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Utzon Music 2020

The 2020 Utzon Music program presents a diverse selection of the finest classical musicians in the world, united by the flair, humanity and excellence of musicianship  associated with chamber music in this room. 

Whether you’re looking for repertoire and artists that have stood the test of time, or the very best artists who draw on broader cultural influences and experiences; this year they are woven together by their passion for the way music connects us and tells stories.

Revel in the extraordinarily rare chances to experience these artists up close. In 2020, as ever, Utzon Music will leave you feeling inspired.  

Classical Music

Maarja Nuut

16 Aug 2020

Mixing haunting siren-style vocals, violin and electronics, Estonian Maarja Nuut’s folk creations hark to the dreamy forests and dark lakes of her Baltic homeland.
Intimate Inspiring Sublime
The Utzon Room plays host to three masters from Mali, Morocco and Madagascar; African musicians who collaborate to create boundless music and tell compelling shared stories.
Intimate Inspiring Sublime
Helena Rathbone unites with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Violist Christopher Moore, her ACO contemporary and Principal Cellist Timo-Veikko Valve and incredible Scottish pianist Alasdair Beatson for an exquisite rarely heard Piano Quartet program.
Intimate Inspiring Sublime
Over its thirty-year history this esteemed French ensemble join us for a program that explores a wide-ranging emotional journey from deep sorrow through fear and anger to redemption and salvation.
Intimate Inspiring Sublime

James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong

06 Mar 2020 - 06 Dec 2020

Indulge in this, the story of Beethoven’s complete Violin Sonatas, as told by the inimitable James Ehnes and US Pianist Andrew Armstrong.
Intimate Inspiring Sublime


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Thank you to our Greats

The Greats is led by Sheli Lubowski.
The Greats' education program is led by Ingrid Kaiser.

Sheli and Ingrid are joined by named donors Beverley & Phil Birnbaum, Patsy Crummer, Nora Goodridge, Dr Eileen Ong, Roslyn Packer AC, Zeke Solomon AM, Peter Weiss AO, and Christine & Dr Thomas Wenkart. 


Join The Greats today

When you join the Opera House’s classical music donor group, you experience the world’s greatest orchestras on and off stage, and help young Australian musicians share that experience.

Presenting international artists of the highest calibre in a large-scale orchestra at the Sydney Opera House is a thrilling, enormous and rewarding undertaking.

With your tax-deductible gift to the Opera House’s international orchestras program, you:

  • Help bring the world’s best musicians to the Opera House;
  • Enable our education program for young Australian musicians;
  • Join a community of donors who share your passion; and
  • Enjoy an insider’s view of our orchestras program, with unique opportunities to engage with the artists.

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