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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra pop-up concert

Wednesday 21 May 2014, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Bookings not required
Cowen Gallery
Level 2a, Main entry, Swanston St
Has wheelchair access

Enjoy a free lunchtime concert by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra’s new chamber ensemble, Australian Octet, in the elegant surrounds of the Cowen Gallery. Featuring violins, violas and celli, Australian Octet is dedicated to performing music for five to eight strings, and is one of only two professional string octets in the world.

While you’re at the Library, visit our Arts Reading Room to access our extensive music collection featuring hundreds of scores and song albums, as well as listening posts loaded with a range of music for your listening pleasure.

Presented in partnership with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Australian Octet is:

VIOLINS
William Hennessy
Anne-Marie Johnson
Helen Ayres
Robin Wilson

VIOLAS
Caleb Wright
Merewyn Bramble

CELLI
Michelle Wood
Michael Dahlenburg