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Pure Dynamite: Limelight's March 2017 issue on sale now

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Pure Dynamite: Limelight's March 2017 issue on sale now

New issue features QSO MD Alondra de la Parra, a guide to Russian music, Van Gogh and Matthew Bourne's Lord of the Flies.

Pure dynamite
The Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s dynamic new Chief, Alondra de la Parra, arrives in Brisbane with a classic case of great expectations. The Mexican maestro talks to Limelight about the often delicate art of inspiring an ensemble and her unshakable faith in the power of music.

Russian soul
The events of 1917 changed the course of history, but Russian music has had more than its fair share of revolutionary upheavals in the past 200 years. Read our rough guide.

A man for all seasons
Most people are familiar with Van Gogh’s self portraits and Starry Night. But it’s his depictions of the natural world and the changing seasons that provide a real glimpse into the artist’s soul.

Savagery rebourne
Famous for his Swan Lake with all-male swans, Matthew Bourne explains how his adaptation of Lord of the Flies, featuring boys who have never danced before, has been changing lives.

Countertenor Franco Fagioli
Growing up in Argentina, he joked about imitating women's voices. Clive Paget talks to a singer who studied bel canto because no-one taught countertenor, and learns why high isn't the be all and end all.

What I'm Listening To Harpsichordist and conductor Richard Egarr Five Questions For The Acacia Quartet’s Stefan Duwe Around The World An 11-year-old wunderkind wows Vienna Guest Column ‘ARCO’ is more than just a HIP new name Guy Noble's Soapbox An oldie is often a goodie Opera Column A flute goes down magically in China Did You Hear About The Schumanns’ private sex diaries Backstage With Violinist Nigel Kennedy World Premiere Carl Vine’s hallucinatory fivesome Richard Gill Let’s welcome a ‘Fine’ romance Composer of the Month Margaret Sutherland, Australian trailblazer Musical Journey Stavanger: fun, fjords and festivals in Norway Reviews The latest CD reviews plus the Limelight chart Panorama This month's round-up of everything worth experiencing in dance, theatre, visual art and film What's On The must-see musical events around Australia this month Broadcast Guide ABC Classic FM & Australia's independent radio stations My Music Writer and broadcaster Ray Martin

The December 2016 issue of Limelight is available at retailers across Australia and digitally through Zinio.
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Subscribe to Limelight in March and you'll be in the running to win aan A-Reserve double pass to see the Australian World Orchestra join the Australian National Academy of Music for Messiaen's Turangalîla, conducted by Simone Young with soloists Timothy Young (piano) and Jacob Abela (ondes Martenot) at Arts Centre Melbourne, for one night only: July 29.

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Wondering what to listen to this month? Well wonder no more – Limelight's got your back (and ears) with this specially curated Spotify playlist: a selection of twelve tracks reviewed in this issue.