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April 2020

Caro String Quartet performs Tchaikovsky [ CANCELLED ]

5 April 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
Glebe Town Hall, Glebe, 160 St Johns Rd
Glebe, NSW 2037 Australia
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Cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19/Coronavirus precautions Caro String Quartet is composed of artists from the Opera Australia Orchestra which plays all the Opera House performances. For this concert Caro String Quartet performers Catalin Ungureanu (first violin), Airena Nakamura (second violin), Neil Thompson (viola) and Kenichi Mizushima (cello) will play two works by Tchaikovsky: String Quartet no. 2, and 'Souvenir de Florence'. They will be joined by guest artists Paul Ghica on cello and Sophie Nickel. This is the concert…

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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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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 | Insiders’ Guide: Musical Pictures

22 May 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne, 210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$20

TICKETS TO THIS EVENT CAN BE BOOKED FOR FREE WITH AN ANAMATES MEMBERSHIP. Pianist, composer and scholar Andreas Boyde will interweave a fascinating commentary into the fabric of this performance. Boyde's reconstructed version of Schumann's original manuscript provides a new and insightful approach. SCHUMANN Carnaval MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition Andreas Boyde piano ANAM Pianists

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Lisztomaria: Maria Welna in recital

23 May 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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$40 – $55

Join Australian concert pianist and composer Maria Welna, a zealous virtuoso and born performer, as she transforms the phenomenon of Lisztomania. Specially curated for the intimate piano recital setting, Lisztomaria is a twenty-first-century ode to the golden age of pianism, and the great performer-composer tradition. Showcasing the virtuoso superstars of a bygone era, Lisztomaria will take audience members on an enthralling journey of rediscovery, fusing virtuosity, substance, tradition, and modernity. This is a rare opportunity to experience bold, dramatic, and…

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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 | Here, Now, Always

18 September 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne, 210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$25 – $35

IN HIS FIRST RESIDENCY AT ANAM, EXCEPTIONAL MUSICIAN AND OBOIST DAVID WALTER SHARES HIS KNOWLEDGE WITH ANAM MUSICIANS, LEADING THEM IN TWO PREMIERES. One of the world’s most significant oboe pedagogues, David Walter was only 29 when he was appointed the youngest-ever oboe and chamber music professor at the Paris Conservatoire. He is also a conductor, composer, an active commissioner of new music and a tireless transcriber; in the interests of expanding the oboe repertoire, he has made more than…

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October 2020

ANAM | The Seasons

9 October 2020 @ 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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$48 – $75

LAWRENCE POWER, ONE OF THE GREATEST VIOLISTS, RETURNS AFTER A JOYOUS ANAM DEBUT IN 2017 FOR THIS MULTI-FACETED PROJECT, PLAYING VIOLIN AND VIOLA WITH EQUAL MASTERY. The concert begins with two 20th century landmarks: Berio’s meditation on Sicilian folk song for viola, percussion and tape, and Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s most celebrated work for violin and strings Hartmann’s Concerto funebre expresses his despair at the rise of Nazism, yet contains a powerful thread of optimism. As he put it: “The intellectual…

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