Events - May 2015
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. The SCM Chamber Works Series features highly acclaimed faculty and guests performing in smaller ensembles presenting a wide range of repertoire.
Anne Summers in Conversation with Elizabeth Broderick: an evening of appreciation and gratitude As she nears the end of her eight years as Sex Discrimination Commissioner, this is an opportunity to hear Elizabeth Broderick review and assess the ways in which Australia is now a better place for women. As SDC she helped instigate paid parental leave, started a national discussion about pregnancy discrimination, revealed the abuse of women in the Australian Defence Force and has created the Male Champions of Change, a group of 25 leading CEOs who have pledged to gender equality in their companies.
World premiere on period instruments. 26 years ago, creating a period music orchestra was Paul Dyer’s radical way of reinvigorating baroque music in Australia. It was the was the same spirit of adventure and love of music that led award-winning World premiere British composer Max Richter to take a baroque classic – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – and recompose it for orchestra and synthesiser. This extraordinary world wide phenomenon proves that great music is constantly revealing itself to us.
Please note this event is at St James' Church The rich, erotic poetry of The Song of Solomon has inspired composers throughout the ages to write music of great beauty. In a programme of music for choir and organ spanning over 400 years The Choir of St James’ explores the ravishing repertoire that has been set to these sensuous texts.
Australia's pre-eminent chamber ensemble mark their 20th anniversary with a program of Ligeti, Beethoven and a new work by Paul Stanhope. Four friends, three pieces, two married couples, one quartet: this tour celebrates the 20th anniversary of Australia’s pre-eminent chamber ensemble. Critics and audiences around the globe have warmed to the musical and emotional insights brought to light by this extraordinary quartet.
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE with Omega in 2015, up to 20% off individual ticket prices and guaranteed preferential seating. In 2015 Omega Ensemble celebrates ten years at the forefront of chamber music in Australia. We invite you to join us in celebrating this special anniversary with a year of incredible performances and inspiring artists.
Do you love intelligent banter and feisty, challenging discussion? Join us for the St James Ethics Centre 1Q2 2015 debate series, where the pressing issues of our time – everything from politics to sex to the state of the environment - will be contested by some of the biggest names in Australian politics, journalism, academia and the arts. Alumni of the debates include: Peter Singer, Philip Nitschke, Annabel Crabb, Penny Wong, Marcia Langton, Clover Moore, Anne Summers, David Marr, Bob Brown, Philip Ruddock, Tom Keneally, Eva Cox, John Hewson, Rev Peter Jensen, Larissa Behrendt and many more.
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