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CONCERTS 2018

Jul 24, 2019

Benjamin Martin Solo Recital @ Ian Potter Sound Gallery, Monash University (Clayton) 7:30pm

PART OF WOOD, METAL AND VIBRATING AIR – PIANO RECITAL SERIES

Pianist and composer Benjamin Martin is as intelligent a musician as you’re ever likely to come across. In this rich concert he teases out a famous pensée by another pianist and composer Ferruccio Busoni: ‘Bach is the foundation of piano playing. Liszt is the summit. The two make Beethoven possible.’ Busoni’s own arrangements of works by Bach sit alongside the master’s magnificent C minor Partita and one of Beethoven’s sonatas in the same key (Opus 10, No.1). Spectacular and lyrical works by Liszt are interspersed

Program
Bach-Busoni: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr
Liszt: Concert Etude No.1, Il Lamento
Beethoven: Sonata in c minor Op.10 No.1
Bach: Partita No.2 in c minor
Liszt-Beethoven: Adelaide
Liszt: Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

Tickets

Standard $35.00

Concession $30.00

Monash Staff / Alumni $29.00

Monash Student $20.00

Apr 16, 2018

10:30am at Chamber Music Society

Firebird Trio Concert

An intimate morning concert focussing on the last great piano trio by Franz Schubert in E flat alongside the Se solen sjunker - the inspirational theme from which Schubert gifts us one of the most beautiful slow movements of all time. 

Tickets : $23 / $20 / $10

 

Apr 21, 2018

2:30 PM at Melbourne Recital Centre

Schubert Octet - MCO Concert

Composed in the Spring of 1824, Schubert’s Octet is one of the most iconic works of chamber music. 

Writing for the unusual combination of five strings, clarinet, bassoon and horn, Schubert’s artistry reaches new heights of invention, with immaculate control of texture and expressive melodies. This is chamber music conceived at the most ambitious scale, rewarding audiences with both its awe-inspiring architecture and profound details. 

Schubert’s Octet is performed alongside Melbourne composer Benjamin Martin’s new work for octet, Passepied, and Beethoven’s fiery String Quartet No.11.

Tickets from $63 / $53

 

Jun 22, 2018

Saturday 5pm at James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies College, 207 Barkers Road, Kew, Australia

Carmnia Burana with Victoria Chorale & The Art of Sound Percussion Ensemble

This innovative arrangement of Carl Orff’s dramatic Carmina Burana for two pianos and five percussionists  will be a stunning performance.  A concert not to be missed with conductor Mario Dobernig, himself a brilliant percussionist, and fabulous soloists Cristina Russo, Jiancheng Ding and Peter Tregear.   

Aug 10, 2018

Melbourne Recital Centre 31 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006

Innocence Found: Benaud Trio (As part of Southbank Series 2018)

Beethoven was a headstrong and proud revolutionary, his music bold and unrelenting. Yet revealed in his fifth piano trio is a warm and tender side of irresistible charm. Effortlessly sprouting the parlance of his classical forebears, Beethoven’s music is mellow and intimate, capped off with a sizzling gypsy finale. The Benauds also take this opportunity to introduce Adelaide based composer Jakub Jankowski to Melbourne audiences. His second piano trio reveals how innocence can survive despair and disarray.

Jakub JANKOWSKI – Piano Trio No.2 Premiere
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN – Piano Trio in E flat Op.70 No.2

$39 ($29 Concession)

Two Concerts: 

3pm & 6pm 

Aug 17, 2018

Elder Hall, North Terrace, Adelaide

THE FIRM: Benjamin Martin with Benaud Trio

For the second of The Firm's four 2018 recitals the acclaimed Benaud Trio present a program of Maurice Ravel alongside new Australian works by Altmann & Chapman-Smith. 

Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose Suite (Arr. by Benjamin Martin)

Jakub Jankowski: Piano Trio No.2

8pm Concert

  

Sep 08, 2018

2:30pm at Cope-Williams Art Foundation

Firebird Trio Concert

Take a trip to the picturesque Cope-Williams winery at Romsey where Firebird Trio performs Beethoven's 'Ghost' piano trio, Schumann's Fantasy Pieces Op.88 and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite in a spirited arrangement by Benjamin Martin.

Sep 13, 2018

Anglican Church, Daylesford at 6pm

ARPPEGGIONE: Daylesford Chamber Music Festival with the MCO

Two canonic works from the late Classical period, Schubert’s Sonata for Arpeggione and Beethoven’s third sonata for cello and piano, form a superb opening to the 2018 Festival.

SCHUBERT Sonata in A minor D821 Arpeggione
BEETHOVEN Sonata No 3 in A major for piano and cello Op 69

Li-Wei Qin CELLO
Benjamin Martin PIANO

Tickets $49

Oct 25, 2018

8pm at Hawthorn Town Hall

Firebird Trio Concert - 'Dark Beethoven'

What better way to enjoy Beethoven’s glorious music than by the glow of candlelight in the grand acoustic of Hawthorn Arts Centre. Beethoven's 'Ghost' trio, and the fiery C minor trio Op.1 No.1 will be interspersed with readings of Beethoven's letters by Peter Burch OAM. 

 

Tickets  $36 / $30

Nov 16, 2018

CONCERT 5 ‘PIANO CHAMBER ENSEMBLES’ @ St. Matthew's Church, 2pm

Albury Chamber Music Festival with Flinders Quartet

  

BENJAMIN MARTIN

Alexander Scriabin Poeme-Nocturne Op.61

FLINDERS QUARTET & BENJAMIN MARTIN

Elena Kats-Chernin Piano Quintet No.1 ‘The Offering’

Tickets: $40/$30

Nov 17, 2018

CONCERT 7 ‘THE FIREBIRD TRIO’ at the Albury Club @ 2pm

Albury Chamber Festival with Firebird Trio

PROGRAM: 

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor Op.1, No.3

Gordon Kerry Piano Trio No.3 *World Premiere*

Igor Stravinsky (arr. Benjamin Martin) The Firebird Suite

Franz Joseph Haydn Piano Trio No.41 in Eb minor, Hob. XV/31 ‘Jacob’s Dream’

Tickets: $40/$30

Dec 20, 2018

World Premiere of 'Martin's Fantasia' in the Baroque Idiom

NGV Friday Nights: Bach X Reimagined with Anon.

Inspired by composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s repetitious compositions, Escher’s art of infinite tessellations mirrors Bach’s music. Referencing this parallel, creative collaboration anon. brings together Australian composers and performing artists to reimagine the works of Bach with live performances, new compositions across baroque, classical and jazz styles and a specially commissioned soundscape.

Performing Artists: Benjamin & Krishna Martin

Venue: NGV Ground Level

Date & Time: 21st & 28th Dec 2018, 15th & 22nd March 2019  @ 7:30pm. 

Tickets: Online: $28 M / $35 A / $16 Ch
Door (limited): $33 M / $40 A / $21 Ch

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