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The mass participation, multi-location event will involve thousands of musicians around the world.
The world’s most influential living composer turns 90-years-old today.
The world’s most famous physicist will deliver a talk at Australia’s most iconic venue next month.
Wagnerian stars Oleg Bryjak and Maria Radner were among the 150 people on board.
The controversial Australian playwright had passed away aged 87.
Celebrated baroque orchestra to tour a pair of concerts to Queensland.

Editor’s Choice

In an exclusive interview the Dutch virtuoso talks about Brahms, her Stradivarius and her musical family.
Limelight takes a look at why Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor still gets us going gaga.
The arts offers many ways to connect, reflect, express and emote.
Ten Australians form the backbone of award winning English Touring Opera.
The one and only Sally Whitwell gives Limelight a preview of her new album for ABC Classics.
In their 70th birthday year, it seems that Musica Viva have pulled out all the stops.

Live Reviews

Much choral food for thought as Paul Stanhope passes the baton.
A small herd of camels aren’t enough to keep this ship of the desert afloat.
A savvy and stylish update, and superb cast gives this 35-year-old musical a new lease of life.
Beautiful acting trumps gore and gunshots in this update of a greek classic.
A celebration of the art of orchestration through music by Ravel, Canteloube and Strauss.
Jansen's Brahms astonishes, but Sibelius struggles to compare.

CD/DVD Reviews

A Rolls Royce ride through some of the greatest Beethoven performances.
Recommended dose: take one concerto every 24 hours.
Impressive pianism brings Bach’s academic fuguing tune to life.

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A fanfare for Sydney

by Josh Belperio on March 9, 2015
The Sydney Opera House trumpets new composition talent with their Fanfare Competition.
Composers Lisa Cheney and Peggy Polias assess the current state of composition.

Phantoms of the dance

by Amy Macpherson on February 25, 2015
Amy Macpherson, Co-director of contemporary dance company Phantom Limbs takes us inside their latest work.