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April 2020

Opera Lecture Series | Puccini and his Contemporaries

2 April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 2 April 2020

Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 – $330

Explore the fascinating world of opera with popular opera lecturer Murray Dahm. Since 2003, Opera Bites Co-Founder Murray Dahm has delivered accessible, friendly and informative lectures, drawing on its history, culture and music. Join him as he explores a variety of areas of operatic history from composers and voice types through to genres and quirky bits of opera history, utilising his extensive (and ever-growing!) CD and DVD collection. Puccini and His Contemporaries The final decade of the 19th century saw…

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Opera Bites presents High Tea with Noël and Cole [ CANCELLED ]

4 April 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Cello’s Restaurant, The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, Sydney, 169 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$99

Cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19/Coronavirus precautions Re-live the flirty thirties!  Join Opera Bites in the grandeur of the historic Castlereagh Boutique Hotel for a delightful romp through one of their most popular shows.  Opera Bites has partnered with The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel to bring you an elegant afternoon of sparkling wit, repartee and song, complete with a decadent sparkling high tea.  As you step through the doors of this stunning heritage listed dining room you'll find yourself immersed in…

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Australian Youth Orchestra In Concert – Guest artist Pei-Sian Ng and Conductor Benjamin Northey 

17 April 2020 @ 7:30 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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$25 – $54

The finest young musicians from around Australia aged 13-25, will launch into 2020 to celebrate the first twenty years of a new century performing KATS-CHERNIN Heaven is Closed, DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto and SIBELIUS Symphony No.1 with Guest artist Pei-Sian Ng cello and Conductor Benjamin Northey To perform Dvořák’s Cello Concerto AYO will be joined by renowned Australian cellist Pei-Sian Ng, who was a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra twenty years ago and is currently Principal Cellist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. As part of this season six…

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Elder Conservatorium | A Grand Crossroads

18 April 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ACST
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$19 – $30

Adelaide Baroque Orchestra Music by Handel, Purcell, Avison, Hellendaal and more. The elegance of the late 17th century permeates this exciting program of baroque gems from the land of the rose. Leaders in historically informed performance practice, Adelaide Baroque Orchestra will be joined by countenor Max Riebl for this enthralling concert.

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Ensemble Q Sunday Series | When the World Was at War

19 April 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
Conservatorium Theatre, Griffith University, 140 Grey Street
South Bank, Queensland 4101 Australia
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$10 – $45

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert in the beautiful Conservatorium Theatre at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University on South Bank. Ensemble Q is a professional Ensemble in Residence at QCGU, and all concerts are held in the perfect acoustics of this comfortable 550+ seat theatre. Directed by Paul Dean and Trish O’Brien, Ensemble Q brings the best national and international musicians together for world class performances charged with electricity. A ground breaking mentorship program puts future stars of Australian classical music right…

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ANAM | Dvorák and Schubert

24 April 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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$48 – $75

THE ANAM ORCHESTRA AND FACULTY TAKE 'SELF-DRIVE' TO LOFTY HEIGHTS IN THESE TWO SYMPHONIC MASTERWORKS, WHICH WILL BE PERFORMED WITHOUT A CONDUCTOR. The Eighth is one of the sunniest and most pure of Dvořák’s symphonies. It is packed with good cheer and lilting melodies When Robert Schumann discovered the score of Schubert’s Great C Major Symphony in 1838 – ten years after Schubert’s death – he also found a profoundly beautiful symphonic epic, a work which had a far-reaching effect…

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Opera Lecture Series | Great Operatic Mezzo-Sopranos

30 April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 2 July 2020

Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 – $330

Explore the fascinating world of opera with popular opera lecturer Murray Dahm. Since 2003, Opera Bites Co-Founder Murray Dahm has delivered accessible, friendly and informative lectures, drawing on its history, culture and music. Join him as he explores a variety of areas of operatic history from composers and voice types through to genres and quirky bits of opera history, utilising his extensive (and ever-growing!) CD and DVD collection.  Great Operatic Mezzo-Sopranos From best friends to feisty heroines, femme-fatales to goddesses,…

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May 2020

ANAM | Rhapsody in Blue

2 May 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne, 210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$25 – $62

PROMINENT LONDON-BASED AUSTRALIAN PIANIST PIERS LANE AND ANAM MUSICIANS’ VERSATILITY AND BRILLIANCE WILL BE ON FULL DISPLAY IN THIS DEMANDING PROGRAM. Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue defines the roaring 20s – its flappers, its bathtub gin and its fascination with the romance and rhythm of the big city Dutch composer Leo Smit was killed in the Holocaust, and left behind a small but exquisite musical legacy, including this scintillating sextet, which owes as much to the chic French music of the…

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Opera Lecture Series | Great Operatic Mezzo-Sopranos

7 May 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 2 July 2020

Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 – $330

Explore the fascinating world of opera with popular opera lecturer Murray Dahm. Since 2003, Opera Bites Co-Founder Murray Dahm has delivered accessible, friendly and informative lectures, drawing on its history, culture and music. Join him as he explores a variety of areas of operatic history from composers and voice types through to genres and quirky bits of opera history, utilising his extensive (and ever-growing!) CD and DVD collection.  Great Operatic Mezzo-Sopranos From best friends to feisty heroines, femme-fatales to goddesses,…

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ANAM | Percussion Music in Full Bloom

9 May 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne, 210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$25 – $62

You hear the term ‘living legend’ a lot, but in the world of percussion it is the only term applicable to Steven Schick, Professor of Music at the University of California. He has been a champion of new music for four decades, and has premiered more than 150 new works. Over three programs at ANAM he explores one of the defining developments in the world of 20th and 21st century music: the increasing importance of percussion, and the blossoming of…

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