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Adelaide Festival Opens With Australian Premiere Of Armfield’s ‘Dream’

Adelaide Festival’s blockbuster opera centrepiece for 2021 is Benjamin Britten’s fantasy opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This highly anticipated production will be directed by Neil Armfield and make its Australian debut with an exclusive season at the Adelaide Festival. Leading an outstanding cast of international and Australian singers is award-winning American countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen singing…
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Sydney Eisteddfod 2021 Is Open For Entries

The Sydney Eisteddfod is open for entries for 2021, after a year away from its usual format. There are over $400,000 worth of prizes and scholarships to be won in 300+ events across all genres of the performing arts. Scheduled to run from May to September 2021, the age-specific and open categories include solo and…
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Sydney Chamber Choir Performs World Premiere Of Stanhope ‘Requiem’

When: Saturday 13 March, 7 pm Where: City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place, Sydney In an exciting start to Sydney’s musical year, the Sydney Chamber Choir welcomes back its former Music Director, the award-winning composer, Paul Stanhope who will lead the choir in the world premiere performance of his Requiem, the centrepiece of a program…
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Max Richter And Deutsche Grammophon Pay Homage To Beethoven Anniversary With A New Release And Streaming Event

Max Richter has written a new piece which pays homage to Beethoven with the release of its world premiere recording on the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. Beethoven – Opus 2020 is a new orchestral work was commissioned by the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, which will host the world premiere performance on the eve of the anniversary….
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Gondwana Choirs Release Video Of Birinyi

Gondwana Choirs have released another video project on YouTube. Birinyi features Gondwana Indigenous Choir performing the story of the creation of Yurrbin, the Great Barrier Reef on Yidinji country Filmed on Yidinji country, the story of Birinyi  is shared by Gimuy Walubara Yidinji elder, Gudju Gudju with music by Luke Byrne. Showing the extradordinary natural…
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Sydney Children’s Choir Honours Bushfire Affected Communities With Music Video

The Sydney Children’s Choir has made a poignant music video of Ola Gjeilo’s The Ground, dedicated to the Australian communities affected by the devastating 2019/20 bushfire season. One year ago a member of the Sydney Children’s Choir and his family lost their home in the bushfires at Balmoral Village, NSW. The choristers rallied behind their colleague, intending…
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Latest reviews

Album Review: Romantic Dreams – Quintets for Piano and Strings/ Ironwood/ ABC Classic

Ironwood’s newest album release, Romantic Dreams – Quintets for Piano and Strings is music made in our time, yet brushed with the patina of age. Featuring two quintets from the French Romantic era, this recording for ABC Classic, is meticulously researched and performed with artistry and integrity. Even better, the researchers themselves are elite scholar-performers…

Album Review: Fika/ Elysian Fields

Fika/ ElysianFields/ Move Records Jenny Eriksson and her ensemble Elysian Fields have released Fika (pronounced ‘fee-ka’), a 9-track, album with 50+ minutes of music. The title refers to the Swedish tradition of Fika, where friends and colleagues gather over a cup of tea or coffee and a snack. More than just a break for refreshment,…