This years' performances at the Melbourne Recital Centre and the tour to Tokyo have been cancelled due to the global pandemic. These events will be rescheduled for 2021 and 2022!
Tokyo: Born Creative Festival
Ensemble Three will be featured in the 2020 Born Creative festival in Tokyo. More details soon!
The video from Ensemble Three's world-premiere performance of Dai Fujikura's new work "THREE" is now available on YouTube
New Album: Greenbaum Sonatas
'Return Journey: Ensemble Three Play Sonatas By Stuart Greenbaum' has been released by ABC Classics and is available for purchase on iTunes
Ensemble Three will be giving performances in the USA in late February, 2019. More news to follow.
MRC 2018 Local Heroes
We're delighted to have been selected for the 2018 "Local Heroes" series at the Mlbourne Recital Centre. We'll perform concerts in February and July.
Ensemble Three is honoured to have been chosen to receive the 2017 "Contemporary Masters" award from the Melbourne Recital Centre for our world premiere performance of James Ledger's "Voodoo Sonnets" on our "Australian Electric" concert in February!
Monday 13 September 2021, 6pm
Performance: All Demons Run at MRC
A program of world premieres, including works by Alan Holley, Melody Eötvös, Sue-Anne Tan, Caerwen Martin, and Christopher Sainsbury
Thursday 17 September 2020, 12:00pm
Performance: Relaxed Performance at MRC
Promoting a casual approach to sound and movement, the Centre’s series of Relaxed Performances provides the same exceptional artists in the best place to hear, with an environment specifically suited for audiences with sensory sensitivities. A relaxed performance is designed to create a safe and welcoming environment for people with autism, learning disabilities and sensory or communication needs. There is the ability for audience members to enter and exit the venue throughout the concert, the house lights will be turned on, and the sound will be moderated, providing a comfortable and less formal musical experience. With performances running for 45 minutes, this series is also perfect for young families. Children will be free to wriggle if they need, or leave the Primrose Potter Salon and move to a designated quiet area in the ground level foyer.
Wednesday 8 July 2020, 6:00pm
Performance: Pinwheel at MRC
This work features a new piece by Alan Holley alongside some of our favourites by Christian O’Brien, Wally Gunn, and Julian Yu.
Tuesday 10 December 2019, 6:00pm
Performance: Wet Ink at MRC
World premiere performances of Chris Pickering's "Lesser Heroes" and Timothy Dargville's "Transcience" alongside Yihan Chen's "清涼—still" and Dai Fujikura's "Three.
Wednesday 17 April 2019 6pm
Performance: Dai Fujikura Portrait
Curated by Ensemble Three, this portrait of London-based composer Dai Fujikura includes the world premiere of "Three" written for the ensemble. Fujikura will be in attendance.
Tuesday 11 June 2019 6pm
Performance: Premieres at MRC
World premiere performances of "...until it's gone: rhapsody on loss" by Linda Kouvaras and Caerwen Martin's "What Lies Beneath" and the Australian premiere of "Magically Delicious" by Rudresh Mahanthappa.
Monday 23 July 2018, 6:00pm
Performance: Organica at MRC
Our second MRC Local Heroes program focuses on local composers and will include Katy Abbott's lush 'Midnight Songs', the foot-stomping 'PIT_T' by Christian O'Brien, Andrew Batterham's 'Organica', and 'Slow Air' by Andrew Ford.
Monday 19 Febrary 2018, 6:00pm
Performance: Undercurrents at MRC
The first of our 2018 MRC Local Heroes programmes, this program will feature the world premiere of a new commission by Jake Donahue alongside works by Katy Abbott, Elliott Hughes, Jane Hammond, and Harry Sdraulig.
Sunday 17 September 2017, 2:30pm
Performance: Macedon Music
World premiere performances of Jane Hammond's 'Country Crow Shuffle', Elliott Hughes's 'Despite our Silent Elders', a new work by Harry Sdraulig, as well as Katy Abbott's 'undercurrenT'