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Welcome to Melbourne, Australia's music capital. From rock, folk, blues and indie to classical, jazz and world music, Melbourne is a city alive with noise. Catch the latest bands and solo performers at clubs and pubs across the city, share a drink and moody tunes at one of the numerous jazz clubs, or take it up a notch at arenas and concert halls playing host big ticket acts. With countless gigs on every night of the week, check the local papers, websites and gig guides to find out what's happening near you.

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Banjo–B–Que

Banjo–B–Que

18 Jan - 26 Apr 2015

Melbourne

Hear American 'Southern'-style Old Time clawhammer banjo, fiddle and Cajun accordion tunes by Craig Woodward of Melbourne's own Flying Engine...

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ANZAC Tribute

ANZAC Tribute

23 - 24 Apr 2015

Melbourne

From $25 - $25

Beethoven Complete Incidental Music to Egmont Beethoven Symphony No. 9 'Choral' Diego Matheuz conductor William McInnes narrator Susan Gritton...

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Saray Iluminado

Saray Iluminado

23 Apr 2015

Melbourne

Saray Iluminado perform Sevdah, the traditional songs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Sephardic Jewish romances from the Balkans. The repertoire...

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Hetty Kate Quintet

Hetty Kate Quintet

24 Apr 2015

Melbourne

After the success of Hetty Kate's album 'Dim All the Lights' she has been invited back to Melbourne's premier jazz venue, Bennetts Lane, to present...

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Melbourne Musicians Folklore

Melbourne Musicians - Folklore

26 Apr 2015

Southbank

From $50 - $50

Melbourne Musicians' 40th Anniversary season, 'Folklore' features David Soo and Rosemary Ball. The program includes: - Marx' Music for String...

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ISM

ISM

1 May 2015

Melbourne

Born out of a love for contemporary jazz, ISM's quirky compositions range from minimalist soundscapes to wild frenzies. Predominantly influenced by...

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Beethoven: The 1808 Vienna Concert

Beethoven: The 1808 Vienna Concert

2 May 2015

Southbank

With a line-up of internationally acclaimed soloists and the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir joining the orchestra, sit back and relax in the...

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Beethoven: The 1808 Vienna Concert

Beethoven: The 1808 Vienna Concert

2 May 2015

Melbourne

From $94 - $94

Beethoven's Sixth Symphony 5PM-6:15PM Symphony No. 6 Pastoral Ah! perfido Mass in C: Gloria Beethoven's Fifth Symphony 7:30PM-8:45PM Piano Concerto...

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Goldner String Quartet

Goldner String Quartet

2 May 2015

Southbank

Four friends, three pieces, two married couples, one quartet: this tour celebrates the 20th anniversary of Australia's pre-eminent chamber ensemble....

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Goldner String Quartet

Goldner String Quartet

2 May 2015

Southbank

A piece too dangerous to perform behind the Iron Curtain; a heartfelt, lyrical offering of thanksgiving after a life-threatening illness and a new...

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Musica Viva presents Goldner String Quartet

Musica Viva presents Goldner String Quartet

2 May 2015

Southbank

Four friends, three pieces, two married couples, one quartet: this tour celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Goldner String Quartet. A piece too...

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Resonance Music Series - Early Arts Guild - Dancing to Paradise

Resonance Music Series - Early Arts Guild - Dancing to Paradise

3 May 2015

Brighton

The Early Arts Guild of Victoria nurtures medieval, renaissance and baroque arts around Victoria and beyond working closely with the Early Music...

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Dancing to Paradise - Early Arts Guild of Victoria - Resonance Music Series

Resonance Music Series - Early Arts Guild of Victoria - Dancing to Paradise

3 May 2015

Brighton

The Early Arts Guild of Victoria nurtures medieval, renaissance and baroque arts around Victoria and beyond working closely with the Early Music...

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Between Two Parts There is an Intermission of 100,000 Years

Between Two Parts There is an Intermission of 100,000 Years

4 May 2015

Southbank

From $38 - $38

Speak Percussion, Australia's award winning champions of new music perform a program of world premiere works at the opening of the Metropolis New...

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Shaun Tan's The Arrival

Shaun Tan's The Arrival

6 May 2015

Southbank

Shaun Tan's much-loved book The Arrival comes to life in a live sonic-scape with Orkestra of the Underground, Ben Walsh and exquisite projections....

