Free Forecourt Concerts Weekend
The Sydney Opera House is putting its stunning location to good use this April, with a series of four free concerts held across one weekend. The venue's forecourt will transform into a live-music venue, with top contemporary and classical musos taking to the stage.
Aria-nominated singer-songwriter Jack River will play her first Opera House gig on April 9. Expect stripped-back and full-band versions of tunes from her album Sugar Mountain.
An Indigenous-led and culturally diverse showcase of up-and-comers, Barrabuwari (meaning "tomorrow" in the Gadigal language), will take place the following day, curated by the Opera House's outgoing head of First Nations programming Rhoda Roberts. In the afternoon (from 2.30pm–7pm), artists including Becca Hatch, DJ Plead, JK-47, Kobie Dee, Milan Ring, Spvrrow and more will perform, hosted by Broriginals’ Travis De Vries and FBi Radio’s Race Matters presenters Sara Khan and Darren Lesaguis. There will also be a Calling Country ceremony.
From 7.45pm–10.45pm that night, hip-hop artist Ziggy Ramo will perform his 2020 album Black Thoughts, with support from Berlin-based producer DJ Plead.
The live-music festivities will conclude on April 11 with a performance by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, A 25-piece ensemble will play classics by Edvard Grieg, Ludwig van Beethoven, Arvo Pärt and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in the orchestra's first Sydney Opera House show of 2021.
Registration for tickets opens here at 12pm March 17.