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Many live performances of the classical music period are free in Sydney Australia
There are lots of opportunities to hear the best classical music: noteworthy composers and tomorrow's stars, live and for free in Sydney Australia. Here's where to go.
Live music: band, solo, classical chamber music
The ABC regularly stages free live concerts in different venues around Australia.
Entry is free and tickets are not required, but you must be in place 15 minutes before the start of the performance.
The concerts are usually on Sunday afternoons and they start at 1500 (3 pm).
When held in Sydney they will generally be downtown at the Eugene Goosens Hall, part of the ABC's premises in Ultimo, or out west in the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith.
There's always a high standard of playing of this classical music. Listen in air-conditioned comfort and enjoy the presenters as well.
If you love classical music listen to free instrumental music, opera performers, piano keyboard music and much more at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Students perform, often brilliantly, and there is an extensive program of concerts the public can attend.
Conservatorium lit up as part of Vivid Sydney
Regular weekly concerts include
A gold coin donation is requested.
Students perform with a professional accompianist. Free.
At the end of each semester (for one week in early June and late November) students give exam recitals for assessment in their branch of classical music. Listen to tomorrow's stars. The public is invited to attend. Held in the Recital Halls east and west. Free.
A concert spectacular Sounds Sensational is held at the end of each year in the Con's Atrium. It's usually an eclectic concert, everything from shakuhachi to electric guitar. Don't miss it if you're in Sydney.
Quite apart from the free concerts, the Con is an interesting building to look around. Visit it in conjunction with a viewing of Government House just across the way. Or, if you've been to a performance at the Sydney Opera House, come and see where it all begins for the Australian performers.
If you have special needs, ring the Con before you go +61 2 9351 1222 or email email@example.com
Each year, in the Domain on a Saturday in January, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra plays free classical music.
Classical music live in Sydney Domain
Listen while you lounge on your picnic blanket, sipping your wine and snacking on your summer feast.
It's always a fun occasion with a great atmosphere. And it inevitably concludes with the 1812 Overture, complete with fireworks.
So pack your picnic basket, take something to sit on and head to Sydney's Domain for a classic (in all senses of the word) night of music under the stars with the SSO.
Free concerts? Yes please!
From time to time there are free live concerts at the Sydney Opera House.
They're not always widely advertised.
Your best way of finding out whether any free events are on is through going to the information desk in the foyer of the opera house. If there's anything on they will know.
You can also keep and eye on their website, but I've found free concerts by picking up a flyer from the information desk when there wasn't a word about it on the website.
The sort of thing you might hear is an orchestra or national choir from a country which wants to showcase its talent and pays for the hire of the opera house. The concerts are usually very good.
If you'll be in Sydney on 8 August 2012 then you should get these free concert tickets to see this Korean orchestra, who'll be performing in the Concert Hall. Bookings are essential, and the sooner you book the better your seats will be.
The Sookmyung women's university charter is to educate women to become national and global leaders in their fields. The orchestra is part of this endeavour. It has given concerts around the world, and is now coming to Sydney.The concert will also feature a young Australian tenor, James Eggleston who will be keeping us awake with Nessun Dorma, from Turandot, among other favourites. Book your free concert tickets online here
August is a good month for free concerts at the Opera House this year. Here's another one.
To be held on Saturday 18 August 2012 at 1500 (3pm), with tickets available from 6 August 2012.
This time it's a choral concert, with six community choirs coming together for a program of both opera favourites and music from the many cultures from which the choristers are drawn.
It's a new initiative for Opera Australia and it should be interesting. You'll get to see the inside of the Concert Hall, hear wonderful music and experience Australia's cultural diversity all in one afternoon.
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If you can't swing a free concert, then have a look at these options for cheaper tickets, including Sydney Opera House tickets.
There's also an occasional free concert series at the Art Gallery of NSW. These are usually held on Sunday afternoons are are presented by the students and staff of the Australian Institute of Music. Check the gallery's website for details.
For light classical music listen to free live music at Darling Harbour most weekends. It may be more 'best of' than best classical music, but it suits the fun-focused, family-oriented, outdoor setting.
Darling Harbour Sydney
You'll hear everything from Mozart music to George Gershwin. Composer Nigel Westlake to Italian or Japanese composers.
Check any Sydney newspaper for details.You can also listen to gospel music, hip hop instrumentals, new blues music and Australian pop singers there. It's an eclectic mix.
And there are magicians, performers, occasional dragon boat races and lots of food outlets as well as an Imax cinema and a play area for children.
For short lunchtime concerts of classical music listen at St James Church on Wednesdays, from 1315 to 1345 (1.15 pm to 1.45 pm). Entry is by donation at the door. View the lunchtime concert program.
On Fridays pop into St Stephens Uniting Church from 1310 to 1350 (1.10 pm to 1.50 pm) for free classical instrumental, voice and chamber music.
Entry is free but donations are welcomed. Their program includes an organ recital on the last Friday of the month.
If your tastes run to classical organ music, then hear church organ music at St Andrew's Cathedral. It holds lunch-time organ recitals each Thursday from 1310 to 1340 (1.10 pm to 1.40 pm).
Entry is by note (Australia's smallest note is $5) but I've nevertheless included it in the free concerts - look on the dollars as a donation.
All three churches are in downtown Sydney CBD (central business district).
Free Town Hall Classical Organ Music Concert
There's a free lunchtime concert featuring the Sydney Town Hall grand organ on Tuesday 31 July at 1230.
The biggest organ in the world when it was installed in 1890, the organ was completely restored in the 1990s.
The one hour concert will feature organist Robin Good, harpist Verna Lee and soloist Fiona Maconaghie.
Take the opportunity to visit the town hall - it's a great space - have a break from running around and refresh your spirit with an hour of music.
The next free lunchtime concert featuring the grand organ in the town hall will be on Tuesday 14 August, a recital by organist David Drury.
Getting to the town hall is easy. Exit at the Town Hall railway station or use any George St bus service. It's Stop 24 on the Sydney Explorer Bus.
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