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Concert Review: Revolutionary Romance/ Australian Romantic And Classical Orchestra

Nicole van Bruggen plays the basset clarinet Revolutionary Romance, Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra, Chamber Soloists, CIty Recital Hall, 17 September 2017 Written by Wendy McLeod It was a gentle spring afternoon in Sydney when the...more...

Posted on September 22, 2017 @ 15.26
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Concert Review: Haydn, Mozart And Friends/ Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Jamie Hey and Bart Aerbeydt Haydn, Mozart and Friends/ Australian Brandenburg Orchestra City Recital Hall, 13 September, 2017 In a programme anchored by two brilliantly performed favourites of the classical canon, it was as...more...

Posted on September 14, 2017 @ 15.39
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Concert Review: A Brahms Affair/ Omega Ensemble

Omega Ensemble A Brahms Affair Omega Ensemble City Recital Hall 7 September, 2016 At the vanguard of performing live clarinet repertoire in Sydney, Omega Ensemble presented A Brahms Affair, featuring the swoon-worthy later works of...more...

Posted on September 11, 2017 @ 8.52
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Concert Review: Out Of The Shadows/ Fieri Consort

Fieri Consort  Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney August 27 2017 Written by Ria Andriani In their return visit to Sydney, the Fieri consort performed a programme of sumptuous music which explored the depths of...more...

Posted on September 4, 2017 @ 14.38
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Opera Review: The Rape Of Lucretia/ Sydney Chamber Opera/ Victorian Opera

The Rape of Lucretia, Benjamin Britten Sydney Chamber Opera/ Victorian Opera Carriageworks 19 August 2016 Written by Deen Hamaker Productions of Benjamin Britten’s operas have become a rare event in Sydney and performances of Britten’s...more...

Posted on August 23, 2017 @ 10.48
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Concert Review: Winterreise/ Sydney Schubert Society

Jeanell Carrigan Winterreise – Sydney Schubert Society Independent Theatre, North Sydney 20 August 2017 Written by Deen Hamaker Franz Schubert’s Winterreise is one of the pinnacles of the lieder repertoire. It tells of a lonely...more...

Posted on August 22, 2017 @ 12.11
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Opera In Concert Review: Parsifal/ Opera Australia

Kwangchul Youn as Gurnemanz, Jonas Kaufmann as Parsifal, Conductor Pinchas Steinberg, Michelle DeYoung as Kundry and the Opera Australia Orchestra and Chorus in Opera Australia’s 2017 production of Parsifal. Photo...more...

Posted on August 11, 2017 @ 13.56
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Cabaret Review: Bedlam/ Strange Bedfellows

Bedlam Strange Bedfellows Leadbelly, Newtown  7 August, 2017 Written by Deen Hamaker The Strange Bedfellows are a formidable duo comprising Jacqueline Dark and Kanen Breen. Dark is a renowned mezzo-soprano famed for her performances in opera...more...

Posted on August 11, 2017 @ 12.03
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Concert Review: Schubert’s Trout/Omega Ensemble

Omega Ensemble Schubert’s Trout Omega Ensemble:  David Rowden (Co-Artistic Director and clarinet), Maria Raspopova (Co-Artistic Director and piano), Alexandra Osborne (violin), Veronique Serret (violin), Neil Thompson (viola), Paul Stender (cello), Alex Henery (double bass), Ben Hoadley (bassoon), Michael Dixon (horn)  27 July 2017, City Recital Hall, Angel...more...

Posted on July 29, 2017 @ 18.38