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Album Review: Omega Ensemble: Mozart/ Munro/ Palmer

The Sydney based Omega Ensemble has come of age with its debut album Mozart-Munro-Palmer (ABC Classics 481 4667) that gathers a triptych of works for clarinet and chamber ensemble. The...more...

Posted on November 29, 2016 @ 17.09
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Australian Haydn Ensemble: Haydn’s Passion

From 18-Dec-16 to 19-Dec-16, at 2.30 December 18/ 7 pm December 19

Erin Helyard The Australian Haydn Ensemble with Guest Director and harpsichordist Erin Helyard and flautist Melissa Farrow  perform a program of dramatic music inspired by the Sturm & Drang movement. Directing from the...more...

Posted on November 28, 2016 @ 22.27  Dot  Shows

Album Releases For Christmas From The Australian Ballet – Sleeping Beauty on DVD/ The Nutcracker On CD

#gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ The Australian Ballet has released two albums of classics long associated with Christmas, just in time for the Season. On DVD (ABC Classics 076 2973), is Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, created by David McAllister...more...

Posted on November 26, 2016 @ 12.25  Dot  News
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Second Concert Announced For Einaudi

On 19-Feb-17, at 7 pm

The Master of Minimalism, Ludovico Einaudi will be performing a second concert of his Elements tour in Sydney after the sell-out of his first concert. The Italian pianist and creator of...more...

Posted on November 26, 2016 @ 11.24  Dot  Shows
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Kathryn Stott Appointed Artistic Director Of Australian Festival Of Chamber Music

Kathryn Stott Kathryn Stott has been appointed as Artistic Director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM) for its 2018 – 2020 Festivals, following the departure of the incumbent Artistic...more...

Posted on November 26, 2016 @ 10.19  Dot  News
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Album Release: A Symphonic Christmas

  The music of Christmas comes to life on this album from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus with pianist and conductor Bramwell Tovey. The orchestra is joined by...more...

Posted on November 25, 2016 @ 13.43  Dot  News
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Nijinsky – Image Gallery

The Australian Ballet’s hauntingly beautiful production of Nijinsky is on in Sydney at the Sydney Opera House until November 28. Here are some images form this exquisite production and you...more...

Posted on November 25, 2016 @ 12.56  Dot  News
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Album Review: Nemanja Radulović BACH

It’s hugely gratifying to be able to spend the best part of an hour immersed in the music of a single composer performed expertly with a fresh and considered twist. Serbian...more...

Posted on November 24, 2016 @ 14.47

The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess – The Story Behind The Copyright

This weekend, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s production of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess opens at the Sydney Opera House. In the 1990s, the executors of the Gershwin estate re-titled the Gershwin – Haywards’ 1935 magnum opus calling it now, The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.  Money- spinning strategy or an serious attempt at protecting...more...

Posted on November 24, 2016 @ 12.09  Dot  News