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Concert Review: Celebrating Strauss/ Sydney Youth Orchestra

Cheryl Barker AO Celebrating Strauss: Richard Gill, a celebration of life Sydney Youth Orchestra Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music 8 December 2018 Written by Deen Hamaker Australia lost one of its foremost champions of music...more...

Posted on December 11, 2018 @ 14.35
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Concert Review: Salon Société/ Twilight Musical Dialogues

Twilight Musical Dialogues’ Salon Société Salon Société, Musical Luminati Series, Twilight Musical Dialogues Adamstown Uniting Church, Newcastle  30 November, 2018 Adamstown Uniting Church, Newcastle, The final instalment of the Twilight Musical Dialogues’ 2018 series Musical...more...

Posted on December 5, 2018 @ 18.01
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Opera Review: Artaserse/ Pinchgut Opera

Artaserse/ Pinchgut Opera City Recital Hall 29 November 2018 Written by Deen Hamaker When Johann Adolphe Hasse reset his opera Artaserse for the Dresden Court Opera in 1740, he was oblivious to the Australian...more...

Posted on December 1, 2018 @ 14.05
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Concert Review: A Baroque Christmas/ Australian Chamber Choir

A Baroque Christmas Australian Chamber Choir St Mary’s Cathedral Crypt, Sydney 24 November 2018 Christmas isn’t Christmas without certain musical essentials. Anything seasonal by Sir David Willcocks and J S Bach, the melodies of...more...

Posted on November 26, 2018 @ 10.26
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Concert Review: The Overcoat, A Musical

The Overcoat. Image credit Clare Hawley The Overcoat Michael, Rosemarie and Constantine Costi, Belvoir Theatre Downstairs, 16 November 2018 Witten by Paul Bennett Re-imaging a classic from a Russian master such as Gogol can be...more...

Posted on November 18, 2018 @ 1.08
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Ballet Review: Spartacus/ The Australian Ballet

Spartacus The Australian Ballet Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House 10 November, 2018 Written by Deen Hamaker Spartacus is perhaps the ultimate Soviet ballet, a spectacle of bravura dancing and athleticism, characterised by muscular gladiators...more...

Posted on November 14, 2018 @ 17.05
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CD Review: From The Hungry Waiting Country / Halcyon / Elliot Gyger

From the Hungry Waiting Country is a new release by Halcyon, performing the music of contemporary Australian composer, Elliot Gyger. Released on the Tall Poppies label, it contains three works...more...

Posted on November 6, 2018 @ 12.17
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Concert Review: Lixsania And The Labyrinth/ Australian Brandenburg Orchestra/ Lixsania Fernandez

Lixsania Fernandez with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Lixsania and the Labyrinth Lixsania Fernandez, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra City Recital Hall 31, October 2018 The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra is ever creative in its recruitment of solo musicians...more...

Posted on November 1, 2018 @ 15.14
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Concert Review: Czech Fantasy / Orava Quartet

Czech Fantasy, Orava Quartet,  Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, 26 October, 2018. Written by Ria Andriani Performing in the Opera House is a highlight in any musician’s tour. The Orava Quartet’s Utzon Room performance of...more...

Posted on October 30, 2018 @ 14.40