MRFM 2024 Concert Series

On Sale Now

In 2024 we are again delighted to collaborate with The Cube Wodonga for two of our events and for our first event in March, with the unique Jindera Pioneer Museum. 

Tickets are on sale now via the links below. 

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The Genius of Shostakovich

Orpheus Trio with Merlyn Quaife (soprano), Markiyan Melnychenko (violin) and Simon Oswell (viola)

Saturday 25th May 2024, 2pm
@The Cube, Wodonga

A photo of members of the Orpheus Trio and Merlyn Quaife, Markiyan Melnychenko and Simon Oswell.

Composer and pianist Shostakovich lived under the constant threat and reality of authoritarian regimes – keeping a packed suitcase under the stairs in case he got a knock on the door in the middle of the night. 

His music was subversive, characterised by sharp contrasts, elements of the grotesque and ambivalent tonality. On the other side was his quirky humour, making him a man of great contrasts.  

Experience both sides of his genius in this brilliant program performed by Orpheus Trio, with special guest artists Merlyn Quaife (soprano), Markiyan Melnychenko (violin) and Simon Oswell (viola). 

Program: 

Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op.8 

Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok Op. 127 

Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57 

Tickets are available for purchase via the link below or by pasting the following link into your internet browser: https://cube.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/118904

Tickets may be purchased in person at The Cub box office located at 118 Hovell St, Wodonga.

The Cube box office is open Monday – Friday 10 am to 4pm.

Phone: (02) 6022 9311

Email: cubeboxoffice@wodonga.vic.gov.au

Piazolla and Tango

With vocalist Ayse Göknur Shanal and pianist Helena Kernaghan

Saturday 26th October 2024, 7pm

@The Cube, Wodonga

Photos of pianist Helena Kernaghan and vocalist Ayse Göknur Shanal

A tango feast you don’t want to miss! 

Vocalist Ayşe Göknur Shanal and pianist Helena Kernaghan will share a ravishing evening of music and Argentine tango by Piazzolla and other South American masters. 

Border audiences are in for a memorable treat – this critically acclaimed concert has been a crowd favourite at the Sydney Opera House with many sold out performances.  

Treat yourself to an $18 single serve antipasto platter from Ploughmans. Add yours to the cart at checkout when you purchase your tickets.


Tickets are available for purchase via the link below or by pasting the following link into your internet browser: https://cube.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/119388

Tickets may be purchased in person at The Cub box office located at 118 Hovell St, Wodonga.

The Cube box office is open Monday – Friday 10 am to 4pm.

Phone: (02) 6022 9311

Email: cubeboxoffice@wodonga.vic.gov.au

Our Mission

Murray River Fine Music aims to make the live performance of top-level Classical music accessible to regional country communities. We are open to incorporating artists who perform in contemporary and or jazz styles, as well as Classical.

Our goal is to provide a quality experience for regional audiences that would normally only be the privilege of city dwellers.

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Would you like to help MRFM? Bringing fine music performance and fine music education and opportunities to our region?


Then please make your tax deductible donation by 30/06/2023 to;

ACC: Murray River Fine Music Association Inc
BSB: 633 000
Acc No: 178 313 359

Contact Helena@murrayriverfinemusic.com.au for your receipt.

All donations no matter how large or small are gratefully received. It all helps with MRFM’s vision and mission.

Murray River Fine Music Ass. INC. is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

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Supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund.

Our Curatorial Philosophy

We engage the best performers and allow them the freedom to present programs that they are comfortable with, and can deliver with passion and enthusiasm.  We also aim to continue the security of a new and vibrant Classical music scene in Australia, through our programming, providing student opportunities and delivering new work commissions.

Apart from promoting and engaging the best performers and musicians, we also strive to include interactive educational opportunities for up and coming local musicians through masterclasses and workshops hosted by the featured performers.

Our hope is to feature at least one world premiere by an Australian composer each year.

Program during COVID-19

Our primary aim is to foster the return of live performance to maintain the intimate experience that chamber music is renowned for.

We have adjusted our approach based on the current uncertainty, and we aim to have stand alone concerts with limited tickets available. 

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Key people

Helena Kernaghan – Artistic Director/CEO

Click here to see Helena’s biography

Gordon Kerry – Consultant

Click here to see Gordon’s biography

Kerryn Beatty – Producer

Peter Stewart – Treasurer

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