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Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra: Austrian Encounters

St Mary of the Angels Basilica 136-148 Yarra St, Geelong, VIC
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra joins with Australian Boys Choir and The Vocal Consort to present some of the finest 18th-century choral repertoire. This program features the sparkling Spatzenmesse of Mozart and includes works by fraternal composers Joseph and Michael Haydn. Beginning with a Litany to the Virgin Mary by…

Fremantle Chamber Orchestra: To Peace

Fremantle Town Hall 8 William St, Fremantle, WA
This beautiful and moving program is a response to war: pain, outcry and lament make way to hesitant renewal and finally hope and peace. Featuring Fremantle Chamber Orchestra with Rachael Aquilina (conductor, concert master & soloist) Vivaldi: Sinfonia ''al Santo Sepolcro'' RV 169 Haydn: 7 Last Words (excerpts) Svendsen: Romance…
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Opera Queensland: Singing in the Night

Camden Park Station Longreach, QLD
Opera Queensland’s Festival of Outback Opera, billed as “a celebration of the wonder of opera under an endless sky”, is headed to various venues in Winton, Longreach, Barcaldine, Blackall, Tambo and Windorah. Traveling around Queensland’s scenic Outback, this year’s Festival includes a pair of ‘open-sky’ concerts at Winton and Longreach,…
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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Chadwick, Glazunov and Korngold with Rachel Barton Pine

Skyview Concert Hall 1300 NW 139th St, Vancouver, WA
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (USA) concludes an exciting season of in-person and live streamed performances with virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine, hailed as “an exciting, boundary-defying performer” by The Washington Post. Originally scheduled for May 2021, this greatly anticipated program features Pine performing Korngold’s most beloved work: his lush and…
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Australian Chamber Orchestra: Mozart & Britten

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne, VIC
The ACO’s new Principal Viola, Stefanie Farrands, makes her concerto debut in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, a sparkling work beloved of performers for the virtuoso solo passages given to nearly every instrument. (See Playing Up on page 64). Usually performed with horns and clarinets, this is instead an all-strings affair, allowing the…

Australia Ensemble UNSW: Cycles

Sir John Clancy Auditorium UNSW 9 High St, Kensington, NSW
Brahms’s third Piano Quartet had a long gestation, seeded in the mid-1850s when his emotional life was in turmoil. When it finally appeared in 1872, the composer drily likened the piece to the then-fashionable story of Goethe’s Romantic hero Werther, who kills himself for love. Brahms was in many ways the heir to Beethoven, whose short Trio from…

Australia Ensemble UNSW: Cycles

Sir John Clancy Auditorium UNSW 9 High St, Kensington, NSW
The elegance of Beethoven’s courtly wind Trio contrasts with the full-blown Romanticism of Brahms’s Third Piano Trio, while Peggy Glanville-Hicks offers snappy wit in her Concertino da Camera and Stuart Greenbaum meditates on human and environmental tragedy in his Easter Island. Ludwig BEETHOVEN | Trio Op.87 (1794) for flute, clarinet…
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Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra: Kids Proms – Jiving in the Jungle

St Ives Uniting Church Cnr Douglas St & Mona Vale Rd, St Ives, NSW
The annual KPO Kids Proms concert is an excellent opportunity for the whole family to come together and go on an exciting adventure through much loved classical music masterpieces as well as some well-known favourites. The program is devised for children aged 3 to 8 years – with those younger…

Music in the Regions: Andrew Blanch and Emily Granger In Suite mágica

Long Point Vineyard Long Point Drive (Off Houston Mitchell), Cooinda Pl, Lake Cathie, NSW
Music in the Regions and Long Point Vineyard present the extraordinary combination of guitarist Andrew Blanch and harpist Emily Granger in Suite mágica. Displaying the versatility, energy, and beauty of these much-loved instruments, in Suite mágica Blanch and Granger will share some of the finest music from their explorations, including…

Art Song Canberra: Bright Star

All Saints Anglican Church, Canowindra 43 Suttor St, Canowindra, NSW
Bright Star is a concert offering a glimmer of light after the long lockdowns and the opportunity to reflect on where we are now after the significant events of 2020 onwards, inspiring hope and healing. Featuring pieces by Canberra composers Michael Dooley, Sally Greenaway and Margaret Legge-Wilkinson, commissioned by Art…

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs: Jubilation: Handel & Haydn

Sydney Town Hall 483 George St, Sydney, NSW
There’s nothing restrained about this program. Handel’s Coronation Anthems, commissioned personally by George II, are in the grand ceremonial style – majestic music capturing all the pomp and splendour of the occasion. Haydn’s Nelson Mass is remarkable for its boldness and rich dramatic power. And we bring the celebratory spirit into the present with…

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra: Austrian Encounters

Sacred Heart Church, Carlton Rathdowne St & Pelham St, Carlton, VIC
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra joins with Australian Boys Choir and The Vocal Consort to present some of the finest 18th-century choral repertoire. This program features the sparkling Spatzenmesse of Mozart and includes works by fraternal composers Joseph and Michael Haydn. Beginning with a Litany to the Virgin Mary by…