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Centenary Festival 2015 : 3 Performance Subscription

Centenary Festival 2015 : 3 Performance Subscription

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Centenary Festival 2015 : 7 Performance Subscription

Centenary Festival 2015 : 7 Performance Subscription

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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2015 Australian Chamber Orchestra Packages

2015 Australian Chamber Orchestra Packages

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Neil Finn Solo

Neil Finn Solo

Saturday 30th May, 2015 - Sunday 31st May, 2015

Live Nation Australasia

Neil Finn fans in Sydney will have the opportunity to attend an intimate and very special performance next month. The set-list will range right across Finn’s extensive repertoire as he dips in and out of a vast catalogue that spans compositions he’s made famous with Split Enz, Crowded House, The Finn Brothers and through the course of his three solo albums, playing a mix of acoustic and electric, guitar and piano.

Greenway Series 2015

Greenway Series 2015

Monday 1st June, 2015 - Monday 19th October, 2015

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

The SCM Greenway Series, named in honour of the original architect of the Conservatorium building, is our premier orchestral program and provides an opportunity for talented young musicians to present classical masterpieces through to new and exciting works.

Chamber Works Series 2015

Chamber Works Series 2015

Tuesday 2nd June, 2015 - Thursday 29th October, 2015

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

The SCM Chamber Works Series features highly acclaimed faculty and guests performing in smaller ensembles presenting a wide range of repertoire.

Selby & Friends Tour 3 - The Czech Connection

Selby & Friends Tour 3 - The Czech Connection

Tuesday 2nd June, 2015

Selby & Friends

Kathryn Selby is joined in this program by two of her favourite collaborators – Andrew Haveron, the Co-Concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony, and Timo-Veikko Valve, Principal C with the ACO.

2015 Gala Music Concert

2015 Gala Music Concert

Thursday 4th June, 2015

Trinity Grammar School

One of the few outstanding music schools in the nation that have a Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Band, Chamber Music groups and many Ensembles made up entirely of young musicians currently at the school. These talented students, many of whom have attained their AMusA during their middle school years, now wish to bring their passion for performance to you as part of this most entertaining night of Music.

Stefano Bollani & Hamilton de Holanda

Stefano Bollani & Hamilton de Holanda

Friday 5th June, 2015

City Recital Hall

Be prepared for an evening of ingenious interaction and breathtaking virtuosity, playing of deep feeling and improvisational daring when City Recital Hall presents international jazz sensations Italian pianist Stefano Bollani and Brazilian bandolim master Hamilton de Holanda.

Dee Dee Bridgewater | Irvin Mayfield, Jr. and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Dee Dee Bridgewater | Irvin Mayfield, Jr. and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Saturday 6th June, 2015

City Recital Hall

City Recital Hall is excited to present some of the world’s leading jazz artists, direct from the USA. For one night only in Sydney, jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra will transform City Recital Hall into the heart of New Orleans with their incredible tunes.

Paris Combo

Paris Combo

Wednesday 10th June, 2015

City Recital Hall

Be swept off your feet by the devilishly cosmopolitan and seductive tunes of Paris Combo. For over two decades Paris Combo have toured the globe with their fun-loving sounds a unique mix French pop and cabaret combined with the infectious beats of gypsy jazz, Latino, Middle Eastern and North African grooves.

Steven Isserlis with Connie Shih

Steven Isserlis with Connie Shih

Saturday 13th June, 2015 - Monday 15th June, 2015

Musica Viva

One of the world's most revered cellists, Steven Isserlis is joined by pianist Connie Shih in an engaging program of Franck, Saint-Saëns, Fauré and Adès.

A Spectrum of Song Series: Songs of Love

A Spectrum of Song Series: Songs of Love

Saturday 20th June, 2015

The Parish Church of St James'

A cappella superstars The Idea of North are an Aria Award-winning group famous for their unique interpretations of jazz standards and pop favourites. When not touring the world they enjoy a busy schedule in Australia. They return to serenade us with a heartwarming mix of ballads and love songs.

