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10 Oct 2020

Welcome back friends! We’re delighted to once again be bringing you a live music experience with our Musica Viva Reconnect WA concert, brought to you by the WA Committee. For those that are eager to return to live music, on Saturday 10 October we invite you to enjoy an afternoon of the finest music, showcasing some of Perth’s most talented musicians. An opportunity to  reconnect with live music, the arts, and the Musica Viva community once again.

In a stellar line-up of local artists, cellist Miranda Murray-Yong will perform a stunning Bach Cello Suite before being joined by the Alchemy Art Quartet for a performance of traditional Nordic Folk Tunes. The outstanding pianist Anna Sleptsova, violist Katie Mckay and clarinettist Ashley Smith will also join forces to present two great pieces: a Mozart trio, and Bruch’s Rumänische Melodie.

Join us on Saturday 10 October, 2pm at Government House for an afternoon of delightful music. Your ticket includes an afternoon tea, as well as a complimentary wine tasting courtesy of Cullen Wines. Tickets are strictly limited and available on a first come first served basis.

With thanks to the WA Committee, Government House “Re-start the arts” initiative, Cooper Energy, Cullen Wines, Government House Foundation and the Musica Viva Artists Fund.


BACH Cello Suite No.6 – Allemande – 7 mins
Traditional NORDIC FOLK TUNES (arranged for String Quartet) “ Wood Works”– 20 mins
MOZART Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E-flat major, K. 498 Kegelstatt (1786) – 21 min
BRUCH Rumänische Melodie from Eight Pieces for Clarinet Viola and Piano (1910) – 6 min

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Miranda Murray-Yong cello
Alchemy Art Quartet
Anna Sleptsova piano
Katie Mckay viola
Ashley Smith clarinet


Anna Sleptsova is a classical piano player from Ukraine. She is a Masters Graduate from Kiev State Conservatorium.  Anna settled in Australia in 1995 and is now regarded as one of the country's finest concert pianists.  She is a professional piano player and teacher of international standing and has released a CD album of classical works by Sergei Rachmaninov and Mikhail Glinka.





The recently formed Alchemy Art Quartet came together through a shared passion to communicate, express, and create performances of meaning and wonder, through the medium of the string quartet. The ensemble aims to share cultural conversation, developing projects that explore a variety of styles and languages from around the world. Musicians Julia Watson (Violin), Madeleine Antoine (Violin), Alix Hamilton (Viola), and Miranda Murray-Yong (Cello), cultivate a unique expression within the wealth of traditional string quartet repertoire, whilst facilitating a space for the creation of new works.



Clarinettist Ashley William Smith is an internationally demanded clarinet soloist and chamber musician. Ashley is multi award-winning having received several of Australia’s most prestigious prizes. Ashley has performed throughout Australia, the USA, Europe, and Asia. As a soloist and director, he has performed alongside several international and Australian orchestras.





Australian-born violist Katie McKay is known for her versatility and creativity as a performing artist. She has a passion for presenting unique musical interactions; fusing aspects of music making from a wide variety of genres, cultures, and traditions. Katie frequently performs around Australia and Asia in various chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras.

The safety and wellbeing of our patrons, musicians, and staff is always our utmost priority. To ensure your experience is as safe as possible, we have worked with the Government House to implement a range of COVID safety measures, which you can read about below.

Feeling Unwell?

Please do not attend the performance if you:

  • Are feeling unwell
  • Are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test
  • Have exhibited any symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • Have been in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Have returned from overseas or a hotspot area in the last 14 days

If you are unable to attend due to any of the above reasons, please contact Box Office on [email protected] or 1800 688 482 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm AEST) to discuss your ticketing options. Tickets can be refunded, exchanged for a credit note to be used within 2 years or you may make a tax-deductible donation of the value of your ticket(s).

Social Distancing

Social distancing measures have been implemented to ensure the safe movement of our patrons within the venue. This includes staggered entry times to reduce congestion, clearly marked entry and exit routes, and additional toilet facilities made available to patrons.


Our seating has been arranged to best comply with social distancing requirements. This means that seating will be limited and available on a first come first served basis.


Increased cleaning measures will be conducted at the venue including increased cleaning of touch-points and high traffic areas. Additionally, hand sanitiser will be readily available within the venue for patron use.

Digital Ticketing

Physical tickets will not be supplied for this event. Instead, the confirmation email will serve as a digital ticket. We ask that patrons please ensure they have access to their confirmation email on the evening of their concert, either by printing the email or presenting it on their phone.

Online or Over The Phone Bookings

All bookings will be required to be made over the phone or online. For assistance, please contact our friendly Box Office staff at [email protected] or on 1800 688 482 (9am – 5pm AEST).

As required by WA Health, we will be asking all ticket buyers to provide contact tracing details for all members of their party.

Attendance Guidelines

To ensure the health and safety of all patrons, we ask that the following guidelines please be followed.

  • Practice social distancing, keeping 1.5m between others while at the performance, and when entering and exiting the venue
  • Practice good hygiene through frequently washing your hands thoroughly, using hand sanitiser, and coughing or sneezing into your elbow or a tissue
  • It is encouraged that patrons wear a face mask while at the venue
  • Use contactless payment methods wherever possible

Further Information

  • To keep up to date with WA health advisories about COVID-19, including outbreaks and restrictions, please visit the Department of Health website or contact the WA COVID-19 Information Line on 13 268 43
  • You can also download the Covidsafe App here

Terms and Conditions

  • If you are unable to attend the performance due to illness or contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case, or confirmed hotspot, ticket exchange options will be made available to you. Tickets may be refunded, exchanged for a credit note, available to use within 2 years from date of issue, or the value of the ticket can be donated to Musica Viva as a tax-deductible donation.
  • Booking information provided to Musica Viva, including Name, Phone and Email, will be submitted to the venue in accordance with Contact Tracing legislation.
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Event Dates

  • Perth 10 Oct 2020 2:00 PM


Full price: $70

Your ticket includes catering on the day.

Due to the implementation of socially distanced seating, tickets will be strictly limited and available on a first come first served basis.

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