March – A Frolic with Gilbert & Sullivan
Calling all Gilbert and Sullivan fans! Hear all your favourite solos, ensembles and choruses in this G&S concert spectacular!
Masters of wit and satire, G & S exposed the barmy absurdities and hypocrisies of Victorian England, as fresh and vital today as when they first stormed the stage.
If you love confusion, contradiction, con trickery, and consummate melodies, then this concert will send you home on a joyful high!
May – Bach to Beatles
Accent Strings is delighted to present a program beginning with some wonderful music from the Baroque and Classical periods including works of Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart, followed by a selection of contemporary pieces which will get your feet tapping. These will include popular numbers by the Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Cyndi Lauper, Elton John and other millennial favourites
June – Echoes of the Picture Palace
Nick Russoniello and the Golden Age Quartet will re-create traditions of the silent film era with a live screening of Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant, a silent film regarded as one of the best in its genre. Original music composed by Nick will animate the background film and the artists will be playing on 1920s instruments. Also screening is Australia’s earliest film Patineur Grotesque (1896), accompanied by a freshly improvised piano solo. A concert with a difference!
August – Airs and Dances
Come on a musical journey through time, exploring the limitless possibilities of song and dance through the medium of harp, flute and voice. Harpist Verna Lee teams up with flautist and baritone Philip Murray for a varied and tuneful programme of works from the medieval to the modern eras, by composers Purcell, Mozart, Brumby, Piazzolla and more
October – Pollard Memorial Instrumental Awards for Performance Excellence
10 of the most outstanding solo instrumentalists between the ages of 13 and 15 years will be selected from the 2023 Sydney Eisteddfod for these awards. …
November – Taverner Consort of Voices
The Taverner Consort of Voices, directed by Julie Blewitt, is a group of 20-30 experienced singers performing sacred and secular music from the 14th to the 21st centuries, supported by talented soloists and instrumental accompaniment.