A Little Lunch Music 2015

A Little Lunch Music 2015

Monday 22nd June, 2015 - Thursday 29th October, 2015

City Recital Hall

A Little Lunch Music program is back in 2015, showcasing some of Sydney's finest musicians for a perfect lunch time break of 50 minutes. For only $15, enjoy a variation of world class performances of the highest calibre in the heart of Sydney's CBD.

Egarr & The Golden Age

Egarr & The Golden Age

Tuesday 23rd June, 2015 - Saturday 27th June, 2015

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Intelligent and irreverent, the Director of the Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr will bring new life to the music of the ‘Golden Age’ including Henry Purcell, William Lawes, Bach and Haydn.

Milk Carton Kids

Milk Carton Kids

Sunday 28th June, 2015

Love Police Touring

Monterey is The Milk Carton Kids’ third album and the follow-up to their 2013 breakthrough The Ash & Clay. The two years since have been significant ones for the band, with recognition including a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Folk Album and winning Group of the Year at the 2014 Americana Music Awards.

Bajazet

Bajazet

Saturday 4th July, 2015 - Wednesday 8th July, 2015

Pinchgut Opera

Vivaldi's passionate, powerful Bajazet is the latest Baroque masterpiece rediscovered by Pinchgut Opera. This rarely-performed gem tells the story of a man caught in a clash of civilisations. A brilliant array of arias, from dazzling vocal fireworks to sublime melodies of exquisite beauty and tenderness.

La Revolution

La Revolution

Saturday 11th July, 2015

City Recital Hall

Be whisked to the streets of Paris when flautist Jane Rutter, opera stars Taryn Feibig and Adrew Jones perform classic French pieces along with a Parisian style ensemble.

PIANO SERIES: Yuja Wang in Recital

PIANO SERIES: Yuja Wang in Recital

Monday 13th July, 2015

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Experience a recital that sets the fiery passion of Spain and the hyper-Romantic virtuosity of Scriabin against the emotional depth and maturity of one of Schubert’s last piano sonatas. Yuja Wang made the mainstream news for daring fashion choices, but in musical circles she’s admired for her remarkable pianism, insightfulness, fearless technique, and her charisma on the concert platform.

A French Celebration

A French Celebration

Tuesday 14th July, 2015 - Saturday 18th July, 2015

Australian Chamber Orchestra

America’s favourite mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will join with the ACO to present a very personal selection of repertoire from La Belle Epoque.

Sweet Honey in the Rock®

Sweet Honey in the Rock®

Thursday 16th July, 2015

City Recital Hall

City Recital Hall presents one of the USA’s leading all woman a-cappella groups Sweet Honey In The Rock. Experience an adventurous and diverse mixture of blues, African, jazz, gospel and R&B music in an evening of stunning vocal prowess by the Grammy-Award nominated group that has been dazzling audiences for four decades! This is an AUSLAN interpreted performance.

Mahler's Fourth

Mahler's Fourth

Monday 20th July, 2015

Omega Ensemble

An evening of spectacular classical music from Mahler to Stanhope featuring a Soprano Jane Sheldon and a World Premiere.

IQ2 Debates

IQ2 Debates

Tuesday 21st July, 2015 - Tuesday 27th October, 2015

St James Ethics Centre

Do you love intelligent banter and feisty, challenging discussion? Join us for the St James Ehtics Centre IQ2 debate series, where the pressing issues of our time are contested by the biggest names in Australian politics, journalism and academia.

French Baroque

French Baroque

Wednesday 22nd July, 2015 - Saturday 1st August, 2015

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

An immersive performance exploring the tensions between heaven and earth, sacred and profane, night and day. While the Brandenburg performs a glorious all French program CIRCA artists inhabit the space above and around the musicians. Bringing together both heaven and earth is French soprano Claire Lefilliâtre, whose divine voice, virtuosity and daring are a high wire act all in themselves.

