In 2013 the Queensland Symphony Orchestra premiered the First Symphony by the well-known Australian composer and pianist Mark Isaacs. The symphony was entitled “First”, implying the intention of a second at some time. Last month he released his second symphony digitally, performed by the NotePerformer Virtual Orchestra, with Mark himself directing.
David Suchet's charm, modesty and gentle charisma come together to generate an unexpectedly commanding stage presence, whether simply in the mode of a delightful raconteur or in his brief moments of full-on character performance.
In Family Values, David Williamson softens us up with a string of rib tickling zingers, the dialogue dancing like a butterfly, before the zingers become stingers, a swarm of recriminations and rebukes, fanning out from the familial and into the wider world.