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Resonate 2020

Concert series

The Art Gallery Society of New South Wales is thrilled to present the 2020 season of Resonate.

After a sold-out program in 2019, we invite you to experience what is fast becoming one of the most popular concert series in town. With its extraordinary blend of music and art, a concert in the glorious surrounds of the Art Gallery of New South Wales is an unforgettable experience, unmatched anywhere in Sydney.

Immerse yourself in the visual delights of the Gallery’s exhibition program before sitting down to experience some of the finest performers from Australia and overseas. Resonate 2020 features an eclectic program of audience favourites, newly established artists, classical music, dance, chanson and poetry.

Be sure to join us in August for Palm Court, our ‘special event’ concert recreating the glamour of the tea dances held at London’s Waldorf Hilton Hotel in the 1930’s. An experience not to be missed.

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Various dates in 2020, 6.30pm
See listing for details

Single concert: (excluding special event Palm Court concert)
$120 non member
$90 member

Ticket includes a private exhibition viewing and light refreshments

Special event – Palm Court concert
Single concert including champagne high tea
$180 non member
$150 member

Subscription – sold out

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878

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Subscription tickets available by phone or in person at the members lounge, not online

Cancellations:
Fourteen (14) days’ notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price with a minimum charge of $5. With subscription tickets, there are no refunds for single sessions, unless a session is cancelled. This is non-negotiable. To enquire about a refund, email bookings@artgallerysociety.org.au or call 02 9225 1878 or visit the members lounge.

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Gregg Arthur and John Morrison’s Swing City BOOKED OUT

Australian singer and songwriter Gregg Arthur opens the series and makes his Resonate debut celebrating the music of Frank Sinatra and Count Basie. Together with John Morrison’s Swing City, Gregg will take you live to the Copa Room at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 1966, the scene of Sinatra’s first live recording featuring songs now considered Sinatra classics: Come Fly With Me, Angel Eyes, My Kind of Town, Fly Me to the Moon and One For My Baby. Featuring arrangements by Quincy Jones, this concert will have you tapping your toes to the very end.

The concert will be preceded by a private exhibition viewing, a glass of wine and a light refreshment. Doors open at 6.30pm. Concert commences at 7.30pm. This event will be held in the Entrance court with cabaret style seating.

 

Sunday 9 February 2020 6:30pm – 9pm
BOOKED OUT

Bandaluzia BOOKED OUT

Acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble Bandaluzia, led by ARIA nominated Flamenco guitarist Damian Wright, present a spectacular new show that showcasing contemporary flamenco dance and music whilst displaying the essential characteristics of the flamenco tradition. Bandaluzia were a favourite in the 2018 Resonate program and are back by popular demand. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this incredible artform with some of Australia and Spain’s most revered flamenco artists.

The concert will be preceded by a private exhibition viewing, a glass of wine and a light refreshment. Doors open at 6.30pm. Concert commences at 7.30pm. This event will be held in the Domain Theatre.

 

Sunday 22 March 2020 6:30pm – 9pm
BOOKED OUT

Alexander Boyd

In 2020 we celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary and to honour this great composer and pianist, Alexander Boyd returns to the Resonate concert series with a beautiful program of Beethoven, Brahms and Book 2 of Debussy’s extraordinary Prelude. During this performance, Alexander will also premier his new composition The Bride Suite, written to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his grandfather, Australian artist Arthur Boyd. Appreciated for the sensitivity and integrity of his interpretations, pianist and composer Alexander Boyd enjoys an international career as both soloist and chamber musician.

The concert will be preceded by light refreshments and a private exhibition viewing. Doors open at 6.30pm. Concert commences at 7.30pm. This event will be held in the Entrance court.

 

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Sunday 19 April 2020 6:30pm – 9pm

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, founded under the artistic direction of the late Richard Gill AO and now under the co-artistic direction of Rachael Beesley and Nicole van Bruggen, perform chamber works that share the same opus number. This stunning performance entitled Opus 38 will feature the Nonet for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and strings, composed by Louise Farrenc as well as the Trio for clarinet, cello and fortepiano, by Ludwig van Beethoven. Alongside the exceptional international and local musicians of the orchestra all of whom are specialists in historically-informed performance, this program features Netherlands-based Japanese fortepianist Keiko Shichijo.

