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Album Review: Hooray For Song! / The Sydney Children’s Choir/ Lyn Williams And Friends

Described as a ‘singing adventure’, the Sydney Children’s Choir’s new album release Hooray for Song! is a lively collection of songs written especially with young singers in mind. Since being established...more...

Posted on March 28, 2017 @ 14.55
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Concert Review: Young Handel/ Thoroughbass

Thoroughbass – Shaun Ng, Anna Fraser and Diana Weston. Image courtesy Victoria Watson Young Handel – Thoroughbass Diana Weston, harpsichord/ Shaun Ng, viola da gamba/ Anna Fraser, soprano The Independent Theatre, North Sydney/Sunday March 26th...more...

Posted on March 28, 2017 @ 10.22
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Album Review: Philip Glass ˑ Piano Works / Vikingur Ólafsson

In April 2015, there was a landmark performance of Philip Glass’s Twenty Études for Piano at London’s Barbican Centre. The composer handpicked four pianists to perform with him, effectively anointing...more...

Posted on March 16, 2017 @ 22.43
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Concert Review: Messiah/ Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Messiah – Bass David Greco with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and the Brandenburg Choir conducted by Paul Dyer. Image courtesy Steven Godbee Publicity Messiah – GF Handel  The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Brandenburg...more...

Posted on February 24, 2017 @ 14.11
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Opera Review: Tosca/ Opera Australia

Ainhoa Arteta as Tosca in Opera Australia’s 2017 production of Tosca.Photo credit: Prudence Upton It was a night of powerful singing and strong dramatic performances when John Bell’s production of Puccini’s...more...

Posted on February 21, 2017 @ 14.26
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Concert Review: Haydn and Mozart/Omega Ensemble

Omega Ensemble: David Rowden (Artistic Director and basset clarinet), Natsuko Yoshimoto (violin), Ike See (violin), Neil Thompson (viola), Paul Stender (cello)  February 19, Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House Written by Larry Turner The...more...

Posted on February 20, 2017 @ 12.24
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Opera Review: La Traviata/ Opera Australia

Ermonela Jaho as Violetta Valéry in Opera Australia’s production of La Traviata.Photo credit: Keith Saunders It’s everything you want opera to be. From its first trembling chromatics, the soloists dazzled, the...more...

Posted on February 6, 2017 @ 10.41
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Concert Review: It Takes Two/ The Marais Project

  The Marais Project: Jennifer Eriksson (director and viola da gamba), Belinda Montgomery (soprano), Tommie Andersson (lutes)  Elysian Fields: Matt Keegan (saxophones), Matt McMahon (piano), Jennifer Eriksson (electric viola da gamba), Siebe...more...

Posted on January 31, 2017 @ 15.48
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Opera Review: Król Roger (King Roger) / Opera Australia

Saimir Pirgu as Shepherd, the Opera Australia Chorus and dancers in Opera Australia’s King Roger.Photo credit: Keith Saunders   Król Roger (King Roger)  –  Karol Szymanowski Opera Australia, Joan Sutherland Opera Theatre, Sydney...more...

Posted on January 21, 2017 @ 14.22