Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub

What's on

2017 Concert Series



Saturday 12 August 2017
Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood
Solo Piano Recital - Mapping Emotions in Music

The Sonata: Mapping the emotions in music

“The Sonata is not a definite form like a minuet, a da capo aria, or a French overture; it is, like the fugue, a way of writing, a feeling for proportion, direction, and texture rather than a pattern.” (Charles Rosen)

BEETHOVEN Sonata no. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1
BEETHOVEN Sonata no. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a “Les Adieux”
WESTLAKE Sonata no. 2 (2004, rev. 2007)
PROKOFIEV Sonata no. 6 in A major, Op. 82



Saturday 16 September 2017
Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood
The Painted Piano
Two great pianists on two pianos, in a performance where the jazz and the classical duck and weave in a way that feels ‘just right’.
Performing together throughout Australia for over a decade to acclaim and standing ovations, Simon Tedeschi and Kevin Hunt
return in 2017 with a new program of irresistible classical and jazz works, centred around Hunt’s own Painted Piano Suite,
a moving work celebrating connections between indigenous youth and their country, and the joy and the gift of creating music within our communities.
Alongside music from Bach and Debussy to Ellington, Monk and Oscar Peterson, Tedeschi + Hunt also revisit Gershwin’s much-lauded masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue in a phenomenal arrangement by these two maestros of the piano.



Sunday 19 November 2017
Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood
Sydney International Piano Competition Best Australian Pianist 2016
Tony is the winner of the Nancy Weir Best Australian Pianist Prize of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition. He has been a soloist in residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Belgium under the direction of Maria-João Pires
since 2014 and has appeared as soloist with the BBC, Brussels and Samara Philharmonic Orchestras, and Queensland, Tasmanian and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras.
He performs regularly across Europe, China, USA, New Zealand and Australia.


John Adams: China Gates (1977)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato
II. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice cantabile


Sergei Rachmaninoff: Sonata No.1 in D minor Op.28
I. Allegro moderato
II. Lento
III. Allegro molto


Previous concerts

Saturday 22 July 2017
Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood
The name “James Morrison” is known throughout the world for his sheer brilliance as a jazz musician and an all round entertainer. By anybody’s standard, he is a virtuoso in the true sense of the word. Besides the trumpet, he also plays piano, all the brass, saxophones, and double bass. He is constantly on the move, touring everywhere and anywhere fine music has an audience. His recordings are best sellers and James works with the cream of the world’s best performers.

Saturday 17 June 2017
Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood
Chamber Music
"The country's pre-eminent chamber music ensemble" - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Goldner String Quartet has widespread and longstanding recognition for excellence, as not only Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet but as an ensemble of international significance, favourably compared with the best in the world.


Quartettsatz in C minor, D.703 SCHUBERT

Theme and Variations HANS KRASA

Quartet No.1 in C major SZYMANOWSKI
Lento assai - Allegro moderato
Andantino semplice

Quartet No.2 in A minor ,Op.51 No.2 BRAHMS
Allegro non troppo
Andante moderato
Quasi Minuetto, moderato
Allegro non assai
Saturday 1 April 2017
Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood
The German Romantics
Founded in 1975, Sydney Chamber Choir has forged a reputation as one of Australia’s leading choral ensembles. Under the artistic directorship of Richard Gill, the SCC is especially renowned for its interpretations of Renaissance and Baroque works and as a champion of contemporary Australian choral music.
Performing “The German Romantics” and conducted by Sam Allchurch, the Choir dives deep into the luscious music of the German Romantics in a celebration of the rich beauty of unaccompanied voices: the drama of Beethoven, the delicacy of Schubert, the eloquence of Mendelssohn and the resonant harmonies of Brahms and Bruckner, culminating in Schoenberg’s passionate and powerful plea for peace on Earth.
Saturday 18 March 2017
Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood
Solo Flute Recital
An internationally acclaimed soloist renowned for her onstage warmth and brilliance, Jane Rutter is a Renaissance woman, a fearless classical trailblazer who has pioneered the trend of taking fine classical music to the people in varied venues.
The sound, technique and elegance of expression when she plays transcends traditional limits. She is considered a
major influence in the world of classical music.

Join us at this opening concert for 2017 and be enthralled and enchanted by Jane’s amazing talent.


Join our Mailing List | Have your say | Get Involved