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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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Elder Conservatorium | A Grand Crossroads

18 April 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ACST
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$19 – $30

Adelaide Baroque Orchestra Music by Handel, Purcell, Avison, Hellendaal and more. The elegance of the late 17th century permeates this exciting program of baroque gems from the land of the rose. Leaders in historically informed performance practice, Adelaide Baroque Orchestra will be joined by countenor Max Riebl for this enthralling concert.

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Ensemble Q Sunday Series | When the World Was at War

19 April 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
Conservatorium Theatre, Griffith University, 140 Grey Street
South Bank, Queensland 4101 Australia
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$10 – $45

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert in the beautiful Conservatorium Theatre at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University on South Bank. Ensemble Q is a professional Ensemble in Residence at QCGU, and all concerts are held in the perfect acoustics of this comfortable 550+ seat theatre. Directed by Paul Dean and Trish O’Brien, Ensemble Q brings the best national and international musicians together for world class performances charged with electricity. A ground breaking mentorship program puts future stars of Australian classical music right…

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Elder Conservatorium Lunchtime Concert – Australian String Quartet

24 April 2020 @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm ACST
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$14

Australian String Quartet Dale Barltrop violin Francesca Hiew violin Stephen King viola Sharon Grigoryan cello Beethoven String Quartet in G major, Op. 18 No. 2 Beethoven String Quartet in F major, Op. 18 No. 1 In the year of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary the Australian String Quartet look back to the composer’s early works. The string quartets of opus 18 provide a taste of the romanticism that would follow, as the young composer deftly builds on the foundations of his forebears.…

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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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Elder Conservatorium Lunchtime Concert – Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra

15 May 2020 @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm ACST
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$14

Elizabeth Layton director/violin William Madden trumpet* Handel Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 6 No. 1 Torelli Trumpet Concerto in D major* Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 2 in D major Nielsen Little Suite for Strings, Op. 1 A chamber orchestra is a versatile ensemble, lithely dancing across a range of repertoire and styles. In this concert the Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra tackle Handel’s Concerto Grosso, Mendelssohn’s lush String Symphony and Nielsen’s more sombre Little Suite. Trumpeter William Madden joins the…

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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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Ensemble Q Sunday Series | JP Jofre

24 May 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
Conservatorium Theatre, Griffith University, 140 Grey Street
South Bank, Queensland 4101 Australia
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$10 – $45

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert in the beautiful Conservatorium Theatre at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University on South Bank. Ensemble Q is a professional Ensemble in Residence at QCGU, and all concerts are held in the perfect acoustics of this comfortable 550+ seat theatre. Directed by Paul Dean and Trish O’Brien, Ensemble Q brings the best national and international musicians together for world class performances charged with electricity. A ground breaking mentorship program puts future stars of Australian classical music right…

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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 | 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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