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3MBS: English Music Festival in Australia

August 27, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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In August 2023, 3MBS will embark on its first-ever international collaboration with the English Music Festival to present the English Music Festival in Australia (EMFA). This inaugural festival comprises four concerts that will explore chamber music, art song, and solo instrumental works by late nineteenth to mid-twentieth-century English composers and Australian composers of English descent.

EMFA features some of Melbourne’s leading exponents of classical music, including Trio Anima Mundi, pianist Elyane Laussade, mezzo-soprano Sally-Anne Russell and The Parlour vocal ensemble alongside international guest violinist, Rupert Marshall-Luck.

A highlight of the festival is the Australian premiere of the new performing edition of Sir Edward Elgar’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op.82 edited by British violinist and Elgar expert Rupert Marshall-Luck.

Auburn Uniting Church, 81 Oxley Road, Hawthorn, Melbourne

Sunday 27 August, 2pm:  Sally-Anne Russell (mezzo-soprano), Elyane Laussade (piano)
A program of English song cycles and solo piano works, including:
Sir Edward ElgarSea Pictures, Op.37
Sir George DysonEpigrams for piano
Gabriel FauréAprès un rêve, Op.7 No.1 arranged by Percy Grainger
Benjamin BrittenCabaret Songs

Sunday 27 August, 5pm
The Parlour: Karen van Spall (mezzo-soprano), Adam Miller (baritone), Coady Green (piano)
Cecil Armstrong GibbsSongs of a Mad Sea Captain
Cyril Scott — Op 46
Samuel ColeridgeTaylor — Six Sorrow Songs
Benjamin Britten — Look, Through the port comes the moonshine, astray
Benjamin Britten — Notturno for solo piano
Ralph Vaughan-Williams — Selections from Songs of Travel
Wolesley Charles — Green Eyed Dragon
Roger Quilter — O Mistress Mine

IN-VENUE TICKETS Full Single Concert: $50; Concession/3MBS Subscriber Single Concert: $45
2-Concert Pass  (two concerts on the same day + afternoon tea)
Full 2-Concert Pass: $120 Concession/3MBS Subscriber 2-Concert Pass: $110

4-Concert Pass (four concerts + afternoon tea)
Full 4-Concert Pass: $230; Concession/3MBS Subscriber 4-Concert Pass: $210

Single Digital Concert: $25; 2-Concert Digital Pass (on same day): $45; 4-Concert Digital Pass: $85
(Links to view the digital video stream of the concerts will be emailed up to one week before the festival) Please note: bookings to view the digital video stream close at 9am on each day of the concerts. In-venue ticket bookings close 2 hours before the concert start time.


(03) 9416 1035
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Auburn Uniting Church
81 Oxley Rd
Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 Australia
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