The Live at Lunch series at Chatswood’s Concourse has announced its 2018 season, featuring Australian performers including ARIA Award-winning pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska, composer Elena Kats-Chernin, violist Roger Benedict and pianist Simon Tedeschi, among others.

Jane Rutter, Live at Lunch Live at Lunch Artistic Director Jane Rutter. Photo © Brendan Read

The series, which is curated by Australian flautist Jane Rutter – who was awarded the prestigious medal Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres(Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Government last year – is now in its sixth season and in 2018 will feature music from the likes of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Bach, Korngold, Satie and Weill.

Kicking off with Yo Sebastian!in April – a tribute to JS Bach for which Rutter will be joined by soloists from the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra – the season will see Rutter joined by a series of collaborators, including composer John Huie and chamber group POSH, who will present Third Culturein May. The concert will combine Indian, Arabic and Chinese-inspired music with Australian world music for flute, guitar, cello, double bass, Chinese banjo and Indian percussion.

Also joining Rutter in the concert series are Australian...