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Elegy

Online

In the third Offspring for All digital concert, Ensemble Offspring honours the lives of three monumental composers lost to us in 2021 with performances of six works from the catalogues of musical revolutionaries Louis Andriessen, Frederic Rzewski and Ian Shanahan. Benjamin Kopp (piano) and Christopher Pidcock (cello) open with Andriessen's reflective and romantic Elegy, followed ...

Songbirds

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

As birdsong drifts in on the summer breeze, an intimate trio of flute, clarinet and percussion take inspiration from the weird and wonderful sounds of the Australian bush. Capturing the calls and songs of Australian birds in a plethora of new works written for Ensemble Offspring, Songbirds is a journey into the sounds of nature ...

Avant Gardens 1: Verve

Tempe Sydney

Make yourself at home as we head into the backyards of our very own musicians and fill them up with our unique brand of chamber music. An intimate 3-concert experience with champagne and nibbles on arrival, our 2022 Avant Gardens concerts will be an up-close and personal mash-up of sounds and sensations that will have you raving to your friends afterwards. Come and soak up some avant-garde classics alongside the newest of the new in three beautiful gardens in Sydney’s Inner West.

$65

Avant Gardens 2: Spel

Tempe Sydney

Make yourself at home as we head into the backyards of our very own musicians and fill them up with our unique brand of chamber music. An intimate 3-concert experience with champagne and nibbles on arrival, our 2022 Avant Gardens concerts will be an up-close and personal mash-up of sounds and sensations that will have you raving to your friends afterwards. Come and soak up some avant-garde classics alongside the newest of the new in three beautiful gardens in Sydney’s Inner West.

$65

Rhythms of Change

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

From the set of Play School to the main stage at Sydney Opera House, Claire Edwardes is the sorceress of percussion. Known for her genre-spanning solo concerts, broad spectrum of collaborations and advocacy for gender equity in music, her breadth of experience and energy is astonishing. Rhythms of Change will see her address the disparity in ...

$37

Avant Gardens 3: Song & Dance

Ashfield Ashfield

Make yourself at home as we head into the backyards of our very own musicians and fill them up with our unique brand of chamber music. An intimate 3-concert experience with champagne and nibbles on arrival, our 2022 Avant Gardens concerts will be an up-close and personal mash-up of sounds and sensations that will have you raving to your friends afterwards. Come and soak up some avant-garde classics alongside the newest of the new in three beautiful gardens in Sydney’s Inner West.

$65
Recurring

Sticky Notes

Customs House 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, NSW

Sticky Notes is a musical activation of the Customs House precinct by Sydney’s musical mavericks, Ensemble Offspring. With original vibrant scores by Ciaran Frame in the form of large ‘sticky notes’ on the pavement, these unique non-slip decals act as both colourful artworks and musical notation. Featuring a range of unique instruments on mass, including ...

Free

Young at Heart

Bowral Autumn Music Festival Bowral, NSW

Musical fantasies for the young of heart, with spellbinding narration by Katia Molino. Be transported to Carroll’s Wonderland and pull up a seat at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – just don’t ask the time – and hear the story of Annabel, a little princess who is sweet and nice, except on Saturdays… Listeners of ...

Ngarra-Burria: First Peoples Composers 2021

Eugene Goossens Hall 700 Harris St, Sydney, NSW

Ngarra-Burria are Dharug words meaning to hear, to sing, and this program intends 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 Offspring, ...

Sizzle | Beat

The Great Club Marrickville, Sydney

Sizzle | Beat celebrates percussion in all its rhythmic and melodic glory, with special guests from diverse cultures and musical backgrounds. Surrounding the audience with musical love, the Sydney Conservatorium percussionists will present minimal vibes from Michael Gordon and Cat Hope, while Connor Malanos will grab you with his beatboxing, Throat Pleats will introduce us ...

$35

Songbirds

Blackheath Chamber Music Festival Phillips Hall, 41 Gardiner Cres, Blackheath, NSW

As birdsong drifts in on the summer breeze, an intimate trio of flute, clarinet and percussion take inspiration from the weird and wonderful sounds of the Australian bush. Capturing the calls and songs of Australian birds in a plethora of new works written for Ensemble Offspring, Songbirds is a journey into the sounds of nature ...

$75
Recurring

Another Future

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula, NSW

Natural disasters, climate change and pandemics provide rich fuel for artistic expression and musical interaction. Found sounds donated from recent bushfires curated as art, music and film. Imagining a time in the perhaps not-too-distant future where there are no gardens, and hence, none of the wondrous sound-making beings that inhabit it. And tactility explores post-COVID ...