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Michael Griffin Trio: Michael Griffin Lazybones Late Set

Lazybones Lounge 294 Marrickville Rd, MARRICKVILLE
Michael Griffin Trio will be performing the late set at Lazybones Lounge Marrickville. Featuring Michael Griffin- Alto Sax Noel Mason- Bass Tim Geldens- Drums "He truly has a gift for expression" - Bobby Watson (USA) "Griffin leads a quartet that knows how to get off the ground- that is, how…

Australian Haydn Ensemble: SACRO AMOR

Virtual Event
Welcome to our beautiful creative concert film SACRO AMOR. It's a dazzling program of late Italian baroque music played by the Australian Haydn Ensemble with soloists Celeste Lazarenko and Melissa Farrow. Stunning works by Vivaldi and Hasse fused with contemporary imagery by our long-time collaborator Oliver Miller of Wooden Picket…

Australian Boys Choir: Requiem for an Empress

St. Patricks Cathedral, Ballarat 3 Lyons Street, Ballarat Central
The Australian Boys Choir and the Vocal Consort are proud to present Requiem for an Empress at 2.30 pm on Saturday 15th May at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Ballarat, and at 3pm on Sunday 16th May at Sacred Heart Church, Carlton. The performance comprises a single 65-minute work, namely the Officium…

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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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…

Griffin Theatre Company: Dogged

SBW Stables Theatre Sydney
The air is freezing. The night is dark. The bush is endless. And there’s no certain way home. On the lands of alpine Victoria, on Gunaikurnai country, a story of familial bonds unfolds. Faced with the looming foreclosure of her family’s property, a farmer’s daughter is on the hunt in…
Editor's Choice

Australian Ballet: Counterpointe

Sydney Opera House Sydney
This Sydney-only program sets the classicism of the third act of Petipa’s Raymonda, featuring the wedding of the hero and heroine, against the rigour of American choreographer William Forsythe’s one-act ballet Artifact Suite, performed to Bach’s Chaconne for solo violin and urgent piano pieces by Eva Crossman-Hecht. The program is…

Merrigong Theatre Company: Grace Under Pressure

IPAC 32 Burelli St, Wollongong
Originally scheduled for our 2020 season, it might be even more timely now to ask: who cares for our carers? Professionals devote their working lives to caring for us, but can a doctor or nurse give us the best possible care if they haven’t slept for days? This unflinching, compelling…

Sydney Theatre Company: Home, I’m Darling

Sydney Opera House Sydney
Judy is a picture-perfect ‘50s housewife. She spends her days making the perfect devilled eggs, mixing the perfect Screwdrivers and being the perfect homemaker to her husband Johnny. They’re totally happy with their pastel-hued life. The only problem is, it’s not the 1950s, it’s now, and Judy and Johnny’s dream…

Outhouse Theatre Co: Ulster American

Seymour Centre Chippendale
A razor-sharp look at post-#MeToo show business, Ulster American follows three ambitious creatives who meet to discuss a new West End play—until things go horribly wrong.
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Arts Centre Melbourne: The Gospel According to Paul

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne
Jonathan Biggins has created a gallery of wickedly funny impersonations for the Wharf Revue, but none more hilarious or uncannily accurate than his Paul Keating. In The Gospel According to Paul, a 90-minute solo show, which Biggins wrote and performs, he morphs into Keating, the Bankstown boy who became Australia’s 24th…

West Australian Ballet: Giselle

His Majesty's Theatre Perth
A 178-year-old tale of impossible love, vengeful ghosts and ultimate forgiveness. With coveted virtuoso roles and an iconic ‘white ballet act', this Romantic-era ballet stands the test of time - maybe because first love and heartbreak resonates with us all.

