Bernadette Harvey & Harry Bennetts

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Important Concert Update

Unfortunately, one of our touring artists, Miles Mullin-Chivers, is a close contact of a positive COVID case and needs to isolate for 7 days. Due to this sudden development, we have had to revise our programs for the Newcastle concert on March 10 and the Sydney Saturday concert on March 12.

Bernadette Harvey and Harry Bennetts will present a violin recital in Newcastle, and the wonderful Umberto Clerici will be jumping in to fill in on cello for the Saturday program.

We appreciate your understanding in these unpredictable times and share your disappointment. We always attempt to act in the best interests of our artists, staff and audiences. If you have any further queries please contact Musica Viva Box Office on 1800 688 482 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm AEST) or via email at

Newcastle Program

GRIEG Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13
PUTS Alternating Current
FRANCK Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano

Sydney Program 

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in D major, ‘Ghost’


GRIEG Lento Doloroso from Violin Sonata no 2
RAVEL Piano Trio in A minor

Beethoven’s kaleidoscopic Piano Trio in D Major, known as the ‘Ghost’. The work’s character is mercurial, beginning with a vigorous opening movement before segueing to the eerie largo that gives the work its nickname. It’s not until the finale that a sense of serenity is introduced, full of translucent textures and elegant themes. 

The Lento Doloroso from Grieg’s Second Violin Sonata is the ideal showcase for the storytelling skills of Bennetts and Harvey, while Ravel’s Piano Trio in A Minor sees all musicians onstage again to conjure up the composer’s voluptuous dreamscape. Full of shimmering colour and dripping with sensuality, audiences will leave the concert hall on cloud nine.   

Read the 5-star review from Limelight Magazine from the trio's recent performance in Canberra and ClassikON's review of Monday night's performance in Sydney.

"This stunning trio gave a sublime performance of music by Ravel, Beethoven, Grieg and Donald Hollier."
— Limelight

Concert Program


UMBERTO CLERICI Cello (Sydney performance only)

Newcastle Revised Program

Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)
Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13 (1867) 

                I               Lento doloroso
                II             Allegretto tranquillo
                III            Allegro animato

Kevin PUTS (b 1972)
Alternating Current (1997)

                II             Deliberato  

César FRANCK (1822-1890)
Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano (1886)

                I               Allegretto ben moderato
                II             Allegro
                III            Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
                IV            Allegretto poco mosso

Sydney Saturday Revised Program

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Piano Trio in D major, op 70 no 1 ‘Ghost’ (1809) 

                I               Allegro vivace e con brio
                II             Largo assai ed espressivo
                III            Presto


Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)
Lento doloroso from Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13 (1867) 

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)
Piano Trio in A minor (1914)
                I               Modéré
                II             Pantoum: Assez vif
                III            Passacaille: Très large
                IV            Final: Animé

Concert Champions:

Pam Cudlipp (Sydney, 12 March)
Anonymous (Canberra)

Whilst some of the details have changed, you can learn more about Bernadette Harvey & Harry Bennetts.

Download the program guide here, or view it below.

Event and Ticketing Details

Dates & Times

Canberra   24 February 7pm
Hobart   28 February 7:30pm
Sydney   7 March 7pm
Newcastle   10 March 7:30pm
Sydney   12 March 2pm


Multiple Venues

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Event notes

Existing Ticketholders

For Canberra, Newcastle & Sydney ticketholders to Karin Schaupp & the Flinders Quartet, your tickets will be automatically valid for this replacement concert so there's no need for you to do anything. 

If you are no longer able to attend or have any other queries, please contact the Box Office on 1800 688 482 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm AEST) or via email at to discuss alternative arrangements.