Concerts & Events

The Music Performance Unit produces a variety of concerts and events throughout the year, including Australia Ensemble UNSWCollegium Musicum ChoirUNSW Wind SymphonyBurgundian ConsortUNSW OrchestraComposer Conversations and Cushion concerts.

Keep checking throughout the year as new events are added!

 

 

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Date: Saturday, 18 March 2023 - 7:30pm
Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium

A program of contrasts, showing the free rein of composers’ invention. Brahms breaks free of classical convention in his first Sextet. Australian composer Elizabeth Younan plays off ensemble and soloists, Robert Muczynski and Herbert Howells pay homage to the past and imagine the future.  

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Date: Saturday, 15 April 2023 - 7:30pm
Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium

Songs encapsulate some of our deepest emotions, from the despair of John Dowland consoled by Paul Stanhope’s new work, Vaughan Williams’s meditations on life and mortality, through to pure joy in works by Beethoven and Ravel.

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Date: Saturday, 20 May 2023 - 7:30pm
Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium

Smetana’s Piano Trio is one last lullaby for a lost child, laced with memories of dancing and joy.

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Date: Saturday, 12 August 2023 - 7:30pm
Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium

The ease of a summer holiday is reflected Dvořák’s Piano Quartet, while Barber’s wind quintet suggests a tour through different landscapes on a sunny day.

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Date: Saturday, 16 September 2023 - 7:30pm
Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium

Some music delights in pattern for its own sake.

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Date: Saturday, 21 October 2023 - 7:30pm
Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium

Finish the year in the company of the fairy tale characters of Ravel’s Mother Goose, the distinctive Australia sound of Ross Edwards, some sparkling Mozart, and the deftly-drawn birds and animals of Saint-Saëns’s ‘Grand Zoological Fantasy’.