This series, our twelfth, offers a rich diversity of composers, musicians and repertoire.
Our roster of composers comes from classical, romantic, modern and contemporary periods -- from Haydn to Gershwin, from Schubert to Bridge. When titles of works range from Transfigured Night to Rhapsody you know that this will be a musical voyage of discovery! Notably, in the year that marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth we shall pay homage with two of his major chamber works.
Our performers are also a mix of the familiar and the novel. Annual stalwarts, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra under William Hennessy, return with MSO Co-Concertmaster Sophie Rowell as violin soloist. The vibrant musicians from ANAM also reappear, this time with the renowned Piers Lane as piano soloist. The acclaimed Flinders Quartet is welcomed back. The piano trio Selby & Friends make a first appearance for us, while Miranda Brockman -- no stranger to Geelong! -- joins pianist Kenji Fujimara for a sublime night of music for cello.
The Society thanks the City of Greater Geelong and Creative Victoria for continuing financial support. We are grateful, too, to our sponsors and donors for their assistance: their generosity underpins our ability to bring such fine music and outstanding musicians to Geelong and the Bellarine.
I look forward to sharing our 2020 season with friends and subscribers old and new.
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MET Opera season at Pivotonian
2020 season is now on at the Pivotonian cinema. Ten great productions! Details on the website.
PUCCINI Madama Butterfly Jan 18 & 22
GLASS Akhnaten Feb 15 & 19
BERG Wozzeck March 14 & 18
GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess April 4 & 8
HANDEL Agrippina May 2 & 6
WAGNER Der Fliegende Holländer
May 30 & June 3
PUCCINI Tosca June 20 & 24
DONIZETTI Maria Stuarda July 18 & 22
23 November 2019 to 23 February 2020
Stephen Bram began exhibiting his work in the mid-1980s and has achieved a reputation as one of Australia’s most accomplished contemporary artists. He is critically acclaimed for highly refined paintings, large-scale wall drawings, and architectural environments that he has produced and exhibited in galleries around the world. Bram’s long engagement with abstraction takes, for him, a radical new direction in Geelong Gallery’s Australian premiere of a new series of mesmerising black and white paintings that extend the ways in which Bram tests illusion, representation, landscape, architecture, and the perception of viewers.