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12 March 2015 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Hosted by the Faculty of Arts

The recent international success of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity and Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim have altered the popular perception of Mexican cinema and perhaps even of Mexico itself

Cost: Free

Open to: general public.

13 March 2015 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hosted by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the Faculty of VCA and MCM in Melbourne

Ian Holtham - piano
Curt Thompson - violin
Alvin Wong - cello

Robert SCHUMANN - Fantasy in C Major for Piano Op17

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN- Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 ‘Archduke’

A special concert to celebrate the acquisition of our newest Steinway Concert D, one of four Steinway Concert Ds in the MCM’s collection, the program includes SCHUMANN’s Fantasy in C Major for Piano performed by Ian Holtham and BEETHOVEN’s Piano Trio in B-flat major with Curt Thompson and Alvin Wong.

The piano will be officially launched by The University of Melbourne’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis AC.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.

27 March 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Please note, this event is sold out. Due to unprecedented popularity, we are currently investigating a bigger venue or extra dates. Please register your interest at to be informed about new tickets when they become available.

Hosted by the Faculty of Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in Melbourne

Tonmeister Les Craythorn takes a tour of The University of Melbourne’s Synthi 100, one of the world’s ground-breaking music machines. Manufactured in 1973, it is one of only 30 made and - following recent restoration to its original condition by Les Craythorn– is one of maybe three that have been restored to original working condition. Les will demonstrate some of the important works connected with this machine’s history, including Percy GRAINGER’s rarely realised Free Music.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.

10 April 2015 9:15 AM to 5:00 PM

Hosted by the Australian Centre

This symposium will explore the role of ‘the archive’ in education of the arts and humanities in Australia, and offer the opportunity to interrogate issues of cultural knowledge and cultural value.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.

23 April 2015 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences 

Religious communities see their religion as peaceful and its institutions, beliefs and rituals as serving an important space of healing and consolation. However, many of today’s armed conflicts have a religious component 

Cost: Free

Open to:alumni and general public.

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