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Diana Doherty & Streeton Trio

Saturday 6 March, 2pm and Monday 8 March, 7pm
City Recital Hall

Oboist Diana Doherty is acclaimed worldwide for her mastery of this challenging, beautiful instrument. Her friends, the award-winning Streeton Trio, share her delightful, eyes-alight style of performance in this ravishing program of masterworks and rarities for piano trio and oboe quartet.

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Konstantin Shamray
& ANAM Orchestra,
Sophie Rowell, Director
& Violin

Saturday 1 May, 2pm and Monday 10 May, 7pm
City Recital Hall

The Australian National Academy of Music Orchestra’s wonderful strings, led by the dynamic Sophie Rowell, collaborate with brilliant pianist Konstantin Shamray for this beautiful and emotionally intense program: a new arrangement of Mahler’s Piano Quartet; a heartfelt work by Mihkel Kerem; Schnittke’s serious, deeply moving Concerto, and Tchaikovsky’s sunny Serenade.

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Nicolas Fleury,
Emily Sun
& Amir Farid

Saturday 19 June, 2pm and Monday 21 June, 7pm
City Recital Hall

Two legendary works for French horn and one thoroughly engaging new violin sonata are brought to life by three wonderful musicians. With exceptional individual artistic voices, yet alike in their sensitive virtuosity, Nicolas Fleury, Emily Sun and Amir Farid together create the true magic of chamber music.

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Genevieve Lacey
& Marshall McGuire

Saturday 17 July, 2pm and Monday 19 July, 7pm
City Recital Hall

Bower was conceived by phenomenal musician Genevieve Lacey as a recording project for herself and renowned harpist Marshall McGuire, and is reimagined here for live audiences. She describes Bower as ‘a nest, woven with memories, heart, hope. Musical treasures found, borrowed and made, lovingly fashioned into a sanctuary.’

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Ensemble Q

Saturday 14 August, 2pm and Monday 23 August, 7pm
City Recital Hall

Ensemble Q is a sharp-shooting group of celebrated soloists, brought together out of the desire to create a collection of ‘exceptional players and wonderful people’. Their program is a snapshot of virtuosic wind writing, with the contrasting warmth of solo cello.

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Goldner String Quartet
& Piers Lane

Monday 27 September, 7pm and Saturday 9 October, 2pm
City Recital Hall

These are concerts of masterpieces, glowing with warmth and melody, performed by masterly artists the equal of any in the world. Beloved pianist Piers Lane joins his dear friends the Goldner String Quartet to celebrate the Quartet’s quarter-century of sustained musical brilliance.

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Chopin's Piano
with Aura Go

Monday 15 November, 7pm and Saturday 20 November, 2pm
City Recital Hall

Drawing on an inspiring cast of real-life historical characters set amongst a complete performance of the Preludes and other works, this dramatic mix of words and music is adapted from Paul Kildea’s book Chopin’s Piano – and underlines the sheer originality and enduring power of this most adored composer.

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Artistic Director Welcome

Lilly Bollinger said she drank champagne when she was happy or sad, alone or in company, hungry or sated. Great music is not like that: it needs occasion and pace, context and reflection. This is why the Morning Masters series works so well, since an hour of exquisite music before lunchtime is one of life’s greatest joys.

This year the Sydney Morning Masters series highlights an astonishing array of artists, each addressing the simple question: if you had 50 minutes to show us who you are as a musician and the possibilities of your instrument, what would you play?

Flautist Joshua Batty made a great name for himself in London before coming to Australia, teaming up here with vivacious collaborator, Emily Granger. Alexandra Oomens and Erin Helyard bring their seemingly effortless historical expertise to a delightful recital for voice and fortepiano. Harry Bennetts is a stylish and authoritative soloist, here performing a virtuoso program with well-matched pianist Vatche Jambazian. Bernadette Harvey is a jewel in Australia’s musical crown; it is a delight both to program her trio (which includes Lerida Delbridge and Miles Mullin-Chivers) and to premiere a new work by Donald Hollier, a composer with whom Bernadette has great affinity. And Sonya Lifschitz is always worth sitting up and listening to, but especially in this exquisite piano recital.

Viva 2021!

