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Sun, 28 Feb 2016
Tickets start from $20
Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road,
Hawthorn, VIC 3122

Following the immensely popular Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms Marathons, 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne is proud to present a 12-hour 3MBS Mendelssohn Marathon, on Sunday 28 February between 9.30am and 9.30pm with lunch and dinner breaks. This event will be a highlight on the 2016 Melbourne musical calendar and a unique opportunity to engage deeply with a musical genius.

Tickets to single sessions of the marathons are also available, so even if you can’t make the full 12 hour day you can still enjoy any concerts of your choice.


9.30AM – 11AM – SESSION 1

Variations Concertantes Op. 17 – Zoe Knighton & Ian Munro

Variations sérieuses, Op. 54 – Timothy Young

Konzertstück Op. 113 – Lloyd van’t Hoff, Matthew Kneale & Peter de Jager

String Quintet in B flat Op. 87 – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players 

11.30AM – 1PM – SESSION 2

Hebrides Overture Op. 26 arranged for piano 4 hands – Caroline Almonte & Ian Munro

Elijah Tenor Arias – Henry Choo & Joseph Beckitt

Violin Sonata in F minor, Op 4 – Sonya Lifschitz and Jenny Khafagi

Fantasy on ‘The Last Rose of Summer’, Op. 15 – Gintaute Gataveckaite

Lieder by Fanny Mendelssohn arranged for cello and piano with narrator – Blair Harris, Andrea Katz & Emma O’Brien
Schwanenlied  Es fällt ein Stern herunter  (Op.1 no.1)
Die frühen Gräber  Willkommen, o silberner Mond  (No 4 of Twelve Songs, Op 9)
Italien  Schöner und schöner schmückt sich der Plan  (No 3 of Twelve Songs, Op 8)
Ferne  O alte Heimat süss! (No 2 of Twelve Songs, Op 9)
285 Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh‘
Bergeslust  O Lust vom Berg zu schauen

(1pm lunch break)

2PM – 3.30PM – SESSION 3

Piano Quartet No. 3 in B minor, Op. 3 – Stefan Cassomenos, William Hennessy, Chris Cartlidge, Chris Howlett

Fantasy in F sharp minor, Sonate écossaise Op. 28 –- Tristan Lee

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11 (1824) arranged 4 hands, violin, cello – Firebird Trio with Krishna Martin and William Hennessy

4PM – 5.30PM – SESSION 4

Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58 – Chris Howlett & Hoang Pham

Scherzo in E Minor Op. 16 # 2
Rondo Capriccioso in E Major Op. 14 – Elyane Laussade

Songs Without Words Op 67. – Stefan Cassomenos

Choral works by Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn – 3MBS Chamber Choir directed by Michael Leighton Jones
Felix Mendelssohn: lm Grunen (Op. 59, No. 1) & Ruhetal (Op. 59, No. 5)
Fanny Mendelssohn:  Abendlich schon rauscht & Schweigend sinkt die Nacht
Felix Mendelssohn: Weihnachten (Op. 79, No. 1), Am Neujahrstage (Op. 79, No. 2), Am Himmelsfahrt (Op. 79, No. 3), Denn er hat seinen Engeln & Heilig, heilig, heilig

6PM – 7.10PM – SESSION 5

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 – Sutherland Trio

Lieder by Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn – Jacqueline Porter and Leigh Harrold
Felix Mendelssohn: Auf Flugeln des Gesanges (Op. 34, no. 2)
Fanny Mendelssohn: Die Mainacht (Op. 9, no. 6)
Felix Mendelssohn: Frühlingslied (Op. 47, no. 3)

String Symphony No. 8 in D minor – 3MBS Chamber Orchestra directed by Howard Penny

(7.10pm dinner break)

8PM – 9.30PM – SESSION 6

Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 – Kristian Chong, Sophie Rowell, Rachael Tobin

Songs Without Words Op. 19 – Alex Raineri

String Octet in E flat major, Op. 20a – Australian Octet