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June 2019

Twilight Musical Dialogues: Musical Kin – Husband & Wife

21 June @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm AEST
Adamstown Uniting Church, Adamstown, 228 Brunker R​oad
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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$35 – $50

Tickets: Adult $50 | Concession $35 Both stemming from musical families, husband and wife Ami Williamson and Clemens Leske join Artistic Director Sally Walker to share part of their artistic lives with us, with works by composers with extensive family trees: the Bach, Mozart, Schumann and Williamson families, including some of Ami’s original songs. “The family that plays together, stays together”. You will have heard of Bach, Schumann, Mozart and Mendelssohn, but have you heard of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Clara…

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The Baroque Viola

29 June @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm AWST
Eileen Joyce Studio, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy
Crawley, WA 6009 Australia
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$12 – $30

Take part in baroque violist Katie Yap’s musical trip to Europe and back – before she takes the journey in person! Beginning with the sunrise theme of Handel’s first violin sonata (arranged for viola and cello), Katie and her travelling companions, violinist Shaun Lee-Chen and cellist Krista Low will explore beloved works from 18th Century Europe by J.S. Bach, Boccherini and Mozart. Then they’ll hop in the TARDIS to arrive in modern Australia, still armed with their baroque instruments! Discover…

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Austral Indigo: Threads Through Time

29 June @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm AEST
The Flute Tree, Sydney, Leichhardt, Suite 1, 111 Moore Street
Leichhardt, NSW 2040 Australia
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$30 – $45

Tickets: Early Bird Adult (available until 23 June) $40 | Early Bird Concession (available until 23 June) $30 | Standard Adult $45 | Standard Concession $35 A complimentary glass of wine is included in your ticket price. Experience the premier talents of music group Austral Indigo and get in the mood for a great night out with sumptuous music and complimentary glass of wine. Austral Indigo will take you on a journey through time and what a journey it is! Be transported from…

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July 2019

Live at Lunch: Chansons Parisiens

3 July @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm AEST
The Concourse: Concert Hall, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $33 | Concession $30 | Add Lunch for $17.50 Paris-based jazz singer Hetty Kate, joins flutist Jane Rutter and virtuoso pianist Simon Tedeschi in a concert of French music: Chansons and classical favourites. This is the fourth of seven concerts in the Live at Lunch 2019 series.

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Twilight Concert Series: Ecstatic Dances – Dimity Hall & Julian Smiles in Concert

4 July @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm AEST

Tickets: Adult $60 | Senior $50 | Concession $40 Program BACH Two-part Inventions for violin and cello (nos. 4, 13 & 8) EDWARDS Ecstatic Dances VASKS  Castillo Interior RAVEL Sonata for violin and cello HINDSON ‘1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8’ Join us for a drink post-concert with the artists About the artists Dimity Hall is well known to national and international audiences as a member of both the Goldner String Quartet and the Australia Ensemble@UNSW with whom she has performed, toured and recorded extensively, to critical acclaim.…

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Sydney inSpires presents: Organ recital with Thomas Ospital

8 July @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney Square, Corner Bathurst and George Streets
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Tickets: All tickets $10; free for Sydney inSpires conference registrants Titulaire of the grand organ at Saint-Eustache Church in Paris, Organist in Residence at Maison de la Radio (Radio France Concert Hall) and recently appointed Harmony Tutor at the Paris Conservatoire, Thomas Ospital is a young artist who has quickly earned a place amongst the world’s finest concert organists. He was awarded First Prize at the 2009 International Competition of Organ in Saragossa, Spain, the Duruflé-Prize and the Audience Prize…

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Twilight Concert Series: Four Hands – Ian Munro & Tamara-Anna Cislowska in Concert

18 July @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm AEST

Tickets: Adult $60 | Senior $50 | Concession $40 Program MOZART Sonata in D K381 SCHUBERT Fantasy in f minor D940 MOSZKOWSKI Spanish Dances RAVEL Mother Goose Join us for a drink post-concert with the artists About the artists Ian Munro is one of Australia’s most distinguished and awarded musicians with a career that has taken him to thirty countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia. His award in 2003 of Premier Grand Prix at the Queen Elisabeth International…

