Concert review: Haydn & Italian Cello (ACO, Tognetti, Sollima)

Italian cellist plays, dances and sings while taking us (and his instrument) on a whistle-stop tour.

Australia's Other Orchestras

The Canberra and Darwin Symphony Orchestras are on the rise, thanks to their dynamic young maestros.

Haitink lashes out at Concertgebouw

Feeling snubbed, the RCO's Honorary Conductor wants nothing more to do with the orchestra.

Muti and Chicago: tutti till 2020

Riccardo Muti to stay on with Chicago Symphony Orchestra through to 2020

Ave Maria (Vittorio Grigolo)

Italian operatic tenor returns to his choirboy roots.

Mahler: Symphony No 8 (Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and Choir)

The Universe begins to ring and resound... eventually.

New app makes classical karaoke a thing of the past

The future looks golden with an app that makes the orchestra follow you for once.

In defence of female conductors

Chief Conductor of the Australian Ballet Nicolette Fraillon talks of her experience in a male-dominated industry.

Sculthorpe, Edwards, Koehne, Westlake: The Magic Island (TSO)

An Australian isle full of noises, sounds and sweet airs indeed.

Satu Vänskä: Christmas for Finns

At the warmest time of the year in Australia it's time to reflect on Finland and its cooler Christmas songs.

Queensland Youth Orchestras face uncertain future

Young musicians to bear the brunt of Newman government’s latest cuts.

World's biggest orchestra assembled in Brisbane

Queensland Music Festival sets new Guinness World Record.

Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4, Stabat Mater (LSO)

Gergiev revels in Szymanowski’s headiest mature masterpieces.

Stravinsky: Piano Concerto, Capriccio, Concerto in D (BBC SSO)

Stravinsky's pianistic flights get an orchestral workout.

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 (Australian World Orchestra)

Australian musicians abroad make Beethoven's world their oyster.

Asher Fisch: Breaking the Wagner ban in Israel

How the Principal Conductor of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra hopes to perform 'forbidden' Wagner operas.

Live review: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Sydney)

Mariss Jansons put an orchestral Rolls Royce through its paces at the Sydney Opera House.

Bach, Schubert, Elgar: Britten The Performer (ECO)

Expect the unexpected when Britten mounts the podium.

SBS Youth Orchestra endows SSO Fellowship

SBS board hopes its musical legacy will survive via the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

SBS Youth Orchestra to disband

Alumni past and present shocked at closure of one of the countries premiere youth music organisations.

Live review: Pinchas Zuckerman, Ashkenazy and the SSO

Ashkenazy relives his former Mahlerian glories while Sydney is treated to a class act on the fiddle.

The Concertgebouw: Are they the world's best orchestra?

The Dutch orchestra frequently tops the rankings. As it heads our way, we find out what makes it tick.

Live Review: Buenos Aires Tango (Australian Brandenburg Orchestra)

Argentinean sex appeal and Baroque sensibilities collide in a concert of diversity and cross-cultural fusion.

Live Review: Steven Isserlis with the ACO

The great English cellist returns to Sydney to perform with passion and showmanship.

The 13 scariest pieces of classical music for Halloween

Celebrate Halloween in macabre style with these bone-chilling masterpieces!

McLean, Schumann, Shostakovich: Fantasy and Farewell (LSO)

Local viola boy makes good in an imaginative program.

Elgar: Orchestral and Choral Works (LPO)

Boult's commanding Elgar performances all in a box.

Live review: The Darwin Symphony at Uluru

Emma Matthews and James Egglestone help the DSO sparkle in front of Ayers Rock.

Isserlis plays Dvořák...finally

The cellist waited 40 years to record the most beloved concerto. Limelight visited his London home to see what kept him.

Young Person's Guide gets an App (for free)

Interactive iPad App is what Britten would likely have championed today.

Pop-up concert in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Orchestra rallies a pop-up success story after Carnegie cancellation.

Żeleński, Zarzycki: Piano Concertos (Plowright)

Plowright brings two more Poles in from the cold.

Minnesota Orchestra farewells Vänskä

Locked out orchestra sends off their Finnish Principal Conductor with a series of farewell concerts.

Live review: Andreas Scholl sings Vivaldi (Australian Chamber Orchestra)

Star countertenor proves there's much more to the voice than a load of old Baroque.

Zubin Mehta conducts the AWO

Zubin Mehta headed south of the equator to conduct the Australian World Orchestra in what is already being referred to as "the concert of the year". Stravinsky and Mahler were on the bill of fare.

Live review: Mehta conducts the Australian World Orchestra

Mehta puts the Australian musical diaspora through its paces with blistering results.

Lutosławski: Symphony No 1, Dance Preludes (BBCSO)

Lutosławski lightens up at the end of Gardner’s masterful traversal.

Berlioz: Cleopâtre, Romeo & Juliet (Karin Cargill, SCO)

Cargill’s Cleopâtre gives even Dame Janet a run for her money.

Live review: Cinderella (Australian Ballet)

Alexei Ratmansky’s new production sparkles, even when viewed from the back of the orchestra pit.

Berlin Philharmonic leads mass orchestra strike

Orchestral musicians around Germany are replacing their instruments with picket signs in a nationwide walkout.

The Second Coming of the Australian World Orchestra

After a stunning 2011 debut the Australia World Orchestra is back, with very special guest Zubin Mehta.

Dobrinka Tabakova: String Paths (Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra)

New kid on the Eastern bloc pulls some serious strings.

Berlioz: Grandes Messe des Morts (LSO)

A magnificent valediction from the master Berlioz conductor.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 8 (LPO)

Rozhdestvensky guides the LPO over a dark, frozen landscape.

A bold new artistic adventure for Adelaide Symphony in 2014

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra announces its 2014 season, unveiling a program of diverse repertoire and international soloists.

Live Review: Nigel Westlake & Lior (SSO)

A middle-eastern celebration bounds to life in this cross-cultural collaboration between composer and songwriter.

My music: John Gaden

On sleeping out all night for SSO tickets and what hearing the Eroica on period instruments taught me about acting.

Simone Kermes: Baring all for the Baroque

On the eve of her Australian Brandenburg concerts the firebrand coloratura reveals the parts that other singers are afraid to show.

Melbourne Symphony lowers ticket prices for 2014 Season

MSO announces 2014 season, cheaper adult tickets, and a new artistic adventure.

Smetana: The Bartered Bride (Burešova, Juhás)

No real "folk" used in the making of this "folk opera".
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