July 2012, Melbourne – ENSEMBLE URBANE 2012 Concerts Announced


ENSEMBLE URBANE – Taking classical music out of the concert hall.

The ENSEMBLE URBANE 2012 series combines music with other mediums such as visual art, photography, song, spoken word and dance and will be performed in bars and galleries in and around the Melbourne CBD.

In each of our 2012 concerts we’ve popped something in the programme that you might not necessarily expect to hear in a classical chamber music concert.

Our hope for these concerts is that at least one person comes along and experiences something they never knew they’d love.

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Ensemble Urbane 2012 series


August 12, 2012 6:30pm – Artboy Gallery – 99 Greville St. Prahran VIC 

Music to include:

Loevendie – “Dance” for solo violin

Denisov – Sonata for 2 violins

music performed by award winning bluegrass fiddle/mandolin player Luke Moller

Beethoven – Septet Op. 20 E flat maj

Musicians to include:

Violin: Fran Hiew, Jenny Khafagi, Luke Moller, Lachlan O’Donnell

Viola: Leah Zweck

Cello: Blair Harris, Will Hewer

Double Bass: Steve Newton

Clarinet: Alex Morris

Bassoon: Colin Forbes Abrams

French Horn: Alexis Routley



October 2, 2012 6:30pm – 1000 Pound Bend (upstairs in the cinema space) – 361 Little Lonsdale St. Melbourne VIC 

The Music:

Beethoven – String Trio Op. 9 No. 3 C min

Stravinksy – Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale)

The Musicians:

Violin: Sarah Curro, Thibaud Hobba

Viola: Leah Zweck

Cello: Dan Curro

Double Bass: Nic Synot

Conductor: Fabian Russell

Trumpet: Josh Rogan

Trombone: Chris Farrands

Clarinet: Jodie Upton

Bassoon: Jack Schiller

Percussion: Jenny Morrish

Guest artists for The Soldier’s Tale:

Opera singer – Lotte Betts Dean – Narrator

Principal dancer and choreographer with The Australian Ballet – Daniel Gaudiello – reading the role of the Soldier

Multi award winning cabaret star  – Tommy Bradson – reading the role of the Devil

Contemporary dance artist – Fleur Conlon – dancing the role of the Princess

This performance features the photography of Eleanor Butt.



December 17, 2012 7pm – Loop – 19-23 Meyers Plce. Melbourne VIC 


The premiere of a brand new work for string quartet especially commissioned for this Ensemble Urbane series which explores computer game theme music.

music composed and performed by experimental violinist/vocalist Xani Kolac

Hindson – “Rush”

Brahms – Sextet Op. 36 G maj


Violin: Jess Bell, Sarah Curro, Cam Hill, Jenny Khafagi, Xani Kolac

Viola: Chris Cartlidge, Leah Zweck

Cello: Blair Harris, Will Hewer

This performance features the photography of Lisa Lloyd-Flett and a collection of photos taken by the performers themselves. 


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