Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point. Opens Tuesday, 6.30pm. Tickets: $39-$134. Bookings: (02) 8215 4600. Ends Friday. Alleged Dances: Australian String Quartet Australian percussionist Claire Edwardes joins the Australian String Quartet to perform a new commission by Matthew Hindson, a quartet by Robert Schumann and excerpts from American composer John Adams’s Book of Alleged Dances. City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney. Tuesday, 7pm. Tickets: $15-$83. Bookings: (02) 8256 2222 or online.
Joseph Tawadros Quartet The Sydney Writers Mini March Festival Before the Sydney Writers Festival main celebration in May, four international authors will appear across two days to discuss their work and process. British novelist Simon Winchester will talk about his new book about the Pacific Ocean; Scottish novelist Andrew O’Hagan will discuss his latest book The Illuminations; British writer Alexander McCall Smith will share love stories from Chance Developments; and Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert discusses her new novel.