Australian String Quartet | in Concert with Genevieve Lacey

Australian String Quartet to perform live across Australia for the first time in over 12 months February 2020 was the last time the Australian String Quartet toured the country. As an organisation built for full-time touring, the COVID pandemic forced…

 
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 –…

 
Canberra International Music Festival | Waltz to Tango

This concert is live streamed on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall While waltz reigned in Vienna for over one hundred years, tango still rules in Buenos Aires. Celebrating Astor’s Piazzolla’s ‘nuevo tango’ for this 100th Birthday, this concert also brings Elena…

 
Australian String Quartet | in Concert with Genevieve Lacey

Australian String Quartet to perform live across Australia for the first time in over 12 months February 2020 was the last time the Australian String Quartet toured the country. As an organisation built for full-time touring, the COVID pandemic forced…

 
Nexas Quartet | The Ashes

Utterly startling…adrenaline fuelled. 4.5 stars.” – Limelight Magazine. ‘The Ashes’, a special Lunch Hour concert in Phillips Hall is part of the Blackheath Chamber Music Festival. As a leader at the forefront of chamber music, Nexas Quartet promotes vibrant existing repertoire for the saxophone…

 
Bowral Autumn Music Festival

This will be the fifteenth year for Bowral Autumn Music Festival (BAMF) and our Artistic Director Myee Clohessy has arranged an exceptional program which features several artists and composers who were meant to feature at our 2020 festival. Due to…

 
Lawergren & Lowe | Dusk to Dawn – Mosman

Soprano Susannah Lawergren and harpist Georgia Lowe will take you on a night-time journey from dusk to dawn filled with wild dreams and flights of fancy. With new arrangements for soprano and harp of Rusalka’s Song to the Moon, songs…

 
Lawergren & Lowe | Dusk to Dawn – Newcastle

Soprano Susannah Lawergren and harpist Georgia Lowe will take you on a night-time journey from dusk to dawn filled with wild dreams and flights of fancy. With new arrangements for soprano and harp of Rusalka’s Song to the Moon, songs…

 
Steel City Strings | The Composer is in the Room (Wollongong)

Steel City Strings is back with an exciting new program of Australian music, including the highly anticipated World Premiere of ‘Cinque Forme d’Amore’ (‘Five Kinds of Love’) by Elena Kats-Chernin. Watch an exclusive interview with Elena Kats-Chernin. Also featuring ‘Nothing…

 
Steel City Strings | The Composer is in the Room (Burradoo)

Steel City Strings is back with an exciting new program of Australian music, including the highly anticipated World Premiere of ‘Cinque Forme d’Amore’ (‘Five Kinds of Love’) by Elena Kats-Chernin. Watch an exclusive interview with Elena Kats-Chernin. Also featuring ‘Nothing…

 
The Metropolitan Orchestra | A String Fantasy

The Metropolitan Orchestra Kick Off 2021 Season With A String Fantasy The Metropolitan Orchestras (TMO) concert on February 20 will be the first in a uniquely designed 2021 concert season which will see all of TMO’s mainstage Met concerts presented…

 
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…

 
Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Australian Miniseries | Distant Solo (Elena Kats-Chernin)

This event will premiere on the CSO YOUTUBE CHANNEL Elena Kats-Chernin AO Composer Veronica Bailey Percussion Program note – Distant Solo was commissioned by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra soon after the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in Australia. It forms part…

 
Q&A with Halcyon’s Jenny Duck-Chong ahead of IN NATURE

Ahead of Halcyon’s concert, In Nature, on Saturday 12th October, classikON’s Phillipa spoke to Halcyon’s Artistic Director, co-founder and mezzo-soprano, Jenny Duck-Chong about nature and poetry as artistic inspiration, the importance of supporting new music, and the unique soundscapes In Nature will…

 
Selby & Friends’ “The Game Changers” an intriguing and fascinating program of revolutionary composers

Elena Kats-Chernin’s Blue Silence for Piano Trio must be one of the most stunning introductory pieces to a recital. Written in 2006 for her son suffering from schizophrenia, the piece is an exquisite journey into meditation and peace. I defy anyone…

 
Surprises under The Birch Tree as Thoroughbass is inspired by folk songs

I am always impressed by their interesting and innovative programming. There are always surprises and challenges for the listener.

 
Poetry in motion as the city comes alive with Duo Deconet

Miguel del Aquila’s Silence finished the concert on a calm note with images of huge oceanic surging and crashing waves projected in slow motion.

 
Flinders Quartet in Sydney

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, 3 September 2014 Schubert – String Quartet No 13 in a Minor, D804 (Rosamunde) Much of this program was in minor keys which often are quite sad, reflective and certainly there was a ruminative feel…

 
Nicholas Russoniello: Between Worlds

This debut album of the up-and-coming saxophonist, Nick Russoniello, accompanied by the Acacia Quartet, has something for everyone, especially classical, jazz and ragtime music.

 
Australia Quartet’s Transfigured Night was a night of celebration

Australia Quartet celebrated Halloween with Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (‘Transfigured Night’), Schumann’s beloved Piano Quartet and Australian composer, Elena Kats-Chernin’s irresistible work, ‘Scherzino’. The night had quite a celebratory feel which was wonderful – and there was much to celebrate. [list…