Upcoming performances for our Artists in March 2017

March 1, 2017

Upcoming performances for our Artists in March 2017


Li-Wei Qin performs CPE Bach Cello Concerto in A major Wq172 and Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme Op.33 with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne on 2 March at 19:30, and Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre on 5 March at 14:30.

Chimerica with Sydney Theatre Company. Nick Schlieper: Lighting Designer. Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney. Opens 4 March, running until 1 April.

Cold Light with The Street Theatre. Tobias Cole: Ambrose. The Street Theatre, City West, Canberra. Opens 4 March, running until 18 March. Cold Light is adapted by Alana Valentine, based on the novel Cold Light by Frank Moorhouse.

Nicholas Carter conducts the ANAM Orchestra in a programme of Ades Three Studies from Couperin, Britten Sinfonia de Requiem op.20, Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis and Elgar Enigma Variations. South Melbourne Town Hall. 4 March at 19:30.

Robert Macfarlane joins Ludovico’s Band in Monteverdi: Love and War, featuring favourite madrigals from Monteverdi Eighth Book of Madrigals. The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre. 7 March at 18:00.

La Traviata with Opera Australia. Emma Matthews: Violetta, joins the cast. Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. 6 March, with further performances on 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 March and 1 April.

At the Adelaide Festival: 

  • In Chamber LandscapesMiriam Gordon-Stewart and Calvin Bowman (piano and composer) give the world premiere performances of Bowman Over the Brow of the Hill, and Steve Davislim and Anthony Romaniuk (piano) perform Schubert Winterreise. UKARIA Cultural Centre, Mount Barker, South Australia. 9 March at 19:30 and 11 March at 17:00.
  • Nicholas Carter conducts the Adelaide Symphony in Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf (Miriam Margolyes, narrator) and Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Miriam Margolyes, narrator), Janacek The Cunning Little Vixen Suite and Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 11 March at 19:30 and 12 March at 14:00.

The Australia Piano Quartet perform Mahler Piano Quartet in A minor and Brahms Piano Quartet no. 2 in A major, Op. 26. The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre. 10 March at 18:00.

The Sleeping Beauty with Victorian Opera. Jacqueline Porter: Princess. Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne. Opens 11 March, with further performances on 14, 15, 17 and 18 March.

The Japanese Princess with Lyric Opera of Melbourne. Robert Macfarlane: Kornelius. Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne. Opens 11 March at 19:30, with Robert’s further performances on 14 March at 20:00, 15 March at 20:00 and 17 March and 18 March at 21:00. 

Emma Pearson and David Wickham (piano) give a recital, Heart’s Dance for SwanSongs, including works of Mahler and Strauss. Perth Town Hall. 12 March at 15:00.

My Fair Lady with Opera Australia and Gordon Frost Organisation. Katherine Wiles: Mrs Boxington. Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane. Opens 14 March, running until 23 April before transferring to the Regent Theatre, Melbourne in May.

Jeremy Kleeman performs some of his favourite operatic arias in Opera by the Lakes for Gippsland Opera.  Nyerimilang Heritage Park, Nyerimilang, Victoria. 19 March at 13:30.

The Princess and the Pea with Victorian Opera. Olivia Cranwell: The Princess. Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne. Opens 22 March, with further performances on 23, 24 and 25 March.

Genevieve Lacey joins Paul Grabowsky (piano), Eugene Ughetti (percussion) and Erkki Velthein (cello) as Paul launches 48 Ways of Looking at Bach, exploring Bach’s Preludes and Fugues numbers 1 to 8 in this performance and responding with inventions and reflections on JS Bach.The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre. 24 March at 18:00.

Andrew Goodwin, Jane Sheldon, Anna Fraser, David Greco (singers), Siro Battaglin and Phillip Shovk (pianos) perform works of Hindemith, Dan Walker, Martin Wesley-Smith, Grainger, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms at the Bowral Autumn Music Festival. 24 March at 19:00.

Carmen with Opera Australia for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Sian Pendry: Carmen, Michael Honeyman: Escamillo, Luke Gabbedy: Escamillo, Natalie Aroyan: Micaëla. Opera on Sydney Harbour Mrs Macquaries Point. Opens 24 March with performances every night except Mondays, until 23 April. There are two casts, alternating each night. Luke and Natalie are performing at the odd numbered performances (1, 3, 5…), Sian and Michael performing at the even numbered performances. 

