Unforgettable close encounters with chamber music
In 2017, MCO introduced a unique way to experience chamber music with the Salon Sessions. We wanted to create nothing less than create the perfect experience of chamber music: the greatest music with the finest artists in exquisite proximity. The atmosphere in our first year was electric and we invite you to join us for these very special chamber music events in 2018.
About the MCO Salon Sessions
Witness icons of chamber music in the perfect acoustic of the Salon at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Evoking an exclusive private performance, just 65 guests will experience seminal works of chamber music performed by Australia’s finest musicians.
Food & Wine Experience
Enjoy gourmet canapés and premium wines by MCO partner Narkoojee before and after the performance.
Learn more about the background to the music with a pre-concert briefing.
Meet the Artists
Meet and talk with the musicians at the post-concert function.
Salon Session #1: Archduke Trio
Beethoven’s final piano trio, the Archduke, is the climax of his contribution to the genre, and one of the pinnacles of the piano trio repertoire. Spacious, joyous and ever-intriguing, this music has all the hallmarks of Beethoven’s grandest and finest writing.
For our second Salon Session of 2018, we are bringing together two Melbourne artists, pianist Benjamin Martin and violinist William Hennessy, with extraordinary Singapore-based cello star Li-Wei Qin.
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No 7 Op 97 Archduke Archduke
Event Duration: around 2 hours including around 45–50 minutes of performance time, pre-concert talk and informal post-concert supper with artists.