Concert 1

Two If By Sea

(In association with Musica Viva)

Saturday 18th February 7.45 pm


Rachel Johnston, cello, mandolin
Trent Arkleysmith, guitar, mandolin, cello, banjo, voice


Two if by Sea bring a classical aesthetic to traditional idioms and the result is a sparkling selection of fresh and elegant interpretations across a repertoire that spans oceans. Kreisler, Murena and Piazzola rub shoulders with Bach, Jacob de Bandolim and music from Scandinavia, the Shetlands, the New World and Australia- the common thread being simply the joy of sharing beautiful music!

Concert 2

ANU Chamber Orchestra

The RAG Holmes Tribute Concert

Saturday 22nd April 7.45pm

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Concert 3

Echoes of the Picture Palace

Nick Russiniello & The Golden Age Quartet

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In this cine-concert experience, the Golden Age Project re-create the traditions of the silent film era. Although silent in name, the films of the 1920s were shown in bustling picture palaces complete with live musical accompaniment. Echoes of The Picture Palace pays tribute to this lost tradition.

This programme features a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant, a 1917 silent film regarded as one of the best in its genre. Chaplin’s bar fights, seasickness, a heated card game and budding romance are animated by original music composed by Nick Russoniello. Also  screening is Australia’s earliest film Patineur Grotesque (1896) accompanied by a freshly improvised piano solo.

Concert 4

Samantha Clarke &
Stewart Kelly
The Mary Reid Tribute Concert


Sunday 10th September 2pm

Stewart Kelly is one of Australia’s finest piano collaborators, teachers and accompanists.

This is a concert not to be missed. Samantha Clarke is a current opera star at the top of her career performing in Australia and overseas. Stewart Kelly is well known as a solo artist and accompanist as well as founder and artistic director of ‘Music By The Springs’ chamber music festival.

Concert 5

Acadia Winds

(In association with Musica Viva)

Saturday 21th October 7.45pmarcadia-winds-2560x1440 

Kiran Phatak, flute
David Reichelt, oboe
Lloyd Van’t Hoff, clarinet
Rachel Shaw, horn
Matthew Kneale, bassoon

Arcadia Winds are trailblazers for Australian wind music. Awarded a fellowship at the Australian National Academy of Music upon their formation in late 2013, they became Musica Viva Australia’s inaugural FutureMakers musicians from 2015–17. They have brought their brand of energetic, joyful and spontaneous performance to festival stages in almost every state and territory in the country; concert halls across mainland China; and listeners around the world through broadcasts of the BBC Proms Australia chamber music series. And they have revelled in musical partnerships with internationally renowned performers including the Australian String Quartet; piano virtuosi Lambert Orkis, Paavali Jumppanen and Anna Goldsworthy; and woodwind masters Ole Kristian Dahl and Thorsten Johanns.