Thursday 25 July. Clarinettist Aviva Endean brings her one-on-one Intimate Sound Immersion to Melbourne after touring to Amsterdam and Berlin. Runs Thursday 25–Sunday 28 July at Dane Certificate’s Magic Theatre. Book quickly as only nine spots were left this morning.
Friday 26 July. Simone Young conducts the Australian Première of Brett Dean’s new cantata The Last Days of Socrates. Also, Mahler’s Symphony no. 5. Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Vic, 8pm. Repeat performances at Hamer Hall, Vic, Saturday 27 and Monday 29 July.
At Conduit Arts in Fitzroy, Vic, Maka Khan perform on guitar, sax and drums with guest electronic artist Mitchell Mollison from 8:30pm. Sam Gillies and Kevin Penkin from Perth perform from 9:45 as Cycle~440, performing a semi-improvised set drawing on anime and game soundtracks, noise, acoustic piano and laptop sampling.
Saturday 27 July. The Queensland Symphony Orchestra present a new work by Australian composer Matthew Dewey at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Southbank.
Sunday 28 July. I don’t know what this is exactly, but it sounds great. The Virginia Chadwick Memorial Reef talk combines presentations of the latest research in tropical and marine sciences with music by Schubert, Rachmaninoff and Ledger. How could you not?
Ida Duelund-Hansen performs a farewell concert with James Rushford, Alexander Garsden, Judith Hamann, Elizabeth Welsh, Huw Murdoch and Rohan Drape, then Peter de Jager performs solo harpsichord works by Byrd and Dowland at the Horse and Weasel Tabernacle, Northcote, Vic, from 5pm. Entry and soup by donation.