Resonate 2019

    • 	Image: Jane Rutter
    • Concert series

      Member, Music, Performance

The Art Gallery Society of NSW is thrilled to present the 20th anniversary season of Resonate, and we invite you to join in the celebrations.

Immerse yourself in the visual delights of the Art Gallery’s exhibition program before sitting down to experience some of the finest performers from Australia and overseas, while listening to the sublime music of the world’s greatest composers.

Resonate 2019 will feature a celebratory program of favourites, newly established artists and performers from the very first series.

To mark the occasion of Resonate’s 20th anniversary, we have a special evening of celebrations planned for our September concert. A night of Spring Elegance awaits you at the Gallery with a champagne reception and dinner by Chiswick while Emma Pask and band set the tone for a memorable night of music and dancing.

Proudly sponsored by Drapac Financial

Various dates in 2019, 6.30pm
See listing for details

Single concert: (excluding Anniversary Concert Dinner)
$115 non member
$90 member

Ticket includes a private exhibition viewing and light refreshments

20th Anniversary Concert Dinner

Single Concert and Dinner
$200 non member
$180 member

Subscription packages BOOKED OUT

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878

Subscription tickets available by phone or in person at the members lounge, not online

Cancellations:
Three full working days (Mon–Fri) notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. With subscription tickets there are no refunds for single sessions, unless a session is cancelled. Not negotiable

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes

Image: Jane Rutter

    • Geraldine Turner and Brian Castles-Onion

      Charges apply

      Sunday 17 February 6:30pm – 9pm
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      Geraldine Turner and Brian Castles-Onion will open the 2019 Resonate program with a collection of wonderful music from the 20th century American popular songbook. Songs from Turner’s vast career in musical theatre are intertwined with her amusing stories and anecdotes, whilst Castles-Onion shares stories from his stellar opera career. Composers from Cole Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, through to Sondheim, Weill, Lloyd Webber and Jacques Brel are celebrated in an intimate, evening of songs and reminiscences. Geraldine Turner was part of the very first Resonate program and is thrilled to return for our 20th anniversary.

      The concert will be preceded by light refreshments and a private exhibition viewing. Doors open at 6.30pm. Concert commences at 7.30pm. This event will be held in the Entrance Court with cabaret style seating.

      Location: Entrance court

    • Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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      Sunday 24 March 6:30pm – 9pm
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      Delight in a little night music by Beethoven, Haydn and the musicians of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Twelfth-century abbess, mystic, scientist and poet Hildegard of Bingen invokes the ‘celestial symphony’ in her plainchant Ave Generosa – a song of praise to music and nature and the perfect way to begin a Resonate concert. Contemplate Beethoven’s string serenade, arranged by Principal Double Bass Kees Boersma. A party piece intended for a soirée ushering in dances and songs with a jaunty march. Experience Principal Cor Anglais Alexandre Oguey’s appropriation of Haydn’s Gypsy Rondo piano trio in what promises to be a magical evening.

      The concert will be preceded by light refreshments and a private exhibition viewing. Doors open at 6.30pm. Concert commences at 7.30pm. This event will be held in the Grand courts.

      Location: Grand Courts

    • Monsieur Camembert

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      Sunday 28 April 6:30pm – 9pm
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      With sensitivity, virtuosity and astonishing energy, Triple ARIA award-winning band Monsieur Camembert brilliantly weaves Gypsy music with other world music styles, to create a truly original and irresistibly potent blend. Or as The Age put it, 'a brazen and intoxicating blend of jazz, gypsy swing, Latin and East European influences.’ Monsieur Camembert has received standing ovations around the globe, with acclaimed performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival and the International Leonard Cohen Festival. 'Simply the best Gypsy band in the land! They pick you up & carry you on a wave of energy, excitement & poignancy that never relents…the band play with such cohesion, energy and abandon that I experienced an emotion so foreign I barely recognised it: elation.’ (John Shand, SMH).

      The concert will be preceded by light refreshments and a private exhibition viewing. Doors open at 6.30pm. Concert commences at 7.30pm. This event will be held in the Entrance court with cabaret style seating.

