Music Performance Unit UNSW and UNSW Hospitality welcome Melbourne Digital Concert Hall (MDCH) to UNSW’s Kensington campus bringing music to the community. This new partnership will initially see MDCH broadcast six live-stream concerts in June from Sir John Clancy Auditorium UNSW.
The Sydney Satellite Night series of MDCH concerts will begin with Katherine Selby, piano and Julian Smiles, cello performing Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas 2 and 3, at 7 pm and Baritone Michael Honeyman performing a selection of art song by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Strauss and Ravel with Antonio Fernandez, piano, at 8.30pm.
Launched on 27 March 2020, MDCH has presented over 50 concerts, engaged more than 200 musicians and raised almost $250,000 in ticket revenue for them in its opening months. This partnership with UNSW will enable it to support even more NSW performers.
MDCH broadcasts a range of concerts online with the support of presenting partner 5stream. Each is performed once at a set time, just like a regular recital, and is professionally video streamed at no cost to the musicians involved. ‘Seats’ are sold online, with the full $20 ticket price going directly to the artists themselves. A modest booking fee of $4 covers transaction costs and contributes towards a piano tuner and broadcast technician.