Riley Lee Joins Enigma Quartet For ‘Five Elements’
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Riley Lee Joins Enigma Quartet For ‘Five Elements’

  World-renowned shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) master, Riley Lee, has joined forces with the Enigma Quartet in Five Elements, an ambitious commissioning and performance project to create an entirely new genre of music that blends Japanese with European music. They will perform in November as part of the popular monthly Prelude in Tea series at North…

Album Review: Hemispheres/ Sally Walker/ Philip Mayers
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Album Review: Hemispheres/ Sally Walker/ Philip Mayers

Hemispheres is a gem of a CD, which, like many independent recordings, has slipped under the radar of the mainstream press. Described as ‘Mystical journeys through four continents’ Hemispheres was recorded by flautist Sally Walker with pianist Philip Mayers, both prodigiously gifted Australian musicians with impressive international careers. The anthology represents eleven 20th century composers…

Nicholas Routley Writes
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Nicholas Routley Writes

On the eve of returning to conduct the 40th anniversary concert by the Sydney Chamber Choir, its founding director Nicholas Routley reflects on its growth and distinctive sound:  “In July 1975 four students from the Music Department at the University of Sydney asked me if I would like to form a specialist small choir. I…