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.…

 
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: Bach Akademie Australia’s Luminous Christmas Joy

Weihnachtsfreude Wednesday 16th December 2020 Introduced by Chris Howlett from the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, the Bach Akademie Australia offered a wonderfully spirited performance of Christmas Joy in celebration of the impending season. A small ensemble of experts familiar on…

 
Ironwood | Romance and Fantasy

Luscious Romantic works for cello and piano, interpreted by two of Ironwood’s core members – Daniel Yeadon and Neal Peres Da Costa. The Sydney-based duo will draw on their extensive research to explore the intriguing performance practices of the nineteenth…

 
Josie & the Emeralds | St Cecilia’s Day

Each year, Josie and the Emeralds honour St. Cecilia, Patron Saint of Music. We anticipate our November concert will go ahead! We are making plans for it to be available for you to watch either in situ or via webstream.…

 
Bach Akademie Australia | Weihnachtsfreude ***SOLD OUT***

This concert has sold out! Join us for a program of Christmas Joy in the beautiful surrounds of Christ Church St Laurence to celebrate the coming Christmas season which will be all the more meaningful for us all after the…

 
Australian Haydn Ensemble | Haydn’s Dream

The subject of dreams has long occupied the imagination of composers, poets, and artists throughout history. AHE explores this subject with an intriguing collection of works including Haydn’s Dream Quartet, Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Beethoven’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s Tomb Scene from Romeo and Juliet. Haydn’s…

 
Review: Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra a delight!

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra – Mozart & Abel Friday 23rd October at 7pm, Melbourne Digital Concert Hall The first two quartets were played by Georgia Browne (flute), Matthew Greco (violin), Karina Schmitz (viola) and Daniel Yeadon (cello). Browne is…

 
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra | Mozart & Abel

LIVE STREAMED on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall… Though relatively little-known today, Carl Friedrich Abel was renowned as a major musical figure throughout Europe in the mid-to-late 1700s. Born into a famous musical family, he secured a coveted position in the…

 
Review | Australian Haydn Ensemble Dreamed Away

Australian Haydn Ensemble: Haydn’s Dream Melbourne Digital Concert Hall 8th October 2020 Australian Haydn Ensemble’s livestream concert on Thursday night was the perfect way to relax and dream away the week. Broadcast through Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, the concert was…

 
Bach Akademie Australia | Bach’s Universal Light

This is a Melbourne Digital Concert Hall live streamed event. For so many of us, 2020 has been exceptionally hard thus far. With this in mind, we present a journey from darkness into light through Bach’s universal genius. ‘In memoriam’…

 
Ironwood presented divine & distinctive string quartets in their program, “Prussian Frogs & Bohemian Princes”

The Paddington Uniting Church provided the beautiful venue for Ironwood’s concert Prussian Frogs and Bohemian Princes. It was a cold night, and after extensive warming up of their period instruments, the members of Ironwood performed Haydn’s String Quartet Opus 50…

 
Yet again Josie & the Emeralds shone brightly and required no polishing

Concerts featuring Josie and the Emeralds are always a delight and this was no exception. Entitled ‘Fantasy’ and held in Glebe Town Hall on Friday 26th April, a crowd of regular devotees and many new faces were treated to Fantasias…

 
Ironwood’s Old Masters, New Sounds

The recital opened with an elucidating lecture on the rationale for the performance style of this Brahm’s Piano Quartet and was well received by the attentive audience. I’ve always considered the term ‘Historically Informed Performance’ rather awkward; its opposite would…