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Wednesdsay 15 April, 12PM
Thursdsay 21 May, 12PM
Wednesday 1 July, 12PM
Wednesdsay 12 August, 12PM
Wednesdsay 16 September, 12PM
Wednesdsay 14 October, 12PM
Wednesdsay 18 November, 12PM
Popular lunchtime concert series Live at Lunch returns for an eighth season in 2020, featuring a stunning program curated by Artistic Director and international flautist, Jane Rutter. The series will bring together renowned Australian musicians including guitarists Giuseppe Zangari, Chrystian Dooza and Karin Schaupp, soprano star Taryn Fiebig, harpist Louise Johnson and many more!
Dear Live at Lunch audiences, friends & fans,
It is with great disappointment that Willoughby City Council and artistic director Jane Rutter postpone the first four Live at Lunch concerts for 2020 on 15 April, 21 May, 1 July and 12 August. We are working on possible alternative dates for these performances and you will be advised further as soon as we know.
Live at Lunch is such a highlight for me each year. You know my devotion to the venue and the series, and how much I appreciate the incredible support you have shown us over the years. We are all so disappointed to have to postpone things due to the current state of the world.
Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, legendary Dutch-Australian master pianist Gerard Willems AM opens the season with select movements from Beethoven’s Moonlight and Appassionata Sonatas.
Sensational six-piece chamber group Third Culture joins forces with Aboriginal Elder and didgeridoo player Kevin ‘Gavi’ Duncan.
Celebrating the release of their new Italian classical album, Cantabile! Cantare e Ballare! Italian songs & Dances for Flute and Guitar, flutist Jane Rutter and guitarist Giuseppe Zangari play gorgeous Italian pieces, songs and dances by Italian master composers including Giuliani, Paganini, Vivaldi, Ponchielli, Caccini and Martini.
The Acacia Quartet celebrates 250 years of Beethoven’s marvellous music with his last String Quartet No.16, Op.135. Including a new arrangement of Ode to Joy. They join flutist Jane Rutter to perform Beethoven’s Serenade in D major Op.25 for flute, violin and viola.
Two of the world’s finest guitarists play dynamic, fiery Brazilian works from their new album. With popular pieces and new works written especially for the duo by Brazilian composers, the concert features solos, duos and gorgeous collaborative pieces with flutist Jane Rutter.
Opera Australia star soprano Taryn Fiebig performs arias from the ‘Fave 4’: Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute and Cosi fan tutte. With works by Handel and Purcell, Taryn also plays cello and is joined by concert pianist Scott Davie and flutist Jane Rutter. All proceeds from the new CD go to Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.
Harpist Louise Johnson (Former Principal Harp, Sydney Symphony Orchestra) joins flutist Jane Rutter in a rêverie of summer and romance, including Debussy’s L’après-midi d’un faune, and evocative works by Bizet, Saint-Saëns, Ross Edwards, Anne Boyd and Elena Kats-Chernin. A magical journey to the world of fairies, goblins and spirits to end the season.
Subscriptions are available for concert packages.
Lunch: Join Jane and her guest artists for lunch after each concert. Purchase a lunch package with your ticket or season subscription.
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