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Welcome from Artistic Director/Pianist Kathryn Selby AM
It seems incredible to think that in the blink of an eye, almost two years have passed without live concerts in so many places around the world. Without the support and assistance of our audience throughout this once-in-a-generation time, we would not have been able to bring you this beautiful 2022 Season. Thank you!
Our 2022 season is marked by especially noteworthy news for our Melbourne audience as Selby & Friends is pleased to return to the heart of the cultural district to present five concerts in the intimate Primrose Potter Salon at the Melbourne Recital Centre. We look forward to welcoming you to our new venue.
For Llewellyn Hall in Canberra we rejoice in the return to Chamber Music Mode.
And In the Southern Highlands we were unable to find a suitable available venue for our tour 3 July concert, so for now the season there will be reduced to four concerts.
Selby & Friends is well-known for our highly personal, informal atmosphere akin to being amongst friends. I receive many messages from patrons after concerts describing their pleasure at being part of such inclusive and memorable experiences that uplift the spirits. I am looking forward to returning to our venues around Australia with my friends and sharing with you a collection of gorgeous music, brilliant performers, and a laugh or two.
This digital booklet shows a summary of the 2022 Concert Season with each of our five tours outlined on the pages ahead. With three tours forced to be cancelled in 2021, I have incorporated some of the missed music into the new season along with several wonderful new works and of course, some of our collective favourites.
Selby & Friends has been described as presenting concerts that are “absolutely superb” “blockbuster performances,” with “excellent taste in friends”, so you will know the select group of outstanding musicians who are joining me for magical music-making and fun in 2022 are amongst the best in the world. Please visit the pages ahead to see who will be joining me and the beautiful music we wish you to hear.
As always, we will be guided by government advice and restrictions on venue capacity and social distancing. We have already made some changes to our ticketing system which will remain contactless. There may again need to be some changes to our seating placements, dependent on venue policies and capacity, but we will make these as seamless and as close to your preferred seating as possible if amendments must be made.
I hope you will join us all for this 16th Season of Selby & Friends concerts in 2022 and I look forward to giving you a warm personal welcome back!
This is why we go to live performance, for moments like these. This is chamber music at its best, hear them if you can.
- Sydney Morning Herald
Selby and Friends really is the very best of its breed.
- Adelaide Advertiser
Like many others, this reviewer could listen to Selby and Friends all day, every day.