Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Digital Concert Hall Announce Partnership

Melbourne Recital Centre welcomes Melbourne Digital Concert Hall as Digital Series Partner of its flagship Great Performers series.

Dedicated to staging world-class classical music and creating platforms to support artists, Melbourne Digital Concert Hall and Melbourne Recital Centre unite to deliver the Centre’s popular Great Performers series to online audiences.

The partnership launches with celebrated pianist Ian Munro who will perform inspired repertoire from Romantic masters Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, plus a new work of his own on Wednesday 16 June at 7:30pm live from Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

Then classical luminaries David Greco (baritone) and Erin Helyard (fortepiano) perform their revered interpretation of Franz Schubert’s song cycle Die schöne Müllerin (The Maid of the Mill) on 7 July at 7:30pm.

More Great Performers concerts will be announced in partnership with Melbourne Digital Concert Hall in due course.

Now in its tenth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s established Great Performers series is acclaimed for showcasing the finest artists in one of Australia’s best acoustic live music venues, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

Melbourne Digital Concert Hall has fast established itself as one of the world’s greatest creative responses to the pandemic through connecting Australian artists and communities through music and technology.

Subject to changing restrictions, classical music-lovers can experience Great Performers concerts live in venue at Melbourne Recital Centre’s Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, or experience the concert live from the comfort of their own home on their smart television or device via the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall website.

About the Concert: Ian Munro – Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff & Munro

‘Munro vividly depicted the drama of human striving.’ The Age

Ian Munro is one of Australia’s most distinguished artists, in demand as both a performer and composer. His gifted range and sensitivity at the piano makes him a great partner to even the most emotionally complex repertoire. For this solo recital, hear imaginative Romantic piano works as well as a startling performance of a new work composed by Ian himself. Felix Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words are short pieces that take us straight to the heart of his lyrical world. Sergei Rachmaninoff likely gleaned a lot from Mendelssohn’s technique, and it shows in Moments musicaux, which shares the nostalgic theme of Mendelssohn’s songs.

Felix Mendelssohn
Songs Without Words, Op.19b

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Moments musicaux, Op.16

Ian Munro
Sonata No.2, Moscow 1986 – world premiere

Event Details & Tickets
Great Performers: Ian Munro – Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff & Munro
Click here for tickets via Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne, this concert is only available online via Melbourne Digital Concert Hall.

About the Concert: David Greco & Erin Helyard – Die schöne Müllerin (The Maid of the Mill)

‘Stripped back Schubert as Schubert might have heard it.’ Limelight Magazine

Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin is loved for its breathtaking complexity, intense originality and the rich melodies that carved Schubert’s reputation as a genius of the lieder genre. David Greco and Erin Helyard’s interpretation brings fresh insight into Schubert’s masterpiece while retaining the beauty that has made it so iconic.

‘Helyard and Greco’s Die schöne Müllerin is that rarest of things: a familiar work imagined anew.’ Music Trust

Franz Schubert
Die schöne Müllerin (The Maid of the Mill), D.795

Moments musicaux, D.780

Event Details & Tickets
Great Performers 2021: David Greco & Erin Helyard, Die schöne Müllerin
Wednesday 7 July 7:30pm

Click here for live performance tickets in venue at Melbourne Recital Centre

Click here for live stream tickets via Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

Presented by: Melbourne Recital Centre
Digital Series Partner: Melbourne Digital Concert Hall