Black Swan Theatre Company of WA: Le Dernier Appel / The Last Cry

State Theatre Centre of WA Perth
This award-winning production from one of Australia's leading dance companies at the forefront of Intercultural work will move, exhilarate and challenge audiences. Inspired by the ongoing series of New Caledonia's referendums on independence from France and Australia's decades of debate over Indigenous recognition and treaty, Le Dernier Appel explores the…

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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Belvoir St Theatre: A Room of One’s Own

Belvoir St Theatre 25 Belvoir St, Sydney
Virginia Woolf’s feminist polemic A Room of One’s Own, adapted by director Carissa Licciardello and Tom Wright. Growing out of a lecture that Woolf gave at Cambridge University in 1928, A Room With a View examines the careers of various female authors, and argues that women need a private, safe space and an…

Seymour Centre: Ulster American

Seymour Centre Chippendale
Set in the jungle of post-#MeToo show business, this ferocious comedy brilliantly skewers the hypocrisy of men in power who trumpet their 'wokeness'. A talented female playwright, an Oscar-winning actor and an ambitious theatre director meet to discuss a play that promises glory for all. But as lines are crossed…

State Theatre of South Australia: Euphoria

Adelaide Festival Centre Adelaide
School teacher Meg wants to start a new festival called “Euphoria” to celebrate everything her country town has to offer. Former student Ethan doesn’t think there’s much to celebrate at all, until he meets Annie and hatches a plan for a campervan escape. Meg’s husband Nick wants Meg to slow…

Fourth Wall Theatre Company: Slut & What is the Matter with Mary Jane?

St Martins Theatre 44 St Martins Lane, South Yarra
In light of recent events you would be excused for thinking Slut by Patricia Cornelius is a recently penned work. Highlighting the way women are perceived and mistreated in society, particularly around the issues of early sexualisation, objectification, peer pressure and domestic violence, this play is sadly as relevant today as…

Glen Street Theatre: The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

Glen Street Theatre Belrose
Appleton is a small country town being forced into the present with a recent influx of wealthy city slickers, tree changers and refugees. Simmering tensions come to a head when new GP Penny Anderson discovers that the famous Appleton Potato Race awards $1000 prize money to men, and a measly…

Queensland Theatre: Taming of the Shrew

Queensland Theatre Brisbane
Lights! Camera! Action! The suitors are lining up to woo movie mogul Baptista's enchanting film star daughter, Bianca. But there's a catch: Bianca can't marry until her elder sister is wed. Enter Kate — bold, free and fierce, the last thing she wants or needs is a husband. Men conspire…
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Michael Cassel Group: Hamilton

Sydney Lyric Theatre 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary show about America’s “forgotten” Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton, ignited a revolution in the American musical. With its exciting, ethnically diverse cast, the Australian production is helping change the lie of the land in theatre here as well. The rapped-and-sung-through show, which blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway…

Flinders Quartet: Phantasy

St John's Anglican Church, Flinders
Flinders Quartet are thrilled to present their first program for 2021, Phantasy, at various venues this May. Presented in memory of Clifford Hocking AM, the concert will celebrate his profound contribution to the arts in Australia as an avid champion of great music, and an integral supporter of Flinders Quartet.…

Queensland Symphony Orchestra: Musical Theatre Gala – Broadway to West End

QPAC South Bank
Queensland Symphony Orchestra will light up the Concert Hall stage with a terrific line-up of hits from the great musicals of the 20th and 21st century. Featuring award-winning Australian soprano Lorina Gore and acclaimed performer Simon Gleeson with the full power of a large orchestra, you will be treated to…

Flight Path Theatre: A Hundred Words for Snow

Flight Path Theatre 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
Gavin Roach will present the Australian premiere of A Hundred Words for Snow, at Marrickville’s Flight Path Theatre from 11th to 23rd May. Starring solo performer and Green Room-award winner Erin Pattinson (Flesh Coloured Panties), A Hundred Words for Snow is an epic, coming-of-age story, about being an explorer in…

Ensemble Theatre: Honour

Ensemble Theatre Sydney
Honor (Lucy Bell, MARJORIE PRIME) and George have been married for 32 years, and, as in all good marriages, have made some compromises along the way. While George forged his career as a writer, Honor left her promising literary career of her own and dived into motherhood - with no…

Selby & Friends: Patriot Games

Chevalier College Performing Arts Centre Charlotte Street, Burradoo
Violinist Dene Olding and cellist Julian Smiles join Artistic Director/Pianist Kathryn Selby AM for this concert featuring one of Australia’s most iconic piano trios by Ross Edwards in which we are immediately conscious of the colours, light sounds, and the mystical relationship Edwards has with the sea and earth of…
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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Schumann’s Cello Concerto

