Tired of the sporting hoop-la? Take some time out with this swag of links to news on recent events in the music life of the nation:
Exciting developments as the Sydney Symphony expands its cultural reach into China:
Peter McCallum reviews Amaracord for the Sydney Morning Herald:
From Adelaide, Graham Strahle reviews the Adelaide Symphony’s Das Lied von Erde with Maestro Arvo Vollmer and tenor Stuart Skelton.
From Brisbane, a review of the Australian Youth Orchestra conducted by Simone Young with soprano Lisa Gasteen:
The Townsville Festival of Chamber Music:
…… and the re-modelling of Hamer Hall in Melbourne: