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2024 Season

Black and white, inside and out, strange and familiar. Musica Viva Australia's 2024 embraces how difference ignites creativity with seven national tours spanning a dizzying range of music and featuring some of the world's most exciting Australian and international artists.

Long Lost Loves (and Grey Suede Gloves) 

Mon 4 March, 7pm 

A picture paints a thousand words, but a song tells a story...  Join mezzo-soprano Anna Dowsley and pianist Michael Curtain for an evening of story-telling over the piano as they explore life and love through the songs of Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer William Bolcom.


Esmé Quartet

Mon 6 May, 7pm

The Esmé Quartet makes its Australian debut in a program expressing the quintessence of youth: the wit and sparkle of Mendelssohn and Debussy, some heart-on-sleeve Webern plus a fast-and-furious work from Australian composer Jack Frerer. Fall in love with Esmé.


Kirill Gerstein

Mon 17 June, 7pm

Discover the art of the impossible when Kirill Gerstein, poet of the piano, scales new heights of virtuosity. From delicate nocturnes to bravura polonaises to a new work from Australian composer Liza Lim, this philosopher showman takes us from much-loved landscapes to mysterious worlds where few dare to go.


The Choir of the King's College, Cambridge*

Sun 28 July, 5pm

This legendary choir returns to put the glorious sound of the British choral tradition in dialogue with one of the oldest cultures on earth. Hear soaring hymns and vocal masterpieces alongside a new work from Australian composer Damien Barbeler inspired by the questing writings of Judith Nangala Crispin.


Pekka Kuusisto & Gabriel Kahane

Mon 12 August, 7pm

Acclaimed violinist Pekka Kuusisto and award-winning singer songwriter Gabriel Kahane collaborate on a new genre-defying work which explores, with wry charm and piercing insight, what it means to make chamber music in the twenty-first century.


Ensemble Q & William Barton

Mon 7 October, 7pm 

Old meets new and new meets old when a crack team of classical virtuosos team up with the boundless sonic imagination of William Barton to explore Brahms, Ligeti and more. Wrap yourself in a kaleidoscope of sound with Ensemble Q. 


Musica Alchemica

Mon 11 November, 7pm

Introducing Lina Tur Bonet, fearless violinist and musical imaginista, and leader of Musica Alchemica, her hand-picked ensemble of Europe's finest baroque experts. Join them for a magical mystery tour of Corelli, Telemann, Biber and other jewels of the Baroque. 


*General bookings for The Choir of the King's College, Cambridge are on sale 22 March 2024 at 10am. Subscription tickets are available from Musica Viva Australia now.