Live at Lunch 2024


Welcome to Live at Lunch - Series 12

'The enthusiasm of our wonderful audiences and the musical contributions of my brilliant colleagues have ensured that the series has become a favourite among Sydney audiences. I look forward to seeing you in 2024!'
- Jane Rutter

Internationally-acclaimed flutist Jane Rutter curates Live at Lunch bringing together internationally and nationally renowned musicians. For the 2024 theme, Jane is inspired by heroic women, presenting an incredible twelfth series.

Rutter draws music and inspiration from historic female figures like Queen Elizabeth I, Marie Curie, Josephine Barker, Aretha Franklin and Audrey Hepburn. She also weaves tales and legends with mythic figures Scheherazade, Carmen, Roxy Hart, Titania the Fairy Queen and Susanna from The Marriage of Figaro.

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Jane Rutter

Jane Rutter is one of the most outstanding musical personalities in Australia. Knighted by France (Chevalier des Arts et Lettres) in recognition of her services to music and the arts, Jane is a classical trailblazer, and household name in Australia. Her career is devoted to the development of classical and fine music across many musical genres, providing accessibility of high quality music to a broader public. Legendary conductor Richard Bonynge is patron of Live at Lunch.

'I‘m delighted to be patron of the Live at Lunch concert series. With Jane Rutter as its artistic director, the series provides Sydney audiences with an inspiring combination of social inclusion, entertainment and fine music. As the series enters its twelfth successful year, I look forward to Live at Lunch flourishing even further. Jane Rutter is a marvellous musician who inspires her colleagues and audiences alike. Her boundless energy, engaging manner and wonderful musicianship ensure that the series plays an invaluable role in the musical life of Australia.'  – Live at Lunch Patron Richard Bonynge AC, CBE.

Jane has been artistic director of Live at Lunch since its inception in 2013. An Australian success story, Live at Lunch has provided fine music of the highest calibre combined with an element of social inclusion to the Greater Sydney region for the past decade.

Live at Lunch musicians 2024

 Musicians Instruments
Jane Rutter Flutes
 Tamara-Anna Cislowska Piano
Tarita Botsman Soprano
Fiona Ziegler Baroque violin, percussion
Douglas Emery Baroque cello
Stephen Lalor Mandolin, lute
Michael Duke Saxophone
Andrew Smith Saxophone
Nathan Henshaw Saxophone
Jay Byrnes Saxophone
Cheryl Barker AO Soprano
Peter Cousens AM Tenor
Pacific Opera Soloists  
John Martin Piano
 Louise Johnson Electric and classical harp
Rachael Beesley Violin

Stephen King


 Daniel Yeadon  Cello