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Avant Gardens 1: Ave

Ashfield Ashfield

For Avant Gardens we head into the backyards and backrooms of our very own musicians to make some noise. Join us for this intimate concert experience featuring unusual line ups, much loved ‘avant garde’ classics and experimental music never heard before. Be touched by a meaningful musical experience in four homes around Sydney brought to ...

$45

Celebrating 50 years of Reich’s Drumming

St Mary's Cathedral Cathedral Square, Sydney

Australia’s most innovative instrumentalists Ensemble Offspring celebrate the work of legendary minimalist composer Steve Reich, performing a suite of his most pioneering, hypnotic music at Sydney's new Sunset Piazza. Led by acclaimed percussionist Claire Edwardes, ARIA-nominated Sydney musical mavericks Ensemble Offspring have are a collective of multi-talented collaborators exploring new ideas through experiential performances that ...

$25

Avant Gardens 2: Crie

Dharma Shala Yoga Studio 108 Brighton Boulevard, North Bondi, Sydney

For Avant Gardens we head into the backyards and backrooms of our very own musicians to make some noise. Join us for this intimate concert experience featuring unusual line ups, much loved ‘avant garde’ classics and experimental music never heard before. Be touched by a meaningful musical experience in four homes around Sydney brought to ...

$45

Avant Gardens 3: Trussed

Tempe Tempe

For Avant Gardens we head into the backyards and backrooms of our very own musicians’ homes to make some noise. Join us for this intimate concert experience featuring unusual line ups, much loved ‘avant garde’ classics and experimental music never heard before. Trussed features our stunning cellist Blair Harris alongside our Artistic Director and 2021 ...

$45

Avant Gardens 4: Naturale

For Avant Gardens we head into the backyards and backrooms of our very own musicians’ homes to make some noise. Join us for this intimate concert experience featuring unusual line ups, much loved ‘avant garde’ classics and experimental music never heard before. Be touched by a meaningful musical experience in four homes around Sydney brought ...

$45

Sonic Sites Bundanon

Bundanon Homestead Illaroo Rd, Illaroo

Sonic Sites is an acoustic exploration of the Bundanon landscape and the creation of an immersive & participatory sonic performance. Ensemble Offspring collaborate with a bunch of local musicians as well as long time composer collaborators and together they will occupy natural and built spaces at Bundanon to explore the acoustic and resonant potential of ...

Free

Sizzle Festival

Sizzle has been smashing stereotypes for more than a decade, taking art music out of the concert hall and setting it loose at the local bowlo. After a brief hiatus in 2020 – everyone's had a lot on, right? – we're back to the inner west of Sydney, but as usual we're mixing things up. ...

Free

The Surge

The 1990s were a riot of transformation that redefined both Australia and the world. ‘Creative Nation’ announced the central role of art in life and society, while the Mabo decision set off a chain reaction culminating in Paul Keating’s historic Redfern Address and the Australian Parliament’s landmark Native Title Act in 1993. The internet began ...

Shivers On Speed

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney

Ensemble Offspring are Australia's musical lightning rod, drawing the most electric and spectacular talent from around the world and setting it loose in our very own harbourside backyard. Shivers on Speed is the latest showcase of what is hot right now: brace yourself for four premieres by local and international sensations. The internet gets its ...

$45

Mesmerism

Melbourne Recital Centre 31 Sturt St, Southbank, Melbourne

Hypnotic sonic inventions. Mesmerism is an intimate and eclectic program featuring the quartet of Claire Edwardes (percussion/artistic director), Benjamin Kopp (piano), Lamorna Nightingale (flutes), Jason Noble (clarinets) and 5 works by living composers from Australia and around the world. Ensemble Offspring presents a new arrangement of local hero Melody Eötvös’s duo celebrating the tiny water ...

$40

Songbirds

Noosa Music Society Sydney

An intimate trio setting brings together an array of original chamber works by the who’s-who of Australian composers in Songbirds. As birdsong drifts in on the summer breeze, flute, clarinet and percussion take inspiration from the weird and wonderful sounds of the Australian bush. Gerard Brophy’s impressive ‘Beautiful Birds’ is joined by beguiling pied butcher bird song from ...

Ngarra-burria 2021 Concerts

Eugene Goossens Hall 700 Harris St, Sydney

Ngarra-Burria are Dharug words meaning to hear, to sing, and this program is intended to build bridges for First Peoples’ musicians to step forward, further develop their composing skills, and connect with the art music sector. Initiated in 2017 by Aboriginal composer Christopher Sainsbury with partners Moogahlin Performing Arts, Australian Music Centre, ANU and Ensemble ...

Free