Music in the Round

at Abbotsford Convent

Music in the Round

Please note, this event takes place at the Abbotsford Convent


Classical Music. Historical Spaces. New Perspectives.

After two wonderful years, Music in the Round returns to the Abbotsford Convent this Father’s Day.

Presented by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation with Artistic Director Chris Howlett, this event showcases Australia’s leading and emerging classical musicians in the Convent’s unconventional spaces. This year, Music in the Round presents its largest program to date, with 26 musicians performing 12 concerts across four historic venues. Audiences are invited to curate their own unique concert experience. This year’s program transcends 300 years of music, from J.S. Bach to Gordon Kerry, bringing together much-loved composers with rare and contemporary works. There will be a free outdoor program and children’s concerts and an array of delicious food options.

‘This concentrated chain of recitals featured gripping examples of music-making at every turn.’ Clive O’Connell, The Age (2015)

Presented by Abbotsford Convent Foundation


Ian Munro

CPE Bach
Rondo in E, H.265

Frédéric Chopin
Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.1

Franz Liszt
Mephisto Waltz No.1, s514

Maurice Ravel
Miroirs (1. Noctuelles, 4. Alborada del gracioso & 5. La vallée des cloches)

William Hennessy & Louisa Breen

Johannes Brahms
Violin Sonata No.2, Op.100

Douglas Weiland
Sonata No.1 for Violin and Piano

Zoe Knighton

Peteris Vasks
Book for Solo Cello

JS Bach
Cello Suite No.4 in E-flat, BWV1010

Tristan Lee

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No.14, Op.27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight’

Tim Dargaville
Night Song

Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Sonata No.7, Op.83

Arcadia Quintet

Jacques Ibert
Three Pieces for Wind Quintet

Jean Françaix
Wind Quintet No.1

Maurice Ravel
Sonatina (arr. Wind Quintet)

Ensemble Liaison & Friends

Maurice Ravel
Sonata for Violin and Cello

Ludwig van Beethoven
String Trio No.3 in G major, Op.9 No.1

Nick Deutsch, Robin Wilson & Howard Penny

CPE Bach
Trio Sonata

Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio Sonata, TWV 42

Caroline Almonte

Franz Schubert
Four Impromptus, Op.90
An Die Musik

Melbourne Piano Trio

Anton Arensky
Piano Trio No.1 Op.32

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Trio elegiaque No.1 in G minor

Syzygy Ensemble

Gordon Kerry
Making Signs

Takuma Itoh
Parallel Divergence

David Lang
Sweet Air

Brenton Broadstock

Kyle Stegall & Rhodri Clarke

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wie unglücklick bin ich nit
Lied der Freiheit

Harry Sdraulig
Visions of Judgement

Robert Schumann
Liederkreis of J. Eichendorff

Music in the Round Young Performer, Yebin Yoo

J.S. Bach
Violin Sonata No.1, BWV 1001

Eugène Ysaye
Violin Sonata No.5

Fritz Kreiseler
Recitative and Scherzo


Ian Munro piano
William Hennessy violin
Louisa Breen piano
Zoe Knighton cello
Tristan Lee piano
Nick Deutsch oboe
Robin Wilson violin
Howard Penny cello
Caroline Almonte piano
Kyle Stegall tenor

Arcadia Quintet:

Kiran Phatak flute
David Reichelt oboe
Lloyd van’t Hoff clarinet
Rachel Shaw french horn
Matthew Kneale bassoon

Ensemble Liaison & Friends:

Svetlana Bogosavljevic cello
Elizabeth Sellars violin
Christopher Moore viola

Melbourne Piano Trio:

Holly Piccoli violin
Chris Howlett cello
Rhodri Clarke piano

Syzygy Ensemble:

Laila Engle flute
Robin Henry clarinet
Jenny Khafagi violin
Blair Harris cello
Leigh Harrold piano

Music in the Round Young Performer:

Yebin Yoo violin


This production is part of the following series: