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Musica Viva Australia 2022

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"As a teenager, newly in love with classical music, I’d spend a tiny portion of my milk-run wages each month on a copy of 24 Hours (later Limelight), underlining each piece I wanted to hear, planning my weeks around these broadcasts. Later, with more money (though earned with less physical exertion), I’d do the same with other people’s season launches, writing in a diary the live performances I couldn’t possibly miss. Of course, these two behavioural patterns are connected; the child, after all, is father to the man.

And now it’s my own seasons I happily anticipate. Any concert season tells a story, and the one Musica Viva Australia tells in 2022 is simple, if boldly told: it is a tale of creativity during adversity; of partnerships that span the country and the world; of resilience, communal experience and the sheer, astonishing joy of live performance.

I can’t remember if Bach’s Goldberg Variations was one of the works I diligently underlined in 24 Hours, though I do remember buying Glenn Gould’s 1981 recording not so long after it was released, thereafter quickly falling under its considerable spell. Bringing Andrea Lam and Paul Grabowsky together for this Goldberg project – in which they will both hold up a mirror to their respective musical worlds – will shine a bright light on this work for the ages.

The same applies to the collaboration between Kristian Winther and the Signum Saxophone Quartet – a cracking, hip ensemble from Cologne – in Weill’s masterpiece, his Violin Concerto of 1924. Add to the mix some of Signum’s signature works – from Bach to Broadway – and the program could not be more enticing.

Is Schubert’s Winterreise a greater monument than Bach’s Goldberg Variations? I’ll ask what you think once you see the incomparable English tenor Allan Clayton perform the cycle with pianist Kate Golla, against the backdrop of Fred Williams’s own winter’s journey through Australia’s physical and emotional landscape – all in a magical staging by Lindy Hume.

We round out this season with the phenomenal artistry of a line-up of Australian and international musicians: Karin Schaupp and the Flinders Quartet; Julia Fredersdorff and her Van Diemen’s Band; the brilliant young Z.E.N. Trio; mandolinist Avi Avital and cellist/composer Giovanni Sollima; and a series of Australian soloists populating our Sydney and Melbourne morning concerts.

Come do your part, for music is meaningless without our beloved audiences. Join us – along with the many donors and partners who tirelessly and generously make our work possible – for a season of innovation and wonder."

- Paul Kildea, Artistic Director

$40 FOR UNDER 40s*

$40 tickets are available to anyone under 40 years of age. A valid proof of ID must be presented at time of booking and may be requested on the night.


$15 Student tickets are available to full-time students, and may be booked in advance and at the door for all MVA concerts. 
Valid ID card must be presented upon purchase to receive the discount and carried on the night.


$25 Family tickets are available as a package of 4.
It can be 2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children – any reserve. 


Means-tested Australian pensioners (Age, Disability, Veteran's Affairs and Supporting Parent) and Health Care card holders are eligible to receive Musica Viva's Concession prices. 


10% discount applies to the subscribers of the following:  

Musica Viva Australia
West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Black Swan State Theatre Company
WA Opera
WA Ballet
St Georges Cathedral Concert Series

Please call Box Office on 9231 9999 or visit us in person to take advantage of this special offer. ID must be presented when collecting tickets. 


Click here to be redirected to the Musica Viva Australia website, to make a donation to their education, community and artistic initiatives in WA. 

Please note: A one-off handling fee of $6.60 applies to all web, phone and mail bookings. A fee of $3.85 applies to over the counter bookings. An additional fee of $4.40 per transaction applies for delivery via Registered Post. All ticket / item prices include GST, if applicable.