Upcoming performances for our Artists in December 2016

December 1, 2016

Upcoming performances for our Artists in December 2016



Simone Young conducts Stuart Skelton and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Wagner Parsifal Excerpts from Act II, and Bruckner Symphony no. 9. Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne. 1 and 3 December at 20:00.
Nicholas Carter conducts the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in Messiaen Le Tombeau resplendissant, Sibelius Violin Concerto Grace Clifford, violin) and Berlioz Symphony Fantastique. Adelaide Town Hall. 2 December at 20:00 and 3 December at 18:30.
Sian Pendry and Luke Gabbedy perform opera favourites in Mazda Opera in the Bowl for Opera Australia. Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne. 3 December at 20:00.
Richard Gill conducts Lismore Symphony Orchestra in Handel Messiah for The Byron Music Society. Lismore City Hall, Lismore, NSW. 4 December at 15:00.
Penelope Mills and Andrew Goodwin perform Haydn The Creation with the Sydney University Graduate Choir. Great Hall, Sydney University. 4 December at 17:00.

Merlyn Quaife and Kim Bastin (piano) perform Whiffin Mother Goose Rhymes for Astra Music Society’s 3rd Lawrence Whiffin memorial concert. Church of All Nations, Carlton, Melbourne. 4 December at 17:00.

Robert Macfarlane, Kate Macfarlane (soprano) and Jamie Cock (piano) give a recital of the works of Scarlatti, Schnittke, Cawrse, Dudley and Chapman Smith. Madley Rehearsal Studio, Adelaide University. 5 December at 20:00.

Simone Young is leading the ANAM Musicians in a week of orchestral workshops and presentations on repertoire by Haydn, Reger, Berg, Faure and Britten. Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne Town Hall. Simone is in residence from 5 – 9 December.

Genevieve Lacey performs Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre on 7 December at 19:30 and at the Vasse Felix Festival, Margaret River, Western Australia on 9 December at 19:00.

Australia Piano Quartet perform Wagner Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod (arranged for piano quartet by B. Rofe), Gyger Shell Chambers and Faure Piano Quartet no. 1 in C minor, Op. 15. The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre. 8 December at 18:00.

Robert Macfarlane performs Bach Christmas Oratorium with the Melbourne Chamber Choir and Orchestra. St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. 10 December at 17:00.

Emma Matthews and Christopher Richardson perform Handel Messiah with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne. 10 December at 19:00 and 11 December at 17:00.

Andrew Goodwin performs Handel Messiah with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic. Melbourne Town Hall. 11 December at 17:00.

Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker with The Australian Ballet. Jon Buswell: Lighting Designer. 14 -18 December at the Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne | 21 – 29 December at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House | 3 – 6 January at The Concourse, Chatswood, NSW | 8 – 11 January at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong | 15 – 17 January at EVAN Theatre Penrith Panthers, Penrith | 21 – 24 January at Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra.

Emma Matthews performs old and new Christmas carols with Voyces. St Joseph’s Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia. 16 December at 19:30.

Caitlin Hulcup and David Wickham (piano) give a recital Noël, a celebration of Christmas through the magic of art song, featuring works by Ravel, Debussy, Nin, Rodrigo, Britten, Wolf and R. Strauss. Christ Church Claremont, Perth, Western Australia. 16 December at 19:30.

Christopher Richardson performs Handel Messiah with Perth Symphonic Chorus. Perth Concert Hall. 17 December at 19:30.

Diana Doherty performs the Mozart Oboe Concerto with the Queensland Youth Orchestra Alumni Orchestra. QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane. 17 December at 19:00.

Simon Kenway conducts the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Spirit of Christmas concerts. QPAC Concert Hall. 23 December at 19:00, 24 December at 14:00 and 19:00.

Merlyn Quaife performs Haydn St Nicolai Mass for Midnight Mass at St Francis. St Francis Church, Melbourne. 24 December.

The Opera Gala on New Year’s Eve with Opera Australia. Emma Matthews and Sian Pendry perform in a concert of popular arias by Verdi, Puccini and Rossini. Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House. 31 December at 19:45.

La Bohème with Opera Australia on New Year’s Eve. Christopher Tonkin: Marcello. Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. 31 December at 19:45.


The Tales of Hoffman with Dresden Semperoper. Peter Rose: The Four Villains. Dresden Semperoper, Dresden, Germany. Opens 4 December, with further performances on 7, 10, 16, 19, 23 December, 2 and 7 January.

Madama Butterfly with Theater Magdeburg. Aldo Di Toro: Pinkerton. Opernhaus des Theatre Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany. Opens 9 December, with further performances on 30 December, 7 January and 3 February.

Graham Abbott conducts Handel Messiah with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand. 10 December at 18:30.

Hadleigh Adams performs Mendelssohn Elijah with Marin Oratorio. James Dunn Theatre, College of Marin, Kentfield, California, USA. 17 December at 19:30 and 18 December at 15:00.

Anita Watson performs Viennese favourites in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Viennese New Year’s Gala. Barbican, London, UK. 31 December at 19:30.

Looking ahead to the first week of January 2017

La Bohème with Opera Australia. Christopher Tonkin: Marcello. Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. Opens 4 January, with further performances on 5, 6, 7, 14, 17, 19, 21, 23 January.

Biographica with Sydney Chamber Opera and Ensemble Offspring for Sydney Festival. Andrew Goodwin: tenor. Carriageworks Bay 20, Eveleigh, Sydney. Opens 7 January, with further performances on 8, 9, 11, 12 and 13 January.

The Present with Sydney Theatre Company. Nick Schlieper: Lighting Designer. Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York, New York, USA. Opens 8 January, running until 19 March.


Our office will be closed from 5:30pm on Thursday 22 December 2016, and will re-open on Monday 9 January 2017. Contact details will be on our answering machine.


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