Lunchbox Concert Series

Van Diemen’s Band launch their first Lunchbox Concert Series in collaboration with the Hobart City Council. Audiences are invited to spend their lunch-break in the magnificent nineteenth-century auditorium of the Hobart Town Hall, enjoying the cream of Tasmanian and international musicians in performances ranging from contemporary folk music, Turkish percussion, and baroque music on original instruments. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Prices are $10 and $15.

Lunchbox Concert #5:

The New Generation

Tue 11 February 2020, 1.05pm
Musicians from the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra

A glimpse of the next generation of young performers featuring the TYO wind quintet playing the overture from Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Zachary and Rueben Allen playing Vivaldi’s concerto for two trumpets, Kara Thorpe playing a movement from Mozart’s 2nd Flute concerto and other talented musicians from the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra program.

Lunchbox Concert #6:

Bach / Hummel works for viola and piano

Tue 18 February 2020, 1.05pm
Jennifer Marten-Smith (Piano) and Will Newbery (Viola)

Two of Hobart’s best-loved musical personalities perform Bach’s mysterious viola da gamba sonata arranged for modern viola and piano, and Hummel’s charming Viola Sonata Opus 5 no. 3.

Lunchbox Concert #7:

Organ and Middle Eastern Percussion Duo

Tue 25 February 2020, 1.05pm
Donald Nicolson (organ) and Matt Stonehouse (percussion)

Donald Nicolson pulls out the stops on the Town Hall’s magnificent 1870 organ, accompanied by the supreme skills of Matt Stonehouse on Middle Eastern percussion in an original and exciting program combining musical styles.

Lunchbox Concert #8:

VDB Academy

Tue 3 March 2020, 1.05pm

Members of the Van Diemen’s Band Academy perform Italian chamber music by Corelli and his 18th-century contemporaries. Hear the next generation of HIP (historically informed performers) playing this stunning and distinctive repertoire as part of the VDB Italian Baroque Sessions.

Lunchbox Concert #9:

Emily Sheppard and Yyan Ng

Tue 10 March 2020, 1.05pm

Yyan Ng and Emily Sheppard write and play original contemporary folk tunes with shimmering fiddle and acoustic guitar lines, prepared and alternatively tuned violins, violas and guitars, ephemeral vocals, and complex rhythms and harmonies.

Lunchbox Concert #10:

150th Anniversary Organ Extravaganza

Tue 17 March 2020, 7pm
Tickets $25/$35
VDB and special guest Calvin Bowman (organ)

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Hobart’s justly famous instrument, special guest organist Calvin Bowman will show just what the Town Hall organ can do in some of the quintessential works of the repertoire. He will also be joined by Van Diemen’s Band for a performance of one of Handel’s celebrated organ concertos. Whether you are an organ aficionado or a neophyte, this is a performance not to be missed!

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