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Overview

Full Festival Pass $539.00
Summer Nights Series - ADULT $42.00
Summer Night Series - CONCESSION $37.00
Summer Nights Series - SUBSCRIBER $34.00

Welcome to the 2021 Bendigo Chamber Music Festival!  After a thrilling launch and sold out inaugural festival, our second festival will have a slightly different feel for obvious reasons.  2020 has been a very difficult year for musicians and audiences alike, and it is truly life-affirming finally to be able to play together. Once again in partnership with the City of Bendigo and The Capital Venues and Events, we will bring some of Australia’s very best artists together for 15 concerts between February 3th and 7th 2021.
 
This year we welcome for the first time two Australian woodwind superstars: the oboist Diana Doherty, and clarinettist David Griffiths. The fabulous concertmaster and chamber musician Natsuko Yoshimoto will be joined by young gun violinist Anna da Silva Chen. Chris Moore, formerly ACO’s and now MSO’s principal viola is guaranteed to brighten up any festival’s lineup, and we are absolutely thrilled to welcome New York based piano virtuoso Andrea Lam.

Returning again is our extraordinary BCMF core artist family: MSO Concertmaster Sophie Rowell, SSO principal viola Tobias Breider, and esteemed pianist Daniel de Borah.  In 2021 we also continue our passion to showcase the next generation of artists, featuring our ongoing partnership with ANAM (this year the remarkable Rathdowne Quartet, whose violinist Harry Ward has just been accepted into the Berlin Philharmonic’s Karajan Academy), as well as a new partnership with Musica Viva’s Strike a Chord Competition.   
 
Throughout the five days we will present a huge cross-section of chamber music favourites alongside lesser-known masterpieces, which we are sure will become favourites! From solo instruments to a sumptuous string orchestra, from Vivaldi to Gershwin, there really is something enticing in every program.

The festival will again be divided into four different concert series:  an 11am “Morning Recital” series, a 2pm “Inside and Out Conversations Series”, a 5pm “Dusk Series” and an evening "Summer Nights Gala" series but with some slight COVID – 19 alterations.   To maintain the balance between an intimate setting and social distancing, the 5pm concerts will only available for festival pass holders.  The Summer Nights Gala concerts will also now feature 60 minute programmes and will be performed once at 7pm, and repeated at 8.30pm each evening.  
 
In 2021 BCMF continues to be committed to its community engagement and educational concerts, with over 45 different events acquitted in 2020.   There are also free events to be enjoyed by the whole community including masterclasses and cushion concerts. 
 
We look forward to you joining us for our second festival as we make this extraordinary art-focused city sing, in the company of some of Australia’s very finest musicians - celebrating the re-emergence of live performances!

 

Wednesday 3rd February

Summer Nights Series 1 - Opening Gala
Date: Wednesday 3rd February, 6.45PM and 8.30PM (BCMF Pass Holders)
Venue:  The Capital Theatre
Duration 60 minutes

Vivaldi – Oboe Concerto in C major, RV447 (Diana, Natsuko, Anna, Chris M, Howard)
Bartok - Contrasts, Sz. 111 (David, Sophie, Andrea) 
F. Mendelssohn - Piano Quartet No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 3 (Sophie, Tobias, Chris H, Daniel)


Thursday 4th February 

Morning Recital Series 1:  ANAM - Rathdowne Quartet  
Date: Thursday 4th February, 11.00AM
Venue:  Forest Street Uniting Church
Duration: 60 minutes  

J. Haydn – String Quartet No. 49 in B Minor, Op. 64, No. 2, Hob.III:68
R. Schumann - String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3


Inside and Out Conversation Concert 1  
Date: Thursday 4th February, 2.00PM
Venue:  The Capital Theatre 
Duration: 60 minutes  

“The Remarkable World of Schumann’s Piano Quartet” (Daniel, Sophie, Tobias, Howard) 


Dusk Series 1 and 2
Date: Thursday 4th February and Friday 5th February, 5.00PM 
Venue: :  TBA 
Duration: 60 minutes  

Concert 1
J. Albrechtsberger - Sonata per violino, viola e violoncello, Op. 11b (Sophie, Tobias, Chris H) 
L. v. Beethoven - String Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 3 (Sophie, Tobias, Chris H)

Concert 2 
W.A. Mozart - Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370 (Diana, Natsuko, Chris M, James) 
C. Weber - Clarinet Quintet, Op. 34 (David, Rathdowne Quartet) 


Summer Nights Series 2 – Not So Humble Beginnings: Op. 1 
Date: Thursday 4th February, 6.45PM and 8.30PM (BCMF Pass Holders)
Venue:  The Capital Theatre
Duration 60 minutes

