Concerts and activities
|8 May, 2014 Thursday||Free lunchtime concert. Featuring performances by our Bachelor of Music Honours students.||1.00pm|
|15 May, 2014 Thursday|
Musica Viva presents American Brass Quintet. In their first Australian appearance for four decades, the world's leading 'high priests of brass' bring their rich-toned and perfectly matched sound to this unforgettable, masterly concert, spanning the centuries from the grandeur of Renaissance Venice to the high-octane excitement of the 21st century.
|22 June, 2014 Sunday||Hunter Singers presents Winter Song. A selection of vibrant songs performed by this well-respected Newcastle community choir.||2.00pm|
|28 August, 2014 Thursday||The Song Company presents Vocal Fireworks. In this first time collaboration with The Song Company, Danish guest director and composer Bo Holten leads a fiery program of neck-breaking speeds, hair-raising leaps and awe-inspiring harmonies. Bo Holten is one of Denmark's most admired musicians. His Operation Orfeo is his country's most performed opera. Holten's impressive oeuvre includes concertos and vocal work, and music Lars von Trier's film The Element of Crime.||7.00pm|
|4 Sept, 2014 Thursday|
Musica Viva presents Imogen Cooper. One of the greatest pianists of her generation, Imogen Cooper CBE makes a long overdue return to Australia for this special program highlighting her poetic, insightful interpretations of the composers closest to her heart: Brahms, Schubert and Schumann.
|25 Sept, 2014 Thursday|
Musica Viva presents Borodin Quartet. The legendary Borodin String Quartet is approaching its 70th concert season, so every concert glows with the unmistakable authenticity of experience and knowledge: the power behind the mighty 'Borodin sound', heard at its finest in music by Shostakovich and Beethoven.
|25 Oct, 2014 Thursday||The Song Company presents Bach's Mass in B Minor. In a rare soloistic performance, the singers of The Song Company and Ironwood Chamber Ensemble combine to present Johann Sebastian Bach's magnificent Mass in B Minor featuring one voice per part vocal scoring. It took a Lutheran composer to write the most expansive and profound setting of the Latin Mass ever conceived.||7.00pm|
|8 Nov, 2014 Thursday|
Musica Viva presents Ray Chen with Timothy Young. Raised in Brisbane, jet-setting virtuoso Ray Chen is one of the brightest stars in the new generation of violinists. His first national recital tour (with the sensitive accompaniment of Timothy Young) has all the spectacular fireworks you could wish for, from the elegant finesse of Mozart and Prokofiev to the exuberant acrobatics of Sarasate.
|23 Nov, 2014 Sunday||Hunter Singers 25th Anniversary Concert. Celebrate 25 wonderful years with this inspiring choir.||2.00pm|
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