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MOZART REQUIEM: 100 VOICES

MOZART REQUIEM: 100 VOICES

Wednesday 4th May, 2016 - Wednesday 11th May, 2016

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Weaving through the Renaissance and ending in the Classical period, one hundred voices from the Brandenburg Choir and a specially selected children's choir, combine for a phenomenal experience.

Beethoven & Mozart V

Beethoven & Mozart V

Saturday 14th May, 2016 - Friday 20th May, 2016

Australian Chamber Orchestra

In this tour de force directed by Richard Tognetti, the Grosse Fuge takes its original place as the finale of the String Quartet Op.130, a work that veers from torrential passion to aching beauty. Mozart’s last and most dramatic violin concerto, No.5 in A Major is also known as the ‘Turkish’, for the exotic elements of its finale. It is dramatic yet playful, with an Adagio that is rightly considered one of the most moving passages Mozart ever composed.

In Concert

In Concert

Monday 16th May, 2016 - Tuesday 17th May, 2016

NSW Department of Education - The Arts Unit

A dazzling choral and instrumental music showcase featuring Australia’s premier Public Schools Instrumental Ensembles, the Combined Secondary Schools Choir and guest artist, Katie Noonan.

Cat Power Solo

Cat Power Solo

Monday 16th May, 2016

Feel Presents

Cat Power a/k/a Georgia-born singer / songwriter Chan Marshall, returns to Australia this May for a series of intimate theatre-only performances. Performing solo, the show will boast a whole swag of new material and old favourites ahead of new album recording this summer.

Jeanette Winterson: The Gap of Time

Jeanette Winterson: The Gap of Time

Thursday 19th May, 2016

Sydney Writers' Festival

Multi-award-winning writer Jeanette Winterson gives a special talk on her recent novel, 'The Gap of Time'. A contemporary take on 'The Winter’s Tale', this is a story of love, jealousy and estrangement. With Catherine Keenan.

Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life

Thursday 19th May, 2016

Sydney Writers' Festival

Hanya Yanagihara’s Man Booker-shortlisted 'A Little Life' is one of the most talked-about books of recent times. She speaks with Benjamin Law about her dark, beautiful depiction of heartbreak and friendship in New York City.

William Boyd: The Many Lives of Amory Clay

William Boyd: The Many Lives of Amory Clay

Friday 20th May, 2016

Sydney Writers' Festival

One of Britain’s best-loved storytellers, William Boyd, speaks to Catherine Keenan about history, love and artistic expression. William’s new novel, 'Sweet Caress,' is a vivid story of the life of a female war photographer.

The End of Europe?

The End of Europe?

Friday 20th May, 2016

Sydney Writers' Festival

Is Europe buckling under the pressure? Economist and former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis joins historian Peter Frankopan, columnist Roger Cohen and journalist Emma Alberici to discuss Europe’s troubled future with Eleanor Hall.

Paula Hawkins: The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins: The Girl on the Train

Saturday 21st May, 2016

Sydney Writers' Festival

'The Girl on the Train' is a taut psychological thriller where nothing is as it seems. Author Paula Hawkins talks to ABC RN’s Kate Evans about writing a worldwide bestseller and the ingredients for a compulsive read.

Yanis Varoufakis: And the Weak Suffer What They Must

Yanis Varoufakis: And the Weak Suffer What They Must

Saturday 21st May, 2016

Sydney Writers' Festival

Yanis Varoufakis, economist and former finance minister of Greece, gives a special talk about his new book, 'And the Weak Suffer What They Must?,' and plans for his pan-European political party. With George Megalogenis.

A Season of Song: Songs of Discovery

A Season of Song: Songs of Discovery

Saturday 21st May, 2016

The Parish Church of St James'

Fresh from its first European tour, The Choir of St James’ presents a selection of beautiful music performed along the way, including music written specifically associated with the cities and venues on their tour, particularly music written for performance in London, Paris, Vienna, Rome and Palestrina.

Julian Barnes: The Noise of Time

Julian Barnes: The Noise of Time

Saturday 21st May, 2016

Sydney Writers' Festival

A rare opportunity to hear directly from Julian Barnes about 'The Noise of Time,' his first novel since winning the Man Booker Prize. Julian also speaks about his recent collection of art essays with Caroline Baum.

