A Final Offering | Selby & Friends

To round out the year of online performances, Selby & Friends presents their final concert consisting of pieces composed as the “last of” the respective forms for each composer. From Schubert to Schumann, A Final Offering takes on the highs and lowest lows in tone and inspiration.

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Elysian Fields’s Fika Album Launch | Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival

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The launch of Elysian Fields’s second studio album was delayed from earlier this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, which allowed the group to coincide their launch event with the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival. Fika is an album about precious time spent with family and friends and it builds on Elysian Fields’s strong Scandinavian influences.

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An Enchanted Evening | Riverside Theatres Digital

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Two of Australia’s leading performers come together for an evening of romance and reminiscing. Combining numbers from world renowned operas and musicals, An Enchanted Evening offered a night of reprieve from this challenging year.

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Transfigured | Selby & Friends

For the third instalment of the Selby & Friends program, the group performed in ascending order a piano trio, quartet, and quintet from a selection of composers. Beginning with something sweet and ending with a complex tang, the concert provided a variety of compositional flavours for savouring at home.

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Welcome to the Masque | Riverside Theatres Digital

As Sydney slowly starts to re-open and theatres begin announcing their socially distanced programs, Genevieve Lemon and Max Lambert take an opportunity to reflect on lockdown with their favourite cabaret hits. Covering loneliness, baking, podcasts, and predictions for the future, Welcome to the Masque was a reintroduction to the simple love of performance in an altered reality.

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Pizza, Parmigiano and Pavarotti | Dunera

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In true Emanuel Synagogue fashion, Dunera is their initiative to maintain a sense of connection and community for those who are isolated at home, something so many people can relate to this year. Providing an online hub for discussion and entertainment, Dunera present performances, Q&As, and more live and on demand. Today brought a wild Italian hour straight into your home with their Pizza, Parmigiano & Pavarotti event featuring Italian food, culture, and music from an esteemed group of performers.

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Cavatina | Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

Like many performers this year, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra have postponed the rest of their 2020 season and adapted for online streaming in this COVID-19 world. In collaboration with the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, ARCO presented Cavatina as a live streamed international event performing a program of pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Beethoven’s Ghost | Selby & Friends

Following the success of Let’s Get Personal, Selby & Friends returns with their recorded live concerts in celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven. The global pandemic saw the cancellation of many events commemorating the composer’s 250th birthday but Selby & Friends hope Beethoven’s Ghost will make up for what could have been.

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At Last: Elenoa Rokobaro Live in Concert | Red Line Productions

As the possibility of theatre re-openings peaks its head over the horizon, Red Line Productions have filled the Old Fitz audience with cameras for live (streamed) theatre again! The first production in this new socially distanced format is a concert from Elenoa Rokobaro featuring Paulini Curuenavuli and Nana Matapule. For an hour Rokobaro takes the audience through some soul and R&B greats with a splash of pop as she returns to her cabaret repertoire.

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Let’s Get Personal | Selby & Friends

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With social distancing policies introduced to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in early March, hundreds of performances across the country were cancelled or postponed, creating a barren landscape for the Australian theatre, comedy, music, and dance scenes. The uncertainty has been devastating already but the changing circumstances have pushed some creatives into reimagining their art form. For the concert series Selby & Friends, a re-jig of the Let’s Get Personal program has taken advantage of the endless capabilities available in online recording and broadcasting.

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