Sydney Youth Orchestra | When in Rome

Hey – it’s spring! Sydney Youth Orchestra’s taking a punt on better times ahead and throwing the switch to sonic Cinerama for big-picture works spanning three centuries. Prepped by workshops on correct Baroque performance practice with Australia’s leading experts Julia…

 
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…

 
Peninsula Summer Music Festival: Concerti Grossi was a Sunday afternoon outdoor baroque treat

Careful programming ensured that there was variety in a program of baroque instrumental works. No better way to spend a sunny afternoon than on the Flinders lawn.

 
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…