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25 May 12:00pm 1:30pm

In March 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Council decided to urgently dispatch an Independent International Fact-Finding Mission to establish the facts and circumstances of the alleged human rights violations by military and security forces, and abuses, in Myanmar, in particular in Rakhine State, with a view to ensuring full accountability for perpetrators and justice for victims.

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25 May 6:30pm 8:30pm

From classical to jazz, join us for an eclectic series of performances.

Location: Io Myers Studio, UNSW (Building D9) Venue Map

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25 May 7:00pm 9:00pm

The repertoire of the Wind Symphony features works from all eras and styles, including jazz, popular and art-music forms. The Ensemble comprises about 50 woodwind and brass players on campus.

The Orchestra’s repertoire is broadly from the Classical and Romantic eras. Recent works by contemporary Australian composers are well represented in the Orchestra's programs, as is film music from the past four decades.

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26 May 4:00pm 9:00pm

Koto Transformation Australis showcases a cultural exchange of music beyond borders, where traditional Japanese forms transform into hybrid compositions with Australian styles.

Leading koto players from around the world come together as they premiere new works by leading Australian composers as well as students from UNSW.

This event will also mark 30 years of koto virtuoso Satsuki Odamura’s arrival, and her efforts to promote koto music here.

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1 Jun 5:00pm 7:00pm

In the first program of 2018, the Collegium Musicum Choir will be tackling some great masterpieces of the choral repertory, with a focus on the war-torn works of Haydn and Jenkins. So often throughout history the heartfelt cry of the masses is overshadowed by the conflict of rival nations. This program pays homage to the victims of war both past and present.

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12 Jun 6:30pm 7:30pm

Dr Francisco Mojica discovered the unusual repeated DNA sequences at the core of today’s gene-editing revolution. This pioneer who named CRISPR will be in conversation with Merlin Crossley, Professor of Molecular Biology and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at UNSW Sydney.

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7 Aug 1:10pm 2:00pm

Bask in the beautiful sounds of one of the country’s leading chamber ensembles, as the Australia Ensemble present a free lunch hour concert.

Gabriel FAURE | Dolly Suite
Karl Amadeus HARTMAN | Serenade
Matthew HINDSON | Celebration

Location: John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW (Building G19) Venue Map

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11 Aug 8:00pm 10:00pm

A musical legacy in and of itself, this concert pays homage to the nature of artistic inheritance and influence that left many composers overlooked in favour of former colleagues. 

Matthew HINDSON | Septet (2009)
Anton REICHA | Wind Quintet in E flat Op.88 no. 2 (1818)
Wolfgang MOZART | Piano trio in C K548 (1788)
Johannes BRAHMS | Clarinet Quintet Op. 115 (1891)

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7 - 8 Sep 8:30am 4:10pm

The 2nd International 'Living to 100' Conference is hosted by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney. 

Our internationally acclaimed line up of speakers will deliberate on the latest research on exceptionally long-lived individuals, in particular centenarians and supercentenarians.

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11 Sep 1:10pm 2:00pm

Bask in the beautiful sounds of one of the country’s leading chamber ensembles, as the Australia Ensemble present a free lunch hour concert.

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART | Flute Quartet in D KV285
Paul STANHOPE | All Air and Shadows
Leonard BERNSTEIN| Clarinet Sonata
Franz SCHUBERT | Sonatensatz

Location: John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW (Building G19) Venue Map

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15 Sep 8:00pm 10:00pm

The relationship between Schubert and the guitar may appear tenuous at best, however it forms the basis of a beautiful program, one which draws together music from the nineteenth century with sparkling Australian chamber works for guitar. 

Robert SCHUMANN | Fantasiestücke 
Robert DAVIDSON | Landscape 
Franz SCHUBERT | Serenade from 'Schwanengesang' D957 no.4
Phillip HOUGHTON | From the Dreaming 
Paul STANHOPE | Shards, Chorales and Dances 

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19 Sep 7:00pm 9:00pm

The Orchestra’s repertoire is broadly from the Classical (1750-1810) and Romantic (1810-1910) eras. More recent works, especially works by contemporary Australian composers, are well represented in the Orchestra's programs, as is film music from the past four decades. Concertos for various solo instruments figure prominently.

The soloists in these concertos are mostly students from the University’s music department.

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19 Sep 7:30pm 9:00pm

In 2018, the Burgundian Consort will explore the remote realms of the Nordic and Baltic states, with works from Tormis, Gjeilo, Sisask and Pärt, before rounding out the program with some traditional English madrigals from Byrd, Elgar, and Purcell.

The program will also include the premiere performance of the winner of the inaugural Willgoss Choral Composition Prize 2018.

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9 Oct 1:10pm 2:00pm

Bask in the beautiful sounds of one of the country’s leading chamber ensembles, as the Australia Ensemble present a free lunch hour concert.

Maria GRENFELL | Poems of a Bright Moon
Arvo PÄRT | Fratres
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART | Piano Trio in G K 496

Location: John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW (Building G19) Venue Map

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13 Oct 8:00pm 10:00pm

Veering away from the famed Four Seasons of Vivalidi, this program explores composers which have been inspired to embody the rapture of the natural world. 

Maria GRENFELL | Ten Suns Ablaze (2012)
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN | 'Szene am Bach' from Symphony no. 6 arr. Fischer (1810)
Nigel WESTLAKE | Rare Sugar (2007)
Pēteris VASKS | Landscape with Birds (1980)
Aaron COPLAND | Appalachian Spring ballet suite (1944)

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26 Oct 7:00pm 9:00pm

The UNSW Wind Symphony was founded in 1991 to perform works specially composed for wind ensembles with or without percussion. The Wind Symphony provides repertoire, largely dates from after 1900, with arrangements of works from all eras and styles, including jazz, popular and art-music forms. The Wind Symphony is home to many of the woodwind and brass players on campus, and comprises about 50 players at any one time.

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28 Oct 5:00pm 7:00pm

The Collegium Musicum Choir’s second program for the year includes the liturgical works of Alexander Grechaninov and Anton Bruckner. 

Grechaninov Et in Terra Pax
Arensky Three Quartets 
Bruckner te Deum

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Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW (Building C24) Venue Map

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25 Nov 5:00pm 7:00pm

UNSW's annual Christmas concert begins the festive season with the Collegium Musicum Choir, Burgundian Consort, Handbell Ensemble, student performers, gingerbread, handmade gifts and a Christmas tree. A warm and joyful occasion for all.

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Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW (Building C24) Venue Map

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