Presented by Theatre North and Van Diemen's Band

VDB's hugely popular Lunchbox Concert Series comes to Launceston in 2024.

Curated by VDB’s artistic director, Julia Fredersdorff, our immensely popular lunchtime concert series debuts in Launceston.

Escape the hustle and bustle and step into an oasis of calm listening to beautiful music in a casual and welcoming setting, with an eclectic program of music spanning a rich variety of genres and styles - all for the price of a sandwich!

CONCERT #1: WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE - LUKE PLUMB & JAMES CRABB 

Experience the virtuosic wizardry of two absolute masters of their craft - Tasmanian mandolinist Luke Plumb and Scottish-born, Australian-based James Crabb (piano accordion) - lighting up the stage with a stunning mix of folk, world and mando-pop!

CONCERT #2: WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE - QUERCUS TRIO

A piano trio with a difference! Combining French horn, violin and piano, Melbourne’s Quercus Trio joyfully explore the extensive palette of colours and musical possibilities of their unusual lineup of instruments with a program of Elena Kats-Chernin, Larry Sitsky and Peter Sculthorpe.

CONCERT #3: WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE - MINI VAN DIEMEN'S BAND

A pocket-sized version of VDB, led by Artistic Director Julia Fredersdorff (violin), perform a tempting selection of Baroque favourites.

CONCERT #4: WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE - XYRIS QUARTET

Discover the beguiling sounds of vintage saxophones, with Benjamin Price (soprano), Jabra Latham (alto), Thomas McKay (tenor) & Eva Nilssen (baritone) performing works by Bach through to Xenakis, alongside new Tasmanian works. 

CONCERT #5: WEDNESDAY 3 JULY - A CAPELLA SURPRISE! 

Details to be announced ... because it's a surprise!

 

 

"I can't believe I can fit a world-class experience like this into the middle of my day for $10. It's wild. A transporting, beautiful interlude which takes me out of the noise and into the music. Thank you. "
— Audience member

Partners

Luke Plumb & James Crabb

Luke Plumb, mandolin

James Crabb, piano accordion

Quercus Trio

Carla Blackwood, French horn

Rhodri Clark, piano

Elizabeth Sellars, violin

Mini Van Diemen's Band

Julia Fredersdorff, Artistic Director & Baroque violin

More artists to be announced .....

Xyris Quartet

Benjamin Price, soprano saxophone

Jabra Latham, alto saxophone

Thomas McKay, tenor saxophone

Eva Nilssen, baritone saxophone

This project was made possible by the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.

Event and ticketing details

Date & Time

Luke Plumb & James Crabb Wed 5 June
1.05 - 1.50pm
Quercus Trio Wed 12 June
1.05 - 1.50pm
Mini Van Diemen's Band Wed 19 June
1.05 - 1.50pm
Xyris Quartet Wed 26 June
1.05 - 1.50pm
A Capella Surprise! Wed 3 July
1.05 - 1.50pm

Tickets

Pre-booked / Friends of Theatre North $10.00
Door sales $15.00
Companion Card Holder Free

Location

Princess Theatre, Launceston

57 Brisbane St, Launceston TAS 7250

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Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Event notes

Duration

Each Lunchbox Concert is a 45-minute performance with no interval.

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