Nine chamber music recitals held between April-November in heritage venues, under two concert series: Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea; and C & C Rigg Bequest Classic Music in Historic Venues. Recitals will showcase local and international artists: the pianist partners of the Team of Pianists (Darryl Coote, Robert Chamberlain and Rohan Murray), together with guest instrumentalists from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and other well-known musicians, such as clarinettist Robert Schubert, cellist Josephine Vains and violinist Elizabeth Sellars.
The concerts provide audiences with an intimate experience of fine music in venues of the kind for which the music was composed, in the ballroom of Rippon Lea (National Trust), at Barwon Park (National Trust) and at Glenfern (National Trust).
Intimate chamber music recitals of this type provide a unique and “up-close” listening experience for audiences, professional performance opportunities for the artists taking part, as well as professional fees and publicity for the artists. As independently-run events, they constitute a vital contribution to chamber music in venues outside the established big companies, arts centres and tertiary institutions.
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 promotion, donated funds may be applied also to items such as domestic airfares, piano tuning, programme copying, APRA performance licences, postage, or to enable the Team to engage one or two extra performers for works requiring more than two or three musicians.