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Diana Doherty & Streeton Trio

Tuesday 9 March, 7pm and Saturday 13 March, 7pm
Melbourne Recital Centre

Oboist Diana Doherty is acclaimed worldwide for her mastery of this challenging, beautiful instrument. Her friends, the award-winning Streeton Trio, share her delightful, eyes-alight style of performance in this ravishing program of masterworks and rarities for piano trio and oboe quartet.

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Konstantin Shamray
& ANAM Orchestra,
Sophie Rowell, Director
& Violin

Tuesday 27 April, 7pm and Saturday 15 May, 7pm
Melbourne Recital Centre

The Australian National Academy of Music Orchestra’s wonderful strings, led by the dynamic Sophie Rowell, collaborate with brilliant pianist Konstantin Shamray for this beautiful and emotionally intense program: a new arrangement of Mahler’s Piano Quartet; a heartfelt work by Mihkel Kerem; Schnittke’s serious, deeply moving Concerto, and Tchaikovsky’s sunny Serenade.

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Nicolas Fleury,
Emily Sun
& Amir Farid

Tuesday 15 June, 7pm and Saturday 26 June, 7pm
Melbourne Recital Centre

Two legendary works for French horn and one thoroughly engaging new violin sonata are brought to life by three wonderful musicians. With exceptional individual artistic voices, yet alike in their sensitive virtuosity, Nicolas Fleury, Emily Sun and Amir Farid together create the true magic of chamber music.

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Genevieve Lacey
& Marshall McGuire

Saturday 10 July, 7pm and Tuesday 13 July, 7pm
Melbourne Recital Centre

Bower was conceived by phenomenal musician Genevieve Lacey as a recording project for herself and renowned harpist Marshall McGuire, and is reimagined here for live audiences. She describes Bower as ‘a nest, woven with memories, heart, hope. Musical treasures found, borrowed and made, lovingly fashioned into a sanctuary.’

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Ensemble Q

Tuesday 17 August, 7pm and Saturday 28 August, 7pm
Melbourne Recital Centre

Ensemble Q is a sharp-shooting group of celebrated soloists, brought together out of the desire to create a collection of ‘exceptional players and wonderful people’. Their program is a snapshot of virtuosic wind writing, with the contrasting warmth of solo cello.

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Goldner String Quartet
& Piers Lane

Saturday 25 September, 7pm and Tuesday 5 October, 7pm
Melbourne Recital Centre

These are concerts of masterpieces, glowing with warmth and melody, performed by masterly artists the equal of any in the world. Beloved pianist Piers Lane joins his dear friends the Goldner String Quartet to celebrate the Quartet’s quarter-century of sustained musical brilliance.

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Chopin's Piano
with Aura Go

Saturday 13 November, 7pm and Tuesday 16 November, 7pm
Melbourne Recital Centre

Drawing on an inspiring cast of real-life historical characters set amongst a complete performance of the Preludes and other works, this dramatic mix of words and music is adapted from Paul Kildea’s book Chopin’s Piano – and underlines the sheer originality and enduring power of this most adored composer.

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Artistic Director Welcome

Melbourne Morning Masters 2021 is the most alluring scrapbook of the last 300 years of music history.

We kick off the year with a needed celebration, particularly in Melbourne: a Penny for two Partridges – a collaboration between members of two wonderful string quartets, Madeleine Jevons, Eunise Cheng and Daniel Smith, and pianist Adam McMillan – in some ravishing works for piano quartet, including one by Andrew Ford. Arcadia Winds needs no introduction, though it’s terrific to have this ensemble back under Musica Viva’s wing in a typically probing and virtuosic program. Grace Clifford is emerging from a long American apprenticeship as a soloist of real distinction; she here collaborates with her friend Laurence Matheson in gorgeous repertory. Rachael Beesley is one of those musicians who loves to dismantle an antique clock just to see how it works; here she brings her immense knowledge and musicality to a lovely program – and with esteemed colleagues Natasha Kraemer and Simon Martyn-Ellis to boot! And we finish the year with the virtuosic and imaginative violist Christopher Moore in concert with Caroline Almonte, performing one of the most wonderful pieces written for this combination, Britten’s Dowland fantasy, paired here with Alice Humphries’s subtle, subliminal response to it.

Viva 2021!

