Is the term ‘contemporary classical music’ a contradiction in terms? Tom Service of The Guardian dispels some myths:
Composer Paul Stanhope made his mark on the 2011 APRA Art Music Awards announced last night. His compositions won Work of the Year in both Instrumental (String Quartet No 2) and Vocal/Choral categories. (Deserts of Exile). Sydney audiences were mesmerised by “Deserts of Exile” when the Sydney Chamber Choir performed it in their “Lamentations” programme a few…
Nominees for the 28th annual ARIA Awards have been announced and we have the list of contenders for the title of Best Classical Album in the Fine Arts Awards. Australian World Orchestra / Zubin Mehta – Stravinsky Rite of Spring / Mahler Symphony No.1 (ABC Classics/Universal Music Australia) Emma Matthews / Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra /…
Sumptuous costumes by Jenny Tiramani create a visual feast akin to an oil painting in Sir David McVicar’s 2015 production of Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro revived by Opera Australia this month. Scroll down to see all six images.
Violinist Riccardo Minasi is soloist and Guest Director with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in its season of ‘Glorious Baroque’ which opened last weekend. Here are four photographs from the opening concerts. ‘Glorious Baroque’ continues on November 2nd, 4th and 5th. See also: http://soundslikesydney.com.au/shows/possum-goes-for-baroque-2/5310.html and http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/an-accomplished-pastiche-with-notes-of-a-fine-merlot-20111030-1mqan.html
Jonas Kaufmann has cancelled his two performances as Don Jose in Carmen at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden due to illness. His place will be taken by Italian tenor Andrea Carè. Click here for more.