Events - March 2015
Step into the world of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi through an imaginative musical journey to five historic European houses. The Baroque era comes alive through this stunning exploration of music, art and drama. Alison Mackay (creator of The Galileo Project) has woven together a magical journey, where audiences can step into the world of Bach and Vivaldi by ‘visiting’ five historic European houses. On the walls hung works by Vermeer, Canaletto and Watteau; the airy rooms rang to the sounds of the finest composers and performers.
More than any other kora player, Toumani Diabate has brought this unique 21-string West African harp to global attention. Born into an exceptional musical family – with 71 continuous generations of kora players – Toumani is modernising musical tradition while still honouring it. He will perform with his eldest son Sidiki, a griot, master kora player and Hip-Hop star in Mali.
Handel’s triumphant “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” heralds the arrival of two of the most exciting young international soloists. Portuguese tenor Fernando Guimarães and Argentine soprano Mariana Flores join the Brandenburg for a heavenly concert series. To hear the masterful Ode for Saint Cecilia’s Day in its entirety is to experience Handel’s pure baroque genius. Taken from a text by John Dryden, this ravishing showcase for voice, orchestra and choir celebrates music as the central force in the world.
Thursday March 5, Thursday March 12, Thursday March 19, Tuesday March 24, Tuesday March 31, Tuesday April 14, Thursday April 16, Tuesday April 21, Thursday April 23, Tuesday April 28, Thursday April 30, Tuesday May 5, Thursday May 7, Tuesday May 19, Thursday May 21, Tuesday May 26, Thursday May 28, Tuesday June 2
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.
Richard Thompson has been named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, he is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. The Finest rock/folk songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix.” LA Times This event is part of Sydney Morning Herald's Spectrum Now.
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. 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.
All prices, dates, times and program details are subject to change without notice.