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Australian Chamber Orchestra: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Sydney Opera House Sydney
Based on the book written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Julie Vivas There was once a small boy called Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and his house was next door to an old people’s home. He knew all the people who lived there, but his favourite person of all was…

Australian Chamber Orchestra: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Sydney Opera House Sydney
Based on the book written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Julie Vivas There was once a small boy called Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and his house was next door to an old people’s home. He knew all the people who lived there, but his favourite person of all was…

Australian Chamber Orchestra: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Sydney Opera House Sydney
Based on the book written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Julie Vivas There was once a small boy called Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and his house was next door to an old people’s home. He knew all the people who lived there, but his favourite person of all was…
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Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra: Evoke | Beethoven & Berwald

Adamstown Uniting Church Adamstown
Franz Berwald, now regarded as one of the most important Swedish composers of the 19th century, was rather overlooked during his lifetime – so much so that he wound up managing a glassworks for almost a decade when he couldn’t make a living composing, before a hit opera landed him a…

Australian National Academy of Music: Gran Partita

Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford
Mozart’s greatest work for wind instruments, the large-scale serenade Gran Partita, is a super-symphony for 13 winds and double bass, filled with sumptuous colour, heavenly slow music and the elegance and energy of Mozart’s favourite dance forms." – David Thomas Head of Woodwind, Clarinet Faculty MOZART Serenade no. 10 for…

Moonee Valley City Council: Music in May – Blue is the Colour of Love

The Clocktower Centre 750 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds
Blue is the Colour of Love will dive into the sea of Blues/Jazz love songs, wringing out the lows and rejoicing in the highs of this evocative music. With hot keys and a powerful voice, The Blues Sisters will present a program of some of the greats of this genre,…

Australian Chamber Orchestra: Schubert’s Quintet

City Recital Hall Sydney
A brilliant convergence of grandeur and intimacy. Awe and wonder. These are not uncommon responses to the works of Schubert and Beethoven, but their string quintets never fail to elicit such a reaction. We find grandeur in both - monumental works of chamber music and perennial favourites of audiences -…
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West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Fantasy, Tragedy and Passion

Perth Concert Hall Perth
Opening with Carl Vine’s orchestral fanfare V – which the West Australian Symphony Orchestra premiered some 18 years ago – this concert by WASO sees two of Australia’s rising stars take the stage. Harry Bennetts is the soloist in Mendelssohn’s lyrical Violin Concerto, while Thaddeus Huang conducts the orchestra in…
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Opera Australia: Aida

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne
With its towering digital screens offering sensory and sometimes dramatic overload, Davide Livermore’s 2018 production got a mixed reaction from the critics. Limelight’s Jo Litson found some of it “thrilling”, especially the choreography, but other aspects were felt to be “verging on naff”. There is plenty of splendour, however, and some…

Australian Chamber Orchestra: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Sydney Opera House Sydney
Based on the book written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Julie Vivas There was once a small boy called Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and his house was next door to an old people’s home. He knew all the people who lived there, but his favourite person of all was…

Queensland Symphony Orchestra: Shakespearean Classics

QPAC South Bank
William Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest playwright of all time because his stories speak so much to universal human emotion and experiences. In his comedies, tragedies and histories, he speaks to his audiences about love, revenge, bravery, cowardice, life, and death. Is it any wonder then that many famous…

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: To Mother, With Love

Deakin Edge Swanston St & Flinders St,, Melbourne
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate the women in your life, and what better way to treat them than a stunning chamber music performance from some of Melbourne’s finest. The centrepiece of this special program is Wagner’s joyful tone poem Siegfried Idyll, written as a birthday present to…