Ironwood’s vibrant 2017 season is devoted to three centuries of incredible chamber music and education activities drawing on world-class expertise in historically informed performance (HIP).
4 seasons of concert performances in Sydney and Melbourne plus an education program.
Ironwood has set the stage for the last 10 years based on the cutting-edge creative research of Ironwood’s stellar core members who are world leading educators and performers.
Ironwood is a renowned Australian period-instrument ensemble lauded for its historically-informed exploration of repertoire. Established in 2006, bringing together specialist leaders in the field. Ironwood has its own subscription series, presented at concert series around Australia, and has toured Europe and America.
Ironwood’s core members are highly-experienced educators at tertiary music institutions including the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Victorian College of the Arts, and the Australian National Academy of Music, and as key personnel within arts organisations such as the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra and more.
Four seasons of music: from the stylus fantasticus era of seventeenth-century Europe then a foray into the highly expressive world of Schumann and Brahms. Season 3 then takes listeners deep into the intimate and sensuous sound world of Classical-era string quartets by Mozart, Graf and Haydn. Finally, Season 4 explores the proto-Romantic style of Schubert and Beethoven with a rare hearing of the Piano Quintet by a little-known contemporary of Beethoven – Anton Eberl.
Our much awaited spring workshop offering specialised training in Classical and Romantic chamber music on period and modern instruments. This is a unique opportunity for Australians to learn HIP styles and techniques based on the cutting-edge creative research of Ironwood’s stellar core members who are world leading educators.
Your support will go towards enabling this vibrant 2017 season of performances and education projects.