Tag: music

‘Songs for a New World’ song cycle at Chapel Off Chapel

A truly unique and inspiring theatre experience is waiting for you at Chapel off Chapel in Prahran this week. Blue Saint Productions has collected a talented cast and crew to bring to life Jason Robert Brown’s ‘Songs for a New…

Tkay Maidza

Hip Hop–Electro Synth Pop Queen Tkay Maidza at Howler

If you didn’t already know, the next Australian census is scheduled for August 9, 2016. This year, I managed to sneak-peek a few questions. Goes something like this: Are you an Australian female? Are you 21 years old? Can you…

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival (3-12 June 2016) fosters a true festival vibe. Its venues span from Monash University to the city and out west to Footscray. The program includes workshops and collaborations with local and international artists – plus…

Opera Australia’s Luisa Miller

Opera Australia and Opéra de Lausanne’s co-production of Luisa Miller seems like a creation of modern art, offering a minimalistic, monochrome take of Giuseppe Verdi’s rarely-staged work. Opera companies often rely on a limited staple of popular works, so credit…

‘Beneath the Stars’ at the Melbourne Planetarium

Lying back on the plush reclining seats of the Melbourne Planetarium, watching projections of the Northern Lights dance gracefully above me accompanied by the ethereal music of Eriks Esenvalds, I couldn’t help but lose track of both myself and sense…

Stonnington Jazz: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Of Stonnington Jazz‘s 40+ events, ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ was a standout event. I don’t know if it was the captivating image or the promised blend of soul, jazz and blues — but we knew it would be a special…

Metropolis New Music Festival: ‘Sensuality in the City’

I was lucky enough to attend one of the most sought after events at the Metropolis New Music Festival, ‘Sensuality in the City’ presented by the Forest Collective at the Melbourne Recital Centre with visual elements by local artist  Jake Preval….

Stonnington Jazz: High Tea with Kate Hetty

The Stonnington Jazz Festival‘s array of events makes it hard to narrow down a favourite or two. When I saw Kate Hetty’s jazz high tea, though, the images of pleasant Sunday afternoon were too much to resist. Given the event…