Over the last decade, through their Australian Composer Series the Tasmanian Symphony has done more to promote Australian music than the Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, West Australian Orchestras and Opera Australia combined.
A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to perform with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House. The ubiquitous Internet video-sharing network behind the concerts has used its seemingly limitless powers - and budget - for good, making one
For the first time ever, a concert by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra has been projected live onto the sails of the iconic Sydney Opera House. The Viennese night, presented in conjunction with the Vienna Tourist Board, included stunning visuals of the Austrian capital itself, along with its artistic and cultural landmarks.
Eight of Australia’s finest young musicians have won coveted places on this year’s prestigious Sydney Symphony Orchestra Credit Suisse Fellowship program. Chosen from among hundreds of applicants from around the country, the young performers will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in an intensive, year-long apprenticeship with the SSO.
To celebrate Vladimir Ashkenazy's contract extension to the end of 2013 as artistic advisor and chief conductor of the Sydney Symphony, <i>Limelight</i> presents our exclusive photographs of the maestro in rehearsal.