What’s On

A Little Lunch Music: Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows 2018 Presents Bienvenue

A Little Lunch Music: Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows 2018 Presents Bienvenue

Wednesday 7 February, 2018

City Recital Hall

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.

This Sounds Like Science: Music In The Operating Theatre

This Sounds Like Science: Music In The Operating Theatre

Thursday 8 February, 2018

City Recital Hall and Inspiring Australia

The Hush music collection was created by Dr Catherine Crock AM to help reduce the stress and anxiety felt by patients, families and staff at The Royal Children’s Hospital. Discover how this collection has transformed the environment of operating theatres and recovery rooms through the use of specially composed Australian music.

A Little Lunch Music: An Audience With Marie Bashir

A Little Lunch Music: An Audience With Marie Bashir

Tuesday 13 March, 2018

City Recital Hall

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.

A Little Lunch Music: Australia Ensemble Presents A French Affair

A Little Lunch Music: Australia Ensemble Presents A French Affair

Tuesday 10 April, 2018

City Recital Hall

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.

This Sounds Like Science: Music And The Cosmos

This Sounds Like Science: Music And The Cosmos

Wednesday 11 April, 2018

City Recital Hall and Inspiring Australia

The link between music and the cosmos runs deep. Discover the profound connection between music and the universe around us through Gustav Holst’s The Planets, accompanied by insights from acclaimed astrophysicist Professor Tamara Davis.

A Little Lunch Music: The Idea Of North

A Little Lunch Music: The Idea Of North

Thursday 10 May, 2018

City Recital Hall

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.

A Little Lunch Music: Chaika

A Little Lunch Music: Chaika

Wednesday 13 June, 2018

City Recital Hall

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.

A Little Lunch Music: Kathryn Selby And Timo-Veikko Valve

A Little Lunch Music: Kathryn Selby And Timo-Veikko Valve

Thursday 5 July, 2018

City Recital Hall

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.

This Sounds Like Science: Music And Mental Health

This Sounds Like Science: Music And Mental Health

Wednesday 18 July, 2018

City Recital Hall

Join researchers Dr Sandra Garrido and Professor Katherine Boydell in an interactive session to experience firsthand how music can affect your mood. Discover how data visualisation and other techniques are used by mental health researchers to explore the relationship between music and the experience of anxiety and depression in order to help manage these conditions.

A Little Lunch Music: Greta Bradman Presents Elevate

A Little Lunch Music: Greta Bradman Presents Elevate

Tuesday 31 July, 2018

City Recital Hall

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.

This Sounds Like Science: Music And Memory

This Sounds Like Science: Music And Memory

Thursday 9 August, 2018

City Recital Hall and Inspiring Australia

Professor Muireann Irish explores how the brain responds to music, giving rise to powerful effects even in the face of advancing pathology. How can we use music to improve wellbeing and quality of life for those affected by dementia?

A Little Lunch Music: Tinalley String Quartet

A Little Lunch Music: Tinalley String Quartet

Thursday 23 August, 2018

City Recital Hall

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.

A Little Lunch Music: Judy Bailey And Sydney Conservatorium Jazz

A Little Lunch Music: Judy Bailey And Sydney Conservatorium Jazz

Tuesday 25 September, 2018

City Recital Hall

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.

This Sounds Like Science: Music And Human Evolution

This Sounds Like Science: Music And Human Evolution

Wednesday 3 October, 2018

City Recital Hall and Inspiring Australia

How did early humans experience and begin to play music, and what is the role it has played in our past? Evolutionary biologist Darren Curnoe explores the role of music in human evolution and why we created it.

A Little Lunch Music: Arrebato Ensemble

A Little Lunch Music: Arrebato Ensemble

Tuesday 16 October, 2018

City Recital Hall

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.

A Little Lunch Music: Kathryn Selby

A Little Lunch Music: Kathryn Selby

Friday 16 November, 2018

City Recital Hall

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’!

A Little Lunch Music: Future Stars Of Musical Theatre With Bev Kennedy

A Little Lunch Music: Future Stars Of Musical Theatre With Bev Kennedy

Thursday 13 December, 2018

City Recital Hall

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.