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Australian String Quartet: ASQ in Concert with Genevieve Lacey

Heath Ledger Theatre 174 William Street, Perth
Elena Kats-Chernin, Re-Inventions (excerpts) Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet no 1 in E flat major op 12 Lachlan Skipworth, Quintet for Bass Recorder and Strings (World Premiere) Pavel Fischer, String Quartet no 3 Mad Piper The Australian String Quartet is joined by recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey for a concert celebrating powerhouse…

Australian String Quartet: Close Quarters @ Kidogo

Kidogo Arthouse Bathers Beach, Fremantle
Come and burn the midnight oil with us (a few hours before midnight) in the charming 1884 heritage-listed Old Kerosene Store that is now the Kidogo Arthouse. The Kidogo Arthouse is a beautiful, bustling independent art centre located at the water’s edge at Bathers Beach in Fremantle, Western Australia. Our…

Melbourne Recital Centre: Josquin des Prez, Prince of Music

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
This year marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Josquin des Prez, of whom Martin Luther said, ‘Josquin is master of the notes, which must do as he wishes; other composers must do as the notes wish.’ Ensemble Gombert commemorates this ‘Prince of Music’, as he was known in…

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra: Higher Angels

City Recital Hall Sydney
The sublime soprano. The emotional countertenor. Closely connected but distinctly different, the high male and female voices are the sparkling stars of Baroque. Individually alluring, collectively dynamic, two leading Australian singers will share the stage in a shimmering exposition of Baroque arias and duets. Sara Macliver and Russell Harcourt will…

Australian String Quartet: Close Quarters @ Kidogo

Kidogo Arthouse Bathers Beach, Fremantle
Come and burn the midnight oil with us (a few hours before midnight) in the charming 1884 heritage-listed Old Kerosene Store that is now the Kidogo Arthouse. The Kidogo Arthouse is a beautiful, bustling independent art centre located at the water’s edge at Bathers Beach in Fremantle, Western Australia. Our…

Canberra International Music Festival: Calvin Abdiel in Recital

Verity Lane Market 50 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra
Calvin Abdiel was the winner of Theme and Variations Foundation piano competition in 2017. The Theme & Variations Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to assisting exceptionally talented young Australian pianists to reach their potential.
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Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra: Evoke | Beethoven & Berwald

City Recital Hall Sydney
Franz Berwald, now regarded as one of the most important Swedish composers of the 19th century, was rather overlooked during his lifetime – so much so that he wound up managing a glassworks for almost a decade when he couldn’t make a living composing, before a hit opera landed him a…

Australian Chamber Orchestra: Schubert’s Quintet

Wollongong Town Hall Crown St & Kemble St, Wollongong
A brilliant convergence of grandeur and intimacy. Awe and wonder. These are not uncommon responses to the works of Schubert and Beethoven, but their string quintets never fail to elicit such a reaction. We find grandeur in both - monumental works of chamber music and perennial favourites of audiences -…
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Opera Australia: Aida

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne
With its towering digital screens offering sensory and sometimes dramatic overload, Davide Livermore’s 2018 production got a mixed reaction from the critics. Limelight’s Jo Litson found some of it “thrilling”, especially the choreography, but other aspects were felt to be “verging on naff”. There is plenty of splendour, however, and some…

Australian Chamber Orchestra: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Sydney Opera House Sydney
Based on the book written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Julie Vivas There was once a small boy called Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and his house was next door to an old people’s home. He knew all the people who lived there, but his favourite person of all was…

Australian Chamber Orchestra: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Sydney Opera House Sydney
Based on the book written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Julie Vivas There was once a small boy called Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and his house was next door to an old people’s home. He knew all the people who lived there, but his favourite person of all was…

Australian National Academy of Music: Gran Partita

Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford
Mozart’s greatest work for wind instruments, the large-scale serenade Gran Partita, is a super-symphony for 13 winds and double bass, filled with sumptuous colour, heavenly slow music and the elegance and energy of Mozart’s favourite dance forms." – David Thomas Head of Woodwind, Clarinet Faculty MOZART Serenade no. 10 for…