Contemporary Music Fine Music Magazine Magazine
The month of May saw arpeggiators, auteurs, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra come together in glorious fashion under the guidance of Richard Tognetti, teaming up with UK musician Will Gregory’s Moog Ensemble for A Clockwork Orange and Beyond.
It was my great pleasure in August 2022 to attend a concert by the Nomad String Quartet (since named as our artists in residence for 2023) featuring The Best of Danish Folk Songs. These were derived from two collections of folk songs collated and arranged by the Danish String Quartet, already showing in their relative youth a willingness to perform unfamiliar repertoire and intelligently programmed recitals.
Classical Contemporary Music James Nightingale Program Highlights
Born on May 28, 1923, in Transylvania, Romania, György Ligeti was one of the most influential and innovative composers of the 20th century. His groundbreaking works pushed the boundaries of traditional composition and paved the way for the development of new musical languages. His unique style, characterized by intricate textures, microtonal harmonies, and complex rhythms, earned him a prominent place in the realm of avant-garde music.
Black Money is an original project of band leader, pianist, and composer John McAll, who launched the debut recording in 2009. His following recordings in the Black Money series are Alter Ego, recorded in 2012, and most recently, Pass the Rainbow.
CD Reviews Fine Music Magazine
When the 40 musicians that make up Victoria Brass are playing at full blast, you can be forgiven for thinking that you’re in the middle of an entire symphony orchestra. In numbers like the finale from Sir Arthur Bliss’s Checkmate Ballet Suite, or Mussorgsky’s Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov, you are blown away, no pun intended.
The Sydney Male Choir has been on a long standing mission – to Bring Joy Through Song! On Sunday 21 May they will also be on a mission to help domestic violence charity organisation Mary’s House Services fundraise with a special concert. The Sydney Male Choir has been an iconic part of the Sydney arts scene since 1913 and we’re so thrilled they are helping women in need.