Sydney Symphony Orchestra Announces A New CEO

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra has a new CEO beginning 1 January 2018, and it’s Emma Dunch. Emma Dunch, originally from Sydney, has worked in arts administration for over 2 decades. She returns from New York where she has lived since 1999 and most recently headed DUNCH – a cultural management firm she...more...

Posted on August 17, 2017 @ 12.22  Dot  News
 
 
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John Clarke’s Classical Favourites on CD

In October 2016, the award-winning comedian and writer John Clarke made his debut appearance as guest presenter on ABC Classic FM’s Saturday Morning program. A favourite on television and a household...more...

Posted on August 16, 2017 @ 15.50  Dot  News
 
 
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Sydney Youth Orchestras Open Auditions For 2018

The Sydney Youth Orchestras are calling for young orchestral musicians to audition for their 2018 intake. Musicians aged between 6 and 24 who regularly study with a professional instrumental teacher...more...

Posted on August 16, 2017 @ 15.37  Dot  News
 
 
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Sharolyn Kimmorley Wins 2017 MOST Achievement Award

Sharolyn Kimmorley AM Hearty congratulations are due to pianist Sharolyn Kimmorley AM, who was awarded the 2017 MOST Achievement Award (MAA). Established in 2016, MOST® established this award to “acknowledge the contributions of...more...

Posted on August 14, 2017 @ 15.17  Dot  News
 
 

Original Holst Scores Discovered in New Zealand

The Guardian reported last month that two original works by Gustav Holst have been discovered in the library of New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty Symphonia. Written in 1906, Folk Songs from Somerset and Two Songs Without Words were authenticated by matching the handwriting, address and signature of Holst with internet sources. The...more...

Posted on August 9, 2017 @ 14.34  Dot  News
 
 
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Concert Review: Marais meets Muffat

Marais meets Muffat Marais meets Muffat The Independent Theatre, North Sydney July 16, 2017 Written by Ria Andriani Through the  dialogue of two ensembles, the Marais Project and Muffat Collective brought their virtuosic skills, specialised...more...

Posted on July 24, 2017 @ 11.24  Dot  News
 
 
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Opera Review: Thaïs/ Opera Australia

Thaïs Opera Australia Sydney Town Hall 22 July 2017 Written by Deen Hamaker Jules Massenet was an incredibly popular opera composer during his lifetime and churned out over 30 operas from La grand’tante in...more...

Posted on July 24, 2017 @ 9.51  Dot  News
 
 

Germany – The ‘State’ Of Opera

This feature from Newsweek, explains why aspiring opera singers gravitate to Germany to pursue their careers. “According to the opera statistics website – Operabase, last year 7,230 opera performances took place in Germany, one third of the world’s total. The United States came a distant second, at 1,730 performances, followed by France...more...

Posted on July 20, 2017 @ 9.36  Dot  News
 
 
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Finalists Announced For 2017 APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards

Some of Australia’s finest composers and performers in contemporary classical, jazz and experimental music have today been named as finalists for the 2017 Art Music Awards. Nominees are spread over performing...more...

Posted on July 20, 2017 @ 8.18  Dot  News