On Melbourne Cup Day (Tuesday 3 November) the RMP will hold a public fundraiser / social event at the Drill Hall from 6.30pm, a “Cup day Classical Cabaret”. The inaugural event was held last year and quickly sold out. I was a great success, and it is expected that this year’s event will be even more fun.
Friends, families, audience, fellow musicians, and members of the wider community will have the chance to show their support by joining members of the RMP Choir and Orchestra for a relaxed, informal social gathering and musical celebration. This will also be an important fundraising event for the RMP which used it last year to raise vital funds, following the loss of all funding from the City of Melbourne in last year’s round of triennial arts funding.
Ticket includes fine wines and gourmet cheeses, fruit platters and delicious nibbles, tea coffee and light refreshments as well as wonderful entertainment provided by some of Australia’s finest opera, instrumental and chamber musicians, including outstanding award-winning Australian pianists, and leading soloists including outstanding Australian pianists Stefan Cassomenos and Tristan Lee, and internationally celebrated contralto Liane Keegan. Artists who appeared at last year’s event included outstanding award-winning Australian pianists Stefan Cassomenos and Amir Farid, Monica Curro (Assistant Principal 2nd Violin, MSO), Philip Arkinstall Associate Principal Clarinet, MSO), distinguished soprano Merlyn Quaife AO, contemporary chamber music ensemble PLEXUS, bass baritone Daniel Carison (2014 RMP Aria Winner), Michelle Wood (cello, MSO), Flamenco pianist Zen Zeng and more!!!
An extraordinary line up of talent is guaranteed for the 2015 event.
There will also be a raffle, some fabulous door prizes, and a huge silent auction with all proceeds going to the fighting fund to help keep the RMP making music in Melbourne for another 160 years. Bring your friends, and get behind the RMP and help support a Melbourne Musical Icon!
If you wish to donate anything for the Silent Auction (service vouchers or experiences, artwork, jewellery, non perishable foods, glassware, silverware, wines and spirits, gourmet items, toys, CDs and DVS, electrical goods etc, please call 0433 661 971 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Collection can be arranged for large items.
MELB CUP DAY EVENING
Tues 3rd November 6.30pm -10.30pm
At: The Drill Hall, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne 3000 (Home of the RMP)
Book online via Trybooking: http://www.trybooking.com/JKXJ
Tables of 10 available on request if you have a group and you would like to sit together.