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February 2018

Songs Jessye’s Sung

24 February @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney, 264 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$30 - $40

As part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival, soprano Julia Wee and pianist Lucus Allerton present a musical program inspired by the great African-American soprano Jessye Norman and the struggle for civil liberties and freedoms. The program includes spirituals and songs by Mahler and Strauss. Come and be enveloped in this rapturous program of music that will move you with its tales of battles fought and won in the journey of life and love. The September 2017…

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Voyage of Voices

24 February @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm AEDT
Christ Church St Laurence Anglican Church, Haymarket, 812B George Street
Haymarket, NSW 2000 Australia

In a globe-spanning collaboration, VOX and Estonia’s E Stuudio Youth Choir celebrate the rich vocal music of our countries. The young voices of Sydney’s VOX choir are a product of Australia’s bold musical culture – and its great choral music. VOX performs new Australian music by leading composers such as Ross Edwards, Paul Stanhope and Dan Walker inspired by Australia’s unique environment. E Stuudio Choir will showcase the spiritually-inclined music of their homeland, including works by Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre and Ola…

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Sydney Art Quartet: Secrets Through a Soundglass

24 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith, 597 High Street,
Penrith, NSW 2750 Australia
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Be prepared for a sonic adventure when The Joan presents the world premiere of Secrets through a Soundglass on 24 February at 7.30pm. Exploring texture in sound and silence, this unique performance features the Sydney Art Quartet in its debut appearance at The Joan, presenting five new works in its playful style, deftly side-stepping cliché and orthodoxy. Written for violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano by acclaimed composers Felicity Wilcox, Christina Green, Peggy Polias, Catherine Golden and Dan Thorpe; Secrets through a Soundglass takes its…

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Omega Ensemble: Summer Winds – From Beethoven to Ravel

25 February @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Sydney Opera House: Utzon Room, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$29 - $99

Omega Ensemble “…eloquence and mastery…the tapestry of Australia’s concert life…” Sydney Arts Guide Artistic Director: David Rowden (clarinet) with Sally Walker (flute), Celia Craig (oboe), Ben Hoadley (bassoon) and Michael Dixon (horn) A musical voyage for winds with panoramic summer views of Sydney Harbour. Set sail in a discovery of the mystical and mythical with a celebration of all things woodwind. Get to know the flute up close and personal through Debussy’s famous solo flute piece, Syrinx with its haunting…

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Voyage of Voices

25 February @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, 1 Marist Place
Parramatta, NSW 2150 Australia

In a globe-spanning collaboration, VOX and Estonia’s E Stuudio Youth Choir celebrate the rich vocal music of our countries. The young voices of Sydney’s VOX choir are a product of Australia’s bold musical culture – and its great choral music. VOX performs new Australian music by leading composers such as Ross Edwards, Paul Stanhope and Dan Walker inspired by Australia’s unique environment. E Stuudio Choir will showcase the spiritually-inclined music of their homeland, including works by Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre and Ola…

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March 2018

Sydney Mozart Society Presents The Flinders Quartet

2 March @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT
The Concourse: Concert Hall, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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The Flinders Quartet is one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. For over twenty-two years, both Australian and overseas audiences have enjoyed the quartet’s vibrant ensemble work

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Flinders Quartet: Must it be? (Muss es sein?)

2 March @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT
The Concourse: Concert Hall, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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Launching the year’s focus on Mendelssohn, FQ has commissioned John to arrange some of Mendelssohn’s songs for string quartet.

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Sydney Cello Quartet: Songs My Mother Taught Me

3 March @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Christ Church, Lavender Bay, Lavender Bay, 10-12 Walker St
Lavender Bay, NSW 2060 Australia
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$15 - $35

In the spirit of International Women’s Day the Sydney Cello Quartet will be exploring the impact female performers, composers and muses have had on the cello repertoire. Hear excerpts from Elgar Cello Concerto arranged for quartet, a work so inextricably linked with Jaqueline Du Pre’s brilliant yet tragically short career. Learn about Beatrice Harrison’s unique performance of Dvorak’s Songs My Mother Taught Me that, in 1924, caused her and the nightingale in her garden to become overnight celebrities. Listen to Bruch’s…

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Ensemble Aspherical: Last Rose of Summer

4 March @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEDT
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church Forestville, 9 Currie Rd
Forestville, NSW 2087 Australia
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Free - $25

After delighting audiences in 2017 with the fine quality of their performances, the four members of Ensemble Aspherical, will perform to open Wyvern Music Forestville’s 2018 concert season. Last Rose of Summer, a program of aesthetic and vibrant music will include transcriptions of favourite classics such as Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, a fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen, a Potpourri of Mozart’s Magic Flute and Piazzolla’s Oblivion. Formed in 2017 by four leading Sydney classical musicians, Ensemble Aspherical…

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Australian Haydn Ensemble: Haydn and London

9 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
Berry Uniting Church Hall, Berry, 77 Albert Street
Berry, NSW 2535 Australia
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The season opens with Haydn’s beautiful London Flute Trio, and concludes with his famous London Symphony arranged for chamber ensemble by his dear friend, Johann Salomon.

