Classical Sundays at the Studio 2019

    • 	Image: Brett Whiteley Shankar 1966, gift of Mrs Graham Ducker 1971 © Wendy Whiteley
    • Music recitals at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

      Music, Performance

A limited season of performances that will inspire and delight in the intimate atmosphere of the Brett Whiteley Studio.

Third Sunday of the month, 2pm
March-November 2019


No bookings required

Duration 1 hour
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Presenting partner
J.P. Morgan

Image: Brett Whiteley Shankar 1966, gift of Mrs Graham Ducker 1971 © Wendy Whiteley

    • March: Sydney Cello Quartet


      Sunday 17 March 2pm – 3pm

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      Cellists: Caroline Otto, Eleanor Betts, Ezmi Pepper and Annika Stagg

      Enjoy an afternoon of gorgeous music with good friends as the Sydney Cello Quartet presents a varied program of sumptuous works for four cellos, including works by Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Bartok, de Falla and more.

    • April: All Things Horn


      Sunday 21 April 2pm – 3pm

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      Natasha Roumanoff, Gergely Malyusz and Lisa Malyusz

      Robert Schumann once said, “The sound of the horn is the soul of the orchestra”. Discover this noblest of orchestral instruments in a fun program of duets, trios and more. From classical horn repertoire to contemporary favourites arranges for horns.

    • May

      Sunday 19 May 2pm – 3pm

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      Due to the Studio closure for exhibition change-over and scheduled building maintenance there will not be a recital in May 2019.

    • June: Solo recorder


      Sunday 16 June 2pm – 3pm

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      Alicia Crossley

      Alicia Crossley is one of Australia’s leading recorder players. She performs a wide variety of repertoire with a particular interest in bass recorder repertoire. Alicia regularly performs throughout Australia and has toured in the USA and New Zealand. Alicia is a passionate supporter of contemporary Australian recorder repertoire and has collaborated with several Australian composers. In this performance Alicia will be performing repertoire spanning 500 years from traditional European folk songs to contemporary electro-acoustic Australian compositions.

    • July: Classical Guitar Duo

      Sunday 21 July 2pm – 3pm

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      Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi

      Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi have been playing as a guitar duo since 2014. They have been described as “two stunning young guitarists…virtuosic” (Sydney Arts Guide) and have been praised for their “dazzling guitar playing” (ArtsHub). Their performances have taken them around Australia and New Zealand and they also collaborate with Australia’s celebrated baritone Josè Carbò in a group named The Josè Carbò Trio. Andrew and Ariel and looking forward to releasing their debut duo CD in early 2020.

    • August: Impermanence

      Sunday 18 August 2pm – 3pm

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      Josh Holt (double bass) and Elliott Hughes (augmented trumpet)

      Melbourne-based improv trio Impermanence traverse form and genre. The ancient and the modern, tradition and invention coalesce through the group’s unique instrumentation: mixed Indonesian gamelan + piano, double bass, trumpet + live electronics. Neo-classical and jazz references with ritualistic rhythms and a new music edge flow freely in their seemingly through-composed long-form free improvisations. Ethereal lyricism layered with pulsating Balinese timbres, orchestral textures and extended harmonies resonate in an expansive timelessness. This unprecedented synthesis is seamlessly unified by the trio’s individual backgrounds as composers.

    • September: Celtic Harp

      Sunday 15 September 2pm – 3pm

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      Verna Lee (Baroque triple harp)

      Verna is one of the few players in Australia that performs on this unique harp. It first originated in Italy and was designed with 3 rows of strings to allow the player access to more chromatic notes unlike the lever and pedal systems that are found on modern harps. Verna will perform a program of traditional Celtic and Baroque era works on this rare and old instrument.

    • October: Upcoming Composers Showcase featuring wind quintet

      Sunday 20 October 2pm – 3pm

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      Emma Hunt (clarinet), Shaun Barlow (flute), Natasha Roumanoff (horn), Stephanie Cooper (oboe) and Zola Baldwin (bassoon)

      It has become a much-loved tradition of the Classical Sundays series to incorporate at least one performance per year that presents all new works by young Australian composers, commissioned especially for this performance. In the past this performance has explored the sound world of clarinet, violin, cello and flute, however this year the composers are turning their hands to work with the cherished wind quintet. Featured composers for 2019 include Wesley Stormer, Vasile Tiano, Tom Ross, Nadine Saad and Sophie Van Dijk.

    • November: Trois; flute, clarinet and piano trio

      Sunday 17 November 2pm – 3pm

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      Emma Hunt (clarinet), Jane Bishop (flute) and Amy Putt (piano)

      Formed in 2011 the Trois trio consists of Jane, Emma and Amy, all highly accomplished performers, who have completed undergraduate and/or postgraduate performance degrees at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Individually and collectively the group perform regularly in chamber music recitals, orchestral performances and explore exciting new repertoire. They are looking forward to exploring some new repertoire for this performance as well as bringing out some old favourites for this chamber music combination.