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The SPEL Tour

Presented by our sister organisation in the west, TURA New Music, Ensemble Offspring brings a program of all-female works to Perth for performances at the Subiaco Arts Centre, and for the first time at Albany Entertainment Centre. The ensemble will also work with four especially chosen composers from local universities, WAAPA and UWA, on their ...

EXTENDED PLAY

As part of Sydney’s first ever 12 hour micro-festival (in the style of Bang on a Can’s legendary New York marathons) Ensemble Offspring performs the music of Steve Reich in the stunning acoustic of City Recital Hall. In this special performance Ensemble Offspring expands to include some of Australia’s most well known exponents of new ...

ABC Classic Kids: Music for the Dreaming

Discover how sound can tell stories in this magnificent musical experience. With new compositions inspired by Dreamtime stories, this tailored and interactive show will develop sensory perception, musical literacy and awareness of instrument sounds in a fun and relaxed format, perfect for ages 2 – 5. Music for The Dreaming is a brand new production ...

Birdsong at Dusk

Sydney’s champions of adventurous new music, Ensemble Offspring, give a concert in their core trio line-up of flute, clarinet and percussion. It's a program of composers shining the limelight on the new - every work on the program was either written specifically for the musicians of Ensemble Offspring or within the last ten years. All ...

GAME ON: Ensemble Offspring, Julian Day + Georgina Oakes

Featuring at Backstage in Sydney and MUMA in Melbourne, Game On brings together musical mavericks Julian Day and Ensemble Offspring to explore performance practises derived from game theory and sport. Opening the Ensemble Offspring show will be their Hatched Academy Associate Artist, clarinettist Georgina Oakes.  Using everyday objects such as coins, planks of wood and bottles ...

Hatched Academy 2018 Open Mic

For Hatched Open Mic 2018 we have chosen a bunch of awesome emerging Sydney artists who we think you need to know about. Come along to 107 Projects on July 7 to experience Freya Schack-Arnott and friends, sho prince Henry Liang in partnership with flute genius Naomi Johnson, and a crazy improvisatory set from Ensemble ...

BEGINNINGS TO NEW ENDS

Generations converge as Ensemble Offspring pits Artistic Director and leading percussionist Claire Edwardes against up-and-coming instrumental talent Georgina Oakes. Claire performs a set of colourful percussion solos, written in collaboration with emerging female composers. Alongside her will be Ensemble Offspring’s first-ever Associate Artist, clarinettist Georgina Oakes, who returns from 10 years in Europe to wow ...

Richard Gill Presents: Texture and Timbre

Legendary conductor and music educator Richard Gill AO and the Australian Romantic Classical Orchestra are on a Voyage of Musical Discovery, designed especially for high school music students. In collaboration with Ensemble Offspring, Richard will guide students through an exploration of new Australian music. Performances 6:30 pm Tuesday 15 May, 2018, City Recital Hall, Angel ...

ABC Classic Kids: Sounds Like Australia

Treat little ears to musical soundscapes and classical compositions with Sounds Like Australia. In this immersive introduction to music, children will learn about instrument sounds, develop their musical vocabulary, and explore the importance of listening. This light-hearted, participatory show will delight kids with sounds evocative of the Australian landscape. Sounds Like Australia is a brand ...

SIZZLE

From art music to pop music and everything in between, Sizzle returns to the Petersham Bowling Club for another year of free, family-friendly aural delights. 2018 features Ensemble Offspring’s virtuosic instrumentalists alongside two driving forces in Sydney’s music world; Satsuki Odamura and her Koto Ensemble and Alice Chance with her new work for you, the ...

Hong Kong ArtisTree Tour

The Hong Kong Sinfonietta present Notating Beauty that Moves - Music At An Exhibition, presenting musical scores from the hands of composers both past and present. These scores are placed among works-on-paper, drawings, moving images, texts, photography, paintings, by artists who may or may not have been trained in music. A series of concerts, featuring ...

HARK THE MACHINE

Crunch. Boom. Grind. Ensemble Offspring transforms the Utzon Room with music of today and the sounds of tomorrow. Creak. Groan. Fizz. Like an old machine gradually coming to life, we hear the rhythmic drive of American composers David Lang and Annie Gosfield.  Pulse, pop, shake. Sounds rooted in jazz emerge from music by pianist and ...