Livestream Review | Baroque Duo, a portent of brighter things to come

Baroque Duo Melbourne Digital Concert Hall Wednesday 15th September 2021 At a time when a whole raft of period-instrument and other performances have been erased from the Australian scene, it took little hesitation to be back watching a Melbourne Digital…

 
‘Offspring for All’ Launches Sept 24

Offspring for All is the new digital series from APRA AMCOS State Luminary Award Winners – Ensemble Offspring. Bringing a handful of their highlight concerts each year to hungry ears from around Australia and the world, this ongoing initiative will…

 
Melbourne Opera rises to the challenge of Verdi’s Macbeth

Melbourne Digital Concert Hall May 26, 2021 On an appropriately dark and wintery night, Melbourne Opera partnered with Melbourne Digital Concert Hall to present a livestream of Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth at Her Majesty’s Theatre.  This particular piece has a chequered…

 
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…

 
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…

 
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 –…

 
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: Powerfully moving concert from Bendigo Chamber Music Festival

Bendigo Chamber Music Festival Mayor’s Gala – Summer Nights Series 4 Saturday 6th February 2021 Co-Director of the Bendigo Chamber Music Festival Chris Howlett introduced the Mayor’s Gala evening concert as a token of sincere appreciation of the musicians to…

 
Review: Bendigo Chamber Music Festival’s Thrilling Gala Opening

Bendigo Chamber Music Festival Opening Gala – Summer Nights Series 1 Wednesday 3rd February 2021 The Bendigo Chamber Music Festival’s Opening Gala for their Summer Nights Series 1 featured a programme of music in a myriad of styles covering early…

 
Review: Selby and Friends’ Magical Performance

Selby and Friends | A Final Offering Susie Park, violin | Stefanie Farrands, viola | Timo-Veikko Valve, cello | Kathryn Selby, piano A year or two ago I invested in some fairly decent speakers for my computer. In this year…

 
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…