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Lunchtime Concerts in the Hedberg

Start Date

Apr 8, 2022 1:00 pm

End Date

Oct 14, 2022 1:50 pm


The Ian Potter Recital Hall, The Hedberg

Make the most of your lunchbreak and enjoy our series of free concerts at the Hedberg performed by students, staff and alumni of the School of Creative Arts and Media. Bringing exceptional music to the local community, all are welcome at these 50-minute recitals designed to provide space for contemplation in our acoustically renowned Ian Potter Recital Hall.

Tickets are FREE but registrations essential as seating is limited.

From 15th January 2022, anyone coming to our campuses, facilities and events is required to be fully vaccinated or have an exemption. Masks must be worn in indoor public settings, including all university venues, from 12:01am, Tuesday 21 December 2021.

Concert Series

Friday 8 April 2022 To celebrate the first concert in our series, Dr Arabella Teniswood-Harvey and Dr Michael Kieran Harvey perform Messiaen’s Cold War masterpiece for two pianos “Visions de l’Amen” (Visions of the End), which finds cyclic relevance as the world faces down another era of apocalyptic imperialism from Russia. View concert program

Friday 22 April 2022 Maria Lurighi and Andrew Legg have been making music together for over 20 years. They create beautiful and arresting musical soundscapes that both transverse and seek to honour the great music traditions of African America. In this concert they explore the connection between the voice and piano in the context of our place now in this world. View concert program

Friday 29 April 2022 Mia Palencia In Good Company with Paul Williamson (album launch): Since its formation in January 2012, Mia Palencia In Good Company have performed- extensively throughout Tasmania, being featured at key events, including Jazz in the Park- 2012 and Devil City Swing Festival. After many years of sitting in the ABC studio vault, their latest album, Fleeting, is finally being released at this lunchtime concert album launch in conjunction with International Jazz Day 2022. View concert program

Friday 6 May 2022 A special lunchtime concert performed by students from the University of Tasmania's Songwriting, Classical Performance, and Jazz and Popular Music streams. The concert is in support of the Red Cross’s Ukraine Crisis Appeal - bringing vital funds to support health facilities with medicines and equipment, providing families with food, and repairing vital infrastructure. Digital and cash donations will be made available for the audience to show their support on the day. View concert program

Friday 13 May 2022 Student Concert: Wind Ensemble. Students from Elizabeth, Hobart, Claremont, and Rosny Colleges join forces with members of the university's orchestra for an afternoon of vibrant music by Ingolf Dahl, Antonio Cabezon, arr. Percy Graiger, Maria Grenfell, Percy Grainger, Steven Bryant and Carlos Chavez. View concert program

Friday 20 May 2022 Student Concert: Chamber Music. Wind, brass and piano students studying at the Hedberg present a delightful chamber concert of works by Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Snowden and more. Book tickets here

Friday 27 May 2022 Student Concert: Piano. Join classical piano students studying at the Hedberg, for a delightful concert of piano solo, duo, and trio works. The program will include works by Bach, Haydn, Chopin, Ravel and more. Book tickets here

Friday 30 September 2022 University of Tasmania high achieving guitar students will perform a wide array of music on a selection of guitars from the Geoff Iliff collection.  Book tickets here

Friday 7 October 2022  Student Concert: Chamber Music & Piano. In this concert, classical performance students present a delightful concert of piano and chamber repertoire.  Book tickets here

Friday 14 October 2022 Classical Performance/Alumni Showcase.  Our final Friday lunchtime concert for 2022 features current and past classical performance students in a rich program of 20th and 21st century music from Australian, Danish, French and Swiss composers. Beginning with a performance by recent graduate, Gabrielle Cayoun (the 2021 recipient of the Royal Over-Seas League Tasmanian Branch Prize in Classical Piano), the concert includes music for solo instruments (trombone, bassoon and flute) and piano, and ends with new works for Brass Quintet composed by the performers.  Book tickets here