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2020 EVENTS

Join us at our online birthday party! Featuring exclusive interviews, mystery guests and a toast to celebrate 25 years of Ensemble Offspring.

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Now in its 8th year, Hatched Academy is our intensive composition and mentoring program designed to provide practical experience to the next generation of innovative young Australian artists.

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As part of Ensemble Offsprings week long 25th birthday activities, we present a live musical walkathon around the streets and homes of the inner west suburb of Tempe!

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An intimate and eclectic program featuring the quintet of Claire Edwardes (percussion/artistic director), Ben Kopp (piano), Lamorna Nightingale (flutes), Jason Noble (clarinets), and Will Hansen (double bass), Mesmerism features 5 dynamic works from living composers.

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To celebrate the release of our recent ABC Classic release, Songbirds, Ensemble Offspring return to the Old 505 with a program of favourites from the twittersphere, alongside pied butcher bird melodies and chirpy hymns.

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A roughed-up cardboard box lies on the ground, surrounded by Autumn leaves. Scrawled across the box in messy black writing is "Care Package for Ensemble Offspring."

Celebrate Make Music Day with Ensemble Offspring! Join us for an arty unboxing as our musicians open literal musical care packages from mystery composers. Ensemble Offspring’s special HiberNATION Festival event will be a weird, inventive and ultimately comforting musical unboxing session.

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‘I was pleased to attend a concert win a new venue in Sydney. It reminds me of the 1970’s when new music was played in all sorts of environments…This series is an important addition to the vibrant cultural life of Newtown.’

Allan Holley, ClassikON
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Experience an intimate performance celebrating our 25th birthday featuring an array of original chamber works by nature’s own composers – butcherbirds, blackbirds, lorikeets and leafcutter ants, frogs and flamingos – as the sun goes down.


UPCOMING PERFORMANCE: SONGBIRDS AT OLD 505
Wednesday 6 August, 8:30pm – Old 505 Theatre, Newtown

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It’s been ten years since Ensemble Offspring first dreamt up Sizzle, a family friendly music event that takes art music out of the concert hall and lets it run wild in the local bowling club. 

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