Jordi Savall Returns With Two Ensembles On A National Tour
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Jordi Savall Returns With Two Ensembles On A National Tour

  Clear the diary – the legendary Grammy Award-winning early music expert Jordi Savall and two of his favourite ensembles, Hespèrion XXI and Tembembe Ensamble Continuo, will tour Australia early next year with a rare program of early and contemporary Latin music. A multi-instrumentalist, virtuoso, conductor, scholar, teacher and record label director, Jordi Savall’s career…

2013 Helpmann Award winners
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2013 Helpmann Award winners

The 13th annual Helpmann Awards ceremony was held earlier this week in the Joan Sutherland Theatre of the Sydney Opera House. Named after the legenday Australian dancer, actor, theatre director and choreographer Sir Robert Helpmann (1909 – 1986), the awards recognise excellence in live performance, acknowledging its significant contribution to the greater Australian community and recognising distinguished artistic achievement across the major disciplines of…

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Unravelling the viol

The viol, also known as the viola da gamba, is an ancient and fragile creature, with a silky sound that approximates the human voice. The fact that this 15th century Spanish predecessor of the guitar is still heard and played is a testament to its beauty. You can hear not one, but a whole ensemble of viols on…