The inaugural Eastside Sydney Music Festival finale was an all-Baroque “Stravaganza!”

The final concert of the inaugural week-long Eastside Sydney Music Festival (ESMF), curated by Professor Neal Pere da Costa and supported by Sydney University, was an all-Baroque affair held at the Paddington Town Hall. It featured musicians from three groups…

Eastside Sydney Music Festival | Stravaganza!

Tickets: Adult $40 | Concession $20 Join the Eastside Sydney Music Festival for a feast of virtuosic Italian music for strings. Ironwood, Australian Haydn Ensemble, and the Muffat Collective join forces to present stunning music by Vivaldi, Corelli, Avison, and…

Ironwood opened the inaugural Eastside Sydney Music Festival to riotous applause

The rain momentarily eased in time to celebrate the opening concert of the inaugural Eastside Sydney Music Festival. Featuring Ironwood at the Paddington Town Hall, this was the first of 10 musical events in interesting venues around Paddington, to be…

Eastside Sydney Music Festival | Ironwood: Lost Pages from the Book of Memory & Forgetting

Tickets: Adult $40 | Concession $20 Ironwood presents Tim Dargaville’s The Book of Memory and Forgetting. Lost Pages from the Book of Memory and Forgetting is an evocative remembrance ritual inspired by Dargaville’s mother’s journey with dementia. Come support this…

Eastside Sydney Music Festival | Ironwood

Tickets: Adult $40 | Concession $20 In this opening concert of the inaugural Eastside Sydney Music Festival, Ironwood presents Saint-Säens’ magnificent Piano Quintet together with stunningly crafted string quartet works by Haydn and Jadin. Come and revel in the delightful…

Ironwood presented divine & distinctive string quartets in their program, “Prussian Frogs & Bohemian Princes”

The Paddington Uniting Church provided the beautiful venue for Ironwood’s concert Prussian Frogs and Bohemian Princes. It was a cold night, and after extensive warming up of their period instruments, the members of Ironwood performed Haydn’s String Quartet Opus 50…

Ironwood: Prussian Frogs & Bohemian Princes

Divine and distinctive string quartets by Haydn and Beethoven. Haydn’s opus 50 quartets were dedicated to the Prussian King Frederick William II, with number 6 nicknamed as ‘The Frog’ after a special ‘bariolage’ effect in its final movement. Beethoven’s opus…

Ironwood: Trésors des Pianistes

After a rapturous reception for Ironwood’s performance of Saint-Saëns piano quintet last year they continue their exploration of French Romantic piano music with a beautiful work by Louise Farrenc. A professor of piano for over thirty years at the Paris…

Ironwood: Romantic Dreaminess & Turbulence

In November, Ironwood returns for Season 4 – the final program of 2018 – with the highly contrapuntal Piano Quintet in F minor by Cesar Franck.

Ironwood’s Classical Lyricism and Fervour was an evening of warm weather, beautiful tones, and spectacular works

With a program featuring a composer known as the “Spanish Mozart”, it should seem fitting that Ironwood’s 3rd concert in this year’s season was accompanied by a beautifully warm evening at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Ironwood is a period-instrument…

Ironwood: Classical Lyricism & Fervour

Juan Arriaga y Balzola was known as the ‘Spanish Mozart’- not just because he was born exactly fifty years after Mozart, but because he was also considered to be a prodigy composer from an early age.

Ironwood: Viennese Treats

Ironwood continues its exploration of the piano music of Anton Eberl by opening Season 2 with his Piano Quartet in G minor.

Ironwood: Legends & Memories – Australian old and new

In Season 1 Ironwood Ensemble into three unique soundscapes by Australian composers: opening with the second string quartet of seventeen by composer and violinist, Alfred Hill.

Ironwood: Early Romantic Gems

Tickets: $45 Adult | $30 Concessions | $10 Students In Season 4 we celebrate the advent of Romantic style with Cambini’s String Quartets Op. 21 nos 1 and 3, unusually scored for violin, 2 violas and cello. Eberl studied with…

Ironwood: A Perfect Combination

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…

Ironwood celebrate their 10th birthday with Schubertiade

Historical performance practice is to be encouraged and HIP concerts provided by Ironwood can be a revelation for those seeking a more authentic sound.

Ironwood performs composers whose styles were informed by Haydn with great sensitivity

A well-focused musical snapshot into this time in history and the intimate setting allowed the audience to really be a part of that experience.

Ironwood with Anneke Scott: Stolen Beauties

Never predictable and always surprising with a tight program, this exceptional chamber orchestra has again delighted with this concert series

Ironwood & Ensemble Offspring’s Broken concorts wove a magical mixture

They wove a magical mixture which seamlessly moved from the early 17th century to 2015. Clocking in at just 70 minutes.

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