Australia

AUSTRALIA – 1:1 concerts every fortnight

Flautist Sally Walker – Old Parliament House Garden    Photo Courtesy of the National Capital Authority, Canberra, Australia

As a listener in a 1:1 CONCERT©, we offer you a very special experience. Finally, you can enjoy a live performance again without violating the Corona-related distance rules and legal requirements. Furthermore, the 1:1 CONCERT© is an intimate and unforgettable musical experience. It gives you the unique opportunity to experience a concert program chosen and performed exclusively for you; immersing you in the here and now.

Book a 1:1 CONCERT via Email
If you have problems with the bookings link,  wish to book a concert as a gift for another, or wish to be added to the January waiting list, please email australia@1to1concerts.de with the wished-for date, time and contact information.

All CANBERRA, MELBOURNE and SYDNEY 1:1 concerts are booked out until 2021. Please email to join the waiting list for January. Depending on the demand, a further Sydney set of concerts may be organised.

Wednesday 2nd December, Seidler Penthouse, Milsons’ Point, SYDNEY (booked out)
5.00 pm  5.20 pm 5.40 pm I 6.00 pm  I 6.20 pm 6.40 pm

Thursday 3rd December, Christ Church Cathedral, NEWCASTLE (booked out)
5.00 pm  I  5.20 pm  I  5.40 pm I 6.00 pm  I 6.20 pm 6.40 pm

Sunday Dec 6th, 4 – 6 pm, Murrumbeena MELBOURNE (booked out)
4.00 pm 4.20 pm  I  4.40 pm I 5.00 pm  I 5.20 pm  I  6.00 pm

Monday 7th December, Pitt St Uniting Church, SYDNEY (booked out)
5.00 pm 5.20 pm  I  5.40 pm I 6.00 pm  I 6.20 pm 6.40 pm

Tuesday 8th December, Gorman House Arts Centre, CANBERRA (booked out)
5.00 pm 5.20 pm  I  5.40 pm I 6.00 pm  I 6.20 pm 6.40 pm

Wednesday 16th December, Seidler Penthouse, Milsons’ Point, SYDNEY (booked out)
5.00 pm  I  5.20 pm  I  5.40 pm6.00 pm  I 6.20 pm  I  6.40 pm

Thursday 17th December, Christ Church Cathedral, NEWCASTLE
5.00 pm  I  5.20 pm  I  5.40 pm I 6.00 pm  I 6.20 pm  I  6.40 pm


Carillonist Thomas Laue – National Carillon (Canberra). Photo by Peter Hislop.

“From the moment the host met me till the end, it was profound. I’d read all the information but was still unprepared for what an intense and amazing experience it was.” Listener.

You request a concert date online and receive an email confirming the exact location where you go to (at least 5 minutes before the given time slot). A host* will welcome you there and explain all the important steps, so you can completely immerse yourself in your concert experience. After the host has escorted you to the venue, you will be seated opposite the musician on a chair at a safe distance (at least 2 metres). Whether you hear an opera singer, a cellist, a flautist, a jazz vocalist, a lutenist, a pianist, a violinist or an oudist will come as a surprise.  Your communication with the musician takes place wordlessly, in complete silence. The musician will make eye contact with you and hold it for about 1 minute. This results in a connection unknown to many participants, from which the music grows in harmoniously between the listener and musician. Try to get involved in this contact, which may be unusual at first, because it is from this eye contact that the musician chooses the piece or pieces that best suits this individual encounter.

Singer Rachael Thoms – Canberra Potters. Photo by Peter Hislop.

“An experience of a lifetime” Host, Valetudo Hair and Beauty.

The performed piece is not announced, allowing you to remain completely absorbed in the moment and the music. At the end of the concert, the musician(s) will escort you out and you will receive information from the host(s) about the instrument and artist(s) and the work performed.

Composer/Pianist Elena Kats-Chernin – Pitt St Uniting Church (Sydney).        Photo by Anna D’Ersu.

 

“if I had a million dollars, that is what I would give for what I just experienced as that is what it is worth.Listener

Oudist Kim Cunio – Canberra Potters. Photo by Peter Hislop.

 

“A spiritual experience like nothing else I have ever experienced.”  Listener

Neither the artists nor the hosts receive a fee for this project. There is no ticket price, however, we do ask you to make a donation to Freelance Artist Relief Australia to support musicians whose existence is threatened need emergency relief from loss of income due to the Covid-related cancellation of all concerts and performances.  In this way, you can also ensure that you can enjoy your music in the time after the current concert restrictions.

Soprano/Cellist Taryn Fiebig – Cross Art Projects (Sydney).                         Photo by Anna D’Ersu

“The experience was profound for all of us, enjoyed by the “one person” audience: patients and staff in the clinic on the day. As a team we would love to host further “Concerts for One” events.”  Nineways Chiropractic Clinic

Baroque Violinist Simone Slattery – Christ Church Cathedral (Newcastle).    Photo by Jen Hankin.

It was magical under the trees looking into the bush on a crisp July evening. So good to have live music, especially 1 to 1.” Listener.

1:1 CONCERTS© in Australia are organised by Sally Walker.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions: australia@1to1concerts.de

Flautist Sally Walker – Newcastle Bush. Photo by Greg Kerr

Hosts in Australia:

Photographic assistance

Donations go to: Freelance Artist Relief Australia https://freelanceartistrelief.com

Freeland Artist Relief Australia