Celebrated Musicians Explore Historic Sydney Places

Discover a secret Sydney with co-curators Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil and Ross Heathcote, at a bespoke series of piano performances by iconic Australian artists in heritage Sydney spaces.

Every Friday this July look forward to inspired and diverse music, through the original compositions, interpretations, and improvisations by four contemporary Australian musicians – Jim Moginie, Chris Abrahams ARIA-award winning jazz musician and member of The Necks, Sophie Hutchings internationally renowned Sydney pianist, and award winning songwriter and composer David Bridie from the seminal 80’s and 90’s alt-pop group Not Drowning, Waving and My Friend the Chocolate Cake, as they explore through the piano the spectacular acoustics of famed Sydney locations.

Each venue has been chosen for its strong and singular spirit of place, including the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, Elizabeth Bay House, Paddington Town Hall and the State Library of NSW.

Sophie Hutchings Paddington Town Hall 19 July 2024

Piano+Place with Sophie Hutchings

Climb on board for the ride as internationally renowned composer and Australian pianist, Sophie Hutchings, a staple of the Australian music scene, transports you to another musical realm through exhilarating music, storytelling and improvisations.

“An intimate, contemplative quality; sometimes melancholic, often with an exhilarating beauty” – The Guardian.

Who: Sophie Hutchings

Where: Stapleton Room, Paddington Town Hall

When: 19 July 2024 @7PM

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Chris Abrahams Elizabeth Bay House 12 July 2024

Piano+Place with Chris Abrahams

Join celebrated Australian piano icon and member of The Necks, Chris Abrahams, as he tunes into the richly sonic resonance of historic Elizabeth Bay House. The grand architecture, magnificent domed saloon, and sweeping staircase of this space offer a tantalisingly close and intimate musical experience.

Chris is the master of expressing the beauty amidst space and sound. 

Who: Chris Abrahams

Where: Elizabeth Bay House, 7 Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay NSW

When: Friday 12 July @6PM and 8PM

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Jim Moginie The Auditorium Anzac Memorial 5 July 2024

Piano+Place with Jim Moginie

Australian music ‘legend’ Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil discovers the sacred space of the Anzac Memorial revealing the secrets that live behind the walls, expressed through the sounds of the acoustic piano, storytelling and improvisation.With a forty-five year legacy dedicated to the award winning band Midnight Oil, challenging social justice and environmental issues, along with his work as a songwriter, musician and producer, Jim Moginie is an icon in the Australian music scene.

Who: Jim Moginie

Where: The Auditorium Anzac Memorial

When: Friday 5 July @7 PM

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David Bridie State Library NSW 26 July 2024

Piano+Place with David Bridie

The brilliant David Bridie founding member of Not Drowning, Waving and chamber pop group, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, explores space and sound through the acoustic piano, storytelling and improvisation in the atmospheric surrounds of the State Library of NSW.

Who: David Bridie

Where: The State Library of NSW

When: Friday 26 July @7PM

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