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Soirées Musicales Quintette: A Governor’s Invitational Soirée

19 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Old Government House – Brisbane, Brisbane, 2 George Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
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Tickets (including post-performance refreshments): Adult $50 | Concession $40 | Student $20 | Family (2 + 2) $100 Door sales – cash only Following the outstanding success of Soirées Musicales Quintette's recent ‘King’s Birthday’ concert, attended by an enthusiastic capacity audience, the ensemble return to Old Government House to recreate more colonial and Federation era highlights. The Governors rarely hosted public performances, but the official residence was much used for balls and receptions. A notable exception was an 1884 concert…

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Burgundian Consort: Lunch Hour Recital

25 July @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
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The Burgundian Consort will explore a selection of Australian composers, each portraying the rugged musical landscape of their homeland

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Flinders Quartet: Shostakovich – through the lens of the string quartet

25 July @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Armidale Town Hall, Armidale, 173 Rusden St
Armidale, NSW 2350 Australia
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Flinders Quartet

Tickets: Adult $45 | Pensioners $35 | Students $25 Program: Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH | String Quartet Cycle Selected movements from the string quartets of Shostakovich, curated by Flinders Quartet and dramaturge, Richard Piper. Robert SCHUMANN | String Quartet No. 3 in A major, Op. 41, No. 3 Artists: Violins | Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba & Nicholas Waters Viola | Helen Ireland Cello | Zoe Knighton Dramaturge | Richard Piper Presented in association with Musica Viva Australia.

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Flinders Quartet: Shostakovich – through the lens of the string quartet

27 July @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm AEST
Lecture Theatre D, Coffs Harbour Education Campus, Coffs Harbour, Hogbin Drive,
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia
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Flinders Quartet

Tickets: Adult $50 | Student $20 Selected movements from the string quartets of Shostakovich, curated by Flinders Quartet with dramaturge, Richard Piper. In a unique concept, Flinders Quartet explore Shostakovich’s life through a prism of his string quartets. Inspired by Wendy Lesser’s book “Music for Silenced Voices”, this program will explore the life of Shostakovich through selections from his fifteen string quartets, and follows his relationship with The Beethoven Quartet; his muse for most of his string quartet writing. Be…

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Flinders Quartet: Shostakovich – through the lens of the string quartet

28 July @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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Flinders Quartet

Tickets (includes afternoon tea provided by the venue from 2:30pm): Adult $49 | Concession/Under 30 $32 | Student $22 | Child $17 Selected movements from the string quartets of Shostakovich, curated by Flinders Quartet with dramaturge, Richard Piper. In a unique concept, Flinders Quartet explore Shostakovich’s life through a prism of his string quartets. Inspired by Wendy Lesser’s book “Music for Silenced Voices”, this program will explore the life of Shostakovich through selections from his fifteen string quartets, and follows…

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August 2019

Twilight Concert Series: You’re gonna love tomorrow

1 August @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm AEST

Tickets: Adult $60 | Senior $50 | Concession $40 Program Musical Director Harrison Collins leads us through an intimate hour of cabaret, exploring dreams and passions. Consisting of solos, duets, and ensemble numbers from the much loved and critically acclaimed Broadway musicals Follies, Kiss Me Kate, City of Angels, Jesus Christ Superstar, You’re gonna love tomorrow will feature the best of Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cole Porter. Join us for a drink with the artist post-concert The artists Musical…

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Virtuosi Tasmania: Convict Monologues

5 August @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
MONA Organ Room, Berriedale, 655 Main Road
Berriedale, Tasmania 7011 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $30 | Concession $25 | Student $15 Convict Monologues is the result of a ten-month collaborative project in 2017 between Risdon Prison Creative Learning Program and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Outreach Program. Led by volunteer creative writing tutor, the Tasmanian author and playwright Paul McIntyre, inmates researched, wrote and performed a series of monologues based on the life and times of convicts who overcame the odds and forged a successful life in Tasmania post transportation. TSO Australian Composers’…

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Joy & Heartbreak – ANAM Orchestra

