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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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Jazz at The Botanical Hotel – Orlando Combo

Jazz at The Botanical Hotel – Orlando Combo

13 May - 31 Dec 2015

South Yarra

The Wednesday night live music at the Botanical has become a Melbourne institution. It is now into its fifth year at the rear lounge of this iconic...

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Unplugged Live 2015

Unplugged Live 2015

5 Jul - 9 Aug 2015

Melbourne

The intimate performance and conversation program, Unplugged Live, featuring some of Australia’s leading musicians, songwriters and contemporary...

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Babe: The Twentieth Anniversary Concert

Babe The Twentieth Anniversary Concert

11 - 12 Jul 2015

Melbourne

From $45 - $45

George Miller's Babe, the 1995 family movie about a pig who wants to be a sheepdog conceived by writer / producer George Miller and director Chris...

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Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

Seventh Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

11 - 19 Jul 2015

South Melbourne

The Seventh Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition will be presented by Chamber Music Australia in July 2015. Showcasing the best young...

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Paul Carey and Julian Scheffer CD Launch

Paul Carey and Julian Scheffer CD Launch

11 Jul 2015

Melbourne

Paul Carey and Julian Scheffer launch their latest album of contemporary compositions laced with jazz, improvisation and a South American flavour....

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NAIDOC week: Sounds of Songlines

12 Jul 2015

Carlton South

In July, Songlines celebrates NAIDOC week with a line-up to be announced very soon. It's a pay-what-you-feel deal at the door, so get your crew...

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David Bowie is

David Bowie is

16 Jul - 1 Nov 2015

Melbourne

From $15 - $40

Put on your red shoes and immerse yourself in a celebration 50 years of one of the era's most influential artists in rock, pop, fashion and performance.

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Ravel's Bolero & Sibelius 7

Ravel's Bolero and Sibelius 7

17 - 18 Jul 2015

Melbourne

From $40 - $40

This passionate program brings to life the old-world charm of Sibelius' Valse triste followed by the composer's innovative, continually evolving...

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Sweet Honey in the Rock

Sweet Honey in the Rock

17 Jul 2015

Southbank

Possessing a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants and...

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Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam and Shirin Majd in Rebirth

Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam and Shirin Majd in Rebirth

19 Jul 2015

Melbourne

Rebirth is a combined art performance that illustrates the lives of modern Middle Eastern women, their aspirations, problems, restrictions and...

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Air Force Band - Smetana, Susato and Hindemith

Air Force Band - Smetana, Susato and Hindemith

19 Jul 2015

Melbourne

The Air Force Band is one of Australia's premier military wind ensembles. Boasting a long and proud association with the Melbourne Town Hall, they...

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A French Celebration with Susan Graham

A French Celebration with Susan Graham

20 Jul 2015

Southbank

From $51 - $120

Susan Graham is not just one of the world's favourite mezzo-sopranos, she has also been awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, Ordre des Artes...

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A French Celebration with Susan Graham

A French Celebration with Susan Graham

20 Jul 2015

Southbank

Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham is joined by Australian Chamber Orchestra players and guests in this intimate French chamber program. Susan Graham is not...

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Yuja Wang Plays Prokofiev

Yuja Wang Plays Prokofiev

23 - 25 Jul 2015

Melbourne

From $25 - $25

Chinese piano superstar Yuja Wang brings her acclaimed virtuosity to Prokofiev's tempestuous Second Piano Concerto, one of the most technically...

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Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On

Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On

23 - 25 Jul 2015

Southbank

Let’s Get It On – The Life And Music Of Marvin Gaye is a two-hour narrative concert that documents Marvin’s rise to fame and features over twenty of...

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Rick Price Melbourne

Rick Price - Melbourne

12 Jul 2015, 24 Jul 2015

Prahran

Do not miss this rare opportunity to get up close and personal with Rick Price - one of Australia's most amazing talents when he performs at Chapel...

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Li-Wei, Adam and Kristian play Beethoven and Brahms

Li-Wei, Adam and Kristian play Beethoven and Brahms

24 Jul 2015

Southbank

Three of Australia’s leading musicians present three outstanding works in one of the finest chamber concerts in Melbourne this year. This is a rare...

