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Forest Collective 2021 Contemporary Classical Music Season

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Miss classical music performances due to the COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne? You're in for a treat.

Forest Collective has curated their tenth season of contemporary classical music at Abbotsford Convent. This not for profit artist collective strives to enrich audiences through multidisciplinary, experimental, and traditional art forms from new, early and mid-career artists.

Commencing in April, the season weaves through performances focusing on overlooked performing communities and composers, including LGBTIA, Asian, New Zealand and the intersection between classical music and dance. Get ready to enjoy the talent of over 30 of Melbourne's leading musical innovators through four innovative, diverse and passionate pieces of programming from Forest Collective.

Season highlights include:

1) Emo Phase as part of Midsumma Festival - curated by Adelaide based composer, pianist & theatre-maker Dan Thorpe.

Venue: Industrial School, Abbotsford Convent
Dates: 23rd - 25th April, 2021
Times: 23rd - 7:30pm / 24th & 25th at 8pm

2) Asia in Focus - composers from Asia including Iran, India, China, Japan and Thailand.

Venue: Industrial School, Abbotsford Convent
Dates: 16 - 18 July, 2021
Times: 16th & 17th at 7:30pm / 18th at 5pm

3) Australia & New Zealand in Focus - music from composers of these two nations, both living and dead.

Venue: Industrial School, Abbotsford Convent
Dates: 16th 18th September 2021
Times: 16th & 17th at 7:30pm / 18th at 4pm & 7:30pm

4) Pierrot Lunaire & Pierrot21 - a staging of the seminal work by Arnold Schoenberg

Venue: Industrial School, Abbotsford Convent
Dates: 17th - 21st November 2021
Times: 17th 20th at 7:30pm / 21st at 5pm

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Why? Where else can you enjoy classical music performances for the year?
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Where: Various venues
Cost: $15 - $42
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