Rick’s Playlist

Rick’s Playlist

Tuesday 24th May, 2016

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Principal Timpani Rick Miller – the ‘father’ of the SSO – has a fan base who demand to sit near the kettle drums just to catch some of his infectious joy. In this concert he’ll share that joy with us as he introduces pieces that have gathered special meaning for him over a lifetime of music-making.

Chopin By Candlelight: Piers Lane, Piano

Chopin By Candlelight: Piers Lane, Piano

Wednesday 25th May, 2016

Andrew McKinnon Presents

In this, his most extensive Australian tour, Piers Lane presents a spell-binding evening of popular works by one of the best loved composers of the Romantic era, in the magical atmosphere of a stage bathed in candlelight.

The Emotional and Nuanced Instrument

The Emotional and Nuanced Instrument

Wednesday 25th May, 2016

Salut! Baroque

“Just as the painter imitates nature, so wind and string players should imitate the human voice.” - Silvestro di Ganassi dal Fontego, Regola Rubertina, Venice, 1542 Salut! Baroque, one of Australia’s foremost baroque music ensembles performs music by Pachelbel, Marini, Farina and Rosenmüller.

Dixit Dominus

Dixit Dominus

Saturday 28th May, 2016

Sydney Chamber Choir

Handel’s Dixit Dominus is a dazzling hymn of joy and praise; Bach’s cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden is a richly solemn journey from darkness to resplendent light. Pēteris Vasks’ Prayer is an ecstatic invocation of the power of love to overcome misery and despair, drawing on the words of Mother Teresa of Calcutta; it will be paired with a new work by Australian composer Iain Grandage.

Enso String Quartet

Enso String Quartet

Monday 30th May, 2016 - Saturday 4th June, 2016

Musica Viva

The sparkling and joyous Ensō String Quartet bring performances of bold Spanish flavours, beloved classics, and a brand new work written just for them, in music by Ginastera, Beethoven, Ravel and Broadstock.

Mozart at Night

Mozart at Night

Thursday 2nd June, 2016

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Let the musicians of the SSO serenade you with an evening of nocturnal entertainments, poetic revelations and colourful visions in music. Mozart sets the tone with his wickedly good-humoured 'Night-time Serenade' - think Eine kleine Nachtmusik, only much more amusing! Britten's songs for tenor and orchestra are inspired by the opulent images of poetry. Spellbinding!

Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling

Friday 3rd June, 2016

Abstract Entertainment

Grammy Award winner Kurt Elling is undoubtedly the most influential jazz vocalist of our time. The natural heir to jazz pioneers Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure and Jon Hendricks, his superb vocal expertise breathes new life into old favorites for today’s audiences. Kurt Elling, performs at City Recital Hall for one night only.

2016 Gala Music Concert

2016 Gala Music Concert

Thursday 9th June, 2016

Trinity Grammar School

Trinity Grammar School Gala Music Concert is one of the major highlights of the School's performance calendar. in 2016 City Recital Hall will ring again with the sounds of voices and sparkling ensembles.

Hiromi: The Trio Project

Hiromi: The Trio Project

Saturday 11th June, 2016

City Recital Hall & Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Featuring Anthony Jackson and Simon Phillips. A completely original improviser and composer who turns each piece into a thrilling journey, Hiromi takes the notion of jazz into new territory – a roller-coaster ride of musical pyrotechnics that veers between breathtaking displays of flat-out swing and high-energy rock.

Musical Offering

Musical Offering

Tuesday 14th June, 2016

Selby & Friends

For their third concert of 2016, S&F presents gorgeous violin and cello sonatas by Schumann and Brahms plus two piano trios by Schubert and award-winning Australian composer Julian Yu with a nod back to Bach. Pianist Selby and ACO Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve perform with special guest and rising star Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi.

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Wednesday 15th June, 2016

City Recital Hall

For four decades Lisa Fischer has performed as a backup singer alongside icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails. Now, she steps into the spotlight with virtuosic trio Grand Baton to revisit iconic songs from her tours with the Stones and Tina Turner, and showcase her Grammy-winning original ‘How Can I Ease The Pain’.

