Helpmann Award Nominees SYZYGY to perform at Theme & Variations in Brisbane – 2 November 2012

Nominated for a Helpmann Award in 2012 for Best Chamber and/or Instrumental Ensemble Concert, SYZYGY are performing for one night only at Theme & Variations Piano Services in Brisbane on Friday 2 November 2012.  


Presented with the Commercial Road Chamber Music Series 


SYZYGY Ensemble


7pm Friday 2 November 2012 


Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Piano, Violin   



Theme & Variations Piano Services

60 Commercial Road, Newstead, Brisbane

Queensland, Australia



Joan Tower Petrouchskates

Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh Towards the Beginning

Brenton Broadstock Glistening Tears

Takuma Itoh Parallel Divergence

David Lang Sweet Air

Arnold Schoenberg Kammersymphonie op.9 arr. Webern




$10 Concession / Student

Limited seating – bookings recommended

Phone (07) 3666 0650



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Theme & Variations Piano Services, the Commercial Road Chamber Music Series and Huntington Estate Wines presents …..


A Wine Sipping and Concert Event Package

5:30pm Friday 2 November 2012


Venue                                  Theme & Variations, 60 Commercial Road, Newstead


Cost                                       $20 per person (includes ticket to concert) – includes canapés


5:30pm – 6:30pm             Wine-tasting with Mr Tim Stevens, Owner/Winemaker, Huntington

                                             Estate Wines



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The musicians of Syzygy Ensemble have a deep empathy with music of our time as well as an unbridled desire to share their enthusiasm with audiences in a way that may stretch your ears but never slap you in the face.


To experience what composers are doing here and now, join Syzygy on a journey into contemporary music that speaks with relevance, authority and passion and above all fun.


Syzygy are a Melbourne based ensemble that consists of five core musicians: Leigh Harrold – piano, Blair Harris – cello, Julia Stoppa – clarinet, Laila Engle – flute and Jenny Khafagi – violin. 


Since forming in late 2009 Syzygy have performed at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne Music Week, the Banyule Arts Festival, Gaudemus International Interpreters Award.


Syzygy is currently in their second season as Artists in Residence at the Melbourne Recital Centre.  The ensemble has been broadcast on and featured on 3MBS and ABC Classic FM and also appears on the Move record label. 


Commercial Road Chamber Music Series


The Commercial Road Chamber Music Series (CRCMS) is a Brisbane chamber music concert series committed to bringing first-rate classical music to the community in a way that is accessible and exciting.  Featured are CRCMS Chamber Music Concerts, Workshops, Emerging Artist Recitals, and Presentations.


The Commercial Road Chamber Music Series offers a unique platform for businesses and companies to market to a niche group.  At present, the series has a few key donors but is in need of further philanthropic support.


With Steinway pianos, ample parking, and the opportunity to chat with the artists during drinks, the CRCMS presents quality chamber music and an intimate venue in the friendly and warm community of Newstead, Teneriffe, New Farm, and Fortitude Valley.


Based at Theme and Variations Piano Services in Newstead, this venue promises you a comfortable and atmospheric environment with exciting ring-side seats close to the performers.  Seating a maximum of 100, Theme and Variations nestles the audience in amongst quality pianos, or there is the option of a birds-eye view from the mezzanine.


Huntington Estate


Established in 1969, Huntington Estate is one of the oldest Vineyards and Wineries in the Mudgee Valley. The Huntington Estate name has over the years become synonymous with high quality distinctive wines made from our their carefully tended vineyards just a short drive from the centre of town.  Huntington Estate Wines has received a 5 star rating in the James Halliday Wine Companion 2012.


The Commercial Road Chamber Music Series is supported by the Village News.


Principal partners in 2012 are Theme & Variations Piano Services, Steinway & Sons and Huntington Estate Wines.



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