CD Review: Felicity Wilcox | Uncovered Ground

Felicity Wilcox’s new disc, Uncovered Ground, draws together works from 2014 to 2018. It is the first recording of concert works by this Australian composer, highly experienced across a range of genres. Her music for theatre, radio and film includes…

 
12 Composers you should know about! – 3. Andrián Pertout

In our occasional interview series for 2021, classikON Ambassador Alan Holley discusses the aftermath of 2020 and the future with composer Andrián Pertout. Alan Holley: Andrián Pertout is one of Australia’s most performed composers in both Australia and throughout the…

 
Support New Classical Music with a Chorus of Thousands!

Australian composer Sally Greenaway’s music is often heard on ABC Classic radio and in concert venues around the country. Her music is described as ‘evocative and beautiful’, and there are two new sublime choral works on the horizon, primed for…

 
12 Composers you should know about! – 2. Evan J Lawson

In our occasional interview series for 2021, classikON Ambassador Alan Holley discusses the aftermath of 2020 and the future with composer Evan J Lawson Alan Holley: Evan, my understanding is that you are a very active composer on the Melbourne…

 
CD Review: Eve Duncan | Elephanstasy

The majority of the tracks in this recently released CD by Melbourne composer Eve Duncan are the result of an ABC concert recording at the Salon of the Melbourne Recital Centre in 2016 completely dedicated to the music of Duncan…

 
Sydney Children’s Choir perform Miracles

7pm, Saturday 19th June 2021 Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music This joyful concert was called ‘Miracles’ and indeed it was a small miracle that Sydney Children’s Choir was able to perform in public on Saturday night for the first…

 
Ecstatic reveries from The Song Company

This was no mere choral performance – this was a moving experience that vibrated through body and soul…..I am referring to The Song Company’s Burden of Truth, performed in the iconic Cell Block Theatre at the National Art School, Darlinghurst…

 
12 Composers you should know about! – 1. Cathy Likhuta

In our occasional interview series for 2021, classikON Ambassador Alan Holley discusses the year that wasn’t with Cathy Likhuta Alan Holley: Cathy, I have only come across your music on YouTube so far and it is my understanding that you…

 
WSO’s Next Chapters a rare treat…

Willoughby Symphony Orchestra | Next Chapters The Concourse Concert Hall, live streamed on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall Saturday May 22, 2021 If a not completely professional orchestra programs Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 9 then they need to make sure that they…

 
The Music Box Project show new leadership in the world of experimental music-theatre

The Music Box Project | Shallow Listening Australia Hall, Sydney, May 16, 2021 Performers Elizabeth Jigalin, Jane Aubourg, Naomi Johnson, Peter Leung, Joseph Lisk, Joseph Franklin and Tina Stefanou The world of the arts is bouncing back big-time in Sydney…

 
Young Composer Award winner in a concert where the sky’s the limit – literally

Virtuoso musicianship and astonishing physical theatre combine in a captivating collaborative concert “As part of the Chatswood Cultural Program, concert goers will be uplifted by the rhythmic richness of the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra when – for the first time –…

 
Marais Project: Blending the old and the new in the Art of Monody

At 3pm Sunday May 16,  2021, at Mosman Art Gallery The Marais Project present ‘The Art of Monody’ featuring the world premiere of ‘Christchurch Monody’ by Gordon Kerry. Founder and principal artist Jenny Eriksson speaks about the upcoming concert. For…

 
Review: Rubiks’ luminous lamina of inspiring compositions

Rubiks Collective, This Soft Eclipse Thursday April 29, 2021 Back in their element in the return to the Melbourne Recital Centre, Rubiks Collective – joined by guests Kim Tan, Lucy Price, and Natasha Fearnside – displayed a thoughtful and evocative…

 
12 Australian Composers | An occasional series with Alan Holley

As Australia and indeed most of the western world looks forward to 2021 being a year where some sense of normalcy returns I asked MD Pepe Newton if the readers of classikON might find a series of interviews with composers…

 
Barry Conyngham’s fascinating, original and engaging new CD

Gardener of Time is a CD recorded at the concert given to celebrate the 75th birthday of Barry Conyngham, the well known Contemporary Australian composer. Barry has a huge list of academic achievements, the most recent being his decade as…

 
Review: Compose Queer | Divisi Chamber Singers

75 Reid St, Fitzroy North. 26 February 2021 Compose Queer is an initiative created by Divisi Chamber Singers, funded through a donation campaign and a grant from the Australian Cultural Fund. This initiative went beyond a single concert: four emerging…

 
Review: Hoang Pham’s sensitive recital

Hoang Pham – Sonata Tragica on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall 10/2/2021 Program Liszt – La Leggierezza Liszt – Liebestraum Pham – Nocturne in A Flat Chopin – Nocturne in D Flat, Op 27 No 2 Pham – Lòng Mẹ Pham – Sonata Tragica Liszt – Mephisto Waltz…

 
Review: Paul Cutlan’s genre-bending prowess at Parramatta

Paul Cutlan String Project Riverside Parramatta Feb 7, 2021 The Lennox Theatre at Riverside Parramatta last Sunday was the setting for my first encounter with the music of Paul Cutlan, improvising reed player and genre-bending composer/arranger. At once lyrical yet…

 
Review: Australian Miniseries an oasis in the desert of Covid

Australian Miniseries The Canberra Symphony Orchestra has had the bright idea of publishing a series of 15 vignettes featuring short works for solo instruments, specially composed by different contemporary Australian artists. The “Australian Miniseries” is co-curated by Professor Matthew Hindson…

 
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…