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June 2019

Ironwood: Trésors des Pianistes

1 June 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Recital Hall West, Sydney, Conservatorium Road
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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After a rapturous reception for Ironwood’s performance of Saint-Saëns piano quintet last year they continue their exploration of French Romantic piano music with a beautiful work by Louise Farrenc. A professor of piano for over thirty years at the Paris Conservatoire, Farrenc had connections with many of the great figures in musical history, and was also celebrated as a composer. ‘Les Trésors des Pianistes’ is an anthology of great works for the piano, edited by Farrenc and encompassing three centuries…

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July 2019

Ironwood: Prussian Frogs & Bohemian Princes

19 July 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
Paddington Uniting Church, Paddington, 395 Oxford St
Paddington, NSW 2021 Australia
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Divine and distinctive string quartets by Haydn and Beethoven. Haydn’s opus 50 quartets were dedicated to the Prussian King Frederick William II, with number 6 nicknamed as ‘The Frog’ after a special ‘bariolage’ effect in its final movement. Beethoven’s opus 18 string quartets were commissioned by the Bohemian prince Joseph Franz von Lobkowitz, and are widely acclaimed as some of the finest chamber works ever written. Program: HAYDN | String quartet op. 50 no. 6 in D major BEETHOVEN | String quartet…

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August 2019

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra: New Constellations

24 August 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEST
The Edge, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place
Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
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Berlin-based violinist Jakob Lehmann leads an ensemble of specialist local and international chamber musicians through the expansive sounds and pioneering ideas of New Constellations. The Octet for Strings was written when Mendelssohn was just 16, and illustrates the transformation of performance techniques in the chamber music of the early-Romantic period. Brahms destroyed the nonet version of his Serenade, but based on archives and written accounts this original chamber version has been brought back to life. Founded under the Artistic Direction…

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September 2019

Concert For Life – World Suicide Prevention Day Concert

10 September 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST
Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Conservatorium Road
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$99 – $129

Join some of Australia’s finest musicians for a very special concert at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to raise funds for the Westerman Jilya Institute for Indigenous Mental Health, and the Dr Tracy Westerman Aboriginal Psychology Scholarship Program. Held on 10th September, World Suicide Prevention Day, Concert for Life will bring together musicians from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Opera Australia Orchestra to form the ‘Orchestra for Life’ for an evening that promises to be one of the year’s musical…

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December 2019

The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra present Handel’s Messiah

8 December 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Tickets: Adult from $56 | Concession from $46 | Student from $32 | Child under 16 from $20 Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra present Handel’s iconic Messiah for the world record 240th time since 1853. The world’s most-loved oratorio, famous for its sparkling arias, powerful choruses and surging climaxes including the magnificent Hallelujah! Chorus and the equally thrilling Amen! Chorus which concludes the work. Featuring over 100 talented musicians from the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, the grand Town Hall organ, and a magnificent international cast…

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SOLD OUT | River City Voices present Handel’s Messiah

17 December 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT
St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, 1 Marist Place
Parramatta, NSW 2150 Australia
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What better way to end River City Voices' inaugural year than with Handel's majestic masterpiece, Messiah. Fresh from performances at the Sydney Opera House with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, River City Voices will be joined by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs choristers and musicians, plus stunning soloists: internationally acclaimed Opera Australia baritone and Western Sydney local, Warwick Fyfe; highly acclaimed former Song Company soprano, Susannah Lawergren; talented mezzo-soprano Alexandra Mathew; and London-based tenor and gold medallist at the World Championships of Performing, Damien Noyce. Under…

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