Category Archives: Musical Soiree

December News and Season’s Greetings

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Season’s Greetings

We wish our readers Compliments of the Season and a Prosperous 2015.

Visit to Barbara Tucker’s Collection: Fundraiser Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.

Supporters had the privilege of viewing Barbara Tucker’s private collection of Australian art, generously supported by Sotheby’s Australia.  Geoffrey Smith, Director of Sotheby’s gave a tour of the collection.  Sotheby’s Australia donated the proceeds of the evening for the Ursula Hoff Institute Victorian College of the Arts Print Making Award 2014.

Victorian College of the Arts Print Making Award 2014. 

Congratulations to Lucia Canuto who was awarded the $750 Ursula Hoff Institute Print Making Award 2014 with a work titled ‘Silita Sensazione’ (photo lithograph, 66x50cm. Lucia completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, (Visual Art) – Drawing&Printmaking at Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University, 2014.

Ursula Hoff Dinner Celebrating 75 Year in Australia

A dinner celebrating Dr Ursula Hoff’s (1909-2005) arrival in Australia on the Orcades, December 1939 was held at University House, University of Melbourne. Kelly Gellatly, Director, The Potter, University of Melbourne spoke of Dr Hoff’s contribution to scholarship, curatorial practices and to art history in Australia.

The evening was a joint function of the Ursula Hoff Institute, Art History, University of Melbourne, Faculty of Arts, University College and The Potter, University of Melbourne.

A $5,000 contribution to the Ursula Hoff Scholarship Fund was received from a donor to be added to other donations received.

Christmas Choral Choir Soiree December 2014

Kenneth Park, Ursula Hoff Board member and arts presenter organized a Christmas Choral Choir Soiree at the Melbourne Savage Club to raise funds for the a community choir: Melbourne Choral Choir directed by Dr David Kram.  Kenneth Park made the presentation on behalf of the Ursula Hoff Institute.  Thank you Kenneth.


Mr Tim Brown, Ursula Hoff Board member had his 65th paper in the area of aesthetic breast surgery published in the journal Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  Tim before relocating to Melbourne was an Associate Professor, the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Mr Alan Egan JP, Secretary, Ursula Hoff Institute is featured with a photo and a quote in Encore, Arts Centre Melbourne Supporter Magazine Issue 24, 30th Anniversary Issue, 2014.  Alan has been a Legacy Angel supporter of the Arts Centre for many years.


Musical Soiree: North Melbourne Brass Ensemble

The Ursula Hoff Institute Inc. invites you to The Kenneth W Park Presentation of

North Melbourne Brass Ensemble: Gabrieli, Gershwin, Grainger and Much More

Where: The Melbourne Savage Club, 12 Bank Place, Melbourne

When: 22 August 2014

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Cost: $80 pp

Proceeds from this recital will support the arts programs of The Ursula Hoff Institute for the Arts.

For bookings and further information download the PDF attached brochure or

North Melbourne Brass Ensemble Friday 22 August

please contact Alan Egan on or +613 9606 0501.

North Melbourne Brass brings two trumpeters and two trombonists together, each sharing a great passion and enthusiasm for brass music. Rob Sims, Alison Wright (trumpets), Dennis Freeman and Glenn Bardwell (trombones) bring a wealth of experience to the Savage stage, having performed in orchestras and other musical ensembles, all over the world.  They will share with you the rich history of brass music through the ages and you will be able to find out answers to all those questions that you have been desperate to ask e.g. what is a sackbut, why do brass instruments have water valves? North Melbourne Brass look forward to sharing a night of wonderful music entertainment with you.

Format for the evening:

Guests will be asked to arrive from 6:00 pm in time for the recital start at 6:30 pm sharp. Please note the later start time. This will give people time to enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling wine. Seating is unreserved. The seating arrangement will be in that quirky Savage Club salon style! You will enjoy the ambience and intimacy of the Social Room and the close proximity to our performers. The recital will last about 50 or so minutes. There will be a post recital soiree with wine, beer, juice and soft drinks being served along with canapés. Our musicians will join the guests at this time. The evening will finish around 9:00 pm. It will be a memorable night of beautiful music. Places are limited. The cost of the evening will be $80 per person. Prepayment is required to secure your booking.

For further information and bookings, please download the attached PDF form: North Melbourne Brass Ensemble Friday 22 August or contact Alan Egan on or +613 9606 0501.