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February 2018

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

25 February @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Montsalvat Barn Gallery, Eltham, 7 Hillcrest Avenue
Eltham, VIC 3067 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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Bowlines | Some Velvet Morning

25 February @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
Some Velvet Morning, 124 Queens Parade
Clifton Hill, Victoria 3070 Australia
$15

Bowlines is Ernie Gruner, Hope Csutoros and Helen Mountfort. They improvise on violin, viola and cello. Original cross-genre music from three eclectic string players, heard in My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Stilleto Sisters, Bohemian Nights, etc.

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

27 February @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEDT
Collins St Baptist Church, Melbourne, Melbourne, 174 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 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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SARAY Iluminado

28 February @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$32 - $37

Members of SARAY Iluminado play new interpretations of Sevdah (traditional folk music) from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Jewish Sephardic music from the Balkans. Formed in 2013, SARAY Iluminado has quickly become one of Melbourne’s most dynamic world music ensembles, performing at festivals and venues including the Caravan Club, Cygnet Folk Festival, the Melbourne Sephardic Synagogue and the Bosnian Embassy in Canberra. SARAY Iluminado turns 5 in 2018 and returns to fortyfivedownstairs, welcoming two new musicians Dan Witton and Irine Vela, who join the…

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

28 February @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 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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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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Rubiks Collective: Iniquitous Creatures

3 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
University of Melbourne: Grant Street Theatre, South Melbourne, Grant Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$15 - $20

Take the west side escalators down into the guts of the Columbia Heights Metro Station and you'll be swallowed by the sound. A young woman tumbles from the back of a horse-drawn carriage as it narrowly avoids colliding with a speeding train. Two androids perform a series of exercises, drifting in and out of synchronicity. Nefarious creatures emerge from the shadows as night falls... In the first concert in their 2018 series ‘Waves + Lines’, Rubiks presents works from five…

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

4 March @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Healesville Memorial Hall, 235 Maroondah Highway
Healesville, VIC 3777 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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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

8 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
The Hall, University House, ANU, Acton, 1 Balmain Crescent
Acton, ACT 2601 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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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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Forest Relaunched

9 March @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 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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$15

Forest Collective hold their first concert for over a year. Featuring Kate Bright Mezzo Soprano Evan Lawson Conductor Kim Tan Flutes Vilan Mai Clarinets Danae Killian Piano Sarah Coghlan Violin Nikki Edgar Cello Bec Scully Double Bass Trea Hindley Trombone  Ryan Williams Recorders Nick Yates Saxophones VLAD DJ Program Ypsilon (1989) - for solo flute by Karlheinz Stockhausen Eingedunkelt (1992) - for solo voice by Aribert Reimann Australian Premiere Unfolding (2017) - for solo recorder by Evan Lawson World Premiere…

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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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Australian National Academy of Music: Bohemia

10 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne, 210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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With twelve trumpeters converging on the South Melbourne Town Hall in March for Janáček’s spine-tingling fanfare, ANAM’s 2018 concert season is assured of a spectacular lift-off. For this special season opening concert, ANAM’s musicians will be joined on stage by their ANAM mentors for a ramble through some of Bohemia’s most engaging landscapes, concluding with Josef Suk’s elegiac Serenade for strings. "For me, this concert is the heart of ANAM, a real opportunity to delve deeper in to what ANAM…

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Selby & Friends: Beethoven by Ballot

11 March @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 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

11 March @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

Highly regarded soprano Anna Fraser renders the horrifying story of Semele in the French style – refined, lush and perfect.

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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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Selby & Friends: Beethoven by Ballot

14 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
MLC: James Tatoulis Auditorium, Kew, 207 Barkers Rd
Kew, VIC 3101 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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Selby & Friends: Beethoven by Ballot

15 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT

Australia’s unique chamber music series returns in 2018 for a season devoted to celebrating musical partnerships

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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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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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Australian National Academy of Music: Tombeau De Claude Debussy

24 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne, 210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$35 - $60

Debussy100 is a 12-month project to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Claude Debussy. Led by a collection of national and international pianists, hear the complete piano and chamber music of Claude Debussy, including 100 titled movements for the keyboard. Following Claude Debussy’s death on 25 March 1918, his friend Henri Prunières invited ten leading composers to produce a memorial piece, a ‘tombeau’, in his honour. The collection of works provide a fascinating evocation of the sounds in the air…

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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

Selby & Friends: Alchemy

1 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST

Australia’s unique chamber music series returns in 2018 for a season devoted to celebrating musical partnerships

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Selby & Friends: Alchemy

2 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
MLC: James Tatoulis Auditorium, Kew, 207 Barkers Rd
Kew, VIC 3101 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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Selby & Friends: Alchemy

6 May @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 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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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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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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Australian Haydn Ensemble: Boccherini’s Guitar – with Simon Martyn-Ellis

31 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Albert Hall, Canberra, Commonwealth Avenue
Canberra, ACT 2601 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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Selby & Friends: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Romantic

23 June @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
Bowral Memorial Hall, Bowral, 24 Bendooley Street
Bowral, NSW 2576 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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Selby & Friends: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Romantic

24 June @ 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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Selby & Friends: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Romantic

25 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST

Australia’s unique chamber music series returns in 2018 for a season devoted to celebrating musical partnerships

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Selby & Friends: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Romantic

27 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
MLC: James Tatoulis Auditorium, Kew, 207 Barkers Rd
Kew, VIC 3101 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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Selby & Friends: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Romantic

28 June @ 7:00 am - 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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Sydney Mozart Society Presents The Seraphim Trio

29 June @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST
The Concourse: Concert Hall, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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The Seraphim Trio is one of Australia’s pre-eminent piano trios.

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