Romantics and Russians: Alexander Gavrylyuk

Romantics and Russians: Alexander Gavrylyuk

Thursday 16th June, 2016

City Recital Hall and Andrew McKinnon

Piano virtuoso Alexander Gavrylyuk presents a spectacular program comprised of works by Schubert, Chopin, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Balakirev.

Armida

Armida

Wednesday 22nd June, 2016 - Tuesday 28th June, 2016

Pinchgut Opera

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorned... The sorceress Armida has cast her web of seduction over the Crusader knight Rinaldo: caught in her enchantments, he has abandoned his Christian comrades and thrown in his lot with the enemy, just to be with her. But this time Armida has gone too far, unleashing a force beyond her control: the power of love.

A Little Lunch Music 2016

A Little Lunch Music 2016

Thursday 30th June, 2016 - Monday 17th October, 2016

City Recital Hall

A Little Lunch Music program is back in 2016, 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.

Tempesta

Tempesta

Thursday 30th June, 2016

Australian String Quartet

Webern and Haydn tell similar stories in different words as do the anguish and tempest of Australian Joe Chindamo and Felix Mendelssohn.

Sequenza Italiana

Sequenza Italiana

Saturday 2nd July, 2016 - Friday 8th July, 2016

Australian Chamber Orchestra

In 2014, ACO audiences roared their approval of the exhilarating mastery of maverick cellist and composer Giovanni Sollima’s performances across Australia. In 2016 he returns for an unmissable celebration of five centuries of Italian music, ably joined by soloists from the ACO. In the program, music by Monteverdi, Paganini, Rossini, Leo and much more.

Beethoven's Seventh

Beethoven's Seventh

Monday 11th July, 2016

Omega Ensemble

One of the most celebrated works from one of the most celebrated composers, Beethoven’s seventh symphony is an undisputed masterpiece. Composers Gonoud and Spohr both made outstanding contributions to the instrumental cannon. Gonoud’s Petite Symphonie is delightful and charming, while the sparkling Grand Nonetto flaunts Spohr’s melodic brilliance.

From Paris to Prague Mozart on the Move

From Paris to Prague Mozart on the Move

Thursday 14th July, 2016

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

A French piano virtuoso, Madame Jenamy, visits from Paris, bringing a whiff of cosmopolitan excitement to stuffy Salzburg. The 21-year-old Mozart is inspired to write a piano concerto greater than any he'd written before - flourishing and expressive. Ten years later, Mozart heads to Prague to experience first hand the wildly popular success of his latest opera. And while he's there he conducts his grandest symphony to date, the brilliant and propulsive 'Prague' Symphony. This is Mozart at his very best: music from a genius with places to go!

Haydn and Mozart

Haydn and Mozart

Saturday 16th July, 2016

Australian Haydn Ensemble

The Australian Haydn Ensemble presents its City Recital Hall debut directed by Dr Erin Helyard, one of Australia’s finest keyboard players, expert in historically-informed performance, respected musical director and co-director of Pinchgut Opera. He is also featured as soloist in Mozart’s beautiful piano concerto no.14. World-leading exponent in historical cello playing - Daniel Yeadon, joins AHE again as soloist following his brilliant performance of CPE Bach’s A minor concerto last year. Haydn’s cello concerto in C Major, despite being one of his most performed works for the cello, is rarely heard on period instruments. This will be a treat for audiences to hear this beloved work in its original way.

A Season of Song: Songs of Legend

A Season of Song: Songs of Legend

Saturday 23rd July, 2016

The Parish Church of St James'

On the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Pozières,we present a premiere performance of a new musical setting by Janet Jennings (NZ) of poetry written by soldiers involved in World War I. For soloists, choir, brass quintet and percussion, the work gives voice to the young Australians and New Zealanders who served on the front line.

Choir Of Trinity College

Choir Of Trinity College

Monday 25th July, 2016 - Saturday 30th July, 2016

Musica Viva

Singing glorious traditional sacred music, alongside innovative and beautiful new music from Europe and Australia led by the prominent choral conductor of our time, Stephen Layton.

BLAZING BAROQUE

BLAZING BAROQUE

Wednesday 27th July, 2016 - Saturday 6th August, 2016

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

The spotlight turns to the musicians of the orchestra, taking turns as soloist. A wonderful opportunity to hear stunning baroque concertos in rare combinations of instruments.

Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio

Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio

Tuesday 9th August, 2016

City Recital Hall

Acclaimed by The New Yorker as “a shining light of the contemporary jazz-guitar generation,” Wolfgang Muthspiel has commanded worldwide attention for his daring musicality and dazzling technique. Muthspiel, bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Brian Blade bring together their diverse influences and sound aesthetics to showcase their open approach to music-making.

Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers

Friday 12th August, 2016

City Recital Hall

Punch Brothers are the acoustic quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher. Says the Washington Post, "with enthusiasm and experimentation, Punch Brothers take bluegrass to its next evolutionary stage, drawing equal inspiration from the brain and the heart".

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Monday 15th August, 2016

City Recital Hall

Banjo virtuosos Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn bring their distinct musical personalities and banjo styles to a diverse repertoire spanning Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber and blues. Don’t miss them on their first Australian tour, hot on the heels of their win at the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album.

55th Spirit of India: Odissi Dancer Sujata

55th Spirit of India: Odissi Dancer Sujata

Wednesday 17th August, 2016

Nataraj Cultural Centre

Sujata Mohapatra, queen of most sensuous Odissi, dances to live music, based on the Geeta Govinda love-story of Krishna & Radha, showing the human body at its most beautiful.

IQ2 Debate: Boomers Owe a Debt to the Young

IQ2 Debate: Boomers Owe a Debt to the Young

Tuesday 23rd August, 2016

The Ethics Centre

Are baby boomers the richest demographic because they hoarded all the houses and tax breaks for themselves? Can young people secure what boomers have with hard work? Or is Australian society built on generational theft?

Leonskaja & Mozart

Leonskaja & Mozart

Friday 26th August, 2016 - Saturday 3rd September, 2016

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Elisabeth Leonskaja plays Mozart’s Jeunehomme Piano Concerto, perhaps his first genuine masterpiece, and a bold and elegant work that sparkles with wit and vigour. Leonskaja has a distinguished reputation as a pianist who interprets with warmth, sensitivity and formidable technical facility. Her profound performances of core repertoire and dedication to music’s heritage place her firmly in the tradition of Russian greats, such as her mentor Sviatoslav Richter.

The Virtuosic and Innovative Concerto

The Virtuosic and Innovative Concerto

Wednesday 31st August, 2016

Salut! Baroque

“The sonata … is beginning to be dated and to be largely replaced and superseded by the newer so-called concertos …”. Johann Mattheson,1713 Salut! Baroque, one of Australia’s foremost baroque music ensembles performs music by Vivaldi, Telemann, Corelli and CPE Bach.

Elgar's Cello Concerto

Elgar's Cello Concerto

Monday 5th September, 2016

Omega Ensemble

In 1919 Elgar’s health began to fail, and the composer poured his feelings into this haunting lament for a lost world. Poignant and restrained, the Cello Concerto is set against the assured sophistication of Benjamin Britten’s Sinfonietta. Mozart’s Fantasia in F minor and works by Guillaume Connesson and Mark Grandison are also delivered with characteristic flair.

SATO AND THE ROMANTICS

SATO AND THE ROMANTICS

Wednesday 7th September, 2016 - Saturday 17th September, 2016

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

In his Australian debut, this brilliant and colourful American violinist will perform three of the most stunning romantic pieces – played on gut strings for the first time in Australia.

A Season of Song: Songs of Majesty and Glory

A Season of Song: Songs of Majesty and Glory

Saturday 10th September, 2016

The Parish Church of St James'

The Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral was founded in 1818 and is renowned as one of Australia’s great choirs. In the Choir’s second appearance as part of our annual Concert Series, it presents a programme imbued with a spirit of praise and jubilation, and works created for grand occasions.

Israel Camerata Jerusalem Orchestra: Beyond All This...

Israel Camerata Jerusalem Orchestra: Beyond All This...

Sunday 18th September, 2016

City Recital Hall and John Cristian Productions

The Israel Camerata Jerusalem is the leading chamber orchestra in Israel today. The Camerata was founded in 1983 by Avner Biron, who has been its music director and permanent conductor since then. By intensive and inspiring work, he has brought the orchestra to the highest standard in Israeli musical life, and won worldwide recognition for it. Joining the Camerata is Israeli cellist Zvi Plesser.

