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September 2017

BAI YANG and WU MAN IN CONCERT

24 September @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm AEST
Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Conservatorium Road
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$35 - $45

Bai Yang, China’s brilliant guzheng master and Wu Man the greatest pipa player of our generation together for one unique performance. Bai Yang’s performances have been broadcast to millions and now she makes her first Australian appearance. She has been hailed not only as a virtuoso but also as a musician who pushes boundaries. For this performance Bai Yang is joined by special guest Grammy award winning Wu Man. No stranger to Sydney audiences, Wu Man is a pipa master…

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The Sonus Quartet: Prelude in Tea Event

24 September @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm AEST
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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Tickets: $47 Adult, $30 Concession, $22 student and $16 child. Includes afternoon tea. ​ Sonus Piano Quartet brings together four masterful musicians; Australian Chamber Orchestra Violinist, Aiko Goto, Jacqui Cronin on Viola, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Cellist, Timothy Nankervis and international pianist, Brenda Jones. This is Prelude in Tea concert presented by the Independent Theatre. Scrumptious afternoon tea served from 2:30pm, stellar chamber music concert at 3:30pm. It’s the perfect Sunday afternoon out.

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Selby and Friends: Basically Beethoven #4

24 September @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $63 | Senior $59 | Concession $46 Back by popular demand, S&F continues its exploration of the works of Ludwig van Beethoven in this program of demanding works for piano trio. Including the Symphony No.2 in an arrangement by the composer himself, this program truly outlines the scope and genius of a young master on the brink of discovery as he pushes the boundaries of his own knowledge. Join Australian virtuoso violinist Daniel Dodds in his return to…

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Mozart in Mudgee – Camerata Academica of the Antipodes

24 September @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
St Johns Anglican Church Mudgee, Mudgee, 6 Church Street
Mudgee, NSW 2850 Australia
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$20 - $30

Tickets available at the door (cash sales only please) The Camerata is going bush! Thinking of visiting the Central Tablelands during the September 2017 Mudgee Wine and Food festival? Why not enjoy the 'Flavours of Mudgee' street festival on the Saturday evening then on Sunday 24 September join members of the internationally recognised Sydney-based chamber orchestra and vocal ensemble, Camerata Academica of the Antipodes, as they present an afternoon performance of music. Hailed by Criticks UK for their “auditory feast…

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Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra: Revolutionary Romance [ sold out ]

24 September @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
UKARIA Cultural Centre, Mt Barker Summit, 119 Williams Rd
Mt Barker Summit, SA 5251 Australia
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Tickets: $45 | $40 concession Romance and the Revolution – Mozart’s beloved Clarinet Quintet and exquisite Sinfonia Concertante Our Revolutionary Romance concert will feature the beautiful rich sounds and textures of Classical period strings performing the most sublime works by Mozart and Spohr, along with the star of the basset clarinet Nicole van Bruggen. Spohr introduces us to a revolutionary new world of string playing, before launching into Mozart’s famous Clarinet Quintet, written for the Viennese master clarinettist Anton Stadler.…

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Thoroughbass: Fans, fantasias and fandangos

24 September @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
St Lukes, Mosman, Cnr of Ourimbah Road & Heydon Street
Mosman, NSW 2088 Australia
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Tickets: $30/$25 A journey in time through Spain from the 16th century to the 20th – from the courts of Phillip II with Diego Ortiz (Recercardia 1553) to that of Queen Maria Bárbara in Madrid with Domenico Scarlatti two centuries later (Sonatas 1752 – 57). In our own age – Joaquin Rodrigo’s Fantasia para un gentilhombre and Stephen Yates’ improvisation on a 16-bar fandango all capture the essence of Spain and reveal the extent and variety of Spanish life. With…

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Flinders Quartet: In Bendigo

24 September @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
The Capital, Bendigo, Bendigo, 50 View St
Bendigo, VIC 3550 Australia
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Richard Mills String Quartet No. 4 Glimpses from my book of Dada. Commissioned in 2010 with assistance from the Australia Council and dedicated to Flinders Quartet on their tenth birthday

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MUSICAL PORTRAITS

24 September @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
St Mary’s Anglican Church, 38-42 Norton St
Ballina, NSW 2478 Australia
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$30

