Michael Brimer talks about music and its creators

The Board of Theme & Variations foundation invites you and your friends to a stimulating series of four evening discussions for lovers of classical music.

One of Australia’s most distinguished pianists and musicologists, Professor Michael Brimer will give a series of four informal talks in September 2019 about the classical composers recently voted by ABC listeners as the most popular. They are Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

The talks will be held at the Theme & Variations showroom in Willoughby on the four Wednesday evenings in September. They will be a fundraiser for the Theme & Variations Foundation which assists talented young Australian pianists who need financial help to achieve their goals.

Those of us who have heard Michael speak know him as a wonderful story teller with a vast knowledge of all forms of music. He illustrates his talks with demonstrations at the piano, the instrument that has taken him to the top of performing, especially in Australia. As a pianist, Michael has performed 25 different piano concertos, two organ concertos and countless solo recitals as well as being an outstanding teacher.

Michael’s talks will not be lectures for students sitting for music exams, but rather for lovers of classical music. They will cover the times, compositional styles and sometimes quirky lives of the famous four composers.

These entertaining talks are a must for anybody who wants to increase their understanding, and therefore enjoyment, of classical music and its composers.



Please join us for this series of four talks. Arrive at 6pm for a cup of tea or coffee and a pastry, and we’ll begin at 6.30pm. Please reserve your place by emailing us with your payment details.

Dates: Wednesday 4,11,18 and 25 September 2019

Time: 6.00pm for 6.30 start. Talks close at 7.45 p.m.

Venue: Theme & Variations Showroom 451 Willoughby Road, Willoughby 2068

Bookings:  $125 per person for the full program over four evenings.

1. Make an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to our bank account:
Amount:                        $125.00 per ticket
Bank:                               Westpac
Account name:            T&V Foundation Limited
BSB:                                 032 199
Account number:        304 680

Please note: It is essential that you include your full name on the deposit so we can track your payment easily. We will send you a receipt when your payment arrives.

Please email this form to anita@generator.net.au the same day you make your EFT payment: –


Name: ________________________________________________________

Email: _________________________________________________________

Phone: ________________________________________________________

Number of tickets:  ____  @ $125.00 each   :    Total $ _____________


2. Mastercard or Visa card:

Please email your details to anita@generator.net.au or call 0409 300 490 to pay over the phone.


The Theme & Variations Foundation Board would like to thank you sincerely for your support.


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