Paul Kildea

Melbourne Morning Masters is supported by Dixon Advisory.

Please note that coffee, tea, cake and savoury treats will no longer be available at Melbourne Morning Masters concerts. Subscription and ticket prices have been adjusted to reflect this change.

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Adam McMillan,
Madeleine Jevons,
Eunise Cheng
& Daniel Smith

Tuesday 2 March, 11am
Melbourne Recital Centre 
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Grace Clifford
& Laurence Matheson

Tuesday 22 June, 11am
Melbourne Recital Centre
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Rachael Beesley,
Natasha Kraemer
& Simon Martyn-Ellis

Tuesday 7 September, 11am
Melbourne Recital Centre
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Christopher Moore
& Caroline Almonte

Tuesday 16 November, 11am
Melbourne Recital Centre
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Tour Dates

2021 Season

Artist Tuesday Concert Saturday Concert Venue
Diana Doherty & Streeton Trio Tuesday 9 March, 7pm Saturday 13 March, 7pm Melbourne Recital Centre
Konstantin Shamray, ANAM Orchestra & Sophie Rowell, Director & Violin Tuesday 27 April, 7pm Saturday 15 May, 7pm Melbourne Recital Centre
Nicolas Fleury, Emily Sun & Amir Farid Tuesday 15 June, 7pm Saturday 26 June, 7pm Melbourne Recital Centre
Genevieve Lacey & Marshall McGuire Tuesday 13 July, 7pm Saturday 10 July, 7pm Melbourne Recital Centre
Ensemble Q Tuesday 17 August, 7pm Saturday 28 August, 7pm Melbourne Recital Centre
Goldner String Quartet & Piers Lane Tuesday 5 October, 7pm Saturday 25 September, 7pm Melbourne Recital Centre
Chopin’s Piano with Aura Go Tuesday 16 November, 7pm Saturday 13 November, 7pm Melbourne Recital Centre

Morning Masters 2021

Artist Concert Venue
Adam McMillan, Madeleine Jevons, Eunise Cheng & Daniel Smith Tuesday 2 March, 11am Melbourne Recital Centre
Arcadia Winds Tuesday 4 May, 11am Melbourne Recital Centre
Grace Clifford & Laurence Matheson Tuesday 22 June, 11am Melbourne Recital Centre
Rachael Beesley, Natasha Kraemer & Simon Martyn-Ellis Tuesday 7 September, 11am Melbourne Recital Centre
Christopher Moore & Caroline Almonte Tuesday 16 November, 11am Melbourne Recital Centre

Live Streams 2021

Artist Date/Time
Diana Doherty & Streeton Trio Monday 8 March, 7pm AEDT

FAQs

If you are a Gold Subscriber, and it is safe for us to do so at the venue in your city, we will assign you your usual seat. If health guidelines mean seating capacity is reduced, we may need to assign you a different seat in your usual reserve.

Rest assured that as soon as we can, your preferred seat will be reassigned to you, so you can look forward to enjoying it for many seasons to come.

Gold subscribers will automatically retain their preferred seat in 2022, regardless of subscription changes in 2021.

Due to the current climate, Musica Viva will be allocating all seating for the foreseeable future. Once we are able to return to full capacity, subscribers will receive their preferred seats.

While all subscriptions and single tickets may go on sale at the same time, we will be giving subscribers priority access to book their 2021 subscriptions. Orders will be processed by date of receipt for subscribers. Don’t worry, even though single tickets are on sale, we have an allocation set aside for our current subscribers so you won’t miss out.

Tickets will be sent via email unless we are able to send you physical tickets, in which case we will do so. You can also choose to collect your ticket from the VIP desk at the venue on the day of the concert. If you’d prefer to pick up your tickets in person, please advise Box Office when purchasing your subscription.

If you requested credit to a cancelled concert during 2020, you can now put the cost of those tickets towards your 2021 subscription, or tickets to an upcoming concert. When booking online your credit will appear on the credit tab of the final payment page. You can also select the credit payment option when filling out the form. If you are unsure if you have credit please contact Box Office to confirm.

While we will be offering digital live streams of some of our concerts, we’re not currently planning to offer live stream subscriptions.

If the latest circumstances mean you aren’t comfortable attending a concert you’ve booked, or you feel unwell, please contact the Box Office on 1800 688 482 to discuss your ticketing options.