Prism at Melbourne Recital Centre

Artistic Director Gemma Turvey and the NPCO String Quartet present Prism, a delightful excursion through the angles of perception and illusion on Friday 17th November 7pm at Melbourne Recital Centre Salon.


Prism features the premiere of Gemma’s composition Prism for Piano and String Quartet, alongside Arvo Pärt’s transcendent Spiegel im Spiegel featuring Phoebe Green (viola), and Gemma’s arrangement of Piazzolla’s stunning Oblivion featuring Jeremy Blackman (violin). Cellist Campbell Banks will also perform one of Grammy award-winning Eugene Friesen’s most defining works, Shadow Play!


In the intimate setting of the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon, audiences will be taken on an inspiring journey as Gemma leads listeners carefully through the repertoire with stories and special insights.


We can’t wait to share this journey with you. Prism is the final concert in the NPCO’s 2017 Season. We look forward to seeing you there!


Tickets $39 + booking fee. Book online at or phone 03 9969 3333


Event Summary


Proudly presented by NPCO Limited & Melbourne Recital Centre

Friday 17th November 7:00pm

Melbourne Recital Centre Salon, Cnr Sturt St and Southbank Blvd, Southbank

Tickets $39 + booking fee. Book online at or phone 03 9699 3333

Approximate duration 60 mins no interval


Concert Performers

Gemma Turvey        Artistic Director / Pianist

Jeremy Blackman    Violin

Larissa Aguiar          Violin

Phoebe Green         Viola

Campbell Banks      Cello



Prism - for Piano and String Quartet (Premiere)    Gemma Turvey

Oblivion                     Piazzolla arr Turvey

Sweetness of Things Half Remembered                     Rafael Karlen

Spiegel im Spiegel    Arvo Pärt

Dialogo                      György Ligeti

Shadow Play            Eugene Friesen

Turquoise                  Gemma Turvey