Pepe Newton
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Pepe is classikON's Managing Director. She is an avid concert-goer and self confessed choir nerd, regularly performing and touring with no less than 5 different choirs to countries ranging from Poland to Cuba over the last few years. Through her board positions in choirs and her role with classikON she is actively involved in the exciting Australian art music scene, including the promotion and commissioning of new Australian music. Running classikON presents a perfect opportunity for Pepe to pair her love of classical music with her ‘real life’ qualifications in business management and administration.

INGUZ | Ensemble Offspring’s welcome return…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ensemble Offspring’s most recent outing at the National Art School’s Cell Block Theatre marked a welcome return to normalised music-making in the face of the overwhelming setbacks that have characterised 2020. With a socially-distanced yet amply-sized audience of appreciative listeners…

Review: Phoenix Collective’s best program of 2020!

Folk and Songs 2.30pm Nov 14, Annandale The title of this review is a direct quote from violinist, and founder of the Phoenix Collective, Dan Russell describing the program of Folk and Songs, their concert in Sydney on Saturday afternoon.…

Review: Oliver Shermacher – Prodigious talent and poise

Oliver Shermacher, virtuoso clarinet player and Willoughby Symphony Orchestra’s 2020 Artist in Residence, certainly had an esteemed audience at his recent concert… two guest reviewers, Claire Edwardes  (percussionist, highly regarded in the Australian new music scene) and Andrew Howes (Sydney-based…

WSO Reconnects with a COVID Safe Concert

Willoughby Symphony reconnects with audiences at COVID safe concert On August 22nd Willoughby Symphony Orchestra bravely ventured back onto the stage to joyful whoops from its loyal audiences in three delightful COVID-safe performances – and now the hour long performance…

Composer Elizabeth Jigalin: on Clearway (Corona)

For the film Clearway (Corona) Elizabeth Jigalin created music to accompany footage of Rox De Luca’s artworks and pieces for two solo musicians. Elizabeth reflects… …on composing music to accompany Rox De Luca’s artworks … To accompany Rox De Luca’s stunning…

What we’ve been up to … Willoughby Symphony

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO | This series, introduced in our classikON What’s ON (subscribe here), shares our Ambassadors thoughts at this time. They are voices of the audience, with a range of knowledge and history with music, for some…

Review: Alice Chance | Until We Gather Again

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] …Alice Chance reimagines the choral experience Last week The Australian Music Centre released the first of 13 Peggy Glanville-Hicks commissions for 2020 – Until We Gather Again by Alice Chance  – an aleatoric, audiovisual work for scattered choir, created…

What we’ve been up to … Pepe

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO | This series, introduced in our classikON What’s ON (subscribe here), shares our Ambassadors thoughts at this time. They are voices of the audience, with a range of knowledge and history with music, for some…