Melbourne Ensemble

5th June 2016, Sunday 2pm – Wyselaskie Auditorium


Freya Franzen (violin), Chris Cartlidge (viola), Rachael Tobin (cello), Stevie Newton (bass), Philip Arkinstall (clarinet), Jack Schiller (bassoon), Jenna Breen (horn)


Richard Strauss
Till Eulenspiegel (Einmal Anders!) arr. Fritz Hasenöhrl

Giochino Rossini
Duetto in D Major for cello and bass

Ludwig van Beethoven
Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20

The Melbourne Ensemble is a strings and winds chamber group formed in 2015 by seven colleagues at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The group includes orchestral musicians of a high calibre, who are in demand as performers both across Australia and abroad. Amongst the members are recipients of many awards and bursaries, including a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship, Ian Potter Foundation grants, a Macklin Bursary and a finalist in Symphony Australia’s Young Performer of the Year Awards. The Melbourne Ensemble hopes to give Victorian audiences an opportunity to hear less frequently performed chamber works written for unique combinations of string and wind instruments. 2016 is the inaugural performance season for the ensemble; in addition to their concert for the Lyrebird Music Society, they will be performing at the Woodend Winter Arts Festival and the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon.