & El Grillo), delightful songs by Poulenc, Chabrier, Barber, Stravinsky and others, medleys of popular songs, including comedic songs by Flanders and Swann (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud with audience sing-along). Other composers featured are Richard Rodney Bennett, Tom Lehrer and plenty more! Plus piano works based on animal themes. This concert continues on from a very popular first presentation of this theme from Glenfern, October 2019!

Sunday May 17, 2020 at 6.30pm
Tradition and Antipodean

Kathryn Taylor (violin), Gabrielle Halloran (viola), Rohan de Korte (cello), Darryl Coote (piano)
Beethoven - Sonata in G minor for cello & piano, Op 5 No 2
Benjamin - Sonata for viola & piano
Mozart - Piano quartet in G minor, KV 478

Sunday June 21, 2020 at 6.30pm
From Bonn to Votkinsk

Melbourne Capella Chamber Choir, conducted by Nicholas Cowall, with Rohan Murray (piano)
Beethoven - Bundeslied (opus 122
Beethoven - Lieder
Tchaikovsky - Songs

Sunday July 19, 2020 at 6.30pm
Orix Duo

Kevin Suherman (piano), Ye Jin Choi (cello)
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)
Rachmaninoff - Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19

Sunday August 16, 2020 at 6.30pm
Pianomania! - A Team Showcase

Rohan Murray (piano), Darryl Coote (piano), Robert Chamberlain (piano)
Rachmaninoff - Fantasy Suite Op 5 for two pianos
Rachmaninoff - Suite No 2 Op 17 for two pianos
Bizet - Jeux d’Enfants for piano duet (selection)
Ravel - Ondine
Schumann, arr Liszt - Widmung
Keith Humble - Bagatelles

Sunday September 20, 2029 at 6.30pm
The Sorrows of Young Werther

Elizabeth Sellars (violin), Caroline Henbest (viola), Molly Kadarauch (cello), Rohan Murray (piano)
Mélanie Bonis - Piano Quartet Op 69 in B-flat major
Brahms – Piano Quintet Op 60 in C minor

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Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea
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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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