Austral Harmony on historical instruments & BYRON MUSIC SOCIETY Music of exceptional originality by formidably gifted masters of the keyboard: François Couperin, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre - French harpsichordist of extraordinary talent favoured with the patronage of Louis XIV, and one of the earliest eminent woman composers. Personalities and sentiments are evocatively depicted by the character pieces and a ‘Portrait of Love’ for the beautifully mellow tones of baroque oboe d’amore mixed with viola…

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Flinders Quartet: Quartet on Collins #3

26 September @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
Collins St Baptist Church, Melbourne, Melbourne, 174 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Tickets: Standard $38 ($28 Concession) Flinders Quartet’s glorious one-hour lunchtime concerts in the heart of the city with sublime acoustics. Flinders Quartet continues their sublime one-hour lunchtime concert series in the stunning acoustics of Collins Street Baptist Church, in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. The 2017 season includes works by Mozart, Guastavino (arranged by Iain Grandage), Calvin Bowman, and Schubert’s epic G and Death and the Maiden string quartets. Come early to the concerts in 2017 and enjoy a pre-concert…

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Hatched Academy 2017

27 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST
Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville, 6 Faversham St
Marrickville, NSW 2204 Australia
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$10

From 60 applications 4 successful Hatchlings for 2017 were chosen – Ciaran Frame (NSW composer), Luke Carbon (VIC clarinet + sax), Jasmin Leung (QLD composer) and Kieran Welch (QLD viola). Throughout the year the composers are working closely with Berlin-based Australian composer and guest mentor, Cathy Milliken. The performers will work with US-based Australian vocalist and guest mentor, Jessica Aszodi as well as members of Ensemble Offspring and will have the opportunity to perform alongside them throughout the year. PROGRAM: Jasmin Leung –…

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Flinders Quartet: Death & the Maiden

28 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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Tickets: Standard $50 ($40 Concession) Flinders Quartet is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber ensembles. A quartet for the 21st century, Flinders continues its second decade with acknowledged musical skill and maturity. Their dynamic and stirring performances of broad repertoire have earned them high praise from both audiences and critics with the Quartet now a highly respected force in Australian chamber music. Program: Richard Mills - String Quartet No.4 Franz Schubert - Die Winterreise (arr. Calvin Bowman)…

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The Telemann Project

29 September @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
St Augustine’s Catholic Church, Balmain, Eaton Street
Balmain, NSW 2041 Australia
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$25 - $35

For tickets, please go to our website or at the door 30 minutes before the concert. Following our successful performances in Germany with the Telemann Project program, the ensemble would like to share this charismatic music with Sydney audiences. The music consists lesser or almost unknown works of this famous composer. Most of the compositions performed on the evening still exist only in facsimile form. They have never received a modern edition and are rarely performed. Although intriguing is the…

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October 2017

Flinders Quartet: Death & the Maiden

1 October @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Montsalvat Barn Gallery, Eltham, 7 Hillcrest Avenue
Eltham, VIC 3067 Australia
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Tickets: Standard $45 ($35 Concession) Flinders Quartet is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber ensembles. A quartet for the 21st century, Flinders continues its second decade with acknowledged musical skill and maturity. Their dynamic and stirring performances of broad repertoire have earned them high praise from both audiences and critics with the Quartet now a highly respected force in Australian chamber music. Program: Richard Mills - String Quartet No.4 ‘Glimpses from my book of Dada’ Franz Schubert…

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Piano Masterclass with Anna Goldsworthy | Newcastle Conservatorium of Music

4 October @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEDT
Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle, cnr Auckland and Laman Streets
Newcastle, NSW 2308 Australia
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Join us as the Music Teachers' Association of NSW Newcastle Branch presents Anna Goldsworthy in an exciting masterclass with some of the Newcastle's finest young pianists and ensembles. This is a fantastic opportunity for teachers, students and general lovers of music.

