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June 2019

Bach B Minor Mass – ANAM

21 June @ 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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A comment under a YouTube video can speak more directly than an elegantly written program note. About Bach’s B minor Mass, one user has written: “Probably the best piece of music EVER written, and I’m not even exaggerating, I’m being serious.” Completed the year before Bach’s death, the Mass is one of the most inspiring pieces of music ever composed. As musicologist Alberto Basso has put it: “The Mass in B minor is the consecration of a whole life.” The…

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Songs of the Solstice

22 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Gosford Regional Gallery, 36 Webb St
East Gosford, NSW 2250 Australia
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$15 – $86

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a unique performance experience and a glass of mead Inspired by the colour and movement of the landscape of Iceland ‘Songs of the Solstice’ is set against the backdrop of a Winter art installation. The artistic works draw inspiration from the best-selling novel ‘Burial Rites’ written by Australian author Hannah Kent. "The mood and ambience of the Icelandic landscape that Hannah Kent creates in her novel stayed with me a long time" says Songs of…

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Ku-Ring-Gai Philharmonic Orchestra: NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition Finals Concert

29 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
The Concourse: Concert Hall, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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Tickets: Standard $50 | Pensioner $35 | Student/junior $12 6 individual finalists in the 2019 NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition and the winners of the Multiple Concerto section will perform their selected concerto movement with orchestra on Saturday 29 June, competing for prizes and opportunities in this prestigious annual event. Regarded as a stepping stone to national and international success, the competition has been held annually since 1984 and provides an invaluable performance opportunity for young musicians to showcase their talents…

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July 2019

Sydney inSpires presents: Prom Praise

13 July @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, 483 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Tickets: $29-$79 Under the energetic, dynamic direction of conductor Dr Noël Tredinnick, Prom Praise is a joyful fusion of classical and contemporary music performance with worship. In this year’s Prom Praise at Sydney Town Hall, CityAlight, Trevor Hodge, the National Youth Choir of Australia, and the RSCM Festival Choir will be accompanied by the Australian Gospel Orchestra, featuring Thomas Ospital (Organist of Saint-Eustache Church Paris) on the Town Hall Organ, bringing you a marvelous chorus of worship. This unique event…

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Sounds of Australia

15 July @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
$35 – $99

Immerse yourself in the Sounds of the Australia at Sydney Opera House this July, as Australia’s leading choirs for young people come together to celebrate 30 years of Sydney Children’s Choir. The one night only gala concert kicks off the week-long Gondwana World Choral Festival, which is set to be the greatest gathering of international choirs in Australia this century. More than one thousand young singers from some of the world’s finest choirs will converge on Sydney to join in song…

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Bluebeard’s Castle starring Adrian Tamburini & Zara Barrett, conducted by Christopher van Tuinen

24 July @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm AEST
Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Conservatorium Road
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$40 – $60

Tickets: Adults $45-$60 | Concession $40-$50 A story of misogyny and toxic masculinity or a musical journey into the deepest shadows of the feminine psyche? Only you can decide. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the premiere of Béla Bartók’s thrilling opera, Bluebeard’s Castle, presented by Pure Harmony Music & Events with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. A masterwork of the 20th century, Bluebeard’s Castle has dramatic, richly descriptive music and a deep psychological narrative - love poised…

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Bluebeard’s Castle starring Adrian Tamburini & Zara Barrett, conducted by Christopher van Tuinen

25 July @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm AEST
Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Conservatorium Road
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$40 – $60

Tickets: Adults $45-$60 | Concession $40-$50 A story of misogyny and toxic masculinity or a musical journey into the deepest shadows of the feminine psyche? Only you can decide. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the premiere of Béla Bartók’s thrilling opera, Bluebeard’s Castle, presented by Pure Harmony Music & Events with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. A masterwork of the 20th century, Bluebeard’s Castle has dramatic, richly descriptive music and a deep psychological narrative - love poised…

