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Birdsong at Dusk 2020

Q Station Manly 1 North Head Scenic Drive NSW, Manly, NSW

Experience an intimate performance celebrating our 25th birthday featuring an array of original chamber works by nature’s own composers - butcherbirds, blackbirds, lorikeets and leafcutter ants, frogs and flamingos - as the sun goes down. With a little help from eight Australian composers and three of our very own instrumentalists, their familiar calls and songs morph ...

$89

Epic Fragments

5 Eliza St, Newtown, Sydney 5 Eliza Street, Newtown, NSW

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, ...

$25

Birdsong at Dusk @ Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

Online

Ensemble Offspring presents their Birdsong at Dusk program that invites you to journey into the Australian bush as part of Melbourne Digital Concert Hall. With chamber works written especially for the members of Ensemble Offspring by the who’s who of Australian composers, and celebrating the fact that the majority are female, the program features pieces ...

$24

Care Packages HiberNATION Festival

Online

Celebrate Make Music Day with Ensemble Offspring! Join us for an arty unboxing as our musicians open literal musical care packages from mystery composers. Ensemble Offspring’s special HiberNATION Festival event will be a weird, inventive and ultimately comforting musical unboxing session. Mystery Australian composers from around the world prepared their musical care packages to say Happy 25th ...

Songbirds

Old 505 Theatre 5 Eliza St, Newtown, NSW

Also known as Birdsong at Dusk, Songbirds is Ensemble Offspring's ongoing touring project featuring a trio line up of flutes, clarinets and percussion, inspired by the sounds of the Australian bush. In 2020 ABC Classic released Songbirds digitally and a limited print run was also produced garnering positive reactions from all over the globe. Ensemble ...

AH TEMPE!

Tempe Sydney,

As part of Ensemble Offsprings week long 25th birthday activities, we present a live musical walkathon around the streets and homes of the inner west suburb of Tempe! Spectacular music in the safe and open areas of our own musicians’ humble abodes – that’s what you can expect from Ah Tempe! This will be a special celebratory ...

$35

Ensemble Offspring’s 25th Birthday Party!

Online via Zoom

Join us at our online birthday party! Featuring exclusive interviews, mystery guests and a toast to celebrate 25 years of Ensemble Offspring. Find a comfy spot on the couch with a bottle of bubbly, and enjoy a night in celebrating Ensemble Offspring's 25th anniversary! Our AD Claire (who happens to share a birthday with the ...

Mesmerism

Sydney Opera House Digital Sydney, NSW

An intimate and eclectic program featuring the quintet of Claire Edwardes (percussion/artistic director), Benjamin Kopp (piano), Lamorna Nightingale (flutes), Jason Noble (clarinets), and Will Hansen (double bass), Mesmerism features 5 dynamic works from living composers. Ensemble Offspring will present a new arrangement of local hero Melody Eötvös’s duo celebrating the tiny water bear, the Tardigradus, for flute ...

Free

Ngarra-Burria: First Peoples Composers Concert

Old 505 Theatre 5 Eliza St, Newtown, NSW

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 ...

$30

INGUZ

Cell Block Theatre, National Art School Cnr Forbes St &, Burton St, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW

Celebrating spring, fertility, the moon and renewal Ensemble Offspring presents this tasting plate of living new music featuring works from home and across the globe as part of Great Southern Nights. We remember the creative genius that was Cor Fuhler (NL/AUS), we premiere new works from Gerry Brophy (Aus) and Christopher Fox (UK) and we revisit ...

Hatched Open Mic Concert

East Sydney Community Arts Centre (ESCAC) 34 Burton St, Darlinghurst, NSW

Our Hatched Academy Composer Summer School features unique new artistic voices from around Australia, mentored by Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes alongside Melbourne based composer Kate Neal, core Ensemble Offspring musicians and special guests. In 2020 we have combined our Open Mic sessions with our Summer School so you are in for a real treat with two ...

$20

Hatched Summer School Concert

East Sydney Community Arts Centre (ESCAC) 34 Burton St, Darlinghurst, NSW

Our Hatched Academy Composer Summer School featured six unique new compositional voices from around Australia, mentored by Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes alongside Melbourne based composer Kate Neal, core Ensemble Offspring musicians and guests. Come along on Friday 18th December at 6pm (concert was cancelled due to COVID) to hear the freshest Australian music around by Monica ...

$20