17 May 2016
RACV and Melbourne Recital Centre have partnered to present the RACV Music for Victoriaprogram in regional Victoria; a series with a diverse range of music styles delivered by some of Victoria’s finest artists and ensembles.
The series will be presented in at least five regional Victorian areas between 2016 and 2018 including Yarra Ranges (attached list); Central Victoria including Castlemaine and Daylesford; Northwest including Mildura, with further regions and towns to be added to the tour.
In addition to the sessions, there will be meet-the-artist and master class-style events for regional students expanding the overall reach of the program to more than 3,000 Victorians.
RACV will contribute $160,000 to the two year program, which is made possible through the RACV Community Partnership program.
RACV General Manager Public Affairs Peter Daly said RACV is proud to be supporting a worthy organisation dedicated to bringing music to regional Victoria.
“The RACV Music for Victoria program will build regional connections through a diverse range of music and provide opportunities for local students to learn from world class musicians.”
Located in Southbank, Melbourne Recital Centre hosts over 520 events annually to an audience of more than 165,000. Opened in 2009 the Centre is an acclaimed music destination combining architectural innovation and acoustic perfection within its two world-class performance spaces showcasing a vast array of genres from the best music, artists and ensembles from around the world.
Melbourne Recital Centre CEO Mary Vallentine said the partnership marks a significant contribution to regional communities and artists.
“Melbourne Recital Centre is delighted to be partnering with RACV and regional Victorian music presenters to provide more opportunities for outstanding musicians to be heard throughout Victoria.
“With RACV’s help, we are realising our ambition to move beyond the centre’s physical performance spaces in Melbourne, enabling the inspirational shared experience of live music to be enjoyed by all” said Ms Vallentine.
The RACV Music for Victoria program commenced with the “Classical Tracks” series in the Yarra Ranges this month with concerts by Melbourne-based Baroque trio, Latitude 37, at The Memo in Healesville on Sunday 8 May at 2pm and will continue with renowned Victorian string quartet, Flinders Quartet, at the Arts Centre in Warburton on Sunday 29 May.
As well as delivering the music program, the Centre will provide RACV members with a 20% discount when joining the Melbourne Recital Centre membership program.
For more information on tickets and shows at Melbourne Recital Centre visit melbournerecital.com.au
Attached: List of upcoming regional shows in the Yarra Valley
Sunday 29 May
Flinders Quartet at the Arts Centre, Warburton
Sunday 5 June
Nicholas Chamber Orchestra at Burrinja, Upwey
Sunday 19 June
Alice Giles at Montrose Town Centre
Sunday 3 July
Melba Opera Trust at The Memo, Healesville
Sunday 17 July
Simon Tedeschi at Montrose Town Centre
Sunday 31 July
Melbourne Guitar Quartet at the Arts Centre, Warburton
Sunday 14 August
Nicholas Chamber Orchestra and the Singularity Choir at Burrinja, Upwey
Sunday 28 August
Arcadia Wind Quintet at The Memo, Healesville.