Category: music

Alina Ibragimova, violinist, performs with the ACO

Chamber music specialist Alina Ibragimova plays Richard Tognetti’s string orchestra arrangement for “Death and the Maiden.” For the second program of their national season, the Australian Chamber Orchestra put on a sparkling show with guest conductor Alina Ibragimova. Russian-born, London-based Ibragimova is a violinist who has made…

Mendelssohn, Brahms, Mozart, and Beethoven by ARCO

Pastoral music and period instruments by the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra at the Melbourne Recital Centre, with guest choir Polyphonic Voices. A popular style of the Romantic period is the pastoral, which calls to mind horizon views and bountiful…

Mahler 9: MSO Great Classics Series

Sir Andrew Davis conducts a canonical Ninth with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Symphony No.9 in D by Gustav Mahler is considered one of the greatest works for orchestra, an esteem that it retains a century after it was written. For…

The Magic Pudding – The Opera

The Magic Pudding – The Opera returns to Melbourne just in time to commemorate 100th anniversary of a timeless fair dinkum Aussie classic fairy tale. Commissioned in 2013, composer Calvin Bowman, librettist Anna Goldsworthy, and director Cameron Menzies deliver an…

Stuart Skelton is Gerontius: MSO Choral Series

Davis conducts Skelton with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, in a performance previously staged at London’s Barbican. “The Dream of Gerontius” is a late-Romantic choral oratorio by Edward Elgar, based on a poem written by John Henry Newman. Far from Victorian…

Vine, Beethoven, Wagner, and Verdi: MSO Season Opening

Renowned soloists, international and Australian, star in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Season Opening Gala. At this year’s concert there was a marvelous sense of what to look forward to. In summary: the orchestra presented Carl Vine’s Symphony No.1, Nelson Freire…

WOMADelaide 2018 – The Plus Ones’ Definitive Guide

Gypsy punks, Brazillian brass, rainbow plastic pneumatic sculpture you can walk inside – WOMADelaide 2018 is set to wow us once again. This fantastic four-day festival (March 9-12) of Music, Arts and Dance serenades approximately 20,000 people per day and we…

Laneway Festival Melbourne 2018

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2018 nails it

From its spontaneous beginnings outside one of Melbourne’s most notorious bars, St Jeromes in 2005, to a festival that now spans three countries and multiple cities, it’s safe to say that St Jeromes Laneway Festival is nailing it. The festival…