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Virtuoso 2 | Matthew Fagan (Guitar) and Nicholas Young (Piano)

6 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Richmond, Richmond, St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 360 Church St, Richmond
Richmond, VIC 3121 Australia
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$5 - $985

Tickets: Early Bird $25(+BF online) if paid before 5pm Friday the 29th of September; Adult $35, Concession $30 (Includes Booking Fee- Pensioners, Seniors); Special student tix - Tertiary $20/ Secondary$10 (Book directly on 0438 881 985) Join one of Australia’s finest exponents of the guitar, 10 String Spanish Classical Guitarist, Matthew Fagan and one of Australia's most captivating and versatile pianists and ‘Young Steinway Artist’ Nicholas Young for a concert of Classical, Spanish and Jazz music at its emotive and…

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Sydney Mozart Society: Southern Cross Soloists

6 October @ 8:00 pm AEDT
The Concourse: Concert Hall, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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Tickets: Adults $45.90 | Seniors/Pensioners $42.85 | Full-time students U23 $15.30 | Children U13 free If you become a member of the Society, your annual membership fee covers entry to all concerts in the season. This works out at only $28 per concert (and $8 per concert for student members) Formed in 1995, Southern Cross Soloists has become one of Australia’s most successful and admired chamber ensembles. The ensemble members - Patrick Murphy (‘cello), Tania Frazer (oboe), Ashley Smith (clarinet),…

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Virtuoso 2 | Matthew Fagan (Guitar) and Nicholas Young (Piano)

7 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St
Ballarat, VIC 3350 Australia
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$10 - $25

Tickets: Adult $30, Concession and AGB Member $25; Special Seniors Price for Seniors Month $25 , Student $10 - Tickets available from the Gallery 5320 5858 or online. Join one of Australia’s finest exponents of the guitar, 10 String Spanish Classical Guitarist, Matthew Fagan and one of Australia's most captivating and versatile pianists and ‘Young Steinway Artist’ Nicholas Young for a concert of Classical, Spanish and Jazz music at its emotive and technical best. Be prepared for a fascinating combination of 10…

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The Omega Ensemble: Beethoven’s Quintet

8 October @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Sydney Opera House: Utzon Room, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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A concert of music celebrating the rich tapestry of the woodwind family.

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Australia Ensemble: Free lunch hour Concert 6

10 October @ 1:10 pm - 2:10 pm AEDT

Tickets: FREE! Some delicate dreams to end the year's program. Artists Dene Olding (violin) Dimity Hall (violin) Irina Morozova (viola) Julian Smiles (cello) Ian Munro (piano) Geoffrey Collins (flute) Program Cui Five pieces Op. 56 for flute, violin and piano Sculthorpe Dream tracks for clarinet, violin and piano Beethoven String quartet no. 11 in F minor Op. 95

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UNSW Orchestra

13 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
UNSW: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, Kensington, High St & Wansey Rd
Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia
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Tickets: $20/$15/$10 UNSW conductor: Steven Hillinger Artists: UNSW Orchestra The Orchestra’s repertoire is broadly from the Classical (1750-1810) and Romantic (1810-1910) eras. More recent works, especially works by contemporary Australian composers, are well represented in the Orchestra's programs, as is film music from the past four decades. Concertos for various solo instruments figure prominently. The soloists in these concertos are mostly students from the University’s music department. Program: Respighi Carmen Suite no.1 Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien Concerto and soloist TBA

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Australia Ensemble: Postcards

14 October @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT
UNSW: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, Kensington, High St & Wansey Rd
Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia
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Tickets: $50/$38/$30/$15 Around the world in 80 minutes! The Ensemble will be sending postcards from Bali in Peter Sculthorpe’s wonderful work for wind quintet and percussion Tabuh Tabuhan, as well as the streetscapes of Argentina in Miguel del Aguila’s rhythmically-charged Salon Buenos Aires via more tranquil journeys with subtle Jewish inflections in Ernst Bloch’s Paysages. The season ends on a festive note with Tchaikovsky’s glorious string sextet Souvenir de Florence. Artistic Chair: Paul Stanhope Artists: Dene Olding (violin) Dimity Hall…

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Chamber Music in the Bush – Great Composers for Oboe

15 October @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm AEDT
Broadford Salon, Broadford, 700 Three Chain Road
Broadford, VIC 3658 Australia
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Chamber Music in the Bush (in an intimate and secluded bushland setting) proudly presents Concert Three in the Series: Great Composers for Oboe Jane Downer returns to play sonatas by Handel, Telemann and Vivaldi as well as works by Bach on baroque oboe. This concert being in part a CD launch, will include works from her highly acclaimed CD.