I Fagiolini

I Fagiolini

Monday 27th July, 2015 - Saturday 8th August, 2015

Musica Viva

Eight voices in perfect harmony in this exciting English vocal ensemble! I Fagiolini present a program of old and new music including a new work by Andrew Schultz.

The Master Luthier

The Master Luthier

Wednesday 5th August, 2015

Salut! Baroque

Salut! presents a concert of Italian Baroque music by composers Vivaldi, Corelli, Albinoni, Sammartini and Bertali

Mozart and the Violin

Mozart and the Violin

Thursday 6th August, 2015

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Isabelle Faust makes a welcome return as violinist and director. She’s chosen a Rondo for violin and orchestra by Mozart and one of his elegant and lively violin concertos: the brilliant Concerto No.4 with its capricious shifts between music that’s serious and folk-like. These are matched to the rustic charm and rhythmic energy of Dvořák’s suite of popular Czech dances.

A Spectrum of Song Series: Songs of Rest

A Spectrum of Song Series: Songs of Rest

Saturday 8th August, 2015

The Parish Church of St James'

Michael Haydn’s Requiem in C minor made a profound impression on the young Mozart, and is seen by many as the model for Mozart’s last great composition. The work resonates with the grief and despair felt by the composer over the loss of his only daughter, Aloisia, but ultimately resounds with affirmation and consolation.

Jazz in the Cafe 2015

Jazz in the Cafe 2015

Monday 10th August, 2015 - Monday 12th October, 2015

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

From trios to big band, if you like jazz, this is the place to be. Come and experience everything jazz has to offer over a glass of wine in the café or in one of our recital halls.

PIANO SERIES: Kirill Gerstein in Recital

PIANO SERIES: Kirill Gerstein in Recital

Monday 17th August, 2015

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Bartók’s Mikrokosmos collection contains showpieces for the most advanced of pianists and Bach, too, had students in mind when he wrote his masterly three-part inventions. Liszt’s Etudes are literally transcendent in the demands they place on the pianist. They’re an outrageous dare from Liszt to virtuosos everywhere.

Brahms 3

Brahms 3

Tuesday 18th August, 2015 - Wednesday 26th August, 2015

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Richard Tognetti leads the ACO for Brahms Symphony No.3, a concise and confident masterpiece and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, one of the most seminal works in the classical repertoire.

DISCOVERY SERIES: Discover Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite

DISCOVERY SERIES: Discover Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite

Tuesday 25th August, 2015

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Richard Gill is your storyteller-guide in the enchanting fairytale world of Ravel’s Mother Goose suite. Dressed up in sophisticated orchestral colours, this music paints sensuous scenes of enchanted forests, fairy gardens and familiar characters – Tom Thumb, Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast. Ravel’s delicate musical hues and his exotic, unexpected sounds make for truly captivating music.

Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis

Monday 31st August, 2015 - Saturday 12th September, 2015

Musica Viva

Master pianist Paul Lewis explores the musical connections of Brahms’ youthful Ballades and Beethoven's last, epic, piano sonatas.

Abundance

Abundance

Wednesday 2nd September, 2015

Australian String Quartet

Life, love and new beginnings are celebrated with a new work by Matthew Hindson alongside string quartets by Mozart and Webern ending in Smetana’s story From my life.

A Spectrum of Song Series: Songs of Inspiration from Baroque to Broadway

A Spectrum of Song Series: Songs of Inspiration from Baroque to Broadway

Thursday 10th September, 2015

The Parish Church of St James'

In this beguiling concert renowned soprano Yvonne Kenny will explore music of European heritage, including Celtic elements. The programme will include sacred pieces and folk songs as well as works from the lieder and opera/operetta traditions.

