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Limelight Magazine is adding its voice to the other artists and arts organisations voting yes.
Andrey Lebedev also took the prize for his performance of the commissioned work at Germany's top music contest.
The Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation awards prizes to mezzo Bronwyn Douglass and soprano Katie Lowe.
In an eclectic ARCO 2018 season, the period band will be exploring the idea that all music is connected and all music was once new.
The company's new system caters to patrons from around the world, but how long before we see something similar in Australia?
The New York-based Australian performer will reprise the role of Bernadette in the 10th anniversary production.

Editor’s Choice

Adam Blanch has created a new ballet to Sculthorpe's Earth Cry, with inspiration too from Hitchcock's The Birds.
Ahead of Sydney Chamber Choir's Dido & Aeneas, the conductor delves into the music of Purcell, Monteverdi and Gesualdo.
Dean Bryant and Andrew Hallsworth on the timeliness of Sondheim's musical about people who tried to kill US presidents.
He led a modernist Renaissance in Scotland, premiering Bartók and Hindemith, but his own music has been overlooked.
★★★★☆ Engineers at Warner Classics have striven to address some tricky recordings. So have they succeeded?
Like mother, like son. Limelight chats to Emma and Brendan Matthews ahead of his appearance in Schools Spec.

Live Reviews

★★★½☆ “Art destroys silence”: Shostakovich’s powerful condemnation of anti-Semitism is as relevant as ever.
★★★★☆ Aussie Heldentenor and friends pull out the stops in Tait 25th anniversary concert.
★★★★☆ Old friends and new join together for an evening of fine music making.
★★★★☆ A born entertainer thanks Streisand for the music and memories in an inimitable way.
★★★★½ A wonderfully intimate offering from Richard Gill's ARCO Chamber Soloists.
★★★★★ Gorgeous Gallic flair and something completely different.

CD/DVD Reviews

★★★★★ Aussie pianist Jayson Gillham takes on two fairly fearsome musical beasts and wins.
★★★★☆ Stanford’s ‘48’ revealed: Old composer’s miniatures are more than mere soupçons.
★★★★★ Telemann serves tapas in a rich and entertaining listening experience.


Anthony Albrecht reports from the bush on his regional recital tour.
Newly formed, the Pacific Pride Choir recently undertook their first international tour.
Anthony Albrecht reports from the bush on his regional recital tour.