The concert will be preceded by a private exhibition viewing, a glass of wine and a light refreshment. Doors open at 6.30pm. Concert commences at 7.30pm. This event will be held in the Entrance court.

 

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Sunday 17 May 2020 6:30pm – 9pm

Geraldine Turner

The sensational Geraldine Turner and Maestro Brian Castles-Onion return to the Resonate stage to perform the songs of the legendary Jacques Brel. Hear Australia’s finest cabaret performer in some of the repertoire she loves – including Ne me Quitte pas, Mon Enfance, The Middle Class, Song for Old Lovers, If We Only Have Love and the breathtaking tour-de-force, Carousel.

‘For a performer, there is nothing better. As you sing Brel, you can almost feel him standing in the middle of the song with you. You become the song with him. He gets under your skin. You never tire of the stories, the profound lyrics, the emotion, the humour and the pathos. They all touch the soul.’ – Geraldine Turner

The concert will be preceded by a private exhibition viewing, a glass of wine and a light refreshment. Doors open at 6.30pm. Concert commences at 7.30pm. This event will be held in the Entrance court with cabaret style seating.

 

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Sunday 12 July 2020 6:30pm – 9pm

Special Event: Palm Court

Step back in time to 1930’s London and relive the glamour of the famous tea dances held at Palm Court at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel. Join us for an elegant evening of dancing, dressing up and champagne high tea. The fabulous Dan Barnett and his six-piece band will set the tone with their classic 1920’s and 30’s repertoire. Members tell us how much they enjoy dancing at our events, so get ready to charleston, tango, waltz and foxtrot the evening away.

Dress code: Glamour

This evening will include a champagne high tea, dancing with a live band and a private exhibition viewing. Doors open at 5.45pm. This event will be held in the Entrance court with cabaret style seating.

 

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Sunday 23 August 2020 5:45pm – 9pm

Alexandre Da Costa

JUNO award-winning violinist Alexandre Da Costa makes his Resonate debut with his Stradivarius and a magnificent program of some of the best-loved opera fantasies and airs, from Bizet’s Carmen, Wagner’s Die Walküre, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Alexandre has performed with the world’s leading orchestras from London, Berlin, Seville and Buenos Aires and this September he is joined by strings from Ensemble Apex. Da Costa’s career has seen him receive accolades such as the Virginia-Parker Prize, one of Canada’s highest cultural distinctions, the Sylva Gelber Foundation Award from the Canada Council for the Arts and first prize in the Pablo Sarasate International Violin competition.

The concert will be preceded by a private exhibition viewing, a glass of wine and a light refreshment. Doors open at 6.30pm. Concert commences at 7.30pm. This event will be held in the Grand courts.

 

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Sunday 27 September 2020 6:30pm – 9pm

John Bell and Simon Tedeschi

Enjoy an evening with Alfred Lord Tennyson’s epic poem Enoch Arden, set to music by German composer Richard Strauss. Published in 1864 when Tennyson was England’s poet laureate, Enoch Arden is the story of a shipwrecked sailor who finds his way home after 10 years only to discover his beloved wife has married his best friend. Richard Strauss composed a score for the poem in 1897 and it was one of the composer’s biggest hits to date.

Join Australian theatre icon, John Bell AO OBE, as narrator, and internationally acclaimed pianist Simon Tedeschi as they revive the art of the melodrama, with its fundamental meeting of word and music, and bring their undisputed magic to this tragic, yet uplifting story of love, loss and sacrifice.

The concert will be preceded by a private exhibition viewing, a glass of wine and a light refreshment. Doors open at 6.30pm. Concert commences at 7.30pm. This event will be held in the Entrance court with cabaret style seating.

 

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Sunday 18 October 2020 6:30pm – 9pm