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Song Company: Byrd Round Table

10 March @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
Blackheath Uniting Church, Blackheath, Govetts Leap Road
Blackheath, NSW 2785 Australia
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Imagine a dinner party where your host passes round antique leatherbound music manuscripts and says, “You’re singing tenor!”

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Australian Haydn Ensemble: Haydn and London

10 March @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
The Rose Music Room, Burradoo, Burradoo, 51 F Sunninghill Avenue
Burradoo, NSW 2576 Australia
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The season opens with Haydn’s beautiful London Flute Trio, and concludes with his famous London Symphony arranged for chamber ensemble by his dear friend, Johann Salomon.

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Thoroughbass: Semele

11 March @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, Corner Art Gallery Way & Myahgah Rd
Mosman, NSW 2088 Australia
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Highly regarded soprano Anna Fraser renders the horrifying story of Semele in the French style – refined, lush and perfect.

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Shakespeare and Friends

11 March @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Sydney Opera House: Utzon Room, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$45

Although it has been 400 years since Shakespeare's death, his words live on. His plays are still performed everywhere, and his words have been adapted to every medium of entertainment that our popular culture enjoys. Classical music is no exception, and many of Shakespeare's sonnets and verses have been adapted into artsongs and full-length operas. Simon Kenway explores the relationship between Shakespeare's words and their relevance today through the bard's words set to music by Mendelssohn, Verdi, Gounod, Quilter, Finzi…

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Selby & Friends: Beethoven by Ballot

13 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Australia’s unique chamber music series returns in 2018 for a season devoted to celebrating musical partnerships

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Australian Haydn Ensemble: Haydn and London

13 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
Sydney Opera House: Utzon Room, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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The season opens with Haydn’s beautiful London Flute Trio, and concludes with his famous London Symphony arranged for chamber ensemble by his dear friend, Johann Salomon.

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Song Company: Byrd Round Table

15 March @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
The Berry School of Arts, Berry, 19 Alexandra St
Berry, NSW 2535 Australia
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Imagine a dinner party where your host passes round antique leatherbound music manuscripts and says, “You’re singing tenor!”

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Song Company: Byrd Round Table

17 March @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
Wollongong City Art Gallery, Wollongong, Cnr Kembla & Burelli Street
Wollongong, NSW 2500 Australia
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Imagine a dinner party where your host passes round antique leatherbound music manuscripts and says, “You’re singing tenor!”

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Selby & Friends: Beethoven by Ballot

17 March @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
Mittagong Playhouse, Mittagong, Cnr Old Hume Highway & Bowral Road
Mittagong, NSW 2575 Australia
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Australia’s unique chamber music series returns in 2018 for a season devoted to celebrating musical partnerships

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Ku-Ring-Gai Philharmonic Orchestra: Firebird & Strauss

17 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
The Concourse: Concert Hall, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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The Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to join with celebrated soprano Taryn Fiebig in a performance of Richard Strauss's supremely beautiful Four Last Songs to open its 2018 season with newly appointed Artistic Director, Paul Terracini

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Selby & Friends: Beethoven by Ballot

18 March @ 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Turramurra Uniting Church, Turramurra, 10 Turramurra Avenue
Turramurra, NSW 2074 Australia
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Australia’s unique chamber music series returns in 2018 for a season devoted to celebrating musical partnerships

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Thoroughbass: Semele

18 March @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEDT
The Rose Music Room, Burradoo, Burradoo, 51 F Sunninghill Avenue
Burradoo, NSW 2576 Australia
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Highly regarded soprano Anna Fraser renders the horrifying story of Semele in the French style – refined, lush and perfect.

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Song Company: Byrd Round Table

20 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Art Gallery Rd
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Imagine a dinner party where your host passes round antique leatherbound music manuscripts and says, “You’re singing tenor!”

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The Choir of St James: Glory & Power – Handel’s Messiah

22 March @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$4 - $65

The Choir of St James’ and BachBand@St James’ return to City Recital Hall to perform one of the greatest choral pieces in western classical music repertoire, Handel’s Messiah. First performed in Dublin at Eastertide in 1742, the oratorio’s librettist Charles Jennens draws on biblical texts to trace Christ’s journey from prophecy and birth, to death and resurrection. Soloists include Amy Moore, Sally-Anne Russell and Richard Butler.

