More music is coming to Sydney’s CBD over the summer, with Create NSW funding $500,000 in grants for individuals, venues and arts organisations to present live performances in the centre of the city. Amongst the successful applicants are new music group The Music Box Project, who will present concerts on 27 and 28 February at Australia Hall on Elizabeth Street, and the Sydney Bach Society, which will present two free concerts at Christ Church St Laurence.

Among the 53 different projects funded are a four-night concert series at Mary’s Underground by Sydney Improvised Music Association, a series of intimate, durational sound performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art, an interactive installation involving recycled pianos by composer/creator Dr Yantra de Vilder with guests Ephemera Choir and ensemble in Hyde Park, and harp music in the CBD courtesy of harpist and visual artist Esther Wong.

The Music Box Project The Music Box Project. Photo © Andrew Kaineder

For The Music Box Project, the funding means the musicians can present their award-winning concert Shallow Listening, which premiered at the Bendigo International Festival of...