Jerusalem Quartet

Jerusalem Quartet

Monday 19th September, 2016 - Saturday 24th September, 2016

Musica Viva

There is a great depth to this Israeli string Quartet that lends authority to its programs, which feature a contemporary gem from composer Ross Edwards, framed with masterworks by Beethoven, Haydn and Dvořák.

Israel Camerata Jerusalem Orchestra: Remembrance

Israel Camerata Jerusalem Orchestra: Remembrance

Tuesday 20th September, 2016

City Recital Hall and John Cristian Productions

The Israel Camerata Jerusalem is the leading chamber orchestra in Israel today. The Camerata was founded in 1983 by Avner Biron, who has been its music director and permanent conductor since then. By intensive and inspiring work, he has brought the orchestra to the highest standard in Israeli musical life, and won worldwide recognition for it. Joining the Camerata is Israeli cellist Zvi Plesser.

Basically Beethoven #3

Basically Beethoven #3

Thursday 22nd September, 2016

Selby & Friends

S&F’s hugely popular foray into the chamber music of Beethoven is revisited again with iconic Australian stars Dene Olding and Julian Smiles who join Kathryn Selby in a wonderful selection of the master’s violin and cello sonatas and piano trios. Not to be missed!

Nelson Freire in Recital

Nelson Freire in Recital

Monday 26th September, 2016

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Nelson Freire’s long overdue return to Sydney and the solo recital is the perfect way to experience his supreme artistry! From the majesty of Bach to the introspection of Chopin, it's music that allows his modest, poetic brilliance to speak for itself. Among the highlights are two of the great piano masterworks: Beethoven's final sonata and the fourth of Chopin's ballades.

Nelson Mass

Nelson Mass

Saturday 1st October, 2016

Sydney Chamber Choir

Haydn’s response to a world in turmoil was music of serenity, confidence and joy. His choral masterpiece, the Nelson Mass, is accompanied here on period instruments by Orchestra Seventeen88, who will also perform Haydn’s sparkling 'London' Symphony. Ross Edwards’ Missa Alchera reveals deep connections between time, ritual, place and the Dreaming of Australia’s Indigenous peoples.

Mad About Mozart

Mad About Mozart

Thursday 6th October, 2016

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Hear Mozart at his finest alongside two appealing contemporary pieces that will put the Goldner String Quartet in the spotlight as 'soloist'. At the centre of the program is a symphony by the 18-year-old Mozart - this is brilliant music with the sounds of oboes, horns and trumpets to add to its convivial drama. Music to rave about!

Lezhneva Baroque Brilliance

Lezhneva Baroque Brilliance

Saturday 8th October, 2016 - Tuesday 18th October, 2016

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Although only 25, Julia Lezhneva has earned standing ovations internationally for her poise and prowess as a performer of the most challenging repertoire. Julia Lezhneva's voice is impeccably suited to the intricacy and passion of the Baroque masters.

Benjamin Beilman & Andrew Tyson

Benjamin Beilman & Andrew Tyson

Monday 10th October, 2016 - Saturday 15th October, 2016

Musica Viva

In one of the most exciting classical music debuts of the year, two award-winning young stars make their first recital tour of Australia.

A Season of Song: Songs of Fire and Ice

A Season of Song: Songs of Fire and Ice

Saturday 15th October, 2016

The Parish Church of St James'

The Choir of St James’ presents an evocative selection of choral music spanning almost 500 years associated with nature and the elements, including Brumel’s stunning Earthquake Mass. Brumel’s glorious masterpiece is of complex musical architecture and monumental proportions, written in 12 parts and constructed from an Easter plainsong melody.

Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

Monday 17th October, 2016

Australian String Quartet

One of Mozart’s last, with Ligeti’s first, and Ravel’s only string quartet makes captivating listening – unique, fresh bold and beautiful.

Jayson Gillham in Recital

Jayson Gillham in Recital

Monday 24th October, 2016

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

A rising star on the international piano scene returns to his native Australia for his SSO recital debut! He's chosen a program that contrasts the intricate brilliance of the Baroque style with the almost 'orchestral' sound of the 19th-century piano. In 2014 he took out the first prize in the Montreal International Music Competition playing a Beethoven concerto.

