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Sizzle 2019

Petersham Bowling Club 77 Brighton Street, Petersham, NSW

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. 2019 will see Ensemble Offspring joined by a local school concert band, a remount of some of the songs of Seven Stories featuring Jodi Phillis of The Clouds, our Hatched ...


Ensemble Offspring are playing at Classical:NEXT Showcase Festival in Rotterdam in May. This is a rare opportunity to share our music with people from all around the world. Across different formats including showcases, conference panels and pitches, Classical:NEXT presents artists and ensembles from every part of our globe that pushes the boundaries and extend the ...

Kontiki Racket

Paddington Town Hall 249 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW

A visceral world of living and breathing new sounds, sinuous, sculptural and sizzling, in the form of a two-day festival event at Paddington Town Hall. Kontiki Racket counterpoints Ensemble Offspring with Adelaide’s celebrated string ensemble Zephyr Quartet, and throws in Hatched Academy artists past and current as well as a live installation of our latest ...

$35 – $65

Birdsong at Dusk

The Music Lounge, Wollongong Town Hall Crown St & Kembla St, Wollongong, NSW

An intimate trio setting brings together an array of original chamber works by Australian composers as breathtaking as a lyrebird. On flute, clarinet and percussion, with sounds both familiar and intriguing – butcherbirds, blackbirds, leafcutter ants and frogs – a journey into nature via the concert hall. Written especially for the members of Ensemble Offspring, ...

$15 – $40


107 Projects 107 Redfern Street, Redfern, NSW

Hatched Open Mic musicians are handed the stage and the support of Ensemble Offspring, and asked to do something innovative. In 2019 we welcomed Bianca Gannon and Elliot Hughes all the way from Melbourne and local sensations, percussionist Niki Johnson and bassist Will Hanson.


Solitude – 2019 European Tour

2019 sweeps Ensemble Offspring all the way across the globe. In the northern hemisphere, we will once again present our Suppression Dam collaboration in Berlin (hosted by Ensemble Adapter), as well as the world premiere of a new commission by Scottish gem, Genevieve Murphy at Gaudeamus Muziekweek, with pop up performances in Amsterdam, Scotland and ...

Taree Sizzle

Sizzle is Ensemble Offspring’s family-friendly collaborative music-making event which has been running in the inner west of Sydney for the past 10 years. In 2018 we took Sizzle to Goulburn for the first time and it was a hit with the locals.  In 2019 we are bringing Sizzle to Taree and we invite local performers ...

Bilby’s Bluegum Melodies (2018/2019)

Inspired by Australian bush classics such as The Magic Pudding, Blinky Bill and The Muddleheaded Wombat, Ensemble Offspring, Sydney’s favourite musical mavericks, take toddlers and their families on a journey to experience the wonderment of chamber music for the first time. Featuring old-fashioned colonial folk tunes, sounds of the Australian bush, instrumental demonstrations, hands on percussion fun and music by much loved Australian composers.

Backstage Music 2019 – Forbidden Things

The Newsagency 74-76 Pyrmont Bridge Road, Annandale, NSW

Improvisation, at its best, is a living experience; a timbrel, textural, visceral approach to music making. With one foot in the past and one foot in the future, the players give and take in equal measure, building a collective response to moment. This evening of ‘in-the-moment’ collaborations explores a global history of art music, folk ...

$20 – $35


New soundtrack by Perth composer Chris Tonkin, performed live by Ensemble Offspring in a cinema near you. Released in 1922, this cult silent era film was an unauthorised adaptation of ‘Dracula’. Stokes heirs sued the makers and ruled all copies be destroyed – however a few survived and the film is now considered a masterpiece ...

Lone Hemispheres

Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh, NSW

Lone Hemispheres features chamber musicians as soloists in works inspired by masterpieces of the European avant-garde. Performing alone yet moving within each other’s orbit, Lamorna Nightingale (flute), Jason Noble (clarinet) and Claire Edwardes (percussion) explore harmonious solitude in world premieres by Damien Ricketson, 2017 Noisy Women Commission recipient Elizabeth Younan and local composer, Tristan Coelho. ...



Hear spanking new works by the cream of the crop of emerging Australian compositional talent, at the end of their intensive week of workshops, masterclasses and discussions with Ensemble Offspring and Melbourne based mentor Kate Neal. Ken Thomson, acclaimed clarinet and bass clarinet player of Bang on a Can All Stars fame, also presents a ...