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Sirius Chamber Ensemble: Where The Heart Is

21 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
Christ Church, Lavender Bay, Lavender Bay, 10-12 Walker St
Lavender Bay, NSW 2060 Australia
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$10 - $30 149 tickets left
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Tickets: $30 Adults, $20 Concession, $10 Children Where The Heart Is is a collaborative fundraiser for the not-for-profit organisation Habitat for Humanity Australia. The concert program will focus on the plight of the homeless in our society, featuring works by composers who were known to have been homeless or displaced during their lifetime. Joseph Haydn became homeless as a young man, dismissed from St Stephen’s Cathedral choir in Vienna after his voice broke. Gustav Mahler was famously quoted as saying,…

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Ensemble Vinifera: The Romantics

22 October @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
St Philip Neri’s Catholic Church, Northbridge, 224 Sailors Bay Rd
Northbridge, NSW 2063 Australia
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Ensemble Vinifera returns with a feast from the German romantic tradition for their final outing for 2017. This program is a distillation of symphonic grandeur

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The Reluctant Consort presents ‘East and West’

22 October @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Sts Peter and Paul’s Cathedral, Cnr Bourke and Verner Streets
Goulburn, NSW 2580 Australia
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Join the Reluctant Consort for a free concert of music from the East and West, from Vivaldi to revolutionary songs from China. PROGRAM: Johann Christian Schickhardt, 1715 Concerto III: allegro, adagio, giga, presto recorders, cello, theorbo, spinet Johannes Ockeghem, Jacob Obrecht, Pierre de la Rue, Anonymous Fors seulement - settings from the 15th and 16th centuries recorders, cello Isang Yun, 1993 Chinese Pictures – ‘The hermit at the water’ bass recorder Francesco Turini, 1624 Sonata ‘Il Corisino’ recorders, cello, theorbo…

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Selby and Friends: Quattro

29 October @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $63 | Senior $59 | Concession $46 Selby and Friends’ 2017 season finale presents a special program of iconic piano quartets with pianist Kathryn Selby joined by Trio Ex Patria – all principals of the SSO with Concertmaster Andrew Haveron, Principal Violist Tobias Breider and Principal Cellist Umberto Clerici. Performing music by Mozart, Spanish master Turina and Fauré, the program relishes the addition of the viola to the realm of the piano trio in which the season has…

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Strelitzia Ensemble: Love Letters – Prelude in Tea Event

29 October @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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Tickets: $47 Adult, $30 Concession, $22 student and $16 child.Includes afternoon tea. In Love Letters, the Strelitzia Ensemble explores four very different works, each with an element of romance. Haydn dedicated his bubbly, witty and very extroverted Trio in C Major to his young friend Therese Jansen-Bartolozzi, a Pianist he had met in London in 1791, and whose wedding he was witness to two years before composing this trio. In Elena Kats-Chernin’s Variations, she looks to a set of Schubert…

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Selby and Friends: Quattro

31 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT

This concert is sold out. Single tickets may become available immediately prior to the concert date so please contact S&F on 1300 511 099 for updates. Selby and Friends’ 2017 season finale presents a special program of iconic piano quartets with pianist Kathryn Selby joined by Trio Ex Patria – all principals of the SSO with Concertmaster Andrew Haveron, Principal Violist Tobias Breider and Principal Cellist Umberto Clerici. Performing music by Mozart, Spanish master Turina and Fauré, the program relishes…

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November 2017

Selby and Friends: Quattro

1 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Federation Square Stage, Melbourne, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $63 | Senior $59 | Concession $46 Selby and Friends’ 2017 season finale presents a special program of iconic piano quartets with pianist Kathryn Selby joined by Trio Ex Patria – all principals of the SSO with Concertmaster Andrew Haveron, Principal Violist Tobias Breider and Principal Cellist Umberto Clerici. Performing music by Mozart, Spanish master Turina and Fauré, the program relishes the addition of the viola to the realm of the piano trio in which the season has…

