Wind in the Reeds

Melbourne Chamber Players

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Melbourne Chamber Players


Lauded for its outstanding performances, Melbourne Chamber Players performs cornerstones of the repertoire and rare gems by lesser-known luminaries.

Directed by clarinetist Justin Beere and oboist Steph Dixon, the ensemble features some of the country’s most dedicated musicians.

About this concert

Melbourne Chamber Players breathes new life and vigour into the extraordinary sound of the reed quintet. Nestle in the warmth and beauty of Schumann’s magical Waldszenen (Forest Scenes). Rest by an iridescent lake, caressed by the cool shimmer of the moon’s silver glow in Nico Muhly’s Look for Me. Let the melodic grandeur of Francis Poulenc’s remarkable Sextet for piano and winds wash over you. Performed by some of Australia’s finest woodwind instrumentalists, this atmospheric and immersive program of virtuosic chamber music is not to be missed.

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Melbourne Chamber Players
Rebecca Johnson flute
Steph Dixon oboe
Justin Beere clarinet
Lloyd Van’t Hoff bass clarinet
Justin Kenealy saxophone
Carla Blackwood French horn
Timothy Murray bassoon
Aidan Boase piano


Robert Schumann
Waldszenen, Op.82

Nico Muhly
Look for Me

Francis Poulenc
Sextet for Piano & Winds, FP 100


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2021

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