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Sydney Festival


Dates 24 January - 25 January 2013

The go-to ensemble for some of music’s biggest names, New York’s yMusic combine virtuosity with energy.

Members of the group have performed and recorded with Björk, Jay Z, Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, Peter Gabriel, Vampire Weekend and more, creating their own niche at the nexus of indie and classical. yMusic’s playing is intricate, articulate, irreverent and percussive; its performances ambitious and inspired.

Debut LP Beautiful Mechanical includes compositions by Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) and Annie Clark (St. Vincent) and was voted #1 classical album of 2011 by Time Out New York.

yMusic ignores boundaries as it celebrates the possibilities of its instruments and ensemble.

“(yMusic) have helped to shape the future of classical music.” Fred Child, NPR

Dates & Times:
7pm, Thursday 24 January 2013

All tickets $30, 3 Show Parra Pack (For more information, please refer to the ‘Discounts’ tab) $24*
*Transaction fees apply
Please Note: This performance is suitable for patrons 18 years and over only.

Spiegeltents are hand-hewn pavilions used as travelling dance halls, bars and entertainment salons since they were created in the early 20th century. There are only a handful of these unique and legendary ‘tents of mirrors’ left in the world today. Built of wood, mirrors, canvas, leaded glass and detailed in velvet and brocade, each has its own personality and style.

The Salon Perdu Spiegeltent in Parramatta’s Prince Alfred Park (Directly behind Riverside) hosts a program of singers, bands, and late night cabaret.


Parramatta Opening Party Access to the City and Prince Alfred Park.

All areas of Parramatta Opening Party and Prince Alfred Park are accessible. From Parramatta train station, we recommend travelling along Church Street to arrive at the managed access point at the corner of Church and Phillip Street. There will be marshals along the route directing you towards the Parramatta River foreshore and to Prince Alfred Park.

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If you require drop off, we would recommend that you use the drop off area next to Prince Alfred Park on Marist Place (travelling south). There is a small area for vehicles to pull into, and for passengers to disembark. Wheelchair access is available from this point to the CBD and Old Kings School site. From here a traffic controller will direct your vehicle to public carparks.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Public Transport

Train – Parramatta is linked in all directions by train. Catch the Western line direct from Wynyard, Town Hall or Central, or if travelling on Northern or Southern lines, change at Strathfield.

Ferry – It is a 50 minute ride by Rivercat Ferry from Circular Quay. The Parramatta ferry terminal is located on Charles Street. Follow the pathway along the river from the terminal.

Bus – All major bus services are available in Parramatta. Take routes L20 or 520 from Circular Quay.

For quick and convenient access to timetables, trip planning and other public transport service information call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit 131500 Transport Info.

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Ticket Prices

All tickets $30
3 Show Parra Pack $24

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00