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LIVE AT LUNCH 2020 Classical Music

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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


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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. 

Options for ticket holders are:
• Request a credit so you can move your tickets to another Live at Lunch performance
• A full refund of your ticket price
Please email with your preference from the above options. Include a daytime contact number in case we need to clarify any details as well as the date of the performance you are attending and your seat numbers. Please be patient with the venue’s staff as they work through this difficult time as there is a large backlog of refunds to process.
Thanks for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

A note from Jane Rutter: 
Dear Friends

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. 

I am working on the possibility of posting to YouTube some of our past performances-so please standby for this info.
In the meantime, I have over 100 clips on YouTube you might like to check out.
I am also posting regularly on Facebook  and Instagram
To listen to my recordings you can also follow me on Spotify
You are all very dear in our hearts– what a joy it has been to make friends with you over the years! My fabulous musicians and I can’t wait to see you again and to share in the incredible joy that music  and friendship brings.
Please stay safe and well. Best wishes for your good health and fortitude in this tough time.
Rest assured, the sun will continue to shine, and the music will never die!
Jane Rutter, Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et Lettres
Artistic Director, Live at Lunch The Concourse, Chatswood

15 April: Beethoven! Wunderbar! German Greats and French Préludes


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.

21 May: Welcome to World! Welcome to Country!


Sensational six-piece chamber group Third Culture joins forces with Aboriginal Elder and didgeridoo player Kevin ‘Gavi’ Duncan.

1 July Cantabile! Cantare e Ballare! Italian Songs & Dances


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.

12 August Ode to Joy! Ode to Life!


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.

16 September: Brasileira! Guitar Sensations Chrystian Dozza and Karin Schaupp

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.

14 October: Divine Mozart, Glorious Handel and Purcell 

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.

18 November: Pan and the Angels

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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