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SYO: Autumn Orchestral Fundamentals Showcase

24 March @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
Santa Sabina College, 90 The Boulevarde
Strathfield, NSW 2135 Australia
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$10 - $15

Join us as our students showcase their learning each term in a concert all are welcome to attend. These concerts are the perfect opportunity to come and see what SYO is all about. Additional Information: Young children are welcome at Sydney Youth Orchestra concerts. For all performances, children two years of age or older must have a ticket (even if the accompanying adult intends to sit the child on his/her knees). This concert is General Admission. Doors will open 30…

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ARCO | Pastoral Memories: Idyllic & Tempestuous

25 March @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$30 - $95

Under the Artistic Direction of Richard Gill AO, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra brings to life the colours and contrasts of Classical music

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ARCO | Richard Gill presents Motivic Development

27 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Richard Gill Presents a Voyage of Musical Discovery promises to become an invaluable addition to current music education in Australia.

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Four Winds 2018 Easter Festival

28 March @ 9:30 am - 10:00 pm AEDT
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An event every 5 days that begins at 9:30am, repeating until 1 April 2018

Four Winds, 17 Four Winds Rd
Barragga Bay, NSW 2546 Australia
$35 - $280

Wednesday 28th March to Easter Sunday 1st April 2018 60 Artists, 10 Ensembles, 26 Performances, 10 Stunning Locations, 5 Glorious Days. Set in a unique environment at Barragga Bay on the majestic south coast of NSW, the Four Winds Festival is an experience like no other. It brings world-class musicians, performers and audiences together in purpose built state-of-the-art facilities in an exceptional location amongst the majesty of nature. Surround yourself with music, brilliance and beauty.

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Bach B Minor Mass

31 March @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

The Choir’s annual Easter-tide Bach celebrations are becoming an essential annual appointment, ‘bringing new insights to old masterpieces’ (Sydney Morning Herald). PROGRAM: JS Bach Mass in B Minor PERFORMERS: Brett Weymark conductor Janet Todd soprano Sally-Anne Russell mezzo soprano Andrew Goodwin tenor David Greco bass A performance of the B-minor Mass is always an event. Bach calls for large forces for the vibrant and celebratory colours of the orchestra, including the rare oboe d’amore, horns, trumpets and drums. The vocalists must also be virtuosos: some of Australia’s most…

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April 2018

Sally Whitwell + Ephemera Trio

7 April @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEST
Seymour Centre – Sound Lounge, Chippendale, Corner of City Rd and Cleveland St
Chippendale, NSW 2008 Australia
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Ephemera Trio: a musical exploration of celestial landscapes such as pulsars, craters, planetary atmospheres, stars, sun and void.

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Sydney Mozart Society Presents The Australian World Orchestra Chamber Ensemble

27 April @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST
The Concourse: Concert Hall, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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The Australian World Orchestra (AWO) brings together some of Australia’s most successful classical musicians now working around the world.

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Selby & Friends: Alchemy

28 April @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
Mittagong Playhouse, Mittagong, Cnr Old Hume Highway & Bowral Road
Mittagong, NSW 2575 Australia
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Australia’s unique chamber music series returns in 2018 for a season devoted to celebrating musical partnerships

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Thoroughbass: Latino Love Affair

28 April @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST

Presenting a selection of contemporary and historic pieces with a distinctly Latin feel, keyboard virtuoso Michael Tsalka joins Thoroughbass

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Selby & Friends: Alchemy

29 April @ 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm AEST
Turramurra Uniting Church, Turramurra, 10 Turramurra Avenue
Turramurra, NSW 2074 Australia
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Australia’s unique chamber music series returns in 2018 for a season devoted to celebrating musical partnerships

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Thoroughbass: Latino Love Affair

29 April @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
St Jude’s, Bowral, 34 Bendooley Street
Bowral, NSW 2576 Australia
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Presenting a selection of contemporary and historic pieces with a distinctly Latin feel, keyboard virtuoso Michael Tsalka joins Thoroughbass

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Ensemble Offspring: Sizzle

29 April @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEST
Petersham Bowling Club, Petersham, 77 Brighton St
Petersham, NSW 2049 Australia
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From art music to pop music and everything in between, Sizzle returns to the Petersham Bowling Club for another year of free, family-friendly aural delights. 2018 features Ensemble Offspring’s virtuosic instrumentalists alongside two driving forces in Sydney’s music world; Satsuki Odamura and her Sydney Koto Ensemble; and Michelle Leonard with her interactive new work The Audience Choir. David Lang’s Cheating, Lying, Stealing whirls through the club alongside the Australian premiere of Erik Griswold’s Action Music 2, and we once again…

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May 2018

Australian World Orchestra: Maestro Riccardo Muti

2 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Legendary Italian conductor Maestro Riccardo Muti from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is the AWO’s guest conductor for 2018.

