Ensemble Offspring Sings an Ambitious Ode to the 90s

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, June 5, 2021 Ensemble Offspring’s latest project The Surge was an ode to the 1990s and its impact on Australian life. Drawing on a host of themes – environmental concerns, Indigenous relations, the emergence of the internet and…

Australian Haydn Ensemble’s electric Pastoral Symphony

Australian Haydn Ensemble: Beethoven’s Pastoral City Recital Hall, 7 June 2021 When one signs up for an “ensemble” rather than an “orchestral” concert featuring a Beethoven symphony, one could be excused for having reservations. In this instance, the ensemble consisted…

Australian Haydn Ensemble’s Perfect Rainy Day Menu

On a cold and rainy Sunday, most people would prefer to be indoors and rugged up. But at a time when live music is experiencing the revival it desperately needs, I and many others jumped at the chance to see…

Australia Ensemble | 2021 Season Launch

The Australia Ensemble UNSW are thrilled to bring their 42nd concert season to audiences this year. The season combines several major works from the cancelled 2020 programs as well as gems by lesser known composers. 2021 marks violinist Dene Olding’s…

Profile | Consort 8

The full consort produces a range of sonorities from the smallest bird-like sopranino to the rich organ-like sounds of the contra bass.

Profile | Ensemble: Josie & The Emeralds

They have been critically acclaimed for performing… “…adoringly: not merely with precision and finesse, but a palpable and abiding admiration… The viols wrap around each other as lovers, entwined in a sensual dance of melody & meter.” — Brad Syke,…

Profile | Australia Ensemble

Enthralling audiences around the world with a brand of chamber music that places modern Australian compositions alongside those of Mozart and Bach.

Profile | Halcyon

Regarded as a leading exponent in the field of new music, presenting stunning performances of vocal chamber music from around the world, with a special emphasis on Australian content.

Profile | Song Company

The Song Company is Australia’s leading vocal ensemble. It embraces music from around the world and across the ages. In collaboration with artists of the highest calibre, it aims to create a distinctive and dynamic new voice, relevant to the audiences of today and tomorrow.

Profile | Ironwood

Ironwood is a renowned Australian period-instrument ensemble lauded for its historically-informed exploration of repertoire from the late-Renaissance to the late Romantic eras as well as its support of newly commissioned works. Established in 2006, the ensemble draws on a wealth…

Profile | Ensemble Offspring

Throughout their rich history Ensemble Offspring has been an  extraordinary force in Australian music: bold, risk-taking and tireless advocates of work by living composers – championing female and First  Nations Australian artists in particular – and have fostered the creation…

Profile | Australian Haydn Ensemble

The Australian Haydn Ensemble (AHE) was formed in late 2011 and launched its first subscription season in 2012. AHE has rapidly claimed a place among Australia’s finest orchestras and chamber music groups. The ensemble specialises in the music of the…

Profile | Ensemble: ThoroughBass

A dynamic & fluid ensemble, its players joining each program from a pool of skilled & enthusiastic musicians with harpsichord, cello, voice & recorders predominating.

Profile | Sirius Chamber Ensemble

As friends and fellow freelance colleagues we had many discussions about getting together to perform some of the big chamber works for wind and strings and so Sirius Chamber Ensemble was formed in 2011.