Johann Adolph Hasse’s 1730 opera Artaserse was very famous in its day, but it has rarely been performed since 1760 and certainly not in Australia. A number of things are immediately obvious in a discu
River City Voices is a not-for-profit auditioned “symphonic” style choir based in Parramatta, western Sydney. They will perform large scale classical and contemporary choral works under th
On Saturday afternoon if you happened to be wandering through Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building you may have been somewhat astounded when instead of the usual bland piped elevator music, the sound of 8
Hi Lachlan! Tell us a little about the project. I am currently working on the launch of my new record label, Worlds Within Worlds, which will be focusing on classical, traditional and fusion world mus
Kate Tribe had a wonderful Q&A with Halcyon’s co-founder and Artistic Director, mezzo-soprano Jenny Duck-Chong. Kate: Twenty years is a wonderful milestone for an organisation. When my Market Res
On Saturday 21 October 2017, Sirius Chamber Ensemble is performing Where The Heart Is – a collaborative fundraiser for the not-for-profit organisation Habitat for Humanity Australia. The concert
Venezuelan born Latin-Australian singer, Daniel Alejandro is returning to his hometown Bondi, following the international release of his debut album El Amor. It will be an intimate one-night- only con
The versatility of The NOISE led me to employ their creativity as improvisers as well as their consummate skills as classical players.
The 2017 program is full of great beauty and that is how the evening ended when the singers left us
Alan Holley composer in residence at Podium Festival, Croatia In the utterly picturesque coastal town of Fazana and the island of Brijuni in the northern part of Croatia the 2016 Podium Festival prese
Paul’s performances will be broadcast on Serbian radio and on Albanian radio and television.
Revolutionary Brisbane contemporary classical/electronic duo argo, are presenting their unique sonic descent into an underground world in Spring Hill Reservoir
Ann Carr-Boyd’s bottom drawer is full of largely unpublished and unrecorded manuscripts from 40 years ago, ThoroughBase and The Flying West project been recording them.
Yaybahar is an acoustic instrument where the vibrations from the strings are transmitted through coiled springs to frame drums creating a hypnotic surround sound.
The Brass Festival Just south of the Croatian capital Zagreb is the city of Velika Gorica and for the last eight years Tom Spoljar has been the tireless and visionary music director of the VG Brass Fe
classikON is proud to be promoting 3 performances of this historical masque and we asked the co-producers Imogen Grawal and Tara Hasambhoy a few questions about the production and also their musical l
On July 27, there will be an innovative production of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten opera, with a specially produced fragrance. It’s a wonderful concept and reminds me of a business bootcamp wher
In January and February 2013 Jenny undertook at short term Winter Residency at The Banff Centre, Canada. Banff is one of the largest arts centres in the world. To be accepted she had to present a prop
The growth of crowd funded channels and opportunities has grown since the start of sites like Kickstarter (US) and Pozible (Australia). However, the problem raised by many supporters of classical musi
To celebrate international women’s day we’ve found 4 female composers whose music you can listen to online that we’ve already featured in our first year. Acacia Quartet performing th
The Barangaroo Delivery Authority are doing a series of Innovation Labs for the public spaces being developed in the area. I went to the one focusing on Dance, Music and Performance Communities and th
I had a wonderful chat with Ian Sykes from Sirius Chamber Ensemble. We talked about: [list type=’arrow’] Musician superstitions Wonderful acoustics of a church Dancing in the isles during
classikON hears from two of Australia’s leading early music specialists – gambist Jenny Eriksson and lutenist Tommie Andersson.
Sally Cooper is an unusually well seasoned performer for someone so young. She has been a musician for as long as she can remember. You may have seen her performing on Dancing with the Stars and The X
Thirty year old Cyrus Meurant has chosen to live the life of a composer despite the long hours and low pay.
classikON recently featured a work by Cyrus called Interlude (you can listen to this on Soun
The Hilltop Hoods talk about classical music
by Cecilia Timm
Adelaide’s Hilltop Hoods are a major player in the Hip Hop scene and are undoubtedly Australia’s most popular and succesful Hip Hop band.
Sally Whitwell talks about inspiration, creativity and her personal style
Over the years Sally Whitwell has strayed, trying out other instruments but she always comes home to her first love, piano. Sa
I have always been a fan of Katie Noonan, ever since I first heard George in 1998, when I fell deeply in love with their song Special Ones. It wasn’t until 2004 with the release of Two of a Kind that