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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
 
 

Original Holst Scores Discovered in New Zealand

The Guardian reported last month that two original works by Gustav Holst have been discovered in the library of New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty Symphonia. Written in 1906, Folk Songs from Somerset and Two Songs Without Words were authenticated by matching the handwriting, address and signature of Holst with internet sources. The...more...

Posted on August 9, 2017 @ 14.34  Dot  News
 
 
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China National Symphony Orchestra Tours Australia

On 23-Oct-17, at 8 pm

The China National Symphony Orchestra will tour to Australia this year performing just one concert celebrating 45 years of diplomatic relations  between China and Australia. More than 100 musicians make up...more...

Posted on August 9, 2017 @ 13.15  Dot  Shows
 
 
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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
 
 
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Concert Review: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra/ Dmitry Sinkovsky/ The Singing Violin

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra  Dmitry Sinkovsky, violin 26 July 2017, City Recital Hall, Angel Place  Written by Larry Turner  Dmitry Sinkovsky has acquired a substantial reputation in Europe and North America both as a violinist...more...

Posted on July 27, 2017 @ 20.47
 
 
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Concert Review: Marais meets Muffat

Marais meets Muffat Marais meets Muffat The Independent Theatre, North Sydney July 16, 2017 Written by Ria Andriani Through the  dialogue of two ensembles, the Marais Project and Muffat Collective brought their virtuosic skills, specialised...more...

Posted on July 24, 2017 @ 11.24  Dot  News
 
 
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Opera Review: Thaïs/ Opera Australia

Thaïs Opera Australia Sydney Town Hall 22 July 2017 Written by Deen Hamaker Jules Massenet was an incredibly popular opera composer during his lifetime and churned out over 30 operas from La grand’tante in...more...

Posted on July 24, 2017 @ 9.51  Dot  News
 
 

Germany – The ‘State’ Of Opera

This feature from Newsweek, explains why aspiring opera singers gravitate to Germany to pursue their careers. “According to the opera statistics website – Operabase, last year 7,230 opera performances took place in Germany, one third of the world’s total. The United States came a distant second, at 1,730 performances, followed by France...more...

Posted on July 20, 2017 @ 9.36  Dot  News
 
 
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Finalists Announced For 2017 APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards

Some of Australia’s finest composers and performers in contemporary classical, jazz and experimental music have today been named as finalists for the 2017 Art Music Awards. Nominees are spread over performing...more...

Posted on July 20, 2017 @ 8.18  Dot  News