Touring their new ABC Classic album, Whitwell & Withers perform the very best of new Australian music for the piano and guitar. Featuring stunning works by Westlake, Greenaway, Edwards, Whitwell and more! Outback Odyssey brings you the very best of new Australian music for the unique blend of piano and guitar. Featuring the out-of-this-world work Jovian Moons by Australia’s esteemed Nigel Westlake and a brand new creation by Sally Whitwell. Also touring the winning works of the fourth Australian Music Composition Competition, based on visual art work Outback by Queensland-based artist Sue Needham. Let Sally & Matt transport you on a journey around the country and perhaps even further!
Multi-ARIA Award winning musician Sally Whitwell maintains a busy freelance career as a pianist, performer, conductor, composer and educator. She has toured America, China, Hong Kong and Inner Mongolia. Her work has been performed and recorded by the likes of Gondwana Voices, Ensemble Offspring, Acacia Quartet and many more. Sally’s recordings have received ARIA Awards for Best Classical Album, enjoyed multiple weeks in the top ten ARIA Core Classical Charts and are regularly heard on ABC Classic. Matt Withers is an ambassador for Australian music, a well-established classical guitar pedagogue, performer and role model for musicians across the country. His career has seen him collaborate with highly esteemed artists, many national orchestras as well as maintaining strong commitments in the leading chamber music group Guitar Trek alongside Timothy Kain. With solo and chamber studio albums released on Naxos, ABC Classics and Soundset Recordings (USA), he thrives on taking this music to wider audiences, broadening and expanding their musical horizons. Together, Whitwell & Withers are passionate about new Australian music and enjoy the unique blend the piano and guitar can create when combined.
Join us on the last Sunday of the month for the popular Prelude in Tea Sunday concert series, famously featuring a luscious afternoon tea served from 2:30, followed by a 3:30 concert from some of Australia’s best and most exciting small ensembles. Cake from 2:30, Concert at 3:30. A Prelude in Tea concert is the perfect Sunday afternoon out.