What’s On

Grigoryan Brothers: Songs Without Words

Grigoryan Brothers: Songs Without Words

Saturday 1 April, 2017

City Recital Hall

Performing works from their latest album, the Grigoryan Brothers return to their classical repertoire with songs by Bach, Elgar, Dvořák and Rachmaninoff. They also display their passion for musical exploration, encompassing jazz, Latin, world and folk to create a truly unique sound.

2x20

2x20

Thursday 20 April, 2017 - Thursday 2 November, 2017

City Recital Hall

City Recital Hall throws open its doors to music lovers and curious passers-by with a series of monthly, late night performances featuring a handpicked line-up of renowned artists and emerging talent in two bite-sized, 20 minute sets. 2x20 is our late night musical oasis in the heart of the city.

Songs of the Black Arm Band

Songs of the Black Arm Band

Saturday 22 April, 2017

City Recital Hall

Black Arm Band celebrates its tenth anniversary with a new production bringing together songs from its most iconic shows, Murundak and dirtsong. Performed by an ensemble of singers and musicians led by Emma Donovan, Songs of the Black Arm Band is a powerful expression of Aboriginal song, culture, language and spirit.

Katie Noonan And Karin Schaupp: Songs Of The Latin Skies

Katie Noonan And Karin Schaupp: Songs Of The Latin Skies

Thursday 11 May, 2017

City Recital Hall

Vocalist Katie Noonan and guitarist Karin Schaupp have an intuitive musical connection. In their latest collaboration, they journey through the great South American songbook of bossa nova, samba, salsa and tango.

Ignite!

Ignite!

Thursday 1 June, 2017 - Friday 2 June, 2017

City Recital Hall

Showcasing the biggest dance music anthems, DJ Dan Murphy brings together electronic musicians, a full orchestra and live singers to recreate all your club favourites from 90s house music to today’s chart-toppers, complete with a fully synchronised light and laser show.

Sound Bubble

Sound Bubble

Friday 2 June, 2017 - Monday 12 June, 2017

City Recital Hall

A mad-professor-style invention, Sound Bubble is part intelligent life form, part multimedia installation and part experimental performance space. Contained within this high tech, clear inflatable cube is a wonderful array of interactive technology that will spark a series of weird, wonderful, beautiful and inspiring events, to be announced from April.

Seven Stories

Seven Stories

Saturday 3 June, 2017

City Recital Hall

A multisensory work combining music, storytelling and film, this world premiere of Seven Stories brings together seven Australian female composers, musicians Ensemble Offspring, theatre maker Hilary Bell and video artist Sarah-Jane Woulahan to create a powerful new Australian production that places women centre stage.

DAPPLED CITIES PRESENT IIIII

DAPPLED CITIES PRESENT IIIII

Sunday 4 June, 2017

City Recital Hall

Dappled Cities present ||||| (pronounced Five), their most epic album and performance to date, combining their trademark layered soundscape with an immersive lighting spectacle. In keeping with the band's history of reinvention and taste for the grand, ||||| will feature music from the band's highly-acclaimed career and showcase their stunning new album.

Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves

Tuesday 6 June, 2017

City Recital Hall

Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world today. Winner of five Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album, she is adored by audiences and critics alike for her magical, timeless voice, captivating performances, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings.

Sound Bubble Sound Party

Sound Bubble Sound Party

Friday 9 June, 2017

City Recital Hall

City Recital Hall transforms its foyers into a one-night-only sound and light club. At the hub is Sound Bubble, an art installation and performance platform featuring DJ sets by Paul Mac with artists Damian Barbeler and John Taylor, Ben Drayton (Bad Dog), and Gemma and Jonny (Club Kooky).

Unashamedly Original

Unashamedly Original

Saturday 22 July, 2017

City Recital Hall

Join us for a weekend festival of multidisciplinary experiences that push the envelope of sight and sound. These original works don’t fit neatly into any music style or genre. In fact, they refuse to be stereotyped. Highlights include two works by Speak Percussion and a new collaboration between Australian Art Quartet and artist Wendy Sharpe.

Sydney Youth Orchestras The Engine Room Of Excellence: Tango Together

Sydney Youth Orchestras The Engine Room Of Excellence: Tango Together

Wednesday 4 October, 2017

City Recital Hall

It’s a little known fact that the SYO family of orchestras and ensembles includes a dedicated and talented group of young tango aficionados. In this lunchtime concert, TangoOz showcases the challenging rhythms and beautiful music of the South American tango genre.

Taikoz: 20

Taikoz: 20

Saturday 21 October, 2017

City Recital Hall

Acclaimed drumming ensemble Taikoz takes you on a performance journey that ripples and vibrates through your whole body. Boldly original, with soaring melodies, the hypnotic rhythm of the adrenalin-fuelled taiko is counterbalanced by the ethereal contemplation of the shakuhachi. 20 embraces music of the past, whilst heralding bold, new works that anoint the future.

Elena Kats-Chernin’s Birthday Bash

Elena Kats-Chernin’s Birthday Bash

Saturday 4 November, 2017

City Recital Hall

We’re stringing up the party lights for one of Australia’s best-loved composers, Elena Kats-Chernin. A spectacular line-up of celebrities, musicians and singers is descending on City Recital Hall for this epic birthday bash, with a once-in-a-lifetime concert showcasing the wide and exhilarating appeal of Kats-Chernin’s works.