Presented by Van Diemen's Band

The Tuesday Lunchbox Concert Series returns to nipaluna/Hobart in May and June.

Curated by VDB’s artistic director, Julia Fredersdorff, our immensely popular lunchtime concert series returns to the Hobart Town Hall for the first of 3 series in 2024.

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!


UK-based violinist Patrick Savage and Melbourne's Konrad Olszewski (piano) perform recently re-discovered works by Bernard Herrmann, Miklos Rosza and more, uncovering dazzling, beguiling concert pieces by the iconic composers that defined the sound of American cinema.

Concert #2: Tuesday 28 May - 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 #3: Tuesday 4 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 #4: Tuesday 11 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 #5: Tuesday 18 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.

"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
"A great way to hear beautiful work (sometimes familiar, sometimes not) at a ridiculously good price."
— Audience member


Lost Masterworks from Hollywood's Golden Age

Patrick Savage, violin

Konrad Olszewski, piano

Xyris Quartet

Benjamin Price, soprano saxophone

Jabra Latham, alto saxophone

Thomas McKay, tenor saxophone

Eva Nilssen, baritone saxophone

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

To Be Announced

Event and ticketing details

Date & Time

Concert #1: Lost Masterworks from Hollywood's Golden Age Tue 21 May
1.05pm Assistive listening
Concert #2: Xyris Quartet Tue 28 May
1.05pm Assistive listening
Concert #3: Luke Plumb & James Crabb Tue 4 June
1.05pm Assistive listening
Concert #4: Quercus Trio Tue 11 June
1.05pm Assistive listening
Concert #5: Mini Van Diemen's Band Tue 18 June
1.05pm Assistive listening


Pre-booked $10.00 Available online until 1 hour prior to the performance
Door sale $15.00 Available at the door from one hour prior to the performance
Companion Card Holder Free
5-concert season pass $50.00 Available until 21 May


Hobart Town Hall

50 Macquarie Street, nipaluna/Hobart TAS 7000

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Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Assistive Listening

Hearing loops are available at Hobart Town Hall to assist with hearing artist introductions and talking between pieces using the microphone. Just see our friendly door team to pick one up.

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