Longing to spend your lunch hour device-free and served with a slice of serenity?
Drop in for City Recital Hall’s long running series of lunchtime concerts, A Little Lunch Music. Each concert is an hour of musical escapism performed by some of Australia’s best artists, curated by Kathryn Selby AM, Artistic Director of this series.
Duration: each performance is approximately 1 hour, no interval
Feel free to BYO lunch
Wednesday 7 February 12.30pm
Three great French composers, all seeking to entertain! The result is a lively and elegant program, filled with melody, performed by some of Australia’s finest emerging talents in orchestral music. Performing works by Poulenc, Françaix and Rameau. Find out more.
The SSO Fellowship is generously supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW, the Bennelong Arts Foundation, and individual donors.
Tuesday 13 March 12.30pm
In this very special lunchtime event, Professor The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO speaks to Kathryn Selby AM, Artistic Director of A Little Lunch Music, about her most memorable musical moments. We listen to some of the works that inspired her love of music, and what they have meant to her over the years. Find out more.
Tuesday 10 April 12.30pm
This program exemplifies the exquisite qualities of French music, from the stylish wit of Milhaud through to the romantic sensibilities of Saint-Saëns. Harpist Alice Giles joins the Australia Ensemble in this gorgeous program, which explores a wonderful palette of instrumental colours and emotions. Find out more.
Thursday 10 May 12.30pm
The Idea of North thrills with their sublime harmonies, bringing to you songs selected to show off the gorgeous acoustics of City Recital Hall. With such stunning voices, your soul will be fed to overflowing with beautiful songs and impeccable musicianship from Australia’s premier vocal group. Find out more.
Wednesday 13 June 12.30pm
Sydney sextet Chaika are sensuous, cinematic and irresistibly danceable. Their music is a rich tapestry of spine-tingling vocal harmonies that weave seamlessly into instrumental dialogues, drawing influence from the Balkans and jazz. Find out more.
Thursday 5 July 12.30pm
Join old friends and frequent musical collaborators ACO Principal Cellist, Timo-Veikko Valve and Kathryn Selby AM, for an intimate exploration of favourite sonatas for cello and piano. Find out more.
Tuesday 31 July 12.30pm
Join Greta Bradman and Tamara-Anna Cislowska for an afternoon of sublime and uplifting songs from Australia, Spain, France and the USA, including works by Samuel Barber, de Falla, Peter Sculthorpe and Debussy. Find out more.
Thursday 23 August 12.30pm
Internationally acclaimed for its “addictive sound”, “intuitive” music making and “technical virtuosity”, Tinalley String Quartet has established itself as one of the finest string quartets of its generation and one of Australia’s most awarded classical music exports. Find out more.
Tuesday 25 September 12.30pm
Australia’s much loved jazz musician, composer, arranger and teacher Judy Bailey OAM joins her jazz students from Sydney Conservatorium in a lunchtime concert of solo and trio works. Find out more.
Tuesday 16 October 12.30pm
Arrebato Ensemble, led by acclaimed flamenco guitarist, Greg Alfonzetti, is an exceptionally talented group of musicians that includes cello, double bass, oud, saxophone, harmonica and percussion players. While contemporary flamenco is the compositional driving force of the Ensemble, they also encompass jazz and world music. Find out more.
Friday 16 November 12.30pm
Pianist Kathryn Selby AM presents a solo recital of works by Bach and Schubert that have been especially meaningful to her musical life. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear Selby without her customary ‘friends’! Find out more.
Thursday 13 December 12.30pm
Bev Kennedy, one of Australia’s leading musical directors and accompanists, presents and directs a performance by the musical theatre stars of tomorrow. Featuring hits from the shows you know and love performed by dynamic and talented up-and-coming artists. Find out more.
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