Paul Kildea

Sydney Morning Masters is supported by Dixon Advisory and the Wenkart Foundation.

Please note that coffee, tea and cakes will no longer be available at Sydney Morning Masters concerts. Subscription and ticket prices have been adjusted to reflect this change.

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Joshua Batty & Emily Granger

Wednesday 24 March, 11am
The Concourse, Chatswood 
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Alexandra Oomens & Erin Helyard

Wednesday 2 June, 11am
The Concourse, Chatswood 
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Harry Bennetts & Vatche Jambazian

Wednesday 7 July, 11am
The Concourse, Chatswood 
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Bernadette Harvey, Lerida Delbridge & Miles Mullin-Chivers

Wednesday 22 September, 11am
The Concourse, Chatswood
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Sonya Lifschitz

Wednesday 27 October, 11am
The Concourse, Chatswood
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Tour Dates

2021 Season

Artist Saturday Concert Monday Concert Venue
Diana Doherty & Streeton Trio Saturday 6 March, 2pm Monday 8 March, 7pm City Recital Hall
Konstantin Shamray, ANAM Orchestra & Sophie Rowell, Director & Violin Saturday 1 May, 2pm Monday 10 May, 7pm City Recital Hall
Nicolas Fleury, Emily Sun & Amir Farid Saturday 19 June, 2pm Monday 21 June, 7pm City Recital Hall
Genevieve Lacey & Marshall McGuire Saturday 17 July, 2pm Monday 19 July, 7pm City Recital Hall
Ensemble Q Saturday 14 August, 2pm Monday 23 August, 7pm City Recital Hall
Goldner String Quartet & Piers Lane Saturday 9 October, 2pm Monday 27 September, 7pm City Recital Hall
Chopin’s Piano with Aura Go Saturday 20 November, 2pm Monday 15 November, 7pm City Recital Hall

Morning Masters 2021

Artist Concert Venue
Joshua Batty & Emily Granger Wednesday 24 March, 11am The Concourse, Chatswood
Alexandra Oomens & Erin Helyard Wednesday 2 June, 11am The Concourse, Chatswood
Harry Bennetts & Vatche Jambazian Wednesday 7 July, 11am The Concourse, Chatswood
Bernadette Harvey, Lerida Delbridge & Miles Mullin-Chivers Wednesday 22 September, 11am The Concourse, Chatswood
Sonya Lifschitz Wednesday 27 October, 11am The Concourse, Chatswood

Live Streams 2021

Artist Date/Time
Diana Doherty & Streeton Trio Monday 8 March, 7pm AEDT

FAQs

If you are a Gold Subscriber, and it is safe for us to do so at the venue in your city, we will assign you your usual seat. If health guidelines mean seating capacity is reduced, we may need to assign you a different seat in your usual reserve.

Rest assured that as soon as we can, your preferred seat will be reassigned to you, so you can look forward to enjoying it for many seasons to come.

Gold subscribers will automatically retain their preferred seat in 2022, regardless of subscription changes in 2021.

Due to the current climate, Musica Viva will be allocating all seating for the foreseeable future. Once we are able to return to full capacity, subscribers will receive their preferred seats.

While all subscriptions and single tickets may go on sale at the same time, we will be giving subscribers priority access to book their 2021 subscriptions. Orders will be processed by date of receipt for subscribers. Don’t worry, even though single tickets are on sale, we have an allocation set aside for our current subscribers so you won’t miss out.

Tickets will be sent via email unless we are able to send you physical tickets, in which case we will do so. You can also choose to collect your ticket from the VIP desk at the venue on the day of the concert. If you’d prefer to pick up your tickets in person, please advise Box Office when purchasing your subscription.

If you requested credit to a cancelled concert during 2020, you can now put the cost of those tickets towards your 2021 subscription, or tickets to an upcoming concert. When booking online your credit will appear on the credit tab of the final payment page. You can also select the credit payment option when filling out the form. If you are unsure if you have credit please contact Box Office to confirm.

While we will be offering digital live streams of some of our concerts, we’re not currently planning to offer live stream subscriptions.

If the latest circumstances mean you aren’t comfortable attending a concert you’ve booked, or you feel unwell, refunds or exchanges will be made available. Please contact Box Office on 1800 688 482 to discuss your ticketing options.