Coro Austral introduces Sydney to some great new music – gloriosa!

Coro Austral | Musica Gloriosa May 15, 2021 Rozelle NSW Coro Austral is Australia’s premier choir for Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American choral music. Now entering its second decade under the artistic and musical direction of Margot McLaughlin, who founded…

 
Musica Viva’s exquisitely fragile and brutally beautiful program a resounding success

Konstantin Shamray & ANAM Orchestra, Sophie Rowell and Harry Ward Musica Viva National Livestream Saturday 15th May 2021 Musica Viva’s second national concert tour for 2021 involved a programme of intensely heartfelt music featuring the young violinist and composer Harry…

 
Das Lied Von Der Erde: Soloists excel themselves in CIMF Finale…

The Song of the Earth Canberra International Music Festival Finale Live streamed on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, May 9, 2021 Das Lied Von Der Erde was written at the most tragic phase of the life of a composer who tends…

 
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 –…

 
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra really sparked!

Evoke Thursday 6 May | 7.00pm City Recital Hall, Sydney On a rainy Thursday night we headed to the City Recital Hall in Sydney to hear members of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra (ARCO) in a chamber music concert.…

 
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…

 
Chop Chef: 5 Stars!

Riverside Theatres present Blush Opera’s CHOP CHEF by Julie Koh and Paul Smith As we entered the Lennox Theatre in Parramatta on opening night we were suddenly transformed into the live studio audience of the latest episode of fictional reality…

 
Review: Australian Chamber Choir – music that elevates your inner being

The Australian Chamber Choir Scots Church Melbourne, Sunday April 18, 2021 Music by Brahms, John Tavener and Fauré In 2016, on a wonderful adventure of art and music, I spent six weeks in Paris and one of my treats was…

 
Variety, enjoyment and collegiality on show in Orange

Orange Chamber Music Festival: Gala Melbourne Digital Concert Hall from Orange, NSW, April 8, 2021 Joy and expectation were in the air at the Opening Gala of the Orange Chamber Music Festival in the central west of NSW. Introductory speakers…

 
Blackheath Chamber Music Festival Launches ANZAC Day Weekend 2021

April 23 to 26, 2021 Featuring performances by inspiring distinguished Australian ensembles, two world premiere compositions and amazing young local talent it’s a great opportunity to spend 4 autumn days and evenings in the upper Blue Mountains enjoying concerts and…

 
Australian Chamber Choir – An Amazing Concert!

“Glück zum neuen Jahr!“ to the Australian Chamber Choir, what an amazing concert!With the advent of Covid-19, I have attended several concerts on-line, and what a treat it has been, but the Australian Chamber Choir’s performance of Ludwig van We…

 
Orange Chamber Music Festival bursts onto the scene!

The Orange Chamber Music Festival (OCMF) is a not for profit organisation created by professional musicians with residence in Orange. OCMF is supported by local organisations and businesses as a cultural and tourism initiative that provides a performance platform for…

 
Australian Haydn Ensemble’s Perfect Rainy Day Menu

On a cold and rainy Sunday, most people would prefer to be indoors and rugged up. But at a time when live music is experiencing the revival it desperately needs, I and many others jumped at the chance to see…

 
Review: A Standing Ovation for Stanhope’s New Requiem

Sydney Chamber Choir | Paul Stanhope: A New Requiem March 13, 2021, Sydney It had been 364 days since The Sydney Chamber Choir last performed in the City Recital Hall. On this balmy Saturday night they returned enthusiastically to perform…

 
Review: Selby Serves up an Afternoon Feast

Selby & Friends | Exotic Strudel March 14, 2021, Turramurra Turramurra on a wet Sunday afternoon needed some brightness and it certainly received it from Selby & Friends whose latest offering was titled “Exotic Strudel” indicating the origin of the…

 
Review: KPO’s energy and enthusiasm for Mozart, and more

Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra | Mozart and More March 13, The Concourse, Chatswood PROGRAM Naomi Dodd: Deep Calls To Deep Mozart: Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488 Stravinsky: Concerto in E flat “Dumbarton Oaks” Mozart: Symphony No 36 “Linz”   Covid doesn’t have many…

 
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: Multi-sensory Rapture with ACO

Australian Chamber Orchestra: Rapture and Revolution  ACO StudioCasts Feb 2021 The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) launched its inaugural 2021 digital season of StudioCasts with Rapture and Revolution, a unique and immersive multi-sensory concert experience. While the ACO has long been…

 
Four Winds Festival | A Celebration of Life

After a tough twelve months which included the cancellation of the iconic Four Winds 2020 festival on the south coast of NSW, we are again ready to celebrate and reconnect – with music, with each other, with nature. Under the…

 
Review: ‘Les Illuminations’ of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra | Illuminate City Recital Hall, 19 February, 2021 Could it really be happening – I was sitting in front of a stage about to hear real live music. Of course absence makes the heart grow…