A series of nine chamber music recitals in heritage and other venues, under two concert series: C & C Rigg Bequest Classic Music in Historic Venues; and Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea. The concerts provide audiences with an intimate experience of fine music in venues of the kind for which the music was composed, such as in the ballroom of Rippon Lea (National Trust), Melba Hall (University of Melbourne), as well as in smaller venues. The concerts in 2016 showcase local and international artists: the four pianist partners of the Team of Pianists (Max Cooke, Darryl Coote, Robert Chamberlain and Rohan Murray), together with guest instrumentalists from the Melbourne Symphony such as Rohan de Korte (cello), Sydney Symphony and guest vocalists who are up-and-coming stars in the world of opera. These “up-close” chamber music recitals provide a unique experience for audiences, as well as professional performance opportunity, professional fees and publicity for the artists. Some of the programmes are recorded and broadcast by radio 3MBS-FM.
Donations for any amount are accepted gratefully and will assist the Team in continuing to provide quality chamber music presentations in intimate venues. Apart from obvious costs such as artists’ fees, venue costs and advertising, donated funds may be applied also to items such as domestic airfares, piano tuning, programme copying, APRA performance licences, postage, or to enabling the Team to engage one or two extra performers for works requiring more than two or three musicians.