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Australian World Orchestra: Maestro Riccardo Muti

4 May @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Legendary Italian conductor Maestro Riccardo Muti from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is the AWO’s guest conductor for 2018.

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Selby & Friends: Alchemy

7 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Australia’s unique chamber music series returns in 2018 for a season devoted to celebrating musical partnerships

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ARCO | Classical Memories: Timeless & Thrilling

12 May @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
Yabba Yabba Residence, Blackheath, 179-181 Wentworth Street
Blackheath, NSW 2785 Australia
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The ARCO Chamber Soloists bring the world’s leading specialists in historically informed performance to the stage in a spectacular program

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Meet the Orchestra – Peter Seymour Orchestra

13 May @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am AEST
Grand Hall, Art Gallery Way & Myahgah Road
Mosman, NSW 2088 Australia
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$15 - $25

The conductor started with a tap tap tap and the strings began to sing la-la-la . Then the flutes joined in with a tootle toot too and the trumpets butted in with a pah-pa-rah-pa! And the sound of the drums shook the room with a boom, boom boom! Meet the Orchestra concerts are a wonderful way to introduce orchestral music to families and young children. Performed by the SYO's Peter Seymour Orchestra, this relaxed and informal concert has been specially…

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Pacific Opera: A Mothers’ Day Concert

13 May @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$16 - $48

A Prelude in Tea Song Series concert. Afternoon Tea from 2:30, Concert at 3:30 Simon Kenway, Artistic Director of Pacific Opera, will curate a concert of the most beautiful and swoon-worthy music to celebrate Mums this Mothers' Day at the Independent Theatre. Featuring the young artists at Pacific Opera, this is your chance to hear the future stars of the Australian opera stage as they delight you in a afternoon of opera and song, from stage and screen, like no…

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ARCO | Richard Gill presents Texture & Timbre

15 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEST
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Richard Gill Presents a Voyage of Musical Discovery promises to become an invaluable addition to current music education in Australia.

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ARCO | Classical Memories: Timeless & Thrilling

18 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$30 - $95

The ARCO Chamber Soloists bring the world’s leading specialists in historically informed performance to the stage in a spectacular program

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ARCO | Classical Memories: Timeless & Thrilling

20 May @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
St Bernard’s Church, Batehaven, 2 David Avenue
Batehaven, NSW 2536 Australia
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The ARCO Chamber Soloists bring the world’s leading specialists in historically informed performance to the stage in a spectacular program

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Australian Haydn Ensemble: Boccherini’s Guitar – with Simon Martyn-Ellis

24 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle, cnr Auckland and Laman Streets
Newcastle, NSW 2308 Australia
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The Ensemble welcomes classical period guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis as our special guest featuring in Boccherini’s Fandango Quintet.

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Australian Haydn Ensemble: Boccherini’s Guitar – with Simon Martyn-Ellis

26 May @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
The Rose Music Room, Burradoo, Burradoo, 51 F Sunninghill Avenue
Burradoo, NSW 2576 Australia
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The Ensemble welcomes classical period guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis as our special guest featuring in Boccherini’s Fandango Quintet.

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Haydn The Creation

26 May @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, 483 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

The Creation has remained a much-anticipated highlight of choral seasons ever since, a delight to hear and to sing, resplendent with Classical optimism, grace and grandeur. As befits this expansive and festive work, the Sydney Philharmonia Festival Chorus and The Metropolitan Orchestra perform in the ornate splendour of Centennial Hall at Sydney Town Hall, with soloists led by luminous award-winning soprano Taryn Fiebig. Haydn said that he hoped The Creation would “become a source from which the careworn... will for a while derive…

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Australian Haydn Ensemble: Boccherini’s Guitar – with Simon Martyn-Ellis

27 May @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Conservatorium Road
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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The Ensemble welcomes classical period guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis as our special guest featuring in Boccherini’s Fandango Quintet.

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June 2018

Australian Haydn Ensemble: Boccherini’s Guitar – with Simon Martyn-Ellis

1 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Berry Uniting Church Hall, Berry, 77 Albert Street
Berry, NSW 2535 Australia
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The Ensemble welcomes classical period guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis as our special guest featuring in Boccherini’s Fandango Quintet.

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