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There are new protocols put in place this year especially, to ensure Covid safety for everyone. Concerts commence at 1pm for an hour, with entry available from 12.20pm. Do arrive early as entry will be slower as government requirements and added precautions are undertaken when you arrive for the concerts. Each concert is also intended for live streaming on YouTube. If you missed out on any past performances, you'll find 2020 performances on YouTube via the links here.
Please note that the first event on 2 February has a new start time of 12.30pm, hence please arrive ealier than the usual 40min timeframe when doors open.
Kicking off the series on 2 Feb at the regular venue; The Scots' Church, 77 Russell St, Corner of Collins & Russell Streets (entrance Russell St) in the CBD, there will be two performances, and Berta Brozgul will also be performing some solo pieces. See program details for 2021 as follows. Stay in touch via social media as details are updated closer to time.
12:30pm for Alexander Meikle-Briggs Violin with Berta Brozgul piano accompaniment
1:00pm for Sarvenaz Monfared Soprano with Berta Brozgul piano accompaniment
2nd March Josh Hooke Piano
6th April Kelsey Robinson Flute Jenny Yu piano accompaniment
4th May Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School various items
1st June Timothy Chiang Piano
6th July Ken Murray Guitar
20th July Australian National Academy of Music various items
3rd August Berta Brozgul Piano
17th August Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School various items
7th September (timing to be confirmed) Karlsruher Konzert Duo Piano & Cello
21st September (timing to be confirmed) Jenny Yu Piano
5th October Partridge Group Quartet
19th October Jonathan Xian Piano
9th November Australian National Academy of Music various items
Do note that wheelchair access is available via a separate entrance. If you're coming in by public transport, tram stop 7 in Collins street is the closest. If you have any queries, head for the contact page. The same link is applicable if you've attended a concert or performed, for feedback. The same email form is used if you wish to perform. Just include details, including instrument(s), and if you're a group, please include all names.
As we are all aware, musicians have done it tough and been greatly affected by the pandemic, many falling through the cracks of government assistance. You are asked to help support music making, and the musicians by making a donation to Music Matinee. In support of ongoing activities, donations are welcome when departing the venue. Thank you in advance.
Music Matinee is proud to have been able to contribute to music making throughout the year despite all the necessary health restrictions, as they know music lifts one's spirits. They could not have done this without the wonderful support and actions of their volunteer musicians who offered up their video clips, in lieu of scheduled performances, concerts from their homes, and lastly, when they were able, happily experimented with studio performances. Thanks also go out to faithful audiences for their support by arriving in large numbers, donated to their artists, sent in supporting comments and made the journey worthwhile for all.