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Selby and Friends: Quattro

2 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $75 | Senior $70 | Concession $50 | Child U14 (accompanied by paying adult) Selby and Friends’ 2017 season finale presents a special program of iconic piano quartets with pianist Kathryn Selby joined by Trio Ex Patria – all principals of the SSO with Concertmaster Andrew Haveron, Principal Violist Tobias Breider and Principal Cellist Umberto Clerici. Performing music by Mozart, Spanish master Turina and Fauré, the program relishes the addition of the viola to the realm of the…

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Sydney Mozart Society: Enigma Quartet

3 November @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT
The Concourse: Concert Hall, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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Tickets: Adults $45.90 | Seniors/Pensioners $42.85 | Full-time students U23 $15.30 | Children U13 free If you become a member of the Society, your annual membership fee covers entry to all concerts in the season. This works out at only $28 per concert (and $8 per concert for student members) Through its concert series, festival appearances and creative collaborations with different performers and composers, the Enigma Quartet has established a reputation for fine technique, intelligent interpretations and dynamic performance style.…

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Selby and Friends: Quattro

4 November @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
St Jude’s, Bowral, 34 Bendooley Street
Bowral, NSW 2576 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $57 | Senior $53 | Concession $43 Selby and Friends’ 2017 season finale presents a special program of iconic piano quartets with pianist Kathryn Selby joined by Trio Ex Patria – all principals of the SSO with Concertmaster Andrew Haveron, Principal Violist Tobias Breider and Principal Cellist Umberto Clerici. Performing music by Mozart, Spanish master Turina and Fauré, the program relishes the addition of the viola to the realm of the piano trio in which the season has…

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Ironwood: A Perfect Combination

4 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Recital Hall East, Sydney, Conservatorium Road
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 - $45 150 tickets left

Tickets: $45 Adult | $30 Concessions | $10 Students Season 3 explores the world of the revered Classical-era string quartet offering Australian audiences a unique opportunity to hear such works played on gut strings with keen awareness of period performing practices, restoring the musical language and expressivity expected bysuch composers as Mozart and Haydn. Amongst the well-known quartets of these two giants, the programme offers a musical rarity in the String Quartet no. 4 by the German Christian Ernst Graf,…

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Selby and Friends: Quattro

5 November @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Turramurra Uniting Church, Turramurra, 10 Turramurra Avenue
Turramurra, NSW 2074 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $57 | Senior $53 | Concession $43 Selby and Friends’ 2017 season finale presents a special program of iconic piano quartets with pianist Kathryn Selby joined by Trio Ex Patria – all principals of the SSO with Concertmaster Andrew Haveron, Principal Violist Tobias Breider and Principal Cellist Umberto Clerici. Performing music by Mozart, Spanish master Turina and Fauré, the program relishes the addition of the viola to the realm of the piano trio in which the season has…

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Music for a King: Chamber Music in the Bush 2017

12 November @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm AEDT
Broadford Salon, Broadford, 700 Three Chain Road
Broadford, VIC 3658 Australia
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Part of Chamber Music in the Bush 2017 Greg Dikmans and Peter Hagen present a programme of works by Quantz, Benda, J.S. and C.P.E. Bach and the King (Frederick The Great) himself. “Music For a King” celebrates a time and place that we now can only imagine. Join us to come closer to this once exquisite reality. Frederick the Great of Prussia attracted the best artists and musicians in Europe to his court. Part of creating such a cultured court…

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PLEXUS: Prophecy

13 November @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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PLEXUS continues its celebration of wonderful Melbourne artists with a program which includes three world premieres by three esteemed and very diverse composers

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BackStage Music Series – ASQ Close Quarters + Will Hansen

13 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
Creative Space 99, 99 Crown Street
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 Australia
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TICKETS: General - $35 Concession - $25 Student rush - $15 to be sold from 6.45pm on the night of the gig if any tickets are available. BackStage Music is an artist-run series of concerts in the inner city of Sydney. At each concert, BackStage Music presents an early career artist alongside an established artist or ensemble in back to back sets of innovative, challenging and exciting music. Join us in the hidden laneways of Darlinghurst @ creative space 99…

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A Taste of Omega: The Cello

15 November @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm AEDT
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Get to know the performers and instruments of Omega Ensemble, in our captivating lunchtime series, A Taste of Omega. Take time out from your busy day with exquisite chamber music performed by some of the finest musicians in the country. The cello is regarded as the most lyrical and beautiful of the string instruments. It can ‘sing’ lyrically and explore the depths of sound through its range of colours and timbres. Join acclaimed Dutch cellist Teije Hylkema on a journey…

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Omega Ensemble: Ravel Impressions

16 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
City Recital Hall, Sydney, 2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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A playful program of intriguing works, dedications and intricate shadings of trios and quartets.

