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CRH Classical

Our new series invites intriguing classical artists to perform in Sydney’s best acoustic space.

When City Recital Hall opened, Australia’s best classical presenters welcomed our crystalline acoustics and unique intimacy. Over the years, unparalleled artists have appeared on our stage, from the exquisite violinist James Ehnes to piano superstar Joyce Yang. Our stage has witnessed world-class performances by hundreds of Australian and international musicians and composers.

With CRH Classical, you will enjoy global stars performing some of their most loved repertoire in your local concert hall.  Be prepared to enjoy your favourite pieces and to be enchanted by less familiar works that you will want to seek out to add to your collection once the performances are over.


Upcoming Performances

CRH Classical: Jeroen Berwaerts & Konstantin Shamray

Monday 18 September, 7pm

The breadth of repertoire in this masterful performance will seduce with Enescu’s Légende to the sublime sobriety of Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte. The sensitive musicality of Jeroen’s trumpet style and Konstantin’s expressive mastery of the piano will deliver a recital to be remembered.


CRH Classical: Paavali Jumppanen

Wednesday 27 March, 7pm

Pianist Paavali Jumppanen’s imaginative virtuosity brings unexpected joy and grandeur to his program of Chopin’s Funeral March, Sibelius, Debussy and an intellectual and colourful interpretation of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 32.


CRH Classical is curated by Genevieve Lang

Genevieve Lang is well known to Australian audiences as a harpist and broadcaster. You might well have seen her on stage with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and she’s enjoyed a long association with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She’s also a founding member of SHE (Seven Harp Ensemble) and has performed as soloist with several orchestras around the country and overseas. These days you’re more likely to hear her voice than her harp, as a presenter on ABC Classic. Most recently Genevieve co-hosted ABC TV’s televised broadcast with Jeremy Fernandez of the re-opening of the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. For Genevieve, broadcasting and media are the perfect way to share her passion for classical music with the biggest possible audience!

Past Performances

The Tallis Scholars: 'Music of the Sistine Chapel'

Thursday 27 October 2022

The rock stars of Renaissance vocal music return to City Recital Hall to perform a sublime program of sacred vocal music and bring the work of the Sistine Chapel Choir to life.

Image: Jess Gleeson


Thursday 10 November 2022

Music old and new, familiar and yet-to-be discovered, sumptuously lit, elegantly staged, and beautifully performed: as a live experience, Bower is a 60-minute balm for the soul.

Image: Jess Gleeson