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne
Two Schumann concertos are at the centre of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s mid-May concerts, soloists and directors swapping places in between. The early evening concert will see Umberto Clerici join the orchestra as soloist for the Cello Concerto – alongside Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony – led by MSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop,…

Reamus Youth Theatre: Waiting For Lefty

Maitland Repertory Theatre 244 High Street, Maitland
Written in 1935 amid the American Great Depression, Clifford Odets’ Waiting for Lefty captures a meeting of New York taxi drivers ready to strike. The corrupt union head does everything he can to discourage a decision to strike, but as they wait for their leader Lefty Costello to arrive, members…

Melbourne Recital Centre: The Persephone Project

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
My Friend the Chocolate Cake string queens Helen Mountfort and Hope Csutoros have been captivating audiences for decades with their joyous onstage partnership. This May, the duo team up with superb pianist Phillipa Safey to launch The Persephone Project, an album of luscious new original instrumental music. For two very special…

Adelaide Chamber Singers: Renewal

St Peter's Cathedral Adelaide
However you define the idea of ‘renewal', this is a program of music to revitalise and refresh our ears, our hearts and our spirits. From the celebratory to the revelatory; from Will Byrd to Will Todd; from the Abbess to Anne to Arvo, this is music of hope, rejuvenation and…

Sydney Opera House: Project Masnavi

Sydney Opera House Sydney
Project Masnavi, by the award winning Eishan Ensemble led by the inimitable tar player Hamed Sadeghi, is a sublime and powerful response to centuries old Persian poetry. In a world-premiere and across two nights, Sadeghi and his Eishan Ensemble will perform this new music, showcasing their signature blend of Persian…
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Musica Viva: Konstantin Shamray & ANAM Orchestra, Sophie Rowell, Director & Violin

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
Originally written for Sweden’s Camerata Nordica and cellist Per Nyström, Estonian composer Mihkel Kerem’s 2008 Lamento will have its Australian premiere in this national concert tour that brings together pianist Konstantin Shamray and musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music, led by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Concertmaster Sophie Rowell.…

State Theatre of South Australia: Euphoria

Adelaide Festival Centre Adelaide
School teacher Meg wants to start a new festival called “Euphoria” to celebrate everything her country town has to offer. Former student Ethan doesn’t think there’s much to celebrate at all, until he meets Annie and hatches a plan for a campervan escape. Meg’s husband Nick wants Meg to slow…

Griffin Theatre Company: Dogged

SBW Stables Theatre Sydney
The air is freezing. The night is dark. The bush is endless. And there’s no certain way home. On the lands of alpine Victoria, on Gunaikurnai country, a story of familial bonds unfolds. Faced with the looming foreclosure of her family’s property, a farmer’s daughter is on the hunt in…

Bamboozle Presents: The Night Cap – Dinner Show

the Bamboozle Room 33-35 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point
The Night Cap is a variety show like no other, with something for everyone. Enjoy a night of vaudeville, comedy, cabaret and burlesque with an old fashioned dinner show in the Bamboozle Room in Potts Point. Your endearingly pompous old pal Charlie, has invited you to his place for dinner and…

Flight Path Theatre: A Hundred Words for Snow

Flight Path Theatre 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
Gavin Roach will present the Australian premiere of A Hundred Words for Snow, at Marrickville’s Flight Path Theatre from 11th to 23rd May. Starring solo performer and Green Room-award winner Erin Pattinson (Flesh Coloured Panties), A Hundred Words for Snow is an epic, coming-of-age story, about being an explorer in…

Outhouse Theatre Co: Ulster American

Seymour Centre Chippendale
A razor-sharp look at post-#MeToo show business, Ulster American follows three ambitious creatives who meet to discuss a new West End play—until things go horribly wrong.