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August 2019

Australian Haydn Ensemble: Beethoven Four

11 August @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Conservatorium Road
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $80 | Concession $70 | Under 30 $35 | Student $25 Artists: Skye McIntosh – Artistic Director Australian Haydn Ensemble The Ensemble performs a rare chamber version of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, along with a virtuosic Flute Sextet by Boccherini and Mozart’s much-loved String Quintet in G minor. It has been suggested that Mozart may have written his string quintets K.515 and K.516 to impress King Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia and to surpass the quintets written by…

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Pacific Opera visits Northside Opera

19 August @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm AEST
St David’s Uniting Church, Lindfield, 2 Provincial Road
Lindfield, NSW 2070 Australia
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Tickets: $20 - pay at event. Simon Kenway and the Young Artists of Pacific Opera return to Northside Opera Study Group to speak about their mission to provide young singers with quality insights and experience into the world of opera as a career. Featuring performances by Pacific Opera's talented young artists. Northside Opera Study Group meets on Monday mornings from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm in the Undercroft at St David's Uniting Church, 454 Pacific Highway, Lindfield NSW 2070. St…

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September 2019

ANAM Presents: Petrushka

7 September @ 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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Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes changed the history of ballet and the history of music too. Stravinsky composed all of his early landmark ballet scores for Diaghilev’s company, including Petrushka. It’s all energy, lyricism, playfulness and pathos, wrapped up in kaleidoscopic orchestral colours; it doesn’t take much imagination to see Petrushka and the Ballerina in their fairground tale of love and jealousy. Romantic pursuit lies at the heart of de Falla’s El sombrero de tres picos also: the miller’s attractive young wife is being…

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ANAM Presents: LA Philharmonic Wind Quintet

21 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
South Melbourne Town Hall, ANAM, South Melbourne, 210 Bank Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia
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This exploration of classics for wind ensemble sees us in the company of a starry ensemble indeed: leading the ANAM musicians for this program is a group in which every member is a first among equals – a quintet comprising principal players from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, including ANAM Horn Faculty Andrew Bain. With these musicians, we’ll be taken on a journey from late 19th-century France –and Gounod’s delicious evocation of the spirit of Mozart – to the United…

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October 2019

ANAM Presents: Hardenberger’s Brass Explorations

5 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
South Melbourne Town Hall, ANAM, South Melbourne, 210 Bank Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia
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One of the greatest instrumentalists of our time, Håkan Hardenberger is renowned for his performance of the classics of the trumpet repertoire, and as a pioneer of significant new music. In this compelling exploration of showpieces for brass, Hardenberger will both perform alongside and direct ANAM musicians in a program which will encompass a landmark work for brass and percussion, the Symphony by American composer and conductor Gunther Schuller and a work Hardenberger himself premiered, Confrontation by Swedish composer Benjamin Staern. Program…

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November 2019

ANAM Presents: Beethoven, Haydn & Schubert

15 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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Gábor Takács-Nagy is the complete musician; a founding member of the Takács Quartet, he has gone on to become an inspirational conductor and teacher of chamber music performance. In this sumptuous concert, he directs ANAM musicians in a banquet of music from one of the golden ages of music in Vienna. Mozart composed his miraculous Symphony no. 25 when he was just 17; Haydn’s jubilant Symphony no. 90 on the other hand, is a product of the composer’s rich maturity,…

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Pacific Opera: Opera Lunedi Christmas Concert

25 November @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm AEDT
St Martin’s Anglican Church Hall, Killara, 9b Arnold Street
Killara, NSW 2071 Australia
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Tickets: $20 (pay at event) Pacific Opera artists return for the second year running to perform a charming Christmas concert for the members of Opera Lunedi in Killara. Artists and repertoire to be announced.

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December 2019

Pacific Opera: The Magic of Christmas

8 December @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Road,
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $51 | Concession $48 | Family $110 (Admits 2 adults + 2 children aged 5-15 years) | Youth/student $23 (aged 16-26 years) | Child $15 (aged 5-15 years) Celebrate the magic of Christmas at this delightfully jubilant concert performance for the whole family. Under the baton of acclaimed conductor, Simon Kenway, the Willoughby Symphony and special guest soloists from Pacific Opera will perform all of your favourite carols in this memorable celebration of glorious music that will fill…

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