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Metropolis New Music Festival: Nostalghia

Metropolis New Music Festival: Nostalghia

9 May 2015

Southbank

From $44 - $44

Takemitsu Nostalghia 'In Memory of Andrei Tarkovsky' Schoenberg Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene Muhly Cello Concerto - Australian premiere...

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Human Nature 'The Jukebox Tour - A 25th Anniversary Celebration'

Human Nature: The Jukebox Tour

9 May 2015

Melbourne

Celebrating 25 successful years since founding their iconic group Human Nature are thrilled to announce they will tour the country on their The...

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Spanish Impressions - Guitar Virtuoso

Spanish Impressions - Guitar Virtuoso

9 May 2015

North Melbourne

From $25 - $25

Winner of the 50th Tokyo International Guitar Festival and head of classical guitar studies at the Australian National University in Canberra, Minh...

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Minh Le Hoang "Impressions" - Classical Guitar Recital

Minh Le Hoang "Impressions" - Classical Guitar Recital

9 May 2015

North Melbourne

From $25 - $25

The Melbourne Guitar Foundation proudly presents the winner of the 50th international Tokyo Guitar Competition and Head of Guitar at the Australian...

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Jonathon Welch

Songs My Mother Taught Me - A Special Mother's Day Concert

10 May 2015

Melbourne

From $15 - $85

Songs My Mother Taught Me - A Special Mother's Day Concert presented by the School of Hard Knocks. Featuring the award winning talent of Melbourne's...

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Metropolis New Music Festival: The Light

Metropolis New Music Festival: The Light

13 May 2015

Southbank

From $44 - $44

Wolfe Fuel AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE Tan Dun Crouching Tiger Concerto Glass The Light André de Ridder conductor Oliver Coates cello Brawny punk energy and...

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Fluvial

Fluvial

13 - 17 May 2015

North Melbourne

From $30 - $30

Emerging young Melbourne-based musician Matthias Schack-Arnott performs Fluvial, a solo work for a large-scale kinetic percussion instrument. A...

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Ascension Day Vespers

Ascension Day Vespers

14 May 2015

Southbank

St Johns Southgate presents an ongoing series of services incorporating the choral music of J. S. Bach in the context for which it was written,...

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Electro Swing Club First Birthday featuring Slamboree UK

Electro Swing Club First Birthday featuring Slamboree UK

15 May 2015

Melbourne

The Electro Swing Club is celebrating its first birthday. Headlining the birthday jamboree is Slamboree Soundsystem (UK). Join them as they present...

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Metropolis New Music Festival: There Will Be Blood

Metropolis New Music Festival: There Will Be Blood

16 May 2015

Southbank

From $44 - $44

Greenwood There Will Be Blood: Suite Australian premiere Corigliano The Red Violin: Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra Penderecki Polymorphia Varèse...

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Sarah MacLaine with JMQ at Paris Cat

Sarah MacLaine with JMQ at Paris Cat

16 May 2015

Melbourne

The stylish, horn-led John Montesante Quintet features vibrant songstress Sarah Maclaine in the Basement at Paris Cat Jazz Club, with an evening of...

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Vanessa McKeand - harpist

Birds of a Feather

17 May 2015

Parkville

From $40 - $40

A moment when music and poetry come together to provide an enchanting hour. Anne M Carson, Melburnian poet and recent finalist in the 2015 Ron Pretty...

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Harp in the Gardens - Michael Johnson

Harp in the Gardens - Michael Johnson

17 May 2015

South Yarra

Join the Gardens' resident harpist, Michael Johnson, for a series of special concerts. Relax to harp music for a blissful experience which promotes...

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Coffee Concert with Mary Carewe and Philip Mayers

Coffee Concert with Mary Carewe and Philip Mayers

19 May 2015

Southbank

The expressive voice of British singer Mary Carewe is the perfect medium for the witty arrangements of pianist Philip Mayers. The songs of this...

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Beethoven's Symphony No. 7

Beethoven's Symphony No. 7

22 - 25 May 2015

Melbourne

From $25 - $25

One of the world's most sought-after composers, Matthias Pintscher, returns to conduct the Australian premiere of idyl, a Melbourne Symphony...

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Grand Organ from the Grave with Thomas Heywood

Grand Organ From The Grave With Thomas Heywood

24 May 2015

Melbourne

Concert organ sensation Thomas Heywood pays tribute to Melbourne's first City Organist David Lee in Grand Organ From The Grave, a historical...