Darlinghurst Theatre Company: Ma’p Boule

Darlinghurst Theatre Company 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Nancy Denis in Concert featuring songs from her debut play with songs Ma’p Boulé ‘Home is where I lay’ is a night of live music taking you on a journey following the story of a child born of immigrant parents growing up on the stolen land called Australia. All original…

Sydney Chamber Choir: Solander

The Governors Centre 558 Cleveland Street,, Moore Park
World Premiere of an exciting new Australian composition. SOLANDER, a musical celebration of the great Swedish botanist, Daniel Solander (1733-1782) who accompanied Cook on his first Pacific voyage. It will be performed by the Sydney Chamber Choir directed by Sam Allchurch. Composer Kate Reid, text and lyrics Rodney Fisher and…
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Arts Centre Melbourne: The Gospel According to Paul

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne
Jonathan Biggins has created a gallery of wickedly funny impersonations for the Wharf Revue, but none more hilarious or uncannily accurate than his Paul Keating. In The Gospel According to Paul, a 90-minute solo show, which Biggins wrote and performs, he morphs into Keating, the Bankstown boy who became Australia’s 24th…
Editor's Choice

Australian Ballet: Counterpointe

Sydney Opera House Sydney
This Sydney-only program sets the classicism of the third act of Petipa’s Raymonda, featuring the wedding of the hero and heroine, against the rigour of American choreographer William Forsythe’s one-act ballet Artifact Suite, performed to Bach’s Chaconne for solo violin and urgent piano pieces by Eva Crossman-Hecht. The program is…

Queensland Symphony Orchestra: Musical Theatre Gala – Broadway to West End

QPAC South Bank
Queensland Symphony Orchestra will light up the Concert Hall stage with a terrific line-up of hits from the great musicals of the 20th and 21st century. Featuring award-winning Australian soprano Lorina Gore and acclaimed performer Simon Gleeson with the full power of a large orchestra, you will be treated to…
Editor's Choice

State Opera of South Australia: Sweeney Todd

Her Majesty's Theatre Adelaide
With its darkly glittering score and a song list that includes The Worst Pies in London and Not While I’m Around, Stephen Sondheim’s grizzly musical is box office gold these days. Stuart Maunder’s well-received staging for Victorian Opera now finds its way to Adelaide. Ben Mingay sings the Demon Barber…
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Belvoir St Theatre: A Room of One’s Own

Belvoir St Theatre 25 Belvoir St, Sydney
Virginia Woolf’s feminist polemic A Room of One’s Own, adapted by director Carissa Licciardello and Tom Wright. Growing out of a lecture that Woolf gave at Cambridge University in 1928, A Room With a View examines the careers of various female authors, and argues that women need a private, safe space and an…

Merrigong Theatre Company: Grace Under Pressure

IPAC 32 Burelli St, Wollongong
Originally scheduled for our 2020 season, it might be even more timely now to ask: who cares for our carers? Professionals devote their working lives to caring for us, but can a doctor or nurse give us the best possible care if they haven’t slept for days? This unflinching, compelling…

Seymour Centre: Ulster American

Seymour Centre Chippendale
Set in the jungle of post-#MeToo show business, this ferocious comedy brilliantly skewers the hypocrisy of men in power who trumpet their 'wokeness'. A talented female playwright, an Oscar-winning actor and an ambitious theatre director meet to discuss a play that promises glory for all. But as lines are crossed…
Editor's Choice

Gordon Frost Organisation: A German Life

Canberra Theatre Centre Canberra
This 90-minute solo tour de force starring Robyn Nevin was one of the hits of the 2021 Adelaide Festival. Nevin plays Brunhilde Pomsel, who worked as a secretary at Joseph Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry. John Frost is now touring the play, which was written by Christopher Hampton, based on interviews Pomsel did…

Sydney Theatre Company: Fun Home

Roslyn Packer Theatre Sydney
After smash-hit seasons on Broadway and in London, Fun Home comes to Sydney in a soaring brand-new production.Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score, and a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Fun Home has been hailed as a “beautiful, heartbreaker of a…

West Australian Ballet: Giselle

His Majesty's Theatre Perth
A 178-year-old tale of impossible love, vengeful ghosts and ultimate forgiveness. With coveted virtuoso roles and an iconic ‘white ballet act', this Romantic-era ballet stands the test of time - maybe because first love and heartbreak resonates with us all.
Editor's Choice

