Celebrated Musicians Explore Historic Sydney Places

Piano+Place Artists: Sophie Hutchings, David Bridie, Jim Moginie and Chris Abrahams at Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park
Photo: Keith Saunders © March 2024

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Discover a secret Sydney with co-curators Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil and Ross Heathcote, at a bespoke series of piano performances by iconic Australian artists in heritage Sydney spaces.

Every Friday this July look forward to inspired and diverse music, through the original compositions, interpretations, and improvisations by four contemporary Australian musicians – Jim Moginie (SOLD OUT), Chris Abrahams ARIA-award winning jazz musician and member of The Necks, Sophie Hutchings internationally renowned Sydney pianist, and award winning songwriter and composer David Bridie from the seminal 80’s and 90’s alt-pop group Not Drowning, Waving and My Friend the Chocolate Cake, as they explore through the piano the spectacular acoustics of famed Sydney locations.

Each venue has been chosen for its strong and singular spirit of place, including the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, Elizabeth Bay House, Paddington Town Hall and the State Library of NSW.

Piano+Place is presented by Piano+ and supported by City of Sydney

“An inspired collaboration, where celebrated musical minds meet a shared fascination with this city.”  Jim Moginie



Jim Moginie and Ross Heathcote at Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park 
Photo: Keith Saunders © March 2024

For the best seats in the house choose a premium seat.

All concerts have allocated seating. 

Full priced tickets $45 – $85. Concession available*

When clicking on a booking link on this page, you’ll be directed to Sydney Opera House’s website, our booking partner.


As part of our commitment to bringing music into their lives of young people, Piano+ has partnered with Playwave to offer a limited number of tickets to Sophie Hutchings performance at Paddington Town Hall on Friday 19 July. If you are under 24 years old and would like a Playwave ticket for only $25 (C Reserve) book HERE.  Be quick, tickets are limited!

Seating maps:
The Auditorium, Centenary Extension, Anzac Memorial,
Elizabeth Bay House 
Stapleton Room, Paddington Town Hall
Paintings Galleries, State Library of New South Wales

*Concession: Full-time Australian Student, Pensioner card holders (Aust. only), Children under 18 years. Under 30 pricing of $30 for B and C reserves. A $8.95 booking fee applies per transaction.


Every Friday in July celebrated Australian musicians – Jim Moginie, Sophie Hutchings, David Bridie, Chris Abrahams – will perform contemporary acoustic piano music in historic Sydney locations.

Friday 5 July, 7pm

The Auditorium, Centenary Extension, Anzac Memorial

Piano+Place with Jim Moginie

Australian music ‘legend’ Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil discovers the sacred space of the Anzac Memorial revealing the secrets that live behind the walls, expressed through the sounds of the acoustic piano, storytelling and improvisation.


Sydney NSW
The Auditorium, Centenary Extension
5 July 2024
Sold Out

Friday 12 July, 6pm and 8pm

Elizabeth Bay House

Piano+Place with Chris Abrahams

Museums of History New South Wales A visceral and intimate salute, through the acoustic piano, to the sonic resonances of glorious Elizabeth Bay House, with ARIA-Award winning jazz pianist and member of The Necks, Chris Abrahams.


Elizabeth Bay NSW
Elizabeth Bay House
12 July 2024

Friday 19 July,7pm

Stapleton Room, Paddington Town Hall

Piano+Place with Sophie Hutchings

Lose yourself in the music of Sophie Hutchings as she strips back the layers, immersing you in an ethereal world of tranquillity through the beauty of the piano at Paddington Town Hall.


Paddington NSW
Stapleton Room
19 July 2024

Friday 26 July, 7pm

Paintings Galleries, State Library of NSW

Piano+Place with David Bridie

The brilliant David Bridie founding member of Not Drowning, Waving and chamber pop group, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, explores space and sound through the acoustic piano, storytelling and improvisations in the atmospheric surrounds of the State Library of NSW.


Sydney NSW
Paintings Galleries
26 July 2024

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Artists and Curators

Jim Moginie
Ross Heathcote
Sophie Hutchings
David Bridie
Chris Abrahams

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The Auditorium, Centenary Extension, Anzac Memorial

The Anzac Memorial, in Sydney’s Hyde Park, is New South Wales’ principal memorial to all Australians who have served in the Defence Force. The Memorial Building in both its original and its extended form is a work of art and a remarkable piece of architecture. It is a physical expression of the spirit and legend of the Anzacs and a place of comfort for those who have lost loved ones. Exhibition and interpretation spaces allow the Anzac Memorial to illustrate the evolution of Australian military service while focusing on NSW stories. The detailed storytelling within the Centenary Exhibition Gallery complements the quiet spaces and symbols of the original Memorial building.





Elizabeth Bay House, Museums of NSW

Built between 1835 and 1839, Elizabeth Bay House was known as ‘the finest house in the colony’. Designed by the most fashionable and accomplished architect of the day, John Verge, for the Colonial Secretary, Alexander Macleay and his family, Elizabeth Bay House is a superb example of colonial architecture in a magnificent setting overlooking Sydney Harbour. The house was restored and opened as a house museum in 1977. Elegantly furnished to the period of 1839 to 1845, the interiors reflect the lifestyle of the Macleays and present an evocative picture of 19th-century life. The house was once surrounded by an extensive 54 acre garden and described as a ‘botanist’s paradise’. Alexander Macleay was a renowned gentleman scientist who established a significant library and entomology collection and had extensive interests in botany.



Stapleton Room, Paddington Town Hall

Paddington Town Hall on the corner of Oxford and Oatley roads, was built in 1890-91 to a design by the architect John Edward Kemp in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style. Premier of NSW Sir Henry Parkes laid the foundation stone on 8 November 1890. It included a 32-metre-tall clock tower. The building was officially opened on 3 October 1891 by the Governor of NSW, Victor Child Villiers, 7th Earl of Jersey. A clock was installed in the clock tower in 1905 to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VII.






Paintings Galleries, State Library of NSW

The State Library of NSW is one of the great libraries of the world, with a history dating back to 1826. Since then, the Library has been collecting all kinds of materials that help tell the rich and diverse story of NSW and Australia.

There are more than six million items in the Library’s collection, including books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, paintings, architectural plans, objects and digital content.

New materials are added every day, so that future generations will know their history.





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