City Recital Hall acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the land upon which City Recital Hall stands. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.
The season kicks off with the wildly popularCafé Musicby the American composer Paul Schoenfield, the inspiration for which was a stint as a replacement pianist in a coffee house to help out a friend.
What better than to follow this brilliant, highly original work with two iconic ‘first’ piano trios from the Romantic repertoire – Mendelssohn’s first – a masterful work beloved by artists and audiences alike – and the incredible first trio by Brahms. Composed initially in his early 20s, Brahms returned some 40 years later to rewrite sections he felt he could improve. It is a true masterpiece. We welcome back the stunning American cellist Clancy Newman and for the first time introduce the brilliant award-winning violinist Alexandra Osborne to our S&F audience, who steps in to replace Harry Bennetts due to a scheduling conflict.