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Verdi's Requiem

Verdi's Requiem

26 Jul 2015

Melbourne

Often described as 'Verdi's greatest opera', the Requiem is an expansive yet tightly-knit musical masterpiece, with melodies and rhythms binding...

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Verdi's Requiem

Verdi's Requiem

26 Jul 2015

Melbourne

Italy's great hero and poet, Alessandro Manzoni, died in 1873. Giuseppe Verdi, who shared with Manzoni a strong desire for the unification of the...

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Beethoven & Mozart

Beethoven and Mozart

31 Jul 2015

Melbourne

From $15 - $15

Copland's Appalachian Spring is a defining work of the twentieth century, evocatively capturing the wide-open spaces of frontier America. Mozart's...

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Musica Viva presents I Fagiolini

Musica Viva presents I Fagiolini

28 Jul 2015, 1 Aug 2015

Southbank

Music Viva in conjunction with the Melbourne Recital Centre are excited to bring you the talents of Fagiolini. Pronounced Ee far-joe-LEE-nee ('the...

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Australian World Orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle

Australian World Orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle

1 Aug 2015

Southbank

In July and August 2015, the Australian World Orchestra (AWO) returns to Australia under the baton of charismatic Chief Conductor of the Berlin...

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Resonance Music Series - Early Arts Guild of Victoria - Musicke's Miscellanie

Resonance Music Series - Early Arts Guild of Victoria - Musicke's Miscellanie

2 Aug 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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Triple Baroque

Triple Baroque

2 Aug 2015

Southbank

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra brings to life the vivacious spirit of the Baroque in a spectacular musical program spanning five centuries. The program...

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Simon Trpčeski

Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1

7 - 10 Aug 2015

Melbourne

From $32 - $32

The very epitome of Romantic music, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 is one of the most beloved concertos in the history of the modern keyboard....

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Supersense - Festival of the Ecstatic

Supersense - Festival of the Ecstatic

7 - 9 Aug 2015

Southbank

Supersense is a cutting-edge new festival that marries the renegade with the classic. It's a hypersensory journey for the curious and the bold, that...

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Mark Seymour & The Undertow

Mark Seymour & The Undertow

7 Aug 2015

St Kilda

As the frontman for one of Australia's most seminal bands, the mighty Hunters & Collectors, Mark Seymour is one of Australia's most gifted and...

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Resonance Music Series - Bayside Chamber Orchestra - Program 2

Resonance Music Series - Bayside Chamber Orchestra - Program 2

9 Aug 2015

Beaumaris

Bayside Chamber Orchestra is a newly formed classical ensemble performing familiar and lesser known chamber and orchestral works. The group is...

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Theresa Yu - Steinway D

Theresa Yu - Steinway D

9 Aug 2015

Melbourne

Come and hear promising young pianist, Theresa Yu, on the Steinway D at Ruby's Music Room. Theresa has performed at venues such as the Sydney Opera...

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Melbourne Youth Music – Virtuosity Final

Melbourne Youth Music – Virtuosity Final

9 Aug 2015

Melbourne

Virtuosity is a concerto soloist program offering future soloists the chance to learn from the best, playing their solo piece with a full-sized...

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Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

11 Aug 2015

Southbank

Record breaking 16-time winner of the UK Brass in Concert Championships, Grimethorpe Colliery Band is returning to Australia under the direction of...

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Casey Bennetto's Winter Sets

Casey Bennetto's Winter Sets

9 Jul 2015, 13 Aug 2015

Carlton

After a terrific season of Summer Sets with stellar performances by Eddie Perfect, Emma Heeney and Rebecca Barnard, Casey Bennetto returns with more...

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Harp in the Gardens - Michael Johnson

Harp in the Gardens: Nature's Inspirations

19 Jul 2015, 16 Aug 2015

Melbourne

A concert of music composed in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne over the past seven years. Includes stories and experiences of plants and animals...

