Events - May 2015
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.
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.
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.
Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer finds a young man in the depths of despair for an unattainable lover, while immersed in the beauty of nature surrounding him. And, like so many Romantics, he can find comfort only in death. Thank goodness Richard Gill and the SSO Sinfonia are there to show us how to cope!
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.
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.
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.
All prices, dates, times and program details are subject to change without notice.