John McCaughey: Musical Director

Reduplications & Tautologies

“The sower Arepo keeps the works turning”

Solo piano, choir, string trio, instruments and electronics create a rich musical network in Astra’s October 16 concert – strands of a contemporary tradition linking present-day composers in Melbourne to Schoenberg’s Second Viennese School and its formative influence from Brahms.

Sunday 16 October, 5:00 pm

Church of All Nations,

180 Palmerston Street


For tickets call Astra on (03) 9326 5424, or

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August concert postponed

August concert postponed

The concert 'Andrew Byrne at 50' programmed for 27 & 28 August has been postponed until early 2017 due to the unavailability of the guest artist. Astra apologises for any inconvenience. Subscription tickets will be valid for next year's concert

Astra subscriptions - 20% off normal prices

Astra subscriptions - 20% off normal prices

Transferable - use for any combination of concerts e.g. 2 people for 3 concerts, 3 people for 2 concerts etc.

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6 tickets: Full $170, Conc. $96
3 tickets: Full $85, Conc. $48

Read about Astra in Italy and Romania

Read about Astra in Italy and Romania

Astra's Musical director John McCaughey's article for Acord, magazine of the National University of Music, Bucharest.

Choir member Matthew Lorenzon has documented our travels at