L.v. Beethoven - Piano Trio No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1 (Andrea Natsuko, Chris H) 
J. Suk - Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 1 (Daniel, Anna, Chris M, Howard) 

Friday 5th February 

Morning Recital Series 2:  Andrea Lam  
Date: Friday 5th February, 11.00AM
Venue:  Forest Street Uniting Church
Duration: 60 minutes  

F. Schubert - Sonata in A minor, D. 784

C. Debussy - Three Preludes from Book 1:
    V. Les collines d’Anacapri
    VI. Des pas sur la neige
    VII. Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Ouest

F. Chopin - Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23

Inside and Out Conversation Concert 2 
Date: Friday 5th February, 2.00PM
Venue:  The Capital Theatre  
Duration: 60 minutes  


Dusk Series 1 and 2
Date: Thursday 4th February and Friday 5th February, 5.00PM 
Venue:  TBA 
Duration: 60 minutes  

Concert 1
J. Albrechtsberger - Sonata per violino, viola e violoncello, Op. 11b (Sophie, Tobias, Chris H) 
L. v. Beethoven - String Trio in E-Flat Major Op. 3 (Sophie, Tobias, Chris H)

Concert 2 
W.A. Mozart - Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370 (Diana, Natsuko, Chris M, James) 
C. Weber - Clarinet Quintet op 34 (David, Rathdowne Quartet) 

Summer Nights Series 3 
Date: Friday 5th February 6.45PM and 8.30PM (BCMF Pass Holders)
Venue:  The Capital Theatre
Duration 60 minutes

E. Chausson – Chanson Perpétuelle (tba, Anna, Natsuko, Chris M, Andrea)
T. Dargaville – In The Spirit House (Diana, Andrea) 
R. Schumann - Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47 (Daniel, Sophie, Tobias, Howard) 
 

Saturday 6th February

Morning Recital Series 3:  TBA and Daniel de Borah 
Date: Saturday 8th February, 11.00AM
Venue:  Forest Street United Church
Duration: 60 minutes  

TBA

Saturday Community Concert 
Date: Saturday 6th February, 2.00PM
Venue:  Ulumbarra Theatre  
Duration: 60 minutes  


Dusk Series 3 
Date: Saturday 6th February, 5.00PM
Venue:  The Capital Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes  


B. H. Crussel - Divertimento in C Major, Op. 9  (Diana, Natsuko, Anna, Chris M, Howard) 
P. Dean - Lockdown Miniatures for 2 Violas (Tobias, Chris M) 
L.v. Beethoven - Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11 "Gassenhauer" (Daniel, David, Chris H) 


Summer Nights Series 4 – Mayor’s Gala 
Date: Saturday 6th February, 6.45PM and 8.30PM (BCMF Pass Holders)
Venue:  The Capital Theatre
Duration 60 minutes

J. S. Bach – Oboe Concerto in D Minor BWV 1059, reconstruction A. Mehl  (Diana, Natsuko, Anna, Chris M, Howard) 
F. Schubert – The Shepherd on the Rock (tba, David, Andrea) 
F. Mendelssohn - String Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20 (Natsuko, Anna, Harry, Sophie, Chris M, Tobias, Howard, Chris H)   


Sunday 7th February

Farewell Concert – Until Next Year 
Date: Sunday 7th February, 11.00AM
Venue:  The Capital Theatre
Duration 70 minutes 

G.F. Handel – from Solomon , Part 3: “Will The Sun Forget To Streak” (tutti)
G. Gershwin - Three Preludes (David and Andrea) 
F. Schubert - Allegro in A Minor, Op. 144, D. 947, "Lebensstürme" (Andrea and Daniel) 
J. Suk - Serenade for Strings (all strings)

 

Tickets

 

Full Festival Pass

Full Festival Pass Includes: • All 14 concerts • VIP welcome drinks on Wednesday evening • Wine tasting of a range of local wines at each of the Dusk Series concerts • VIP welcome drinks on Wednesday evening The option of an additional Saturday wine and masterclass lunch will be offered at a later date when COVID-19 situation becomes more clear.

$539.00

 

Summer Nights Series - ADULT

Summer Nights Series performances are held at 6.45pm for ticket holders. Pass holders will view the same performance at 8.30pm.

$42.00

 

Summer Night Series - CONCESSION

Summer Nights Series performances are held at 6.45pm for ticket holders. Pass holders will view the same performance at 8.30pm.

$37.00

 

Summer Nights Series - SUBSCRIBER

Summer Nights Series performances are held at 6.45pm for ticket holders. Pass holders will view the same performance at 8.30pm.

$34.00


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