AUTHOR: Heather Leviston

ACO presents: Tognetti in Recital & Intimate Letters

2nd September, 2014

The name of Richard Tognetti is identified with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, but this week Heather Leviston reviewed a recital by Tognetti without the ACO – and a concert in which the orchestra was directed by a guest conductor. Each performance had its own strengths. Any recital from Richard Tognetti is bound to arouse interest.…Read More

Grass roots provide a musical feast

9th April, 2014

Having spent a weekend revelling in some wonderfully satisfying music, it became increasingly apparent to Classic Melbourne that the role of community organisations devoted to music making is an essential ingredient in our vibrant cultural life. Opera companies, orchestras, choirs – professional, amateur and a blend of both – are all part of Melbourne’s rich musical offerings.…Read More

ANAM set to soar in 2014

17th March, 2014

Classic Melbourne visited the wonderful Australian National Academy of Music to hear about plans and highlights for 2014, starting with a preview of ANAM’s opening concert. Heather Leviston was so impressed by the rehearsal she returned to the South Melbourne Town Hall to hear an outstanding performance. Review: The Lark Ascending Brett Dean conductor Anne-Marie…Read More