Garrick Ohlsson

When Ohlsson’s gigantic figure strode onto the stage and sat down at the piano, he made it look like a toy. It reminded me of Schroder in the Peanuts cartoons. And sure enough, he played Beethoven.

150 Psalms: Gratitude  | The Tallis Scholars

150 Psalms by 150 composers, collected into twelve themes, and presented in twelve concerts by four a-capella choirs was the vision of Tido Visser, the Managing Director of The Netherlands Chamber Choir, and this concert was number 6 in that series, with the theme of Gratitude.

Requiem | Adelaide Festival

Adelaide Festival opens with a wow!

West Side Story | Opera Australia and GWB Entertainment

When a much anticipated, professional production of a familiar and famous musical hits town, there is a buzz in the air, and the eager aficionados turn out in eager droves for the opening night.

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Inspirational, superb, magnificent – and simply sublime are words that come to mind on hearing this remarkable choir, live in the Adelaide Town Hall – or possibly anywhere.

Mahler Chamber Orchestra | 2019 Adelaide Festival

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra is that rare beast among the world’s orchestras, a democratic institution. The players themselves founded it, and they choose their conductors. It has musicians from over 20 nations, and assembles for specific tours acoss Europe and the world.

A Brief History of Time – Chamber Landscapes

Chamber Landscapes is a long weekend of chamber music held yearly as part of the Adelaide Festival at Ukaria, a cultural centre with an auditorium purpose-built for chamber music, quite possibly the best in the country.

Natalie Clein | Musica Viva Australia

I fell in love with Natalie Clein. Warm, unegotistical yet engaging, she spoke to the audience in the same vein as a simple remark attributed to her in the program, “The music is more important than me.”

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