Cancelled: A French Connection



Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Inventi Ensemble on Thursday 19 March has been cancelled.

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Event details

Inventi Ensemble has established itself as a leading force in Australian chamber music.

Award-winning performances in Australia’s foremost concert halls and at festivals around the country have led to an enthusiastic following of the ensemble’s innovative programming and outstanding performance style.

Travel to France, immersing yourself in sublime repertoire for flute, oboe and piano. In true Inventi style, this concert features beloved works such as Gounod’s ‘Ave Maria’ and iconic masterpieces by Bizet, Saint-Saëns and Fauré arranged for the intimacy of chamber playing. Performed by flautist Melissa Doecke, oboist Ben Opie and Peter de Jager piano, it is easy to see why this award-winning ensemble is such an exciting voice in Australian chamber music.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Inventi Ensemble


Melissa Doecke flute
Ben Opie oboe
Peter de Jager piano


Inventi Ensemble, Charles Gounoud
Ave Maria

Georges Bizet
Carmen Fantasy

Camille Saint-Saëns
Sonata for oboe & piano in D, Op.166

Gabriel Fauré
Fantasie Op.79

Maurice Ravel
Le tombeau de Couperin


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2020

Now in its ninth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.