Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra | Illuminate – Melbourne

In describing his own Les Illuminations, Benjamin Britten wrote, “The word ‘illuminations’ suggests both the vision of a mystic and a brightly coloured picture”. It is this sense of a technicolour canvas that the we invoke in ILLUMINATE, our first…

 
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra | Illuminate – Sydney

In describing his own Les Illuminations, Benjamin Britten wrote, “The word ‘illuminations’ suggests both the vision of a mystic and a brightly coloured picture”. It is this sense of a technicolour canvas that the we invoke in ILLUMINATE, our first…

 
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra | Illuminate – Newcastle

In describing his own Les Illuminations, Benjamin Britten wrote, “The word ‘illuminations’ suggests both the vision of a mystic and a brightly coloured picture”. It is this sense of a technicolour canvas that the we invoke in ILLUMINATE, our first…

 
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra | Illuminate – Sydney

In describing his own Les Illuminations, Benjamin Britten wrote, “The word ‘illuminations’ suggests both the vision of a mystic and a brightly coloured picture”. It is this sense of a technicolour canvas that the we invoke in ILLUMINATE, our first…

 
The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra launches into 2021

After a ‘year they will never forget’, Co-Artistic Directors of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, Rachael Beesley and Nicole van Bruggen are excited to be returning to the concert hall. While their 2020 season was cut short after just…

 
The inaugural Eastside Sydney Music Festival finale was an all-Baroque “Stravaganza!”

The final concert of the inaugural week-long Eastside Sydney Music Festival (ESMF), curated by Professor Neal Pere da Costa and supported by Sydney University, was an all-Baroque affair held at the Paddington Town Hall. It featured musicians from three groups…

 
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…

 
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…