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As autumn gives way to the wintery cold, why not head indoors and cozy up to some music performances in Melbourne? There are many to choose from including the contemporary classical sounds of Forest Collective, the Wedding Singer musical, Macbeth by Melbourne Opera and many others.

The University of Melbourne's Faculty of Fine Arts and Music joins the performing scene with its program of concerts in May. The Faculty is home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and is dedicated to composition, conducting, dance, design, production, ethnomusicology, film and television, interactive composition, jazz and improvisation, musicology, music performance, music psychology, music theatre, music therapy, theatre and visual arts.

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Highlights of its May concert program include:

13 May - solo cello recital by Richard Narroway. 7.30pm at Hanson Dyer Hall, Southbank

14 May - string ensemble concert. 12pm at Hanson Dyer Hall, Southbank

14 May - launch of new album by pianist/composer and ARIA nominee Nat Bartsch in a special concert with string quartet and electronics. 7.30pm at Hanson Dyer Hall, Southbank

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15 May - Fanfares to Music with horn choir, tuba ensemble, trombone choir and the renowned Melbourne Conservatorium of Music student Brass Ensemble performing together with Lyrebird Brass Quintet. 5pm at Kenneth Myer Auditorium, Southbank

17 & 24 May - lunchtime concert featuring Lyrebird Brass Ensemble with Conservatorium Brass staff and students and Quercus Horn Trio. 11am at Melba Hall, Parkville

22 May - Save Early Voices features music by the great English composer Henry Purcell, including the Ode for St Cecilia's Day entitled 'Welcome to all the Pleasures'. 7.30pm at Hanson Dyer Hall, Southbank

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27 May - Conservatorium Choir Concert showcases a significant number of Conservatorium students along with breadth students from across the University. 7.30pm at Hanson Dyer Hall, Southbank

31 May - Conservatorium Saxophone Ensemble Concert features the entire studio of saxophone students and every voice in the saxophone family, from sopranino all the way to bass. 6pm at Hanson Dyer Hall, Southbank

All the concerts are free. Visit the website to get your tickets.
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Why? Enjoy free concerts from the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Fine Arts and Music in May
When: Refer to website for timing
Where: Various venues
Cost: Free
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