      Location: Entrance court

    • Orava Quartet

      Charges apply

      Sunday 26 May 6:30pm – 9pm

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      The Orava Quartet has been hailed by Limelight magazine and The Australian as 'the most exciting young quartet on the block’, 'world class’, and 'the real deal’. Earning a reputation and devoted following for their thrilling performances, the Quartet bring their unique sound and breathtaking intensity to the classics of the string quartet canon. Selected by Deutsche Grammophon Australia for the label’s first ever recording release, Orava have performed throughout North America, the UAE, and Asia, working closely with the world-renowned Takács Quartet and winning top prizes at the 2013 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition. Since returning to Australia, the Quartet has made an impressive and rapid rise to national attention, performing at major festivals from BBC Proms to VIVID Sydney as well as the Melbourne, Canberra and Queensland Music Festivals. In this concert, the Orava Quartet inject their signature passion and vivacity to works by Haydn, Schulhoff and Brahms.

      The concert will be preceded by light refreshments and a private exhibition viewing. Doors open at 6.30pm. Concert commences at 7.30pm. This event will be held in the Grand courts.

      Location: Grand Courts

    • Jane Rutter

      Charges apply

      Sunday 14 July 6:30pm – 9pm
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      Internationally acclaimed flautist Jane Rutter returns to Resonate with a soirée of fabulous French cabaret, chansons and classical favourites. Accompanied by virtuoso accordionist and jazz pianist Marcello Maio, Jane will play six different flutes, including an 1887 Louis Lot (the Stradivarius of the flute). The Gallery’s Grand Court becomes a Parisian salon with pieces by Piaf, Aznavour, Poulenc, Claude Bolling, Michel Legrand, Debussy, Chopin, Mancini (Victor Victoria), Cole Porter & more. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the sensuality and brilliance of the legendary Jane Rutter playing in an intimate, ‘up-close and personal’ evening. Vive La France!

      The concert will be preceded by light refreshments and a private exhibition viewing. Doors open at 6.30pm. Concert commences at 7.30pm. This event will be held in the Grand courts.

      Location: Grand Courts

    • Greta Bradman and Tamara-Anna Cislowska

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      Sunday 25 August 6:30pm – 9pm

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      One of Australia’s favourite sopranos, Greta Bradman, and ARIA award-winning, internationally acclaimed pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska come together for an evening of sublime and uplifting songs from around the world. With music from Bradman’s latest album, Home, and Cislowska’s recordings of Sculthorpe and Kats-Chernin, this promises to be an evening of beauty and enchantment with two extraordinary women at the forefront of classical music. Fans of their programs on ABC Classic FM- Weekend Mornings and Duet – will relish this rare opportunity to see both performers sharing the stage in this stunning collaboration.

      The concert will be preceded by light refreshments and a private exhibition viewing. Doors open at 6.30pm. Concert commences at 7.30pm. This event will be held in the Grand courts.

      Location: Grand Courts

    • 20th Anniversary celebrations with Emma Pask and Band

      Charges apply

      Friday 20 September 6:30pm – 9pm
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      To mark the occasion of Resonate’s 20th anniversary, we have a special celebration planned for our September concert. Emma Pask – one of Australia’s favourite jazz singers will set the tone for a wonderful night of music and dancing. Accompanied by a big band, Pask will perform timeless swing classics as well as upbeat Latin Grooves to keep you tapping your toes to the very end. A night of Spring Elegance awaits you with a champagne reception and dinner by Chiswick at the Gallery. We hope you and your friends can join us for an unmissable night of music and celebrations!

      The concert will be preceded by a champagne reception and a private exhibition viewing. Entrée buffet and set main course will be served throughout the concert. Doors open at 6.30pm. Concert commences at 7.30pm. This event will be held in the Entrance court with cabaret-style seating.

      Location: Entrance court

    • Simon Tedeschi and Kevin Hunt

      Charges apply

      Sunday 10 November 6:30pm – 9pm

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      Art Gallery favourite, renowned pianist Simon Tedeschi celebrates Resonate’s 20th birthday with a performance that is sure to raise the roof! With jazz pianist, Kevin Hunt, it’s a case of two great pianists on two grand pianos, in a performance where the jazz and the classical duck and weave in a way that feels ‘just right’. Performing together throughout Australia for over a decade to acclaim and standing ovations, Simon Tedeschi and Kevin Hunt return in 2019 with a program of irresistible classical and jazz works and new arrangements – the perfect finale to the Resonate year.

      The concert will be preceded by light refreshments and a private exhibition viewing. Doors open at 6.30pm. Concert commences at 7.30pm. This event will be held in the Entrance court with cabaret style seating.

      Location: Entrance court