Melbourne Octet standing in front of Melbourne tram

Schubert’s Octet
Melbourne Ensemble at St Ambrose Church

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Templeton Street, Woodend, Vic 3442
St Ambrose Church

One performance only

Supported by the Cope-Williams Arts Foundation

This one-hour concert will feature Schubert’s 1824 Octet, a stunning chamber work combining strings and winds – charming, elegant and buoyant, with moments of sublime melancholy peering through the music’s joy.

The Melbourne Ensemble was formed in 2016 from members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with an enthusiasm to play great chamber music. The ensemble’s makeup is taken from the tradition of wind and string writing in the 19th century; namely Schubert’s Octet and Beethoven’s Septet. In its short history the Melbourne Ensemble has played for enthusiastic audiences throughout Melbourne including at the Melbourne Recital Centre, the Lyrebird Music Society and here at the Woodend Winter Arts Festival.