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A Little Lunch Music: Goldner String Quartet

A Little Lunch Music: Goldner String Quartet

Thursday 4 May, 2017

City Recital Hall

For our second A Little Lunch Music concert for the year, the Goldner String Quartet of Dene Olding and Dimity Hall (violin), Irina Morozova (viola) and Julian Smiles (cello) returns to City Recital Hall.

A Taste of Omega: The Bassoon

A Taste of Omega: The Bassoon

Wednesday 31 May, 2017

City Recital Hall

Get to know the performers and instruments of Omega Ensemble, in our captivating lunchtime series, A Taste of Omega. Join Omega’s resident bassoonist Ben Hoadley for a curious concert featuring this grand woodwind instrument as he performs works by Poulenc and Glinka alongside his own composition Four Preludes.

This Sounds Like Science: Why Music Works

This Sounds Like Science: Why Music Works

Tuesday 6 June, 2017

City Recital Hall

Not all sequences of sounds are ‘musical’: some sound good, some sound awful, some move us to tears and some don’t make sense to us at all. And there are all sorts of new explanations for this, with some surprising links to superstring theory.

Sydney Youth Orchestras The Engine Room Of Excellence: Hooked On Classics

Sydney Youth Orchestras The Engine Room Of Excellence: Hooked On Classics

Wednesday 28 June, 2017

City Recital Hall

In this lunchtime concert, The Peter Seymour Orchestra, under the direction of leading music educator and conductor John Ockwell, performs works from the canon of Classical period repertoire. SYO musicians dedicate two years of their training to this ensemble to explore the music of Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart.

A Little Lunch Music: Natalie Chee and Kathryn Selby

A Little Lunch Music: Natalie Chee and Kathryn Selby

Wednesday 19 July, 2017

City Recital Hall

Natalie Chee was just 16 when she won the 1992 ABC Young Performer of the Year, and is currently 1st Concertmaster of Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart. In this A Little Lunch Music performance, Natalie joins forces with Kathryn Selby for a concert of violin and piano chamber works.

This Sounds Like Science: Quantum Science Explained Through The Electric Guitar

This Sounds Like Science: Quantum Science Explained Through The Electric Guitar

Monday 14 August, 2017

City Recital Hall

With the help of an electric guitar, Professor of Quantum Physics at the University of Sydney, David Reilly, demonstrates some of the connections between musical concepts and our most successful theory of reality.

A Little Lunch Music: Trio Treats

A Little Lunch Music: Trio Treats

Thursday 17 August, 2017

City Recital Hall

After many years performing in top European orchestras, chamber music ensembles and as soloists, three ex-pats, oboist Nick Shay Deutsch, pianist Duncan Gifford and bassoonist Lyndon Watts come together to perform Beethoven, Previn and Poulenc.

A Taste of Omega: The Piano

A Taste of Omega: The Piano

Wednesday 30 August, 2017

City Recital Hall

Get to know the performers and instruments of Omega Ensemble, in our captivating lunchtime series, A Taste of Omega. Omega’s pianist Maria Raspopova takes us on a journey from Bach’s sublime French Suite No.4 and his Partita No.2 in C minor, to the fiery Russian flavour of Prokofiev’s Visions Fugitives.

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, the Australian Tango Academy showcases the challenging rhythms and beautiful music of the South American tango genre.

A Little Lunch Music: Teddy Tahu Rhodes And Kathryn Selby

A Little Lunch Music: Teddy Tahu Rhodes And Kathryn Selby

Monday 9 October, 2017

City Recital Hall

Our A Little Lunch Music series finishes the year in grand style with Artistic Director Kathryn Selby in performance with acclaimed international opera baritone star Teddy Tahu Rhodes.

This Sounds Like Science: The Science of Singing, Registers and Resonance

This Sounds Like Science: The Science of Singing, Registers and Resonance

Tuesday 10 October, 2017

City Recital Hall

The voice is a remarkable musical instrument, fundamentally different from manufactured instruments. Professor of Physics at the University of NSW, Joe Wolfe, introduces us to the basic science of the voice, including how singers can make their voice loud enough to compete with orchestras.

A Taste of Omega: The Clarinet

A Taste of Omega: The Clarinet

Wednesday 18 October, 2017

City Recital Hall

Get to know the performers and instruments of Omega Ensemble, in our captivating lunchtime series, A Taste of Omega. Omega’s Artistic Director and clarinetist David Rowden performs Stravinsky, and is joined by Maria Raspopova on piano for works by Brahms and Messager and the premiere of Miniatures by Andrew Anderson.

A Taste of Omega: The Cello

A Taste of Omega: The Cello

Wednesday 15 November, 2017

City Recital Hall

Get to know the performers and instruments of Omega Ensemble, in our captivating lunchtime series, A Taste of Omega. The cello is regarded as the most lyrical and beautiful of the string instruments. Cellist Teije Hylkema presents Bach, Beethoven and the premiere of Samuel Hogarth’s Trio for clarinet, piano and cello.