George Dreyfus Quartet

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Celebrate a life in music with George Dreyfus, the esteemed composer whose work has given Australians an orchestral style to call their very own.

Following his family’s escape from Berlin to Australia in 1939, Dreyfus began singing in the synagogue choir and, after voraciously studying music, would later join the ABC’s Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and a number of touring companies, and compose scores for film and television.

His contributions to contemporary classical music have seen him immortalised as a clue in the Trivial Pursuit board game and, in 1992, named a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to music. Dreyfus archived his long and storied career in the 1984 autobiography ‘The Last Frivolous Book’ and the 2009 memoir ‘Don’t Ever Let Them Get You!’

George Dreyfus leads his Quartet, performing in the Salon.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Shir Madness Melbourne

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This production is part of the following series:

Festival of Jewish Arts & Music

Formerly Shir Madness Melbourne, the inaugural Festival of Jewish Arts and Music (FOJAM) takes over the Melbourne Recital Centre for a day-long celebration of music, performance, moving image, talks and storytelling.

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