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Sing diva anthems in He’s Every Woman

Powerhouse singer Justin Clausen and glittering pianist Jamie Burgess serve a sophisticated hour of passion, pain, the past, and other dramatic notes on a trip down memory lane reviving anthemic songs from pop’s best women in He’s Every Woman. You…

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Warm up cold nights with winter’s Melbourne Cabaret Festival

Outside, it’s dark, and wet.  A perfect time to come in and get moody, slick, and flamboyant. It’s winter, it’s Melbourne, it’s time for the 9th annual Melbourne Cabaret Festival. Proud co-sponsors The Ron and Marg Dobell were honoured at…

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The Courtly Arts Renaissance Dancing with the Bard

On a sunny winter’s Sunday, we sat deep in the heart of a high timber-roofed colonial church and were entertained with music and dance from over 500 years past. In their Dancing With The Bard, the Courtly Arts Performers, comprising…

Christian McBride’s New Jawn is New Jazz

New Jawn presents a contemporary and historically aware set at Jazzlab, as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. The syncopated language of jazz ranges from easy listening to complex avant-garde, and new forms mindful of old school is a…

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Opera Australia’s ‘La Traviata’

Opera Australia’s new production of La Traviata is marvellous, visually stunning, and musically divine. Verdi’s most famous and most performed opera often finds itself in one ‘top ten’ or another — and deservedly so. As an opera it ticks all the boxes that continue…

Tchaikovsky 5: MSO Great Classics Series

Muhai Tang conducts Tchaikovsky 5 and James Ehnes premieres a contemporary concerto, with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Tonight is a treat. Brahms’ overture is the starter, a serious piece that reflects its titular drama. James Ehnes then performs a scintillating…

Profile: Australian World Orchestra and Riccardo Muti

A league of extraordinary performers meet once a year. To learn more, The Plus Ones talk with Alexander Briger AO, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Australian World Orchestra. From May 2nd to 5th, the Australian World Orchestra will…

James Ehnes plays Bach at the Melbourne Recital Centre

The virtuoso violinist performs two Partitas and a Sonata, from Sei Solo by Bach. On performance night in the Melbourne Recital Centre, Canadian-born James Ehnes strides onto the empty stage with his violin. For his Great Performers appearance, he will…

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…