Concerts & Events

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

Keep checking throughout the year as new events are added!



James Crabb High Res 2 (photo credit Christoffer Askman -
Date: Saturday, 17 August 2024 - 7:30pm
Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium

Imagining times past, Dvořák evokes the Balkan bagpipe with the accordion in his Bagatelles, where Piazzolla’s instrument depicts the sacred and profane moods of Buenos Aires, and Sofia Gubaidulina conjures sounds growing out of silence. Turina’s Circulo meditates on the rhythms of daily life, which are marked for Bloch by the set prayers of Jewish devotion, as Poulenc transfigures grief into beauty in his great Clarinet Sonata.

Concert 4
Date: Saturday, 19 October 2024 - 7:30pm
Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium

Music is so often a response to love: the pain of a failed affair suffuses Glinka’s unusually scored trio, while Carl Vine’s Strutt Sonata was commissioned to celebrate a long and happy marriage and Elena Kats-Chernin offers deep solace to a suffering child. Beethoven’s celebrated Septet pays loving homage to the fast-fading tradition of 18th-century chamber music for winds.