10 August @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
South Melbourne Town Hall, ANAM, South Melbourne, 210 Bank Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia
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Like many wealthy young Europeans of his day, Mendelssohn travelled widely and found musical inspiration on many of his journeys (think of that expressive musical picture, The Hebrides). One country brought him particular pleasure: “This is Italy! And now has begun what I have always thought... to be the supreme joy in life.” Inspired by his sojourn there, the Italian Symphony is sunshine and Chianti in music. Mendelssohn is one of the most frequently performed classical composers of them all, whereas Gideon…

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Australia Ensemble: Lunch Hour Concert

13 August @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm AEST

Bask in the beautiful sounds of one of the country’s leading chamber ensembles, as the Australia Ensemble present a free lunch hour concert.

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Live at Lunch: The Grigoryan Brothers

14 August @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm AEST
The Concourse: Concert Hall, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $33 | Concession $30 | Add Lunch $17.50 The sensational ARIA Award winning guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan return to Live at Lunch performing gorgeous classical and contemporary works. With a guest appearance from flutist Jane Rutter, the concert features works from their best-selling albums and concert tours. This is the fifth of seven concerts in the Live at Lunch 2019 series.

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September 2019

Live at Lunch: Matinée Idols & Evening Stars

11 September @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm AEST
The Concourse: Concert Hall, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $33 | Concession $30 | Add lunch for $17.50 Romance and a nod to Victoriana, as West End musical star Peter Cousens and flutist Jane Rutter perform popular and romantic songs by best-loved composers Gershwin, Cole Porter, Kreisler, Lloyd Webber, Lerner and Loewe, Balfe and Bernstein. This is the sixth of seven concerts in the Live at Lunch 2019 series.

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October 2019

ANAM Presents: The Italian Sound

4 October @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
South Melbourne Town Hall, ANAM, South Melbourne, 210 Bank Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia
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Umberto Clerici, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Cello, has created this fascinating program, which asks, in his words: “What can be considered an ‘Italian Sound’? Does it come from the precious old Italian string instruments or from the long tradition of opera and bel canto that made Italian music famous around the world?” In exploring this question, Clerici will look at three centuries of music, taking in a jewel of the Italian baroque by Vivaldi, the string quartet Verdi composed…

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Australia Ensemble: Lunch Hour Concert

8 October @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT

Bask in the beautiful sounds of one of the country’s leading chamber ensembles, as the Australia Ensemble present a free lunch hour concert.

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November 2019

Soirées Musicales Quintette: Endings and Beginnings

3 November @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm AEDT
St Mary’s Church, Kangaroo Point, 455 Main Street
Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169 Australia
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Tickets (including post-performance refreshments): Adult $40 | Concession $35 | Student $20 | Family (2 + 2) $100 Door sales – cash only This program features works from key turning points in their composers’ lives, demonstrating that as one phase passes, another begins. In 1849, not long before illness shortened his prolific career, Schumann produced nine sets of choral songs, and also the wonderfully varied ‘Spanisches Liebeslieder’, which is his final vocal ensemble work with piano. By then Fauré was…

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Live at Lunch: German Greats, Dutch Masters & French Préludes

20 November @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm AEDT
The Concourse: Concert Hall, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $33 | Concession $30 | Add lunch for $17.50 Classical legends pianist Gerard Willems and flutist Jane Rutter re-visit their early FM pop-chart success with selections from Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque, Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Appassionata Sonata and more. Sydney Symphony Orchestra principal piccolo player Rosamund Plummer adds a double flute sparkle to the concert. This is the last of seven concerts in the Live at Lunch 2019 series.

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SYO’s Peter Seymour Orchestra: Classical Discovery

30 November @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT
Santa Sabina College, 90 The Boulevarde
Strathfield, NSW 2135 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $25 | Concession $15 | Child $15 | SYO Musician $15 Performers & Programs Peter Seymour Orchestra conducted by John Ockwell The Peter Seymour Orchestra, under the direction of leading music educator and conductor John Ockwell, performs works from the canon of Classical period repertoire. This concert is a great way to introduce people, young and old, to classical music with conductor John Ockwell giving audiences a hands-on experience of the orchestra. Additional Information: Young children are welcome…

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