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The audience is put in the spotlight in this year's "Youtopia", celebrating the empowerment of the people.
The Artistic Director of the acclaimed Indigenous dance troupe wins Live Performance Australia’s highest honour.
A stunning line-up of Australian performers will raise money for the victims of the tragic mass-shooting.
A recent poll suggests listening to music can be more effective than caffeine in improving mood and focus.
YouTube series immortalises classical music's greatest icons using the popular plastic bricks.
The concert pianist is the subject of one of the entries in this year’s Archibald Prize.

Editor’s Choice

It won't be a political priority for many, but is the arts funding crisis a cautionary tale for "real" Australians?
The elder statesman of Flamenco on his climb from poverty to acclaim and sharing the stage with a rock icon.
Opera Queensland's touring production of The Barber of Seville will use choruses sourced from eight regional centres
Explore Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's musical love affair with mariachi, Benny Goodman and Carmen Miranda.
'Flott' reflects on her career, a lifetime partnership with Graham Johnson and how she felt winning the Legion d’Honneur.
We meet a violinist whose first language is music and who has become a UN Messenger of Peace.

Live Reviews

★★★★☆ An emotionally wrought and creatively agile pair of dance world premieres.
★★★★½ In a programme spanning four centuries, the ASQ are masters of both the calm and the storm.
★★★★½ Gluzman dazzles, while Sung's dramatic Berlioz is truly fantastique.
★★★★☆ A knock-out Brahms shares the bill with a double dose of Shakespearian innovation.
★★★★★ Quintessentially Italian concert celebrates the sensory pleasures of music.
★★★★½ Nicholas Carter brings electric zeal to a banquet of symphonic fireworks.

CD/DVD Reviews

★★★★½ Fröst gets back to his roots with an eclectic programme of delights, sacred and profane.
★★★★☆ A meditation on natural phenomena in Australian flute music from the 1970s onwards.
★★★★½ Handel's other water music turns up a consistent delight.

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