2024 Series

FOMS is pleased to announce the 2024 series of concerts.

Scroll down for information about the concerts and the talented artists who will perform.

You may recognise some artists as FOMS “regulars”, and you will be introduced to some new and exciting “talent”.

Links to the ticket sales site will follow shortly, however, now is the time to “Save the Dates”.

Friends of Music, St George’s (FOMS) 2024 Program

Sunday March 10, 2pm: Alexandra Amerides (contralto) and Coady Green (piano)

“The Dark, The Light”: Contralto Alexandra Amerides and pianist Coady Green present a deeply expressive program: Diana Blom’s evocative song cycle on Helen Garner’s ‘The Dark, The Light’, the Australian premiere of renowned South African composer Hendrik Hofmeyr’s ‘Of Darkness and the Heart’, and rarely heard arias and art song for the rich realms of the contralto voice. 

Sunday March 17, 2pm: Charlotte Roberts, piano (with guest Ricardo Roche Idini)

Melbourne-based pianist Charlotte Roberts presents a beautiful and varied program: early Beethoven, intricate Ravel, with the jazzy virtuosity of Kapustin, and two energetic duets by Kouvaras and Schubert with special guest pianist Ricardo Roche Idini. 

Sunday April 21, 2pm: Jesika Clarke (soprano) and Coady Green (piano)

Soprano Jesika Clark, and pianist Coady Green present an eclectic collection of songs by American composers Jake Heggie and Leonard Bernstein exploring Gods and Cats, Snail Kings and a humorously grumpy attitude towards music! The art songs of Heggie and Bernstein are vivid and audacious, and little known in Australia. A rare opportunity to hear these sparkling gems. 

Sunday May 5, 2pm: Jeffrey Rosenfeld (clarinet) and Lily Flynn (soprano) with Coady Green (piano)

The repertoire for soprano, clarinet and piano is colourful and varied, but rarely heard. In this recital, soprano Lily Flynn, an emerging star on the Australian concert circuit, is joined by Jeffrey Rosenfeld (clarinet) and Coady Green (piano) for a concert of works for this unique combination, including Spohr’s beautiful ‘Six German Songs’ and Schubert’s timeless masterpiece ‘Shepherd on the Rock’.

Sunday May 26, 2pm: Ricardo Roche Idini, piano

Chilean pianist Ricardo Roche Idini returns to Friends of Music St George’s with a beatufiul program including works by Beethoven, Sibelius, Liszt, and transcriptions of haunting songs from his native Chile.

Sunday June 23, 2pm: Tina Tao, piano

One of the exciting young pianists making a name for themselves on the Australian concert circuit, Tina Tao presents a program of works by Debussy and Wang Li-San, culminating in the epic grandeur of Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’. 

Sunday July 28th, 2pm: Alexander Gorbatov (tenor) and Bailey Montgomerie (baritone): 

Two of the top stars of Melbourne’s vocal scene, Alexander Gorbatov and Bailey Montgomerie present a diverse program of works for tenor, baritone and piano. The program will feature much loved masterpieces from art song to aria, and some rarely heard Australian works. 

Sunday August 25, 2pm: Peter de Jager, piano

A virtuoso program by celebrated Australian pianist extraordinaire Peter de Jager. Not to be missed.

Sunday September 8, 2pm: Michael Lo (trombone) and Coady Green (piano)

It is rare to hear such an exciting virtuoso trombonist in performance, and showcasing a dazzling variety of international repertoire, with works by Carl Vine, Hendrik Hofmyer, Carolina Calvache, Saskia Apon and Miho Hazama. Many of these works would have never been performed as part of a public recital in Australia.

Sunday September 22, 2pm: Maria Woolford (mezzo-soprano) and Timothy O’Malley (piano): Her Voice, His Music

Join mezzo-soprano Maria Woolford, with pianist Timothy O’Malley as they explore and celebrate the captivating poetry of female writers as set by male composers of the classical canon. Featuring Wagner’s “Wesendonck” and more. 

Sunday October 20, 2pm: The Juliets Trio: Carrie Barr, Annie Wilson, Sophie Viskich

The Juliets Trio celebrates the great composers of musical theatre and opera, with gorgeous songs from the 50s and 60s – from Rogers and Hammerstien to Sondheim to Puccini! Effervescent opera and musical theatre stars Carrie Barr, Annie Wilson and Sophie Viskich were an instant success at Friends of Music in 2023 – and are bound to draw another crowd this year.  

Sunday November 24, 2pm: Christopher Nankervis, piano, Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf and Romeo and Juliet

Friends of Music favourite Christopher Nankervis returns with a rare treat: the virtuosic arrangements for solo piano by Prokofiev of movements from his wonderful Peter and the Wolf and Romeo and Juliet. This is not to be missed! 

Sunday December 8, 2pm: Belinda Reid Christmas gala

Belinda Reid’s ever popular Christmas gala is a celebration for musicians and audience alike. Join us for the final FOMS event of 2024, with drinks and nibbles afterwards!

Advance bookings can be made via the link above to TryBooking.

Door Sale Cash prices Adult $25, Concession $20

Credit Card (plus surcharge) accepted online or at the Door.

Up to and including year 12 FREE

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