Presented by Burnie Arts & Function Centre and Van Diemen's Band

Curated by VDB’s artistic director, Julia Fredersdorff, these concerts showcase some of Tassie’s finest musical talent, alongside interstate and international guests.

Our immensely popular Lunchbox Concerts return to pataway/Burnie 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!

CONCERT #1: THURSDAY 16 MAY - MINI VAN DIEMEN’S BAND

A pocket-sized version of VDB perform a tempting selection of Baroque favourites. Featuring Artistic Director Julia Fredersdorff (Baroque violin), Katie Yap (viola) and Simon Martyn-Ellis (lute). 

CONCERT #2: THURSDAY 23 MAY - LOST MASTERWORKS FROM HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN AGE

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 #3: THURSDAY 30 MAY - PROGRAM CHANGE: STEFAN CASSOMENOS

Hailed as ‘a pianist of great passion and power’, Stefan Cassomenos performs a kaleidoscopic program of spectacular piano masterpieces, culminating in Liszt’s monumental transcription of Beethoven’s epic Symphony No 5. (Please note this performance no longer features Xyris Quartet as previously advertised, due to circumstances beyond our control. We apologise for any inconvenience caused).

CONCERT #4: THURSDAY 6 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 #5: THURSDAY 13 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.

Partners

Mini Van Diemen's Band

Julia Fredersdorff, Artistic Director & Baroque Violin

Katie Yap, viola

Simon Martyn-Ellis, lute

Lost Masterworks from Hollywood's Golden Age

Patrick Savage, violin

Konrad Olszewski, piano

Stefan Cassomenos

Stefan Cassomenos, piano

Luke Plumb & James Crabb

Luke Plumb, mandolin

James Crabb, piano accordion

Quercus Trio

Carla Blackwood, French horn

Rhodri Clark, piano

Elizabeth Sellars, violin

This project was assisted through the Strategic Touring Fund, an initiative of the Tasmanian Performing Arts Centres.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Albert Comper

CONCERT #1: MINI VAN DIEMEN'S BAND

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) Sonata for viola da gamba in E min
Alessandro Piccinini (1566-1638) Tocatta XIII and Ciaconna
Francesca Caccini (1587-1640) Te lucis ante terminum 
Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) Che si puo fare
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Cello Suite no. 6 Allemande, transcribed for viola
Leilehua Lanzilotti (b.1983) ko'u inoa
JS Bach Flute Sonata no. 2, transcribed for viola

Event and ticketing details

Date & Time

Mini Van Diemen's Band Thu 16 May
1.05pm
Lost Masterworks from Hollywood's Golden Age Thu 23 May
1.05pm
Stefan Cassomenos Thu 30 May
1.05pm
Luke Plumb & James Crabb Thu 6 June
1.05pm
Quercus Trio Thu 13 June
1.05pm

Tickets

Presale/Burnie Arts Subscriber $10.00
Door sale $15.00
Companion Card Holder Free

Location

Burnie Arts Centre

77-79 Wilmot St, Burnie TAS 7320

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Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

If you have any special needs, staff will do their best to ensure they are accommodated and you have the most appropriate seats available. Please make your requirements known when booking.

Event notes

Duration

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

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