Melbourne Chamber Music Society
Melbourne Chamber Music Society

This season the Society will present six  rather than the traditional five concerts. Included in the series are the thirteen member New York Chamber Soloists, three string quartets, one with piano, a traditional piano trio and a violin and piano duo.

From Shrek, The Simpsons, The Croods, Rise of the Guardians, How to Train Your Dragon, to Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, Animation’s great stories and beloved characters inspire and delight audiences of all ages. We celebrate some of the most exciting animation film scores in a rousing concert of visually stunning highlights on the giant screen, with their memorable scores performed live.

Tickets are $20 in advance. The performance is free for those aged 18 and under or with a college student ID. Discounted tickets are available through the Symphony for Everyone Program.

Consummate Canadian jazz and Latin flutist Bill McBirnie has released a new album (his sixth) which departs, in a significant way, from all three of his previously acclaimed acoustic jazz projects (Mercy with Robi Botos; Paco Paco with Bernie Senensky; and Nature Boy with Mark Eisenman). On Find Your Place, Bill has placed the flute in a very unlikely setting—as part of an organ trio!

Here you go: a recap of what your favorite over-vocabulated radio personality played on those Tuesday nights through the year, with helpful and occasionally sardonic commentary to help guide your recollection.

  AM + Shawn Lee

La Musique Numerique

This collection gives us vocal and instrumental versions of its tracks, which include a standout cover of Joe Jackson's "Steppin' Out" and a vibe that will make you take out the grownup glasses for making cocktails.

 The Computers

Father Jay of Saturday Blues' favorite blues albums of 2013:

10.  This Time Another Year by Brandon Santini

9.  Secret Canon Vol. 2 by Dayna Kurtz

8.  Birdlegg by Birdlegg

7.  Long Walk Home by Kevin Selfe

6.  Rhythm & Blues by Buddy Guy

5.  Drink, Drank, Drunk by Andy T Nick Nixion Band Featuring Anson Funderburgh

4.  Down In Louisiana by Bobby Rush