Farewell Huntington Estate Music Festival

November marked the 30th and final Huntington Estate Music Festival. It had become interwoven with so many parts of my life. My first festival was in 2007, when I was 33. I was terrified before that festival. The main theme…

 
Musica Viva Coffee Concert: Winners of the MICMC

Enjoy the winners of The Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition fresh from the victory in this exclusive experience for Sydney audiences.

 
Musica Viva Coffee Concert: Australian Brass Quintet

Witness the five virtuosi of the Australian Brass Quintet bring finesse and sensitivity in equal measure in this Musica Viva Coffee Concert. There’s simply nothing like the sound of a great brass quintet -bold, sparkling, and with the air-shaking splendour…

 
Musica Viva Coffee Concert: Karin Schaupp and Umberto Clerici

See Karin Schaupp and Umberto Clerici unite to bring you a program of songs from across five centuries, reimagined for guitar and cello. Karin Schaupp and Umberto Clerici first shared a concert stage as part of the 2015 Musica Viva…

 
Musica Viva Sessions – Artbank

Tickets: $35 (includes free glass of Huntington Estate wine on arrival) Experience a dynamic musical collaboration of woodwind and strings at our next Musica Viva Sessions event: Musica Viva’s newest chamber music series. Drawing inspiration from the Artbank collection, award-winning…

 
Academy of Ancient Music and Sara Macliver makes Baroque music come alive

It can be a challenge to make Baroque music (music of the 1600s/1700s) come alive. It always sounds beautiful, but in the hands of the wrong musicians, it might not necessarily sound exciting. The Academy of Ancient Music, led by…

 
Carl Vine at Huntington Estate Music Festival

Before the Thursday, Friday and Saturday night concerts there are chats with musicians.  They provide great insights into their views and lives; and allow the audience to get to know them outside of the stage, which is a great addition…

 
Fiona Campbell at Huntington Estate Music Festival

Before the Thursday, Friday and Saturday night concerts there are chats with musicians.  They provide great insights into their views and lives; and allow the audience to get to know them outside of the stage, which is a great addition…

 
Ross Edwards – started on 1st Ken Tribe Fund commission

We decided to get in early and ask Ross Edwards some questions about his most recent commission in honour of Ken Tribe (my grandfather). This work is a very recent commission and is not due for completion until early 2014.…

 
classikON reserve at Musica Viva’s amarcord

We had a wonderful night introducing classikON reserve to Sydney! Eleven classikON-ers met for a casual chat before the concert, sat together during the performance and stayed on afterwards for a drink at the lovely Felix in Ash Street. amarcord…

 
Takács Quartet tour with Musica Viva

The Takács Quartet are one of the best in the world. They tick all the boxes: They’re a wonderful quartet, making difficult works seem light. You want to hear them on repeat They communicate with each other while playing You…

 
Enigma Quartet – Rising Stars

There was a lightness and joy that permeated the performance. The girls exchanged the occasional cheeky glance as if to say ‘lets not stuff this bit up’. The performance was not perfect but it was real, raw and organic. It was punctuated by the roaring of the George street buses, police cars and the occasional over eager motorcyclist. This some how magically added to this spirited and joy filled performance.

 
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