Mozart's Fortepiano

Mozart's Fortepiano

Friday 11th September, 2015 - Saturday 19th September, 2015

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Loved by players and audiences alike, Kristian Bezuidenhout is part of the Brandenburg family. To honour this connection, and Bezuidenhout’s continued ascendency in the music world, Paul Dyer took great pleasure in offering him the opportunity to guest direct and conduct a concert series in 2015.Family, both literal and musical, play an important role in the program Bezuidenhout has devised, starting with two wonderful sinfonias by J.S. Bach’s oldest and youngest children: the more traditional W.F. Bach, who worked in the style of his father; and the more contemporary J.C. Bach – whose compositions had a direct influence on Mozart’s concerto style.

Chamber to Charleston

Chamber to Charleston

Thursday 17th September, 2015

Omega Ensemble

Daniel de Borah (piano) and the Omega Ensemble journey through the early twentieth century from romanticism to jazz.

Music Contemporary 2015

Music Contemporary 2015

Friday 25th September, 2015

Sydney Contemporary Orchestra

Presented by the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra, Music Contemporary 2015 will bring you a concert of a combination of the 'past' and the 'new'.

Mozart's Last Symphonies

Mozart's Last Symphonies

Tuesday 29th September, 2015 - Saturday 3rd October, 2015

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Richard Tognetti leads the ACO in an all-Mozart program, featuring the composers last 3 symphonies, composed in a surge of inspiration between June and August 1788.

Ensemble Offspring

Ensemble Offspring

Friday 2nd October, 2015

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Presented by Sydney Conservatorium of Music for the Musicological Society of Australia 2015 Conference Sydney’s musical mavericks, Ensemble Offspring, bring you virtuosic solos by minimalist heroes Steve Reich, Michael Gordon and Nico Muhly, alongside two Australian trios—a world premiere from Brisbane composer Christopher Perren, and the Fractured Again Suite by the group’s co-Artistic Director Damien Ricketson.

The Cunning Little Vixen

The Cunning Little Vixen

Friday 2nd October, 2015 - Saturday 3rd October, 2015

Pacific Opera

One of greatest operas of the 20th century The Cunning Little Vixen tells the delightful tale of a mischievous fox. Bouncing with comic moments and humanity it celebrates the cycle of life and death and the restorative powers of nature.

Centenary Festival 2015

Centenary Festival 2015

Tuesday 6th October, 2015 - Sunday 11th October, 2015

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

The SCM Centenary Festival is a week-long celebration of the very best music from the Conservatorium featuring our students and staff and guest alumni performers.

Modigliani Quartet

Modigliani Quartet

Saturday 10th October, 2015 - Monday 12th October, 2015

Musica Viva

One of the top French quartets of their generation, the Modigliani Quartet perform a selection of masterpieces by Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven and Westlake.

Opera Series 2015

Opera Series 2015

Monday 12th October, 2015 - Saturday 17th October, 2015

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

In 2015 the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, one of the oldest and most prestigious music schools in Australia, is celebrating its 100th birthday. To mark this historic milestone and 100 years of music teaching and performance, the Con and the University of Sydney will present a number of special fanfare events featuring concerts, music premieres and exceptional guest musicians.

Louis' Legacy

Louis' Legacy

Wednesday 21st October, 2015

Salut! Baroque

Salut! presents a concert of French Baroque music by composers Couperin, Corrette, Boismortier, Marais and Charpentier.

Riccardo Minasi

Riccardo Minasi

Wednesday 28th October, 2015 - Friday 6th November, 2015

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Guest Director Riccardo Minasi is a fearless yet lyrical Italian baroque violinist and one of the worlds most in demand musical figures. For this Brandenburg series he has selected a program of music of personal resonance, centering on the music of baroque Naples. An important centre of music and culture in the baroque period, Naples was home to these brilliant yet now unfamiliar composers whose work remains vital and influential. Revel with the Neopolitans!

Transcend

Transcend

Thursday 29th October, 2015

Australian String Quartet

Death and the Maiden is a dramatic climax, and setting the scene is the “Spanish Mozart” - Juan Cristosomo de Arriaga, followed by the Australian premiere of Brett Dean’s And once I played Ophelia.

