Acoustic Ritual @ Old 505

A new monthly new music series launches in Sydney’s inner west at the Old 505 Theatre, Newtown. Known for its jazz, 505 on Cleveland Street closed its doors at the end of 2019, making way for a week of acoustic music each month as part of ‘Acoustic Ritual’.

Curated by Lamorna Nightingale and Claire Edwardes, true to their roots the pair have put together a program of original music featuring established artists alongside emerging voices and international guests.  

5 Eliza St, Newtown
8pm doors 8:30pm show (1 hour)
Tickets $25


5 February BackStage Music presents FLOATING SHADOWS

Elisabeth Harnik (piano), Ben Ward (double bass), Freya Schack-Arnott (cello), James Nightingale (saxophone), Siân Lindsay (modular synth)
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4 March Ensemble Offspring presents EPIC FRAGMENTS

Jason Noble (clarinet), Ben Kopp (piano)
Works by Wieland, Berg, Maxwell Davies, Pertout & Polias
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8 April BackStage Music presents LOVE-DEATH MUSIC

Sonya Lifschitz (piano), Christine Johnston (vocals & more)
Works by George Crumb


Anna Fraser (soprano), Chris Piddock (cello), Freya Schack-Arnott (cello)
Works by Lisa Illean & Bela Bartok

3 June Ensemble Offspring presents REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENTS

Will Hansen (2020 Associate Artist – double bass), Claire Edwardes (percussion), Lamorna Nightingale (flute), Jason Noble (clarinet), Sonya Lifschitz (piano)
Works by Davidson, Kirkland Snider, Saariaho, Fox, Macken & Moore

1 July Halcyon presents HALCYON

Jenny Duck-Chong (voice) and Friends

12 August Ensemble Offspring presents BIRDSONG AT DUSK 2020

Lamorna Nightingale (flute), Jason Noble (clarinet), Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Works by Wilcox, Rose/Taylor, Brophy, Moore, Edwardes, Coelho & Loader

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30 Sept BackStage Music presents CARCASSES OF ANGELS

Clocked Out: Vanessa Tomlinson (percussion), Erik Griswold (piano/keyboard) + Cat Hope (flutes/electric bass), Kayleigh Pincott (vocals)
Works by Griswold, Tomlinson, Hope & Pincott

4 November Ensemble Offspring presents NGARRA-BURRIA: First Peoples Composers

Freya Schack-Arnott (cello), Claire Edwardes (percussion), Lamorna Nightingale (flute), Jason Noble (clarinet)
Works by Simpson, Avery, Henry & Gifford

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16 December BackStage Music presents PHOTOPLAY

Jane Aubourg (violin), Elizabeth Jigalin (piano), Naomi Johnson (flute), Peter Leung (saxophone)