Salon Music at Sydney Living Museums
Salon Music reinvents the tradition of the salon, bringing together music, history, conversation and conviviality in the intimate settings of Elizabeth Bay House, Vaucluse House and the Mint.
This collaboration between Opera Australia and Sydney Living Museums is a rare opportunity to hear specially commissioned programs of music tailored to the unique history of each house, to hear rarely played provenance instruments from the museum collection, and to converse with curators and artists over a glass of champagne and canapés.
Experience the houses as they were intended – as show pieces for the entertainment of friends and the celebration of the arts.
Your ticket includes the concert and light refreshments in the company of the artists and curators.
Mrs Macquarie's cello at The Mint
Visit the Mint to hear Mrs Macquarie’s 1814 Thomas Kennedy cello, normally on display at the Museum of Sydney, and view some of the oldest and most significant musical instruments and scores from the Sydney Living Museums collection.Learn More
Sunrise and sunset in the saloon of Elizabeth Bay House
Enjoy the beauty and grandeur of Elizabeth Bay House as you listen to music by Bach, Haydn and Handel. Delight in the magnificent sweeping staircase and lavish furnishings and afterwards enjoy beautiful Sydney harbour views with drinks and canapés.Learn More
Chamber music in the drawing room of Vaucluse House
Immerse yourself in the opulent setting of Vaucluse House as you listen to the rarely played pianoforte in the intimacy of the drawing room. Then explore the Vaucluse House, itself akin to an oversized opera set, as you find out its secrets from curators and artists over a glass of champagne.Learn More