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    2:00 pmBarrel Room, Sanguine Estate

    MVA Artist Development Programme Arcadia  Sydney  April 2015

    Featuring musicians from Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
    Sanguine Estate Barrel Room
    2pm Sunday October 23rd 2016

    The clarinet, with its haunting and ethereal sound, takes centre stage for this intimate chamber music performance with musicians from the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra including Lloyd van't Hoff (pictured). Featuring Mozart’s timeless Clarinet Quintet, please join us to experience Clarinet Heaven in the intimate space of our Barrel Room.

    ONLY $10 per person includes a FREE glass of wine.
    (age restrictions apply for the consumption of alcohol).
    Tickets are heavily subsidised by the City of Greater Bendigo and are available from:

    • Heathcote Visitor Centre (phone 03 5433 3121)
    • Sanguine Estate Cellar Door (phone 0488 008 339 or visit Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm and public holidays - except this weekend see below)
    • Sanguine Marquee at this weekend's Heathcote Wine & Food Festival (see below for details)

    As seating is limited in the Barrel Room, we encourage you to pre-book your tickets.

    Beethoven - String Trio in C minor Op 9 No 3
    Mozart - Clarinet Quintet
    Alfred Hill - String Quartet No 6 The Kids: III Adagio
    Weber - Clarinet Quintet in B flat major Op 34: IV Rondo
    (The performance is approx 60 minutes without interval)

    Presented in collaboration with The Capital, Bendigo.

  • Fri
    The Capital Theatre Bendigo

    To be officially released in October 2016.

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    Sanguine Estate - 77 Shurans Lane, Heathcote


    While 2016 was about celebrating our achievements over five years, 2017 is about looking forward to the next five at least! While all the favourite festival elements remain, we have several new initiatives starting this year: the “family” Thursday intimate soirée at the winery, and our Sponsor a Chair program, both of which bring our stellar artists and valued supporters even closer together.

    And stellar they are! We have been so fortunate in being able to invite Lukas Hagen, the leader of the legendary Hagen Quartet, one of the very few benchmark ensembles in the world, exclusively to SEMF. Also one of the most dazzling international exponents of her instrument, Concertgebouw principal flautist Emily Beynon will bring wind magic to this year’s festival, alongside brilliant young clarinettist Lloyd Van’t Hoff, winner of last year’s ABC Young Performers’ Awards. We’re looking forward to SEMF first-timer Chris Moore’s own unique blend of spectacular playing and irrepressible personality, and… Paul Wright is back! So with Ian and Tobi, without whom SEMF is simply unthinkable, that’s quite a team of artists.

    As always we have matched repertoire favourites – although some will be examined more closely in this year’s Inside the Music, challenging some “traditions” of interpretation – with lesser known gems. We have been simply blown away by the discovery of Röntgen’s trio, much as we were by Onslow two years ago, and we have plenty of local colour in works by Duruflé, Shostakovich, Taktakishvilli, and Lanner. We close with a celebration of one of history’s happiest examples of musical collaboration: the arrangement of Haydn’s last symphony by his British impresario Salomon.

    So, combined with stellar wines,
    food and hospitality, courtesy of the extraordinary Hunter family and Monsieur Pierre, we’re on course for a wonderful first festival of the next chapter of the SEMF story!

    To view the 2017 program please click here

    For full details of the 2017 festival please visit the website

    To listen and watch past performances at Sanguine Estate Music Festival please click here.


    “…. Previous festivals have been superb but this one was even better. The organisation is exemplary with that very necessary element of attention to detail. The friendly atmosphere created by the musicians makes this festival special. Because we meet the same musicians each year (with one or two variations) we have a sense of coming together again for a common purpose and this creates a bond between guests and musicians." 2014 feedback

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