Bennelong Presents has announced its Winter Season, curated by Hannah Fink, in what promises to be a feast for the ears. The series, established at the Sydney Opera House’s Bennelong Restaurant in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, boasts intimate performances by Australian artists “paired with the award-winning culinary masterpieces of Bennelong’s Executive Chef Peter Gilmore and Head Chef Rob Cockerill”.
Diners enjoying an intimate concert at Bennelong. Photo © Nikki To
Offerings at Bennelong have so far included artists such as musicians from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Ursula Yovich with Max Lambert, and pianist Lisa Mooreplaying Philip Glass.
“Bennelong has a wonderful, lively natural acoustic; Diana Doherty says it is like being in a church. We chose music to suit the vastness and the beauty of the space – Bach, Debussy; the viola da gamba, double bass. And especially voice,” Fink tells Limelight. “If the past year has taught us anything it is that music exists in space. The beauty of the architecture heightens the experience of the music, it...