That all Leunig Song Almanac

That all Leunig Song Almanac

Sunday 1st November, 2015

The Song Company

To ring out the old year and ring in the new, The Song Company presents 12 new songs and 12 stories, one for each month.

MOZART IN THE CITY SERIES: Mozart and the Brits

MOZART IN THE CITY SERIES: Mozart and the Brits

Thursday 5th November, 2015

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

In this concert we have two supreme masters taking inspiration from a teacher or idol. Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue influenced by his beloved JS Bach and Benjamin Britten paying homage to his teacher Frank Bridge. Finishing with a double violin concerto by another Brit, Malcolm Arnold, this concert is a virtuosic powerhouse for the strings of the SSO.

Eggner Trio

Eggner Trio

Monday 9th November, 2015 - Saturday 14th November, 2015

Musica Viva

Three brothers return to Musica Viva with a program full of warmth and passion, through works by Robert and Clara Schumann, Dulcie Holland, Brahms and Dvořák.

DISCOVERY SERIES: Discover Richard Strauss - Death and Transfiguration

DISCOVERY SERIES: Discover Richard Strauss - Death and Transfiguration

Tuesday 10th November, 2015

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Death and Transfiguration traces the journey of a human soul through the darkness of suffering to the sunny fields of fulfilment and enlightenment. Richard Gill leads us on a profound journey of imagination – enormously dramatic, powerfully emotive and daubed with vivid orchestral colour. Inspirational!

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Monday 16th November, 2015

Omega Ensemble

A seasonal favourite for young and old Omega Ensemble present a very special arrangement of The Nutcracker for chamber ensemble.

Basically Beethoven

Basically Beethoven

Tuesday 24th November, 2015

Selby & Friends

Selby & Friends ends the season with a special program of chamber music by Beethoven. Following the enormous success of an all-Beethoven program in 2014 in conjunction with ABC Classic FM, S&F has invited the concertmaster of both the Melbourne and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras, Australian Dale Barltrop, to join Timo-Veikko Valve and Kathryn Selby for this brilliant program.

Antilogy

Antilogy

Tuesday 24th November, 2015

Selby & Friends

Selby & Friends presents its annual program celebrating chamber music across time and space. With works by Australian, French and German composers spanning three centuries, the program delves into music of the Romantic, Impressionistic and contemporary Australian repertoire.

L'Amant Jaloux (The Jealous Lover) by Grétry

L'Amant Jaloux (The Jealous Lover) by Grétry

Thursday 3rd December, 2015 - Tuesday 8th December, 2015

Pinchgut Opera

Sydney's summer starts with hijinks and hilarity in Grétry's L'amant Jaloux (‘The Jealous Lover'). One of the greatest comedies of the 18th century, this opera had Parisians rolling in the aisles. Ed Lyon makes his Sydney debut having previously appeared at the Hobart Baroque festival in 2013.

A Spectrum of Song Series: Songs of Jubilation

A Spectrum of Song Series: Songs of Jubilation

Thursday 10th December, 2015

The Parish Church of St James'

The Choir of St James’ and Australian Baroque Brass serve up a sumptuous and exhilarating celebration of Christmas with music by Praetorius and other German Renaissance composers. Interspersed with Gregorian chant, this setting of the mass is a splendid synthesis of different musical forms, cleverly incorporating liturgical and secular elements framed by a Christmas motif.

Noël! Noël!

Noël! Noël!

Wednesday 16th December, 2015 - Saturday 19th December, 2015

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

A breathtakingly beautiful Christmas, Noël! Noël! is filled with surprises and musical treasures from around the world and across the ages. From the modern to the medieval, old favourites and glorious new interpretations, don’t miss this rich and festive event.

Occupy Card

Occupy Card

Thursday 31st December, 2015

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Whether you’re treating yourself or searching for a present with a difference, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Occupy Card is your ultimate ticket to music in 2015 – our Centenary year!