Lunchbox Concert Series

This series is supported by the City of Hobart, the Tasmanian Government through Arts Tasmania, and the Australian Government through the RISE Fund.

VDB PRESENTS THE TUESDAY LUNCHBOX CONCERT SERIES AT HOBART TOWN HALL

Our immensely popular lunchtime concert series at the Hobart Town Hall is back! Curated by VDB’s artistic director, Julia Fredersdorff, our 2022 series of ten short-form concerts showcases some of Tassie’s finest musical talent, alongside interstate and international guests, in an eclectic program of music spanning a rich variety of genres and styles. Escape the hustle and bustle and step into an oasis of calm listening to beautiful music in the glorious surrounds of the Hobart Town Hall Ballroom.

All Tickets $10 pre-booked online or $15 at the door.

FIVE-CONCERT SEASON PASS NOW ON SALE FOR $50
(Available for sale until August 9 2022)

You told us you wanted this! For the first time ever, we are offering a five-concert season pass so you can attend all five of our Winter series concerts. Book here:

TUESDAY LUNCHBOX WINTER SERIES

1.05PM TUESDAY 9 AUGUST 2022
QUIN THOMSON & DAVID MALONE
Soprano and composer Quin Thomson and classical guitarist David Malone present an innovative program featuring new works by Tasmanian composers Maria Grenfell and Thomson, plus Villa-Lobos’ famous Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5.

1.05PM TUESDAY 16 AUGUST 2022
LOTTE BETTS-DEAN & ALINE ZYLBERAJCH
London-based Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean, fresh from an acclaimed debut at the prestigious Aldeburgh Festival, joins forces with French harpsichordist Aline Zylberajch in a program featuring music by the trailblazing French composer Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. This is a chance to hear our brand new harpsichord built for Van Diemen’s Band by the Dutch master Titus Crijnen.

1.05PM TUESDAY 23 AUGUST 2022
ALEXEY YEMTSOV PIANO QUARTET
Ukraine-born pianist Alexey Yemtsov returns to the Lunchbox Series performing alongside a specially assembled string trio featuring Natalya Bing and Alexandra Bekès in the première of a new work by Hobart-based composer Albert Hannemann inspired by grief, regret, healing and transformation.

1.05PM TUESDAY 30 AUGUST 2022
XENOS
Be transported by the evocative sounds of Eastern Europe featuring songs of love and death in Roma (gypsy) language, urban music of the Balkans, and the enchanting wedding music of Macedonia and Bulgaria. Just try and stop yourself dancing!

1.05PM TUESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2022
CHAD KELLY
Refracting the spectre of Bach through a nineteenth-century prism, versatile British keyboardist, Chad Kelly shines a spotlight on the influence of Bach on Romantic composer, Felix Mendelssohn. Moving freely between three keyboards – organ, piano and VDB’s stunning new harpsichord, this program includes selections from ‘Songs without Words’ for Piano, a prelude and fugue for harpsichord, and Mendelssohn’s Fourth Sonata on the magnificent Town Hall organ.

NOVEMBER LUNCHBOX SEASON

1.05PM TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2022
LATITUDE 37 & FRIENDS
Ottoman Feast

1.05PM TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2022
VDB Fellows: NATALYA BING & ALETHEA COOMBE
Duo Violins

1.05PM TUESDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2022
JONATHAN BEKES
Solo cello recital

1.05PM TUESDAY 6 DECEMBER 2022
MICHAEL KIERAN-HARVEY
Four Ballades, by M. Kieran-Harvey (world première)

1.05PM TUESDAY 13 DECEMBER 2022
DJANGO’S TIGER
Paris Gypsy Jazz