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April 2020

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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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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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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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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Mother’s Day Opera High Tea at The Castlereagh [ CANCELLED ]

10 May 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, Cello’s Restaurant, 169 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$105

Cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19/Coronavirus precautions Celebrate with Mum in style!  Discover a stunning hidden-Sydney venue and indulge in some of the opera world's most beautiful music.  Opera Bites has once again partnered with The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel to bring you a sublime afternoon of the world's best loved opera complete with a decadent sparkling high tea.  As you step through the doors of this breath-taking heritage listed ballroom you'll find yourself immersed in the world of operatic splendour. …

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ANAM | The Music of Twilight

16 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 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 major works…

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June 2020

ANAM | Masters of Minimalism

11 June 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

ANAM MUSICIANS AND FACULTY, CONDUCTED BY ARDENT CHAMPION OF CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS, PERFORM TWO LANDMARKS IN THE RECENT HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN MUSIC. The Chamber Symphony is one of Adams’ most joyous, playful, transparent works, inspired in equal parts by Schoenberg and Carl Stalling, music director during the golden years of the Warner Bros. cartoons Steve Reich’s Tehillim is like a giant ‘Hallelujah’, a pulsating song of praise, drawing on Biblical texts PETER DE JAGER Overgrown Machine World Premiere, commissioned by…

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August 2020

ANAM | The Art of Song

27 August 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

IN A RARE AND VALUABLE PROJECT, TENOR MICHAEL SCHADE WILL BRING DECADES OF WISDOM TO BEAR AS HE WORKS WITH A TEAM OF ANAM PIANISTS, EXPLORING SOME MUCH-LOVED WORKS. Michael Schade’s greatness as a tenor lies not only in his work in the world’s major opera houses – the Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan in New York and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden among them – but in his unique insight into the intimate world of lied (German art…

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ANAM | Pastoral Symphony

28 August 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

TABEA ZIMMERMANN LEADS THE ANAM MUSICIANS IN MUSIC REDOLENT WITH THE BEAUTY OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS. Veress was a disciple of fellow Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, and his four dances, written in the late 1940s, are a potent meditation on time and place Brahms’ bucolic serenade shines with a deep, golden orchestral colouring, partly because Brahms’ instrumentation gives the violas the top line; the scoring does not feature violins No journey to the countryside is more glorious than Beethoven’s. Whether…

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September 2020

ANAM | The Power of Eight

4 September 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

LED BY TABEA ZIMMERMANN, THREE FASCINATING MUSICAL VOICES ARE UNITED IN THIS PROGRAM THAT CELEBRATES THE VIOLA. Londoner York Bowen, a viola player himself, was also a fine pianist, and often acted as accompanist to the legendary violist Lionel Tertis. It was for Tertis and his students that Bowen composed this rhapsodic Fantasia Paul Hindemith was another viola-playing composer, and his final chamber work, the zesty Octet, includes not one but two violas; the finale features a particularly virtuosic part…

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