Upcoming performances for our Artists in July 2017

June 30, 2017

Upcoming performances for our Artists in July 2017



The Marriage of Figaro with Opera Australia Regional Touring. Simon Kenway: Conductor. Olivia Cranwell: Countess / Bridesmaid, Suzanne Shakespeare: Susanna / Barbarina. The tour opens on 8 July at 19:30 at The Playhouse Theatre, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Geelong, Victoria, before touring to: Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton, Queensland on 12 July at 19:30 | Townsville Civic Centre, Townsville, Queensland on 14 and 15 July at 19:30 | Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, Queensland on 18 July at 19:30 | The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Gold Coast, Queensland on 20 and 21 July at 19:30 and 22 July at 13:30 | Noosa Leisure Centre, Noosa, Queensland on 25 July at 19:30 | Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns, Queensland on 29 July at 19:00 | St Joseph’s Catholic College, Katherine, Northern Territory on 1 August at 19:00 | Tennant Creek Civic Hall, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory on 3 August at 19:30 | Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory on 5 August at 19:30 | Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin, Northern Territory on 10 August at 11:00 and 11 August, at 19:30 | Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany, Western Australia on 15 August at 19:30 |Stage One Theatre, Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury, Western Australia on  17 August at 19:30 | Boardwalk Theatre, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah, Western Australia on 19 August at 19:30 | Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton, Western Australia on 22 August at 19:30.

Diana Doherty performs Westlake Spirit of the Wild – Oboe Concerto with the Australian Youth Orchestra. Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre. 10 and 11 July at 19:30.

Diana Doherty performs Joe Chindamo Sanctuary with Alexandre Oguey and Camerata at Queensland Music Festival. Concert Hall, QPAC on 13 July at 19:00 and Empire Church Theatre, Toowoomba on 14 July at 19:00.

Jacqueline Porter performs Mozart Exsultate Jubilate with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in their Mozart Festival. Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne. 14 July at 20:00.

Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse! with OperaQ. Roland Peelman: Conductor, Lindy Hume: Director. Roxane Hislop: Dame Hannah, Andrew Collis: Sir Roderic Murgatroyd. Playhouse, QPAC. Opens 14 July, with further performances on 15, 20, 27, 28, 29 July at 19:30, 15 and 29 July at 13:30 and 19, 25 and 26 July at 18:30.

The Merry Widow with West Australian Opera. Michael Scott-Mitchell: Set Designer. His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth. Opens 15 July, with further performances on 18, 19 (matinee), 20, 21 and 22 July.

Christopher Richardson performs Mendelssohn Elijah with Hobart Chamber Orchestra and the Festival of Voices Youth Choir, for the Festival of Voices. Hobart City Hall. 15 July at 15:30.

The Coronation of Poppea with Lyric Opera Melbourne. Robert Macfarlane: Fortune. Chapel off Chapel, Prahran, Melbourne. Opens 15 July, with further performances on 17, 19, 21 and 22 July.

Andrew Goodwin and Christopher Richardson perform Mozart Requiem with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in their Mozart Festival. Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne. 21 July at 20:00.

Simone Young conducts Paganini Violin Concerto No.1* (with Ray Chen), and Holst The Planets with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Concert Hall, QPAC. 21 July at 11:00 and 22 July at 19:30. * Only the first movement of the Paganini will be performed on 21 July.

Nicholas Carter conducts Jacqueline Porter and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in A Night in Vienna, a concert inspired by Vienna’s New Year’s Day concert tradition. Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre. 21 and 22 July at 19:30.

The Merry Widow at Opera at Jimbour for Opera Queensland at the Queensland Music Festival. Roland Peelman: Conductor. Andrew Collis: Baron Zeta, Virgilio Marino: Camille de Rosillon. Jimbour House Amphitheatre, Jimbour, Queensland. 22 July at 14:00.

Thaïs with Opera Australia (in concert). Sian Pendry: Albine. Sydney Town Hall. 22 and 24 July at 19:30.

The Bodyguard with Gordon Frost Organisation. Trudy Dalgleish: Associate Lighting Designer. Lyric Theatre, QPAC. Opens 19 July, running until 13 August, then moving to the Regent Theatre in Melbourne from 24 August.