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Mostly Mendelssohn

Mostly Mendelssohn

24 May 2015, 25 May 2015

Southbank

The combination of youthful vigour, old-world wisdom and dazzling technique have led critics to compare American violin virtuoso Stefan Jackiw to a...

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

28 May - 7 Jun 2015

North Melbourne

The 2015 Melbourne International Jazz Festival (MIJF) is set to warm up the city in midwinter with an incredible program featuring some of the...

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Opera Australia's Don Carlos

Opera at Arts Centre Melbourne presents Don Carlos

20 May 2015, 23 May 2015, 25 May 2015, 27 May 2015

Melbourne

From $59 - $59

As secrets are revealed, passion and politics run riot on a grand scale in the 16th century royal court of Spain.

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Inventi Ensemble

The Inventi Series at Metanoia Theatre

29 May 2015

Brunswick

From $20 - $20

Inventi Ensemble present The Inventi Series, new music for flute and oboe exploring conversation and argument through works written especially for...

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The Inventi Series at Metanoia Theatre

The Inventi Series at Metanoia Theatre

29 May 2015

Melbourne

Inventi Ensemble present The Inventi Series: New music for flute and oboe exploring conversation and argument through works written especially for...

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Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling

30 - 31 May 2015

Melbourne

From $25 - $25

Don't miss this Melbourne International Jazz Festival opening weekend event, when the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra shares the stage with one of...

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Resonance Music Series - Early Arts Guild of Victoria - When in Rome

Resonance Music Series - Early Arts Guild of Victoria - When in Rome

31 May 2015

Brighton

The Early Arts Guild of Victoria nurtures medieval, renaissance and baroque arts around Victoria and beyond working closely with the Early Music...

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Boroondara Eisteddfod Piano Finalist Concert

Boroondara Eisteddfod Piano Finalist Concert

31 May 2015

Hawthorn

Presented by Hawthorn Arts Centre, Boroondara Eisteddfod and Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra. The renowned Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra will...

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The Light in Winter

The Light in Winter

1 - 22 Jun 2015

Melbourne

See the light and a nightly program of free events, performances and exhibitions at Federation Square, and celebrate the arrival of the winter solstice.

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The Czech Connection

The Czech Connection

3 Jun 2015

Melbourne

Thriving in a festival-like atmosphere, Selby and Friends concerts create a strong and intimate connection with the audience, allowing the performers...

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The School of Hard Knocks presents the Melbourne International Singers Festival

The School of Hard Knocks presents the Melbourne International Singers Festival

5 - 8 Jun 2015

Melbourne

Over the Queen's Birthday weekend, the School of Hard Knocks presents Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015. Now in its sixth year,...

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ATLANTIS

ATLANTIS

5 - 6 Jun 2015

Melbourne

From $69.95 - $69.95

The time has come Atlanteans, to reveal the trident-bearing artist lineup for this wondrous utopian celebration. Paul van Dyk, MaRLo, Mark Sixma,...

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Hot Dub Time Machine

Hot Dub Time Machine

5 Jun 2015

Melbourne

On the back of yet another marquee festival announcement with the regional Groovin' The Moo, the unstoppable time-traveling maestro - Hot Dub Time...

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Resonance Music Series - Melbourne Composers' League - Three Ponds Mirroring the Moon

Resonance Music Series - Melbourne Composers' League - Three Ponds Mirroring the Moon

6 Jun 2015

Brighton

The Melbourne Composers’ League promotes contemporary art music in Victoria within the context of the Asia-Pacific region. Highly regarded for its...

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Coffee Concert with Daniel De Borah and Eoin Andersen

Coffee Concert with Daniel De Borah and Eoin Andersen

9 Jun 2015

Southbank

Violinist Eoin Andersen and pianist Daniel de Borah offer a delicious musical assortment: two sonatas unveil the sweetness of Mozart and the...

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The John Denver Story

The John Denver Story

9 - 13 Jun 2015

Melbourne

Australian singer, Rick Price, has returned from his current home in Nashville to tell the John Denver story. Rick's award-winning voice gives true...

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Britten's War Requiem

Britten's War Requiem

11 - 12 Jun 2015

Melbourne

From $25 - $25

Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, a haunting piece interweaving the traditional Latin Mass for the Dead with the works of First World War poet Wilfred...

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Paris Combo

Paris Combo at the Melbourne Recital Centre

11 Jun 2015

Melbourne

Cosmopolitan French quintet Paris Combo return to Australia for the first time in more than a decade to perform their unique blend of contemporary...

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