VDB Lunchbox Series

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Van Diemen's Band's immensely popular lunchtime concerts returns in 2024!

Enjoy a tempting menu of five concerts held in your lunch break. Spanning a rich variety of genres and styles, these concerts showcase some of Tassie’s finest musical talent, alongside interstate and international guests.

Escape the hustle and bustle and step into an oasis of calm listening to beautiful music in a casual and welcoming setting.

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Thursday 16 May - 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.

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. 

Thursday 30 May -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).

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!

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.

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  • Thursday, 16 May 2024 | 01:05 PM - 02:00 PM
  • Thursday, 23 May 2024 | 01:05 PM - 02:00 PM
  • Thursday, 30 May 2024 | 01:05 PM - 02:00 PM
  • Thursday, 06 June 2024 | 01:05 PM - 02:00 PM
  • Thursday, 13 June 2024 | 01:05 PM - 02:00 PM


Town Hall

Burnie Arts Centre, 77-79 Wilmot Street, Burnie, 7320, View Map and directions

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