Sally-Anne Russell performs Works including Purcell When I am Laid in Earth from Dido and Aeneas, Elgar Where Corals Lie from Sea Pictures op. 37, She Moved through the fair (traditional) for Opera in the Arboretum. Pearl Beach Cromellin Native Arboretum, NSW. 25 March at 15:00.

Jeremy Kleeman performs in Opera in the Paddock with Opera North West. Program includes works by Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Wagner, Bizet, Offenbach, Kalman, Johann  Strauss Jnr and selections from Lerner and Loewe’s  Camelot and more.. Lazenby Hall, University of New England, Armidale on 24 March at 19:00 and at Mimosa, Delungra NSW on 25 March at 18:00.

Tosca with West Australian Opera. Brad Cohen: Conductor. Wade Kernot: Angelotti. His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth. Opens 28 March, with further performances on 30 March, 1, 4, 6 and 8 April. 

Jacqueline Porter performs works including Handel Salve Regina with the University of Melbourne. St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. 31 March and 1 April at 19:30.


Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs Ravel Piano Concerto in G major with Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de Espana. Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid, Spain. 3 and 4 March at 19:30, 5 March at 11:30.

Dido and Aeneas with Hong Kong Philharmonic, in concert. Caitlin Hulcup: Dido. Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. 4 March at 20:00.

Don Giovanni with the Reisopera. Anita Watson: Donna Anna. Reisopera, Netherlands. Opens 4 March, with further performances on 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 March, 1, 4, 6, 8 April.

Beethoven Leonore with Washington Concert Opera. Antony Walker: Conductor. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA. 5 March at 18:00.

Jenufa with Bayerische Staatsoper. Stuart Skelton: Laca. Nationaltheater, Munich, Germany. Opens 5 March, with further performances on 8, 11, 14 March, and for the Munich Opernfestspiele on 14 July. 

Simone Young conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Bartók Concerto for Orchestra and Peter Eötvös Senza Sangue (UK premiere) with Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano) and Russell Braun (baritone). Hall, Barbican Centre, London, UK. 10 March at 19:30.

Carmen with Aalto-Musiktheater. Daniel Carter: Conductor.  Aalto-Musiktheater, Essen, Germany. 12 March at 16:30.

Simone Young conducts a Wagner Gala featuring music from Tannhäuser, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Lohengrin, Die Walküre, Der fliegende Holländer with the Staatsoper Berlin. Staatsoper im Schiller Theater, Berlin, Germany. 12 March at 20:00.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs MacMillan Piano Concerto No. 3 “Mysteries of Light” with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, USA. 17 and 18 March at 20:00.

Faust with Wiener Staatsoper. Simone Young: Conductor. Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna, Austria. Opens 18 March, with further performances on 21 and 25 March.

The Bone Feeder with New Zealand Opera and Auckland Arts Festival. Jaewoo Kim: Kwan. ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand. Opens 23 March, with further performances on 24, 25 and 26 March.

Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Bayerische Staatsoper. Peter Rose: Osmin. Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Germany. Opens 24 March, with further performances on 30 and 31 March.

The Gospel according to the other Mary with Theater Bonn. Russell Harcourt: Countertenor. Opernhaus, Theater Bonn, Bonn, Germany. Opens 26 March, with further performances on 1, 21 and 23 April, 11 and 14 May.

Simone Young conducts the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra in Granados Three Spanish dances, Bernstein Serenade after Plato’s Symposium with Ray Chen (violin) and Bartok Concerto for Orchestra. Sala 1 Pau Casals, L’Auditori, Barcelona, Spain. 31 March, 1 and 2 April.

Looking ahead to the first week of April 2017

Caitlin Hulcup and Lada Valesova (piano) give a recital, “Cara Alma”, featuring songs of Alma Mahler, Zemlinsky, Brahms, Mahler and Strauss. The residence of Bob and Elizabeth Boas, 22 Mansfield St London, United Kingdom. 5 April at 19:30.

The Australia Piano Quartet perform Mozart Piano quartet in E flat major K452 (after quintet for piano and winds), Mozart Piano quartet no. 1 in G minor K.478, and Schumann Piano quartet in E flat major, Op. 47, for the Sydney Mozart Society. Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood, NSW. 7 April at 20:00.

Christopher Richardson performs Bach St John Passion with the Choir and Orchestra of the Parish Church of St James. City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney. 7 April at 19:00.

Robert Macfarlane performs Orff Carmina Burana with the Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus. Elder Hall, Adelaide. 8 April at 19:30.

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