News

14th October, 2019

O Brave New World: PFSMF

The Port Fairy Spring Music Festival began its 30th Year with all the stops pulled out to celebrate new horizons and a brave new world of ...

08th October, 2019

Channelling Cassomenos: An interview with Jem Herbert

One of the most exciting experiences for many musicians is the opportunity to work alongside composers on pieces written specifically for them. This year, Melbourne composer ...

22nd September, 2019

Thanks for the memories, TPC

Now that the dust has settled a little and Melbourne is over the initial shock of losing The Production Company next year, it’s time for reflection. ...

Reviews

If you were after an “out of this world” experience, Inventi Ensemble’s latest concert at Hawthorn Arts Centre was the place to be. Their invitation to …

Ernst Krenek has long been a subject for intense study by Peter Tregear. His enthusiasm for the Czech heritage/Austrian/American composer’s work has resulted the Australian premiere …

Continuing our Viewpoint series, which gives opportunity to writers other than regular reviewers to give their impressions, we are pleased to present this piece by Year …

It seems extraordinary that Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers of the Blessed Virgin was barely mentioned through the course of musical history until what seems to have been …

Opera Australia presents a deep and thought provoking work in Ghost Sonata. Based on the play of the same name written by August Strindberg in 1907, …

Australia’s own Baroque orchestral specialist ensemble led by Paul Dyer from the harpsichord presented a wonderfully affirming concert in the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall of the Melbourne …

Being one of many spiritually wounded and exhausted souls who left the Melbourne MCG on Sat 21st Sept, with hopes shattered and dreams gone from our …

“Wow, good to be home!” beamed Ray Chen as he greeted an audience galvanized into cheering action by his electrifying performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with …

A full house for the opening night of Melbourne Opera’s production of Norma reflected a continuing healthy appetite for bel canto masterpieces. In 2014 a concert …