Within Lotte Betts-Dean’s Four White Walls there is calmness and joy

When I sat down on a quiet Sunday evening in lockdown to view Lotte Betts-Dean’s solo online concert I was not intending to write about it, I just wanted to listen to something beautiful and having heard Betts-Dean’s voice live…

 
Lotte Betts-Dean | Four White Walls

Mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean celebrates the solo voice in a dazzling yet contemplative expression of contemporary music mixed with some hints of the medieval and impressionistic. ‘Four White Walls’ is an intimate film-recital delving into the inner language and emotional landscape…

 
Willoughby Symphony Orchestra | Parisian Rhapsody **POSTPONED**

Hear the best new talent Australian music has to offer in Willoughby Symphony Orchestra’s Parisian Rhapsody.  Clarinettist Oliver Shermacher, a finalist in the 2018 ABC Young Performers Awards, joins rising star conductor Sam Weller for Debussy’s haunting Première Rhapsodie and the world premiere…

 
Willoughby Symphony Orchestra | Parisian Rhapsody **POSTPONED**

Hear the best new talent Australian music has to offer in Willoughby Symphony Orchestra’s Parisian Rhapsody.  Clarinettist Oliver Shermacher, a finalist in the 2018 ABC Young Performers Awards, joins rising star conductor Sam Weller for Debussy’s haunting Première Rhapsodie and the world premiere…

 
Elysian Fields | FIKA

This concert is live streamed on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall Elysian Fields, Australia’s only electric viola da gamba ensemble, bring their genre-defying blend of classical, jazz, and world music to MDCH in a profoundly moving exploration of ensemble leader Jenny…

 
Ensemble Offspring | Sonic Sites

Sonic Sites is an acoustic exploration of the Bundanon landscape and the creation of an immersive & participatory sonic performance. Ensemble Offspring collaborate with a bunch of local musicians as well as long time composer collaborators and together they will…

 
Women in Music Series | A String Quartet – Quart-Ed

The Women’s Club in collaboration with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, are hosting a series of evening recitals from to showcase the work of women musicians and composers to help shine the spotlight on women artists. A String Quartet—Quart-Ed Quart-Ed loves to…

 
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…

 
Willoughby Symphony Orchestra | Next Chapters

Evocative tour-de-force Be uplifted by the rhythmic richness of the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra when – for the first time – it joins forces with powerhouse aerialists from Legs On The Wall for the thrilling concert Next Chapters at the leading…

 
Willoughby Symphony Orchestra | Next Chapters

Evocative tour-de-force Be uplifted by the rhythmic richness of the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra when – for the first time – it joins forces with powerhouse aerialists from Legs On The Wall for the thrilling concert Next Chapters at the leading…

 
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: Willoughby Symphony’s Sweet Valentine

Willoughby Symphony Orchestra | Gala February 14, 2021 Chatswood What better way to open a gala celebration of Valentine’s day than with a classic waltz. The electric opening chords of Johann Strauss II’s, Frühlingsstimmen op. 410 (commonly known as the…

 
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…

 
Bel a cappella raised a toast to 2020 and its 25th birthday with a ‘Bel’issimo programme of music in store

December 1, 2019, “A Boy Was Born”.  What better way to ring in the festive season than with a bit of Britten? Last Sunday I was fortunate enough to sing in the final concert of Bel a cappella’s 2019 program,…