Lunchbox Concert Series

VDB PRESENTS : Tuesday Lunchbox Concert Series at the Hobart Town Hall
Following the success of the short-format Lunchbox Concert Series in 2019, Van Diemen’s Band is delighted to present a brand-new series in 2021. Curated by Julia Fredersdorff, Artistic Director of VDB, and showcasing some of Tassie’s finest musical talent, these 40-minute morsels are designed to be enjoyed during your lunchbreak. 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!

Numbers are strictly limited due to reduced COVID capacity. Early booking is recommended.

Tickets $10 online pre-booking via booking links below/$15 at the door (card preferred).

Autumn Season announced:
11.30-12.10pm and 1.05-1.45pm, Tuesday 20 April 2021
BACH, HANDEL AND MORE
Calvin Bowman organ
Van Diemen’s Band
Renowned organist Calvin Bowman pulls out all stops on the grand and beautiful organ in Hobart Town Hall, which celebrated its sesquicentenary last year. This varied concert features music by Johann Sebastian Bach and includes Handel’s Organ Concerto Op 7 No 1, in which Calvin Bowman will be joined by Van Diemen’s Band.
Tickets are selling fast so be sure to pre-book HERE.

1.05-1.45pm, Tuesday 27 April 2021
HARTZ PIANO TRIO
Natalya Bing violin
Alexandra Békés cello
Dianne Legg piano
A new and exciting arrival on the Tassie music scene, the Hartz Piano Trio brings together the wonderful talents of Natalya Bing, Alexandra Békés and Dianne Legg. Hear them perform the ravishing Piano Trio No 1 in B, Op 8, by Johannes Brahms.
Pre-bookings HERE.

1.05-1.45pm, Tuesday 4 May 2021
KLEZMERFEST
Meyers & McNamara
Meyers & McNamara, the combined talents of violinist Rachel Meyers and accordionist Dave McNamara, offer Klezmer and other Jewish music traditions together with experimental instrumentals and original compositions. This Lunchbox comes with extra spice!
Pre-bookings HERE.

1.05-1.45pm, Tuesday 11 May 2021
MUSIC FOR VOICE AND PIANO
Tom Flint bass-baritone
Tom Rimes piano
Two of Hobart’s finest musical talents – both recently repatriated from Europe – Tom Flint and Tom Rimes perform Gerald Finzi’s song cycle, Let Us Garlands Bring, and an arrangement of one of the best loved of all madrigals, The Silver Swan by Orlando Gibbons.
Pre-bookings HERE.

1.05-1.45pm, Tuesday 18 May 2021
ONE PIANO, FOUR HANDS!
Karen Smithies piano
Jennifer Marten-Smith piano
Discover the full range of what the piano can do when there’s not one pianist at the helm, but two! Karen Smithies and Jennifer Marten-Smith will take you on a dazzling journey through music for four-hand piano.
Pre-bookings HERE.

Save the date for our Spring Season:
1.05-1.45pm, Tuesday 24 August 2021
1.05-1.45pm, Tuesday 31 August 2021
1.05-1.45pm, Tuesday 7 September 2021
1.05-1.45pm, Tuesday 14 September 2021
1.05-1.45pm, Tuesday 21 September 2021