Art of Nature 

7pm, Wednesday 10 February 2016
7pm, Thursday 11 February 2016

Bach’s deathbed masterworks with exquisite and arresting images from nature by photographer Gary Heery.

BACH  The Art of Fugue BWV 1080
HAYDN  String Quartet op. 76/4 Sunrise
PUCCINI  Elegy Chrysanthemums
MILHAUD  String Quartet Op. 5


Jesus is Coming

7pm, Wednesday 11 May 2016

Recorder virtuoso Alicia Crossley, joyous baroque and a taste of JacobTV that is so much more than simply avant garde.

BEETHOVEN  String Quartet Op 18/1
TELEMANN  Recorder Concerto TWV 51:C1
KATS CHERNIN  Reinventions
JACOB TV  Jesus is Coming

Shocking Cliches

7pm, Wednesday 15 June 2016
7pm, Thursday 16 June 2016

Sumptuous cinema music & tongue-in-cheek concert cliches counterpoint electric shock treatment and audience sabotage. Prepare to kill your darlings. Michaela Davies, cross-discipline artist.

HAYDN  Quartet Op 20/2 in C
BORODIN  Quartet No.2 in D
DAVIES/SANNA  Cyborg Quartet
PACHELBEL  Canon in D Sabotaged

Butt Naked Salon

7pm, Wednesday 3 August 2016
7pm, Thursday 4 August 2016
7pm, Friday 5 August 2016

Life drawing, absurdist dance and one of Australia’s most loved painters combine to create a risqué experimental art salon. BYO art materials & photo ID. With Wendy Sharpe (Artist), Andrew Batt-Rawden (Composer & Life Model) & Clementine Robertson, Multi-disciplinary Artist.

SHOSTAKOVICH  String Quartet No. 3
RAVEL  String Quartet in F Major
ROBERTSON  Beetroot Dionysos
ELGAR  Chanson de Matin & Nuit Op. 15

Sex and Death

7pm, Wednesday 14th September 2016
7pm, Thursday 15th September 2016

The AAQ continues its extraordinary debut season in a collaboration with Australia's leading vocal group The Song Company and one of the more interesting people on the planet - Mr Lyle Chan, composer and speaker. 

GESUALDO  Madrigals 1611
SCHUBERT  Quartet Death & The Maiden
CHAN  AIDS Memoir Quartet
VERDI  String Quartet in E minor

Scent of Memory

7pm, Wednesday 9th November 2016
9pm, Wednesday 9th November 2016
7pm, Thursday 10th November 2016

The AAQ completes 2016 in a stunning collaboration with the distinguished international fragrance designer, architect & historian Carlos Huber. Join us for a fascinating experiment in scent, sound and imagination.

TCHAIKOWSKY  String Quartet Op70/1
ARVO PÄRT  Fratres
MOUNTFORT  Boat of Faith


The Flower Whsiperer

7pm, Wednesday 29 March 2017
7pm, Thursday 30
March 2017
7pm, Friday 31 March 2017
7pm, Friday 31
March 2017

Saskia Havekes – artist, floral curator, author           Tony Assness – creative director & event designer
Gary Heery - photographer        
Warren Macris – digital artist

Saskia Havekes does not arrange flowers, she curates them. And drama and scale are her signatures. When she joins forces with Australia’s premier event, theatre and party director you know you are going to an AAQ concert unlike anything you have ever experienced.

STEPHAN KONCZA New Satiesfaction
ARVO PÄRT  Spiegel im Spiegel
ARVO PÄRT  Für Alina
DEBUSSY  Quartet in g minor Op. 10

Spatial Contemplation

17 May 2017

Steve Reich's masterpiece and a world premier work feature in this exploration of space and sound.

"All encompassing recitals that celebrate the here and now" – The Guardian

REICH  Different Trains
PURCELL  Fantasias
BATT-RAWDEN  30/31 (world premier)
MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY  String Quartet no.2 op.13 in A minor


When We Were Young

8, 10 and 11 August 2017

Taryn Fiebig – opera and musical theatre star

Royalty, audiences and critics agree - she is magnificent. Do not miss seeing this incredible artist in concert with the AAQ in the intimate surroundings of the Yellow House.

"It's not fair really. It was a most astonishing performance" – HRH Charles, The Prince of Wales

VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS  Merciless Beauty
SCHUMANN  6 Songs Op 107
MOZART  Quartet KV 80
SCULTHORPE  Maranoa Lullaby
GRANDAGE  The Owl and the Pussy Cat


Flesh & Bone

18, 19 and 20 October 2017


The highly acclaimed KAGE joins the SAQ in a dreamlike exploration of gender. Flesh & Bone is a lullaby, a parable and a song about what it means not to be man or woman, but to be human. Darlings of international arts festivals, this is an incredible chance to experience KAGE at point blank range.


Works from:
Astor Piazzolla
Nick Wales
Philip Glass
Michael Nyman


Butt Naked Salon II

Alan Jones – painting the walls of the Yellow House

Sydney Art Quartet - performing Schubert, Sculthorpe & Finzi

Musings from Tim Olsen

The outrageous concert of 2016 returns in an evocation of a bohemian art salon that merges music life & live drawing. Bring your own art materials and join in, or simply immerse yourself in the exquisite ambience. It is assured you will be dining out on this experience for years. 

BYO art materials & photo ID.
Restricted entry to 18+ due to nudity.

Franz Schubert Quartet No. 13 in A minor - Rosamunde
Peter Sculthorpe String Quartet No. 11 - Jabiru Dreaming
Gerald Finzi Romance Opus 11