IQ2 Debate: Privacy Is Not For Children

IQ2 Debate: Privacy Is Not For Children

Tuesday 25th October, 2016

The Ethics Centre

Only once we’re adults do we clearly see the foolishness of our youth. Some worry the internet makes the costs of inexperience higher than ever. Do we risk too much by giving minors a right to privacy in the digital age? Or do we unfairly inhibit children and teens by prying into their business?

AVI AVITAL

AVI AVITAL

Wednesday 26th October, 2016 - Friday 4th November, 2016

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

“combine[s] virtuosity on an instrument with generous helpings of onstage charisma … Avi Avital gave a performance of 18th-century Italian concertos … that was nothing short of electric.” New York Times March 2015

The Bawdy and Refined Dance

The Bawdy and Refined Dance

Wednesday 26th October, 2016

Salut! Baroque

“But musick in this Age … is in low esteem with the generality of People. Our late and Solemn Musick … is now justled out of Esteem by the new Corants and Jigs … to the grief of all sober and judicious Understanders of that formerly solid and good Musick.” John Playford, Introduction to the Skill of Musick, 1654 Salut! Baroque, one of Australia’s foremost baroque music ensembles performs music by Telemann, Playford, Prætorius and Scarlatti.

Alexandre’s Playlist

Alexandre’s Playlist

Tuesday 1st November, 2016

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Principal Cor Anglais Alexandre Oguey shares the music that has inspired him from his early days in his native Switzerland to today, and some of the works also showcase this distinctive instrument. After the concert, join us at the bar and meet the musicians!

Three Parts Mozart

Three Parts Mozart

Thursday 3rd November, 2016

Omega Ensemble

Bassoonist Ben Hoadley brings Mozart’s earliest wind concerto to life, delivering the fresh and engaging character sketch with aplomb. The much-loved Clarinet Concerto is subtler but no less eloquent under the direction of renowned clarinetist Paul Meyer. The celebration concludes with Mozart’s deeply personal Symphony in G minor.

Sheer Nylon

Sheer Nylon

Thursday 10th November, 2016

Selby & Friends

Selby & Friends’ final concert of their 10th anniversary season is an explosion of piano trio delights from Brahms, Schubert, a rare virtuosic chamber work by Liszt and Australian composer Gerard Brophy from which the program takes its name. Join Kathryn Selby, Julian Smiles and brilliant violinist Daniel Dodds in this final concert for 2016!

Trio-Dali

Trio-Dali

Saturday 12th November, 2016 - Monday 14th November, 2016

Musica Viva

Trio Dali is an ensemble of soloists, who come together for the love of playing chamber music. Together they have chosen some favourite works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Roger Smalley, Beethoven and Chausson.

Beethoven Finale

Beethoven Finale

Friday 18th November, 2016 - Wednesday 23rd November, 2016

Australian Chamber Orchestra

The ACO’s 2016 journey through the late quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven culminates with a presentation of the composer’s own favourite, String Quartet Op.131, the epitome of his later style: expansive, visceral, and utterly affecting. Wagner said that “it floats over the sorrows of the world”.

Theodora

Theodora

Wednesday 30th November, 2016 - Tuesday 6th December, 2016

Pinchgut Opera

All appeals for mercy have fallen on deaf ears. The execution of the two prisoners will proceed. The beautiful Theodora has inspired many to embrace the Christian faith – including the Roman officer Didymus, who has fallen deeply in love with her. When the order comes through that all Christians are to be arrested and executed, the two lovers find themselves locked in a battle to the death: each determined to sacrifice their own life to save the other.

A Season of Song: Songs of Yule

A Season of Song: Songs of Yule

Saturday 10th December, 2016

The Parish Church of St James'

Awardwinning artist Teddy Tahu Rhodes has established an international career on both the opera stage and concert platform. He has performed with, among others, the opera companies of San Francisco, New York; at the Bayerische Staatsoper/Munich and Théâtre-du Châtelet/Paris; with Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera.

NOËL! NOËL! 2016

NOËL! NOËL! 2016

Wednesday 14th December, 2016 - Saturday 17th December, 2016

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

If any single concert sums up the spirit of the Brandenburg, it is the annual Noël! Noël! concerts with the glorious Brandenburg Choir.