Cancelled: One Hundred Days Away

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Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise One Hundred Days Away on Tuesday 24 November has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

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Event details

Evergreen Ensemble bridges the gap between folk and Baroque.

Known for its virtuosic programs bringing together the best of Australia’s early music and folk talent, it weaves stories back through time, rediscovering the sounds of folk melodies on period instruments and interpreting classical repertoire with flair.

Had you been invited over for ‘tea and tunes’ by a Scottish family living in Australia in the 1840s, what sort of music would you have heard? To find out, Evergreen Ensemble’s artistic director, Shane Lestideau, searched for the earliest examples of Scottish music brought to Australia during colonisation. What she uncovered was a wealth of Scottish Baroque, Classical and Romantic works, as well as folk tunes. This concert celebrates these rediscovered treasures, including virtuosic arrangements of Scots tunes by Edinburgh fiddlers, Tasmanian strathspeys played on Baroque violin, ethereal songs from the Hebrides, Baroque opera and 19th-century Australian piano music.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Evergreen Ensemble


Shane Lestideau violin
Ben Dollman violin/viola
Rachel Johnston cello
Claire Patti voice/Celtic harp
Emily-Rose Sarkova piano/piano accordion


Spreading the Sea-Wrack/Native Land, Adieu!

Traditional / William Marshall
Mrs Huston’s Strathspey/ Major Laing of Burnside/ Lieut H. Brown, Derwent Rifles 1860

Traditional / Shane Lestideau
Gloomy Winter’s Noo Awa

Traditional / Robert Baillie
Duet on Scottish Airs

Traditional / Shane Lestideau, Robert Baillie, Alexander Laing
Miss Ann Crocker’s Waltz Our Friends Over the Sea

Christoph Johann Pepusch
The Beggar’s Opera Suite

Love Will Find Out the Way

When She Came Ben She Bobbit/Polwart on the Green

Greig’s Pipes

Lucy Baillie
Thou Ling’ring Star/Baillie Strathspey

Anonymous, Henry Marsh
Victoria Schottische/Picnic Polka

Auld Lang Syne