The Balmain Sinfonia’s latest concert in Leichhardt celebrated their 100th concert and was a resounding success by all accounts,  with a fantastic concert of Borodin, Mozart and Dvorak, showcasing Australian violinist Tinel Dragoi. Artistic director and conductor Gary Stavrou OAM was recently awarded the Order of Australia Medal for music and stated of the award:

‘It feels incongruous to be awarded for something that one loves doing, indeed is one’s passion,” he said. “I acknowledge all the players who, over the last twenty five years, have joined with me in music-making. Without them the music is simply an abstract construct in my head. It is the players who bring it to creation. And of course we do it all for the listeners, without whom the whole process lacks purpose. Thank you all.’

Their next concert is 23 September 2017, for more information see: http://balmainsinfonia.com/concerts/next-concert/   

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Wednesday 29 November to Wednesday 20 December 2017

American Express Openair Cinema – Inner West Sydney

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American Express Openair Cinema is a quintessential outdoor event, with music by day and movies by night returning to Sydney’s Inner West, where the big screen is lit up at Sydney University’s Cadigal Green.
Once the sun sets, a mix of the latest and greatest releases light up the cinema under the stars for a truly memorable experience. In a joint bid to champion food waste prevention, American Express Openair Cinemas is teaming up with OzHarvest to present Soul Sundays, a Sunday session of delicious food sampling, trivia, music and games for all the family. AUD3 donation from each ticket purchased will provide six meals to those in need.
Better yet, anyone short of company is welcome to bring along their ‘Doggy Date’ to any screening!
World Master Pizza Making Champion, Youssef Touati from Salt Meats Cheese, will be flexing his credentials with pizza acrobatics before teaching guests how to toss dough like a pro, and the dedicated cocktail bar will serving a refreshing twist on summer classics, Frosé, Aperol Spritz, 4Pines craft beer and Giesen Wine as well as cinema favourites ice cream and popcorn.