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 : Tuesday Lunchbox Concert Series at the Hobart Town Hall

The Spring 2021 Tuesday Lunchbox Concert Series is here! Curated by Julia Fredersdorff, Artistic Director of VDB, the series showcases some of Tassie’s finest musical talent. These 40-minute morsels are designed to be enjoyed during your lunch break. Immerse yourself in the glorious surrounds of the Hobart Town Hall ballroom, a 19th-century jewel which offers an oasis of calm in the centre of town – the perfect escape on a busy working or shopping day and a destination in itself! 

1.05PM TUESDAY 24 AUGUST
BRIAN RITCHIE QUINTET

Brian Ritchie shakuhachi, Thomas Rimes pipe organ, Tim Jones tuba, Blaise Garza contrabass saxophone, Konrad Park percussion

Brian Ritchie teams up with some of Hobart’s most intrepid musicians for a program spanning traditional Japanese music, Western classical, jazz and improv. This East meets West lunchbox is a multifaceted musical banquet. Book tickets HERE 

Emma_McGrath

1.05PM TUESDAY 31 AUGUST
THE RED VIOLIN

Emma McGrath solo violin

Emma McGrath, Concertmaster with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, performs a captivating program of works written for solo violin including music by Ysaÿe, Prokofiev and the ‘Red Violin Caprices’ by John Corigliano. Book tickets HERE. 

TASMANIAN STRING QUARTET

1.05PM TUESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER
TASMANIAN STRING QUARTET PERFORMS BEETHOVEN

Emma McGrath violin, Jennifer Owen violin, Doug Coghill viola, Jonathan Békés cello

In a short space of time, the Tasmanian String Quartet – four outstanding musicians from the TSO – has won legion fans and admirers. In this concert the TSQ performs one of the most celebrated of all quartets, the third and final ‘Razumovsky’ (Op 59 No 3) by Ludwig van Beethoven. Book tickets HERE.

Alexey Yemtsov

1.05PM TUESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER
PIANO VIRTUOSO

Alexey Yemtsov piano 

Originally from Ukraine and now calling Hobart home, concert pianist Alexey Yemtsov has appeared as soloist with orchestras all around the world along with the major Australian orchestras. Discover his brilliance for yourself as he performs works by Liszt, Brahms, Ravel and Rachmaninov. Book tickets HERE.

Meriel Owen

1.05PM TUESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
THE LUMINOUS HARP

Meriel Owen harp

Meriel Owen, Hobart’s star harpist, proves beyond doubt that the harp is an amazing instrument. She performs a truly heavenly program including works by Handel, Fauré and Debussy. Book tickets HERE.

Tickets are $10 pre-booked online or $15 at the door. Early booking recommended.