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The Surge

The Surge is a multi-layered feast of music, ideas, lessons from the past and hope for the decade ahead. Joined by leading guitarists Andrew Blanch and Vladimir Gorbach, Ensemble Offspring reignites two ’90s classics by iconic Australians Peter Sculthorpe and Nigel Westlake alongside five recent commissions reflecting on the cultural, environmental and political situations Australia ...


Melbourne Recital Centre 31 Sturt St, Southbank, VIC, Australia

Witness the world premiere of Brenda Gifford’s award-winning 2023 Merlyn Myer Music Commission piece, Wadhu/Skin, as it takes audiences on an immersive and thought-provoking journey through music, language, and storytelling. With a creative lineage spanning over 60,000 years, Gifford is an acclaimed composer whose music is culturally influenced by her beloved Yuin Country, the Australian environment, ...

$30 – $37

Mondays @ The Church 4: The Human Experience

The Church 9 Mitchell Rd, Alexandria, NSW, Australia

About the seriesWords can be powerfully direct, while music is uniquely abstract. Mondays @ The Church is Ensemble Offspring’s free series that unites interactive discussions with new music to explore current social issues in Australia. With four events across 2023 covering distinct topics, each Mondays @ The Church is a melting pot of pertinent ideas ...


Songbirds: Brisbane Music Festival

Brisbane Music Festival

Celebrate the breathtaking virtuosity of Australian birdsong in this program of original chamber music. Ensemble Offspring’s trio of flute, clarinet and percussion present a suite of specially commissioned works which capture the calls of our native wildlife. From butcherbirds to lyrebirds, be transported into the Australian bush by Ensemble Offspring’s very own songbirds. Songbirds is ...


Hatched Composer Showcase

The Neilson, Pier 2/3 Suite 3/13A Hickson Rd, Dawes Point, NSW

An evening of fresh ideas and celebrating the next generation of musical thinkers, this showcase is the culmination of the 2023 Hatched Composer Intensive. The triumphant end of a year-long mentorship with Ensemble Offspring and international composers including former Artistic Director Damien Ricketson and Hatched Ambassador Brett Dean, the program unites Australia’s emerging and established ...

$35 – $50

Lone Hemispheres

Performing alone yet moving within each other’s orbit, Ensemble Offspring’s world-renowned chamber musicians step into the spotlight as soloists. Now in its fourth iteration, Lone Hemispheres presents Australian world premieres alongside the avant-garde masterpieces which inspired them. Huw Belling, Jane Sheldon, Holly Harrison and Lachlan Skipworth represent the latest generation of Australian composers, and have ...