At the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville in July and August:
- On 28 July at 19:30 at the Townsville Civic Theatre: Opening Night Concert - BeginningsGenevieve Lacey and Poul Høxbro (frame drum, double pipes and pipe & bones) perform Anon 14th century Italian Saltarello, Anon 12th century English Edi be thu, heven queene, Anon/Poul Høxbro The Cursed Dance.
-  On 30 July at 19:30 at St James’ Church: Concert Crawl -Stories and MusicGenevieve Lacey, James Crabb and Poul Høxbro (bones, frame drum, pip & tabor, pipe and double pipe) perform Diego Ortiz Recercada Segunda, Recercada Primera, Anon 14th century Italian Tre Fontane, Andrea Keller Where is Everybody?, John Playford Set of dances from The English Dancing Master, Hildegard von Bingen O Viridissima Virga, Sally Beamish/Crabb Lament from Seavaigers, Anon 12th century English 3 Notas, Ross Edwards Johannes’ Dance, Arabesque, Ngala, Jerry’s Song, Scottish/Border Folk Trad/Crabb Mary Scott, Flower of Yarrow (extended variations by Matt Seattle), Cuckold come out of the Amrey.
- On 2 August at 17:00 at Townsville Civic Theatre: Ray Golding Sunset Series – Bach by Candlelight 1James Crabb and Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord/piano) perform JS Bach/JG Rheinberger/M Reger Goldberg Variations BWV988.
- On 2 August at 19:30 at Townsville Civic Theatre: Evening Series – Bach by Candlelight 2Genevieve Lacey, Tristram Williams (trumpet), Jeffrey Crellin (oboe), Jack Liebeck (violin), Goldner String Quartet, Kirsty McCahon (double bass), Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) perform JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F major BWV 1047.
- On 4 August at 10:15 at C2, Townsville Civic Theatre – Concert Conversations with Piers Lane – Piers Lane chats with Genevieve Lacey, Mahan Esfahani, Poul Høxbro and Craig Ogden. Genevieve also performs Georg Philipp Telemann Sonata in C major TWV 41:C5 
(with Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord), Scarlatti Sonata in D K491 and Gottfried Finger A Division on a Ground by Mr Finger (with Craig Ogden, guitar and Poul Høxbro, bones).
- On 4 August at 19:30 at Townsville Civic Theatre – Evening Series German RomanticsJames Crabb performs Richard Strauss/James Ledger Four Last Songs Op Post i. Frühling (Spring), ii. September, iii. Beim Schlafengehen (When Falling Asleep), iv. Im Abendrot (At Sunset) with Natalie Peluso (soprano), Dimity Hall (violin), Jack Liebeck (violin), Irina Morozova (viola), Christopher Moore (viola), Julian Smiles (cello), Francis Gouton (cello), Kirsty McCahon (double bass), Prudence Davis (flute), Jeffrey Crellin (oboe), Philip Arkinstall (clarinet), Jack Schiller (bassoon), Martin Owen (horn) and Kathryn Stott (piano).
- On 5 August at 13:00 at Townsville Civic Theatre – Families Concert – Krása Brundibár: James Crabb (on stage classical accordion).
- On 5 August at 19:30 at Townsville Civic Theatre – Festival Farewell – Final Jamboree!James Crabb and Jack Liebeck (violin) perform Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Op.28, and Genevieve Lacey and Poul Høxbro (pipe & tabor) perform Anon/Poul Høxbro Estampie – Stond wel, moder, under roode.

Jonathan Abernethy, Anna Dowsley (mezzo-soprano) and Siro Battaglin (piano) perform songs and duets by Schubert, Schumann and Wolf in Opera Australia’s Studio Recitals. The Opera Centre, Surry Hills. 29 July at 14:30.

Simone Young conducts Messiaen Turangalîla-Symphonie (Timothy Young, piano and Jacob Abela, ondes Martenot) with the Australian World Orchestra and Australian National Academy of Music. Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne. 29 July at 20:00.

Graham Abbott conducts the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Come and Play performance, where adult musicians can sit next to members of the ASO and experience what it’s like to play in a symphony orchestra, performing excerpts from Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, Strauss Blue Danube and more. Grainger Studio, Adelaide. 30 July at 14:30.

Nicholas Carter conducts Stravinsky Pulcinella: Suite, Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 1 (Alina Ibragimova, violin), Haydn Symphony No 94 'Surprise' and Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 29 July at 19:30.


Erismena with Festival D'Aix-en-Provence. Jonathan Abernethy: Diarte. Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, Aix-en-Provence, France. Opens 7 July, with further performances on 9, 12, 15, 16, 18, 20 and 21 July.

Siobhan Stagg performs repertoire from Puccini to Bernstein with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Orchester for their annual open-air summer concert. Losheim am See, Germany. 8 July at 20:00. This concert is to be streamed live online.

Hadleigh Adams performs Papageno’s arias and duets from Mozart The Magic Flute with the San Francisco Symphony at the Stern Grove Festival. Sigmund Stern Grove, San Francisco, California, USA. 9 July at 14:00.

Manon Lescaut (in concert) with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Pelham Andrews: Geronte. Auckland Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand. 14 July at 19:30.

Jenufa with Munich Opera Festival. Stuart Skelton: Laca. Nationaltheater, Munich, Germany. 14 July at 19:00.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs Liszt Piano Concerto no. 2 with the Shippensburg Festival Symphony. Grove Theater, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA. 14 July at 19:00.

North by Northwest with Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Kay & McLean Productions. Nick Schlieper: Lighting and Co-Set Designer. Main House, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath, United Kingdom. Opens 21 July, running until 12 August.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs Bernstein Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety" with the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra. Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA. 21 July at 20:00.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs Liszt Piano Concerto no. 2 with Aspen Festival Orchestra for the Aspen Music Festival. Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, USA. 23 July at 16:00.

Graham Abbott conducts Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Unwrap the Music: Beethoven Symphony No. 4. Auckland Town Hall. 26 July at 18:30.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs Liszt Piano Concerto no. 2 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA. 27 July at 20:00.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs Liszt Piano Concerto no. 2 with the Orchestra of St Luke’s. Venetian Theater, Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts, Katonah, New York, USA. 30 July at 16:00.

Looking ahead to the first week of August 2017

Siobhan Stagg and Andrew Goodwin perform Handel Ode for St Cecilia’s Day with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Auckland Town Hall. 3 August at 19:30.

Simone Young conducts the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Haydn Symphony No.99, Andrew Schultz Maali – Concerto for oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (with Peter Facer, oboe, Allan Meyer, clarinet, Adam Mikulicz, bassoon and David Evans, horn; World premiere), Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn and Academic Festival Overture. 3 August at 11:00*, 4 and 5 August at 19:30. *Haydn and both Brahms works only. This performance celebrates Simone’s 20 years conducting the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

La Fille mal gardée with Queensland Ballet. Jon Buswell: Lighting Designer. Playhouse, QPAC. Opens 4 August, running until 19 August.

Seven Deadly Sins with Sydney Conservatorium. Wade Kernot: Mother. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. 5 August at 19:30.

Pieter Wispelwey gives a recital of the complete J. S. Bach Cello Suites for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. City Recital Hall, Angel place, Sydney. 6 August at 14:00 and 7 August at 19:00.


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