Selby & Friends is delighted to have announced our return to touring in Australia with our 2021 Season. We are excited to return to performance in concert venues and to share with audiences once again, in person, our love of music and its immense ability to excite, heal, cheer, and inspire. Our 2021 Season is brimming with variety, complete with compelling works by beloved masters and those whose works deserve wider recognition.
Earlier in 2020, we were fortunate to have the support of two venues in Sydney which allowed us to present concerts to an empty hall and this meant subscribers and patrons could remain in touch with us through live filmed concerts. We also prepared an enormous amount of extra material in the form of concert program booklets, behind-the-scenes interviews with the artists, picture galleries and mini films. These are still available through our website. We could not have done any of this without the incredible support of patrons around the country and globally who believe in Selby & Friends and its continued existence.
Compared to past seasons, circumstances are now quite different in this, our ‘new normal’, with a great deal of thought put towards keeping artists and patrons safe. We will be guided by government advice and regulations, reductions in venue capacity due to social distancing. Nonetheless it is an exciting time.
My guest artists for 2021 are all well-known to you, representing some of the finest musicians our beautiful country is lucky enough to have on our shores. Our spectacular programs will introduce them to you again through the joys and intricacies of the piano trio genre, its extraordinarily diverse appeal to a wide range of brilliant composers and the supremely different style and approach with which they tackled its many delights and challenges.
Selby & Friends’ focus now is to continue to bring you memorable musical experiences, to foster emerging talents and to support our artists and our arts community as much as we can.
We cannot do this without your generosity and support and your vision. Surviving as we always have predominantly on ticket sales, we are now even more dependent on your support for our very survival.
Having been a vital and iconic part of the Australian music scene for more than 30 years, it is important to keep established ensembles alive as well as supporting young artists through our mentoring program and so we ask once again for your assistance at this crossroads in Australian arts and culture.
We invite you to visit our website to view the details of our 2021 Season, the artists and the programs. With four fabulous women composers represented, it is a feast of mavericks, the exotic and the beloved.
All funds raised are used entirely to create and assist the subscription season. Funds raised through this platform continue to be used to present concerts, to support our fellow artists and colleagues, to promote the futures of young Australian artists, and to reach out and connect through our music with Australian and global audiences.
You can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 1300 511 099.