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quartetthaus

Bluebottle

10 – 18 October

Following acclaimed seasons at the 2011 and 2014 Melbourne Festivals, the Australian National Academy of Music’s one–of–a–kind, purpose built performance space is back.

Created by theatrical innovators Bluebottle, ANAM Quartetthaus is an extraordinary fusion of music, architecture and design, offering a daringly intimate and breathtakingly visceral take on the traditional concert hall.

With musicians playing in the round, and only 52 seats in the venue, no audience member is ever more than two metres from the performers, making for an exceptionally unique concert experience.

The program showcases ANAM’s foremost musicians as they present a selection of repertoire from the rich history of the string quartet, featuring Joseph Haydn and more.

The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) is dedicated to the artistic and professional development of Australia and New Zealand’s most exceptional young musicians. ANAM’s vision of musicianship is holistic: to develop future music leaders who are distinguished by their artistic skill, imagination, courage, and by their contribution to a vibrant music culture.

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joanbaez

Hamer Hall

24 September

A rare opportunity to experience one of the world’s great performers. America’s legendary folk singer, songwriter and activist Joan Baez returns for one concert only in Melbourne. A musical and political force of nature whose influence is incalculable.

Her music encompasses everything from folk rock to country and gospel music. The powerful messages, sung in her passionate, sensitive voice remain as compelling today as when they were first heard.

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barbershop

Hamer Hall

17 September

Tens of thousands of barbershop singers all over the world now perform and compete to deliver spine-tingling, a cappella singing at an ever-improving level.  Australia’s top quartets and choruses now rank with the best in the world.

At the 2015 Melbourne Harmony Goldrush,  BHA (Barbershop Harmony Australia) National Convention, scores of Australia’s best barbershop singers will appear together with the World Gold Medal (2006) Barbershop Quartet, Vocal Spectrum.

Experience the skill and wonder of a cappella singing; singing without instruments. The vocal phenomenon of “ringing” matched voices creates overtones and a more exciting, harmonious delivery of notes and chords.

Come and see more than 20 choruses and 40 quartets competing for Gold in Hamer Hall, a venue which will surely enhance the pleasure of listening to this fabulous singing art form.

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thylacine

Malthouse Theatre

15 September – 4 October

They Saw a Thylacine  on the brink of extinction. Out of the darkness, Sarah Hamilton and Justine Campbell conjure the ghost of one of Australia’s lost beauties, the thylacine. With all the suspense of a campfire story, these feisty, funny women weave a lyrical tale of adversity and extinction.

For this thylacine tracker and this zoo keeper’s daughter, it’s a quest not just to protect a threatened creature, but themselves. Rebellious and gutsy, these women face life and  fight to survive.

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givemyregards

Hamer Hall

14 September

Featuring a cast of 100 young singers and dancers, with guest host Patti Newton. See the stars of tomorrow – today!

For fifteen years, the Young Australian Broadway Chorus has been thrilling audiences around Australia and throughout the world with their high energy musical theatre performances.

Previous seasons have included engagements at the Smithsonian Institute Washington DC, Walt Disney World in Paris, Orlando and Los Angeles, the York Theatre Company New York City, Malthouse Theatre, Chapel off Chapel Theatre Melbourne, as well as 15 years of biannual concerts at the National Theatre and performances in Adelaide, Alice Springs, Rome, London, Athens, Oxford, Boston and Paris.

Give My Regards to Broadway is a celebration of the chorus numbers from the golden age of Broadway musicals, including A Chorus Line, Sweet Charity, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls and many more.

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sleepingbeauty

Arts Centre Melbourne

15 – 26 September

WORLD PREMIERE

Fairies, bluebirds, a gilded court and a spell-shattering kiss: the world’s most extravagant ballet is awakened to new life by The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David McAllister.

The Sleeping Beauty, with its Rose Adage, its grand pas de deux, its charming variations and its enchanting Tchaikovsky score, is the zenith of ballet’s golden age. Keeping true to the spirit of the traditional Beauty, David McAllister will direct a production that gives thrilling rein to the talents of the entire company. Lavish sets and costumes by Gabriela Tylesova, whose work for ballet, opera and theatre includes the much-lauded designs for Love Never Dies, will evoke the splendour of the Imperial court and the magic of fairies, nymphs and visions.

The much-anticipated world premiere of this landmark production will be the crowning moment of the year and perfect for all ages. Don’t miss the moment when this majestic Beauty opens her eyes.

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caulfield

Hamer Hall

8 September 

Our School Concert, to be held on Tuesday 8 September, is a wonderful celebration of music in our School. Both Primary and Secondary students from the three metropolitan campuses of Caulfield Grammar School join together to present a professional and very enthusiastic evening of entertainment. With around 500 performing students, it is a great team effort with staff and students coming together for many months to support each other and enjoy music making.