Double passes on offer to Mimir Chamber Music Festival
Mimir Chamber Music Festival
28 August - 3 September
Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville
Single concert ticket $40 / Three-concert pass $100
Tickets via Eventbrite
The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music proudly presents the fifth Mimir Chamber Music Festival, featuring four public performances and master classes with some of the world's leading chamber musicians.
Founded in Texas in 1998, Mimir has been listed as a 'summer hotspot' in The New York Times and named a 'Top 10 Musical Event of the Year' by The Dallas Morning News.
Mimir Festival Founder and Executive Director, violinist Curt Thompson, reflects on Mimir's success and a life lived in music:
"Some of my favourite moments are the rare opportunities to sit in the audience when I’m not playing in a particular piece, and to hear what this incredible group of musicians can create. Knowing I had a small part in putting them together to share this experience with a hall full of people is truly a privilege.” Read more on Precinct.
To celebrate Mimir's return to Melbourne, we're giving away 20 double passes to alumni for the upcoming festival. For your chance to win a double pass to a performance of your choosing, simply answer the following question here and state your preferred performance by the close of business on Wednesday 23 August:
Q: What position did the University of Melbourne reach in the 2017 Academic Rankings of World Universities?
Concert 1: WEDNESDAY 30 AUGUST, 7.30pm
Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) - String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2
Astor PIAZZOLLA (arr. J. BRAGATO) (1921-1992) - Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) - String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1 “Razumovsky”
Concert 2: FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER, 7.30pm
Hugo WOLF (1860-1903) - Italian Serenade in G Major
Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) - Piano Quintet in C minor
Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) - String Quartet in G Major, Op. 106
Concert 3: SUNDAY 3 SEPTEMBER, 3.00pm
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) - String Quartet in D Major, K. 499
Kevin PUTS (b. 1972) - Credo
Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) - Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8
Jun Iwasaki - Concertmaster, Nashville Symphony
Stephen Rose - Principal Second, The Cleveland Orchestra
Curt Thompson - Associate Professor and Head of Strings, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Joan DerHovsepian - Associate Principal, Houston Symphony
Brant Taylor - Member, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Robert Nairn - Associate Professor, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Kristian Chong - Concert/Recording Artist, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Benjamin Martin - Concert/Recording Artist, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music