Tag: music

Martha Wainwright at Taronga Zoo

Martha Wainwright is all grown up

The Twilight at Taronga concert series has wrapped up for another year. Canadian singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright had the honor of wrapping this year’s concert series. For the uninitiated, the Wainwright household has impressive musical pedigree. Martha’s older brother, Rufus, is…

Laneway Festival Sydney 2017

Laneway Festival Sydney 2017

Typically spontaneous and a little tired of frequenting local clubs, I decided I was set on attending the next festival in Sydney. Conveniently, St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival popped up as the nearest option, a mere 15-minute walk from my house. It…

My Leonard Cohen at the Sydney Opera House

  Stewart D’Arrietta is a busy man. While touring Australia with John Waters in the John Lennon Tribute ‘Lennon: Through a Glass Onion’, he is also taking time to pay tribute to another musical legend, Leonard Cohen. My Leonard Cohen…

Nigel Kennedy Sydney Opera House Vivaldi

Nigel Kennedy performs Vivaldi at the Sydney Opera House

While this wasn’t my first classical performance at a major venue, it was my first at the Sydney Opera House, which is, let’s be honest, a pretty big deal to anyone interested in the arts. The performance: Vivaldi: The New Four…

Twilight at Taronga: Killing Heidi concert

The Twilight at Taronga summer concert series returns for another year after a series of successful runs. This year’s lineup has a distinct Australian feel to it, including the reunion of number of popular bands from the 1990s and early…

‘Lennon: Through a Glass Onion’ at the Sydney Opera House

John Waters’ and Stewart D’Arrietta’s two-man show Lennon: Through a Glass Onion has returned to Sydney for its silver anniversary tour. It’s done the rounds off-Broadway, in London’s West End, at the Edinburgh Festival and even, daringly, in the Beatles’…

Spiegel’esque at the Spiegel Zelt

A show for all ages? Definitely not! Unashamedly bold and daring, Spiegel’esque pulls off an onslaught of raunchy risks with its endless unexpected plot twists and comedic surprises – all perfectly suitable for a mature audience (actually, I’m pretty sure…

Porgy & Bess – SSO Brings ‘Summertime’ to Sydney

Over four nights, transitioning from November to December, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra brought ‘Summertime’ to Sydney with a presentation of George Gershwin’s great American folk opera Porgy and Bess in the Concert Hall of the Opera House. What a grand…