Ensemble Liaison with David Jones

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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ensemble Liaison


Concert Postponement Notification

In line with the advice of health authorities and Victoria’s circuit-breaker lockdown, Ensemble Liaison with David Jones has been rescheduled to Thursday 1 July.

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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff and artists during these difficult circumstances and we thank you, our music-loving community for your support and understanding during this time.

Ticket holders can either retain their current ticket for the rescheduled concert or receive a refund through their original point of purchase. If you have any questions or concerns about this concert postponement, please contact our Ticketing Services team at boxoffice@melbournerecital.com.au

Event details

Classical tour de force Ensemble Liaison breaks new ground with genius drummer David Jones.

Regarded as a national treasure, Ensemble Liaison is internationally acclaimed for its spellbinding performances, innovative programs and brilliant collaborations with leading artists, such as violinists Nemanja Radulović, Anthony Marwood and Ray Chen. Now in its 16th season, Ensemble Liaison continues to make magic, presenting thrilling concerts with Australia’s finest artists.

Percussionist extraordinaire David Jones is the master of weaving musical spells, achieving seemingly impossible virtuosity with ease. He joins Ensemble Liaison for an eclectic program featuring Claude Bolling’s Suite for cello and jazz piano trio, Mike Mower’s Sonata Latino and the world premiere of a new work by Australian composer Hugh Crosthwaite, commissioned for this performance. David Jones and Ensemble Liaison first collaborated in 2011. The long-awaited return of their critically acclaimed partnership is a rare chance to explore brilliant music for this unusual combination of instruments.

‘If only all music-making could appear this much fun.’ Limelight magazine

COVID Safety

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Ensemble Liaison
David Griffiths clarinet
Svetlana Bogosavljevic cello
Timothy Young piano

David Jones percussion
Jill Griffiths double bass


Ensemble Liaison

Astor Piazzolla
Ave Maria

Claude Bolling
Suite for cello & jazz piano trio

Morton Gould
Benny’s Gig

Hugh Crosthwaite

Mike Mower
Sonata Latino

Leonard Bernstein


This production is part of the following series:

Southbank Series 2021

Melbourne Recital Centre’s Southbank Series brings talented artists from across Australia to Melbourne for audiences to enjoy in the best place to hear.