2020 Season Overview
Our 2020 Season showcases a spectacular line-up of established, seasoned professionals and brilliant young Australian rising stars in programs at once stimulating, intimate, thrilling and uplifting.
This year, the closure of concert halls due to the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that our traditional live concerts have been put on hold. Selby & Friends has persevered and created new initiatives so that our audience can still enjoy chamber music at its best in the safety of their homes. Brand new concerts, filmed live, replace Tour 2, "Let's Get Personal", and Tour 3, "Beethoven's Ghost" (available from early July) along with Behind the Scenes interviews with the artists involved and Q&A sessions. These have been met with much "remote" applause and praise from our listeners and critics alike.
There have been a few small changes to our original guest artist roster and repertoire, shown below, as a result of our temporary shift from live concerts to film. Still, at the heart of it all, we've strived to carry on with the character and spirit of the originally planned programs you see below. We are aiming to return to live concert touring as soon as possible! As yet, we do not know whether we will be back in venues for our Tour 4 and Tour 5 programs. More information will be posted here as soon as it is available.
With consistent rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, and broadcasts on both the ABC Classic FM network and the MBS network, our joyous, intimate concerts will continue to be treasured by our listeners, whether they are hearing Selby & Friends for the first time or are loyal subscribers who have attended our concerts for many years.
This season is filled with song, tempest, exquisite torment and breathtaking melody. We look forward to welcoming you, either online with our films, or, hopefully soon again in live performances in the concert hall.