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Rachmaninov 3

Rachmaninov 3

20 - 22 Aug 2015

Melbourne

From $25 - $25

Sir Andrew Davis conducts a thrilling night of virtuosic composition, beginning with Rimsky-Korsakov's Dubinushka, an evocation of the revolutionary...

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Elvis Meets The Beatles Concert Tour

Elvis Meets The Beatles Concert Tour

20 - 21 Aug 2015

Southbank

It is 50 years ago that the Beatles finally met their idol, Elvis Presley at his home in Los Angeles, or more precisely, The Beatles met Elvis. When...

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Polyphonic Voices – American Songbook

Polyphonic Voices – American Songbook

21 Aug 2015

Kensington

Enjoy a cocktail evening featuring classics from the golden area of Broadway musicals. Come in your glitziest cocktail dress and enjoy a night of...

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Camberwell Chorale Presents: Time to Remember

Camberwell Chorale Presents: Time to Remember

23 Aug 2015

Hawthorn

From $35 - $40

Camberwell Chorale presents: Time to Remember recognising the First World War Centenary with the presentation in concert of two remarkable works;...

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Brahms 3

Brahms 3

23 - 24 Aug 2015

Southbank

After triumphant performances of Beethoven in 2012, Brahms in 2013 and Mahler & Sibelius in 2014, Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber...

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Brahms 3

Brahms 3

23 Aug 2015, 24 Aug 2015

Melbourne

From $48 - $133

After triumphant performances of Beethoven in 2012, Brahms in 2013 and Mahler and Sibelius in 2014, Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber...

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Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17

Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17

28 - 31 Aug 2015

Melbourne

From $25 - $25

Rossini La gazza ladra: Overture Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17 Messiaen Oiseaux exotiques Brahms Symphony No. 3 Sir Andrew Davis conductor Jean-Efflam...

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Northeast Party House 'Later Straya' Tour

Northeast Party House 'Later Straya' Tour

28 Aug 2015

Melbourne

Before they head off for their musical sojourn overseas, Northeast Party House will host a run of farewell parties in Australia playing shows along...

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Lloyd Spiegel - 25th Anniversary Tour Finale

Lloyd Spiegel - 25th Anniversary Tour Finale

29 Aug 2015

Docklands

Australian blues legend Lloyd Spiegel wraps up his three month national 25th anniversary CD launch tour at the Wonderland Spiegeltent, where it all...

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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

30 Aug 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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An Evening with Renée Fleming

An Evening with Renée Fleming

3 - 5 Sep 2015

Melbourne

From $40 - $40

Strauss Intermezzo: Four Symphonic Interludes Ravel Shéhérazade Canteloube A selection from Chants d'Auvergne Various A selection of celebrated arias...

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Naturally 7

Naturally 7

4 Sep 2015

Melbourne

After receiving rave reviews and playing to enthusiastic crowds in 2014, the phenomenal Naturally 7 return for seven nights only. Naturally 7 combine...

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Naturally 7

Naturally 7

4 Sep 2015

Southbank

Back in Australia by popular demand, after receiving rave reviews and playing to enthusiastic crowds in 2014, the phenomenal Naturally 7 return to...

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Musica Viva presents Paul Lewis

Musica Viva presents Paul Lewis

1 Sep 2015, 5 Sep 2015

Southbank

Music Viva is proud to leave you in the the hands of a master such as Paul Lewis performing at the Melbourne Recital Centre. A great piano recital...

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Resonance Music Series - Early Arts Guild of Victoria - All About the Pied Piper

Resonance Music Series - Early Arts Guild of Victoria - All About the Pied Piper

6 Sep 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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Mussorgsky and Liszt

Mussorgsky and Liszt

11 Sep 2015

Melbourne

This striking concert combines two compositions inspired by painters: Reger's Four Tone Poems after Arnold Böchlin draws on the Swiss...

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Olli Mustonen, Bach and Shostakovich

Olli Mustonen, Bach and Shostakovich

13 - 14 Sep 2015

Southbank

Olli Mustonen is music's ultimate triple threat: a virtuosic pianist; an extraordinary conductor; and an outstanding composer. Experience all three...

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