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Timothy Matthies Leaves Musica Viva For The Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Timothy Matthies, Musica Viva’s Director of Artist Development has been appointed Director of Artistic Planning for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. With more than 25 years of experience in the music profession, Tim Matthies’ national presence at the nation’s oldest independent arts organisation will be sorely missed and comes as Musica Viva’s other leaders CEO Mary Jo…

Concert Review: The Metropolitan Orchestra/ The ‘Great’
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Concert Review: The Metropolitan Orchestra/ The ‘Great’

‘The Metropolitan Orchestra, conductor Sarah-Grace Williams Violin soloist Glenn Christensen 20 August 2016, Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, Ultimo  Written by Larry Turner The Metropolitan Orchestra is arguably the doyen of Sydney’s non-salaried symphony orchestras.  In the fourth concert of their main 2016 Sydney series they performed just two works which are now standard repertoire but neither of…

CD Review: The Greats – Masters Of European Music
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CD Review: The Greats – Masters Of European Music

Last weekend I had the exceptional pleasure of strolling through the Art Gallery of New South Wales, viewing its spring/summer exhibition of over 70 paintings – The Greats: masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. The collection spans more than four centuries of art with works from the Renaissance (Botticelli’s The Virgin adoring the sleeping…