Melbourne Cup Day Evening

On Melbourne Cup Day Evening (Tuesday 6 November) the RMP  will again host a public fundraiser / social event at the RMP Drill Hall from 6.30pm, a “Cup day Classical Cabaret”. The inaugural event was held in 2014 as an important fundraising event for the RMP, following the loss of all funding from the City of Melbourne in the 2014 round of triennial arts funding. It quickly sold out, was held again in 2015, and has continued to be a great success ever since.

Friends, families, audience, fellow musicians, and members of the wider community have the chance to show their support of the RMP by joining members of the RMP Choir and Orchestra for a relaxed, informal social gathering and musical celebration.

Tickets include fine wines and gourmet cheeses, fruit platters and delicious nibbles, tea coffee, pastries and light refreshments as well as wonderful entertainment provided by some of Australia’s finest opera, instrumental and chamber musicians.

Maestro Andrew Wailes will again assemble an extraordinary line up of talent for the 2018 event who will thrill and entertain as they perform throughout the evening. Performers last year included sensational Australian soprano Greta Bradman, leading operatic contralto Liane Keegan, Australia’s finest chamber music ensemble PLEXUS, pianist Stefan Cassomenos, virtuosic violinist Monica Curro,  sublime clarinettist Philip Arkinstall, and jazz pianist Adam Cook back by popular demand!

World class entertainment with great company and gourmet food and fine wine.

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Artists who have previously appeared at this event have also included outstanding award-winning Australian pianists  Tristan Lee, Adam Cook and Amir Farid,  distinguished sopranos Merlyn Quaife AO and Suzanne Shakespeare,  bass baritone Daniel Carison (2014 RMP Aria Winner), Michelle Wood (cello, MSO), rising young tenor Douglas Kelly, Flamenco pianist Zen Zeng          and more!!!

There will be another huge silent auction with all proceeds going to the fighting fund to help keep the RMP making music in Melbourne for another 165 years.

This year bring your friends, and get behind the RMP and help support one of Melbourne’s Musical Icons!

If you wish to donate anything for the 2018 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 email or all 0433 661 971. Collection can be arranged for large items or they can be delivered to the Drill Hall prior to the event.

Tues 6th November 2017 6.30pm -10.30pm

At: The Drill Hall, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne 3000

(Home of the RMP)


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Tables of 10 available on request if you have a group and you would like to sit together.