Pacific Opera Presents Hansel and Gretel
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Pacific Opera Presents Hansel and Gretel

This October long weekend, young singers from Pacific Opera’s boutique opera training studio will be tackling Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.  Directed by the renowned Sydney-based Kate Gaul, the production will be conducted by Luke Spicer with the musicians of the Sydney University Symphony Orchestra making their opera debut. Kate Gaul says “The story of…

Willoughby Symphony Chamber Series
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Willoughby Symphony Chamber Series

The Willoughby Symphony chamber series returns for its second concert, Shattered Restraint(s) with Chamber Music Series Director, Daniel Dean’s production taking audiences on a journey through musical history. Opening with Ravel’s luscious Introduction and Allegro for Harp Septet, the Willoughby Symphony is delighted to showcase rising star cellist Liam Meany, featuring works by Carl Vine and composer-in-residence…

CD Review: This Moment Must Be Sung
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CD Review: This Moment Must Be Sung

The power of the human voice collides with words and music in the latest CD release from Halcyon This moment must be sung, (Tall Poppies) which features the chamber songs of contemporary Australian composer Andrew Schultz (b 1960). A prolific composer of instrumental and vocal music for both small and large forces, Schulz says he…