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: Friday, 1 October 2021 - 6:00pm
Location: Online

Try something new this Mental Health Month and with the guidance of a qualified music therapist, write your first song. 

This session is suitable for people of all abilities – whether this is your first time writing a song or your hundredth. You do not need to know how to write music or play an instrument. You just have to be ready to have a go!

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Date: Thursday, 7 October 2021 - 6:00pm
Location: Online

The physical and emotional benefits of choral singing have been widely documented in recent decades: from lowering stress levels to strengthening your immune system. How can you reap the health benefits of singing in your life at UNSW?

In this interactive webinar, singer and choral director Alex Siegers will lead you through the ways in which singing can improve your emotional, physical and mental wellbeing, and try out some ways you can add singing to your weekly schedule.

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Date: Saturday, 16 October 2021 - 8:00pm
Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium

Please note that this performance has been cancelled in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, in accordance with advice of NSW Health.

Franz SCHUBERT | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703 (1820)

Holly HARRISON | Slipstream (2020)

Dmitry SHOSTAKOVICH | Piano Quintet in G minor Op.57 (1940)

Dmitry SHOSTAKOVICH & Sergei PROKOFIEV | Five Waltzes for flute, clarinet, two violins, viola, cello and pianoarr. Levon Atovmian & Munro 

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Date: Thursday, 21 October 2021 - 4:00pm
Location: Online

Missing live music? This is your chance to experience a mini concert from home and interact with a talented musician from the UNSW community.

Participants will have a 15-minute Musical Moment where you will be introduced to a surprise musical instrument and enjoy a short performance, just for your ears. There are so many positive mental health benefits of engaging with music, come take some time to connect and enjoy music this Mental Health Month. Get in quick! Spots are limited.

This event is for UNSW Students and Staff


Date: Monday, 25 October 2021 - 6:00pm
Location: Online

Join UNSW Alumna Aashna Mittal to learn about the world’s second most popular form of classical music: Indian Classical Music.

India has a particularly rich tradition of highly sophisticated classical music forms that have come down through the ages. Listening to, appreciating and performing Indian classical music can be a particularly rewarding and transcendental experience.

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Date: Thursday, 28 October 2021 - 5:30pm
Location: Online

Learn the background and history of various types of Javanese folksong and learn to sing traditional Javanese music with renowned Javanese Gamelan and shadow puppet master Dr Joko Susilo as part of UNSW Diversity Fest.

There are three sessions to choose from: Thursday 28 October, Thursday 4 November and Thursday 11 Novmember.

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Date: Friday, 29 October 2021 - 6:00pm
Location: Online

If you dread the thought of getting up in front of a group of people and performing, you are not alone. Millions of people suffer from performance anxiety, commonly called "stage fright." Studies have shown that most people would rather get the flu than perform. Athletes, musicians, actors, and public speakers often get performance anxiety.