Mostly Mozart – The Playhouse

Matthew Wilkie

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)


A celebration of works originally written for the theatre.

Bassoonist Matthew Wilkie is known for his expertise and ambitious musicality. He has been a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe (COE) since 1986, working udner such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel, Roger Norrington, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Bernard Haitink.

The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) is dedicated to training exceptional young musicians, creating alumni that work around the world.

About the concert

Matthew Wilkie performs with and directs musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in a program of works originally written for theatre from Mozart, Rossini and Mendelssohn as part of our Mostly Mozart series.

Beginning with Rossini’s The Barber of Seville overture, a work full of vitality, humour and humanity. Followed by excerpts from Mendelssohn’s compositions for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Finishing with Mozart’s Serenade No.11 for Winds, Matthew Wilkie together with ANAM musicians will present a more whimsical side of Mozart through double wind quintet arrangements of works for the theatre.

Experience the broad sounds of these instruments and the masterful ensemble of ANAM musicians in this theatrical performance.

Morning Tea

Morning tea returns to Mostly Mozart in 2023. Join us for coffee plus sweet and savory treats from 10am in the ground floor foyer.

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Matthew Wilkie bassoon, director
Musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)


Gioachino Rossini
Overture to The Barber of Seville

Felix Mendelssohn
Excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Serenade No.11 for Winds in E-flat, K.375