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John Clarke’s Classical Favourites on CD

In October 2016, the award-winning comedian and writer John Clarke made his debut appearance as guest presenter on ABC Classic FM’s Saturday Morning program. A favourite on television and a household...more...

Posted on August 16, 2017 @ 15.50  Dot  News
 
 
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Sharolyn Kimmorley Wins 2017 MOST Achievement Award

Sharolyn Kimmorley AM Hearty congratulations are due to pianist Sharolyn Kimmorley AM, who was awarded the 2017 MOST Achievement Award (MAA). Established in 2016, MOST® established this award to “acknowledge the contributions of...more...

Posted on August 14, 2017 @ 15.17  Dot  News
 
 
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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
 
 

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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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