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Shane Chen: Letters from Tchaikovsky

19 November @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3000 Australia
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In the lush, lingering melodies, a certain Russian pathos never seems far away. Long snowy nights, tender childhood memories, glimpses of lost love and unspoken passion... By turns virtuosic and intimate, passionate and lyrical, Tchaikovsky is the quintessential Romantic—conjuring powerful emotions with his heart on his sleeve. This program is a wonderful opportunity to hear the extraordinary talents of MCO’s string musicians at their best—with Tchaikovsky’s breathtaking showpiece for string orchestra, the Serenade for Strings, the charming Album for the…

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Shane Chen: Letters from Tchaikovsky

23 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne, Federation Square
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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In the lush, lingering melodies, a certain Russian pathos never seems far away. Long snowy nights, tender childhood memories, glimpses of lost love and unspoken passion... By turns virtuosic and intimate, passionate and lyrical, Tchaikovsky is the quintessential Romantic—conjuring powerful emotions with his heart on his sleeve. This program is a wonderful opportunity to hear the extraordinary talents of MCO’s string musicians at their best—with Tchaikovsky’s breathtaking showpiece for string orchestra, the Serenade for Strings, the charming Album for the…

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Ironwood: Early Romantic Gems

24 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Recital Hall East, Sydney, Conservatorium Road
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 - $45 150 tickets left

Tickets: $45 Adult | $30 Concessions | $10 Students In Season 4 Ironwood celebrate the advent of Romantic style with Schubert’s early String Quartet D. 94 composed in 1812 when he was only 15 years old. Schubert wrote his early string quartets mainly to enjoy in domestic concerts with his family. And yet these already herald his penchant for experimentation with surprising key relationships, thematic linking, and such new string effects as tremolo. A selection of Beethoven’s Bagatelles for solo…

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Enigma Quartet and Riley Lee: 5 Elements – Prelude in Tea Event

26 November @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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Tickets: $47 Adult, $30 Concession, $22 student and $16 child.Includes afternoon tea. The Enigma Quartet present an exciting programme of new pieces for shakuhachi & string quartet from leading Australian composers including Ross Edwards, Katy Abbott Kvasnica, Stuart Greenbaum, Paul Stanhope, Holly Harrison, Andrew Howes, Anne Boyd & Gerard Brophy . Each piece is inspired by the elements, fire, water, earth, air and ether. “An ensemble needs that impossible-to-describe extra ingredient… and this group has it in spades.” (Steve Moffatt,…

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December 2017

Australia Piano Quartet: Mystic Voyage

10 December @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm AEDT
Sydney Opera House: Utzon Room, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Australia Piano Quartet returns to the Utzon Room this December with Mystic Voyage, featuring newly commissioned works alongside Russian and Austrian greats. Schubert’s first work for piano and strings and a precursor to his much-loved “Trout Quintet” is the ebullient Adagio and Rondo Concertante which he wrote at the age of 19. The piano takes centre stage in this work of sparkling brilliance in which Schubert’s charm and heavenly melodic gifts shine. The Australia Piano Quartet are thrilled to unveil…

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The Marais Project: A Christmas Adventure! With Emily-Rose Šárkova & Susie Bishop

17 December @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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Tickets: $47 Adult, $30 Concession, $22 student and $16 child.Includes afternoon tea. What do you get when you cross one of Australia’s leading baroque music ensembles with two of Australia’s most creative young musicians? The answer is an adventure! A Christmas musical adventure. Classically trained in Australia and Europe, our special guests Emily-Rose Šárkova and Susie Bishop fuse the discipline of classical music with the passion, fire and freedom of tango and world music. Hear rare Christmas music from around…

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