West Australia Opera: Elijah

Winthrop Hall Perth
An intriguing one, this. WA Opera sees Mendelssohn’s Biblical oratorio as an opera in disguise. Collaborating with the UWA Conservatorium of Music in the form of the UWA Symphony Orchestra and UWA Symphonic Chorus, director Patrick Nolan is staging the work in the round with soloists singing from the stage,…

Citizen Threatre: Mara Korper

Theatre Works St Kilda
An exciting, feminist sci-fi theatrical experience, MARA KORPER is set in a futuristic world where gender is obsolete and the flesh must remain whole.This brilliant and terrifying new theatrical work explores themes of extremism, gender and body image in a dystopian future, picking up where Orwell and Huxley left off.

Queensland Theatre: Taming of the Shrew

Queensland Theatre Brisbane
Lights! Camera! Action! The suitors are lining up to woo movie mogul Baptista's enchanting film star daughter, Bianca. But there's a catch: Bianca can't marry until her elder sister is wed. Enter Kate — bold, free and fierce, the last thing she wants or needs is a husband. Men conspire…
Editor's Choice

Opera Australia: Ernani

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne
Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s staging of one of Verdi’s more underrated operas didn’t go down well at La Scala and Deborah Jones wasn’t impressed for Limelight when it played Sydney either: “Bechtolf’s primary argument seems to be that Ernani is such a load of old tosh it needs to be viewed with…
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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…
Editor's Choice

Michael Cassel Group: Hamilton

Sydney Lyric Theatre 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary show about America’s “forgotten” Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton, ignited a revolution in the American musical. With its exciting, ethnically diverse cast, the Australian production is helping change the lie of the land in theatre here as well. The rapped-and-sung-through show, which blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway…

Riverside Theatres: Narcifixtion

Riverside Theatres Parramatta
Led by powerful performers Anton and Brianna Kell, Narcifixtion is a dark and humorous work about narcissism. This pertinent, highly detailed and expansive contemporary dance duet examines identity in the digital age. Inspired by narcissistic behaviour epidemically prevalent across the screen space, Narcifixtion explores physical characters, who are in a…
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Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

Sydney Town Hall Sydney
Joshua Batty joined the Sydney Symphony as Principal Flute in 2019 and will be making his concerto debut with Carl Nielsen’s 1926 Flute Concerto this month, under the baton of Johannes Fritzsch (who replaces Donald Runnicles on the program). Nielsen wrote the work after he was impressed by the sound…

Australian Chamber Orchestra: Schubert’s Quintet

Llewellyn Hall Canberra
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 -…

Fourth Wall Theatre Company: Slut & What is the Matter with Mary Jane?

St Martins Theatre 44 St Martins Lane, South Yarra
In light of recent events you would be excused for thinking Slut by Patricia Cornelius is a recently penned work. Highlighting the way women are perceived and mistreated in society, particularly around the issues of early sexualisation, objectification, peer pressure and domestic violence, this play is sadly as relevant today as…

Glen Street Theatre: The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

Glen Street Theatre Belrose
Appleton is a small country town being forced into the present with a recent influx of wealthy city slickers, tree changers and refugees. Simmering tensions come to a head when new GP Penny Anderson discovers that the famous Appleton Potato Race awards $1000 prize money to men, and a measly…

Sydney Theatre Company: Home, I’m Darling

Sydney Opera House Sydney
Judy is a picture-perfect ‘50s housewife. She spends her days making the perfect devilled eggs, mixing the perfect Screwdrivers and being the perfect homemaker to her husband Johnny. They’re totally happy with their pastel-hued life. The only problem is, it’s not the 1950s, it’s now, and Judy and Johnny’s dream…

Ensemble Theatre: Honour

Ensemble Theatre Sydney
Honor (Lucy Bell, MARJORIE PRIME) and George have been married for 32 years, and, as in all good marriages, have made some compromises along the way. While George forged his career as a writer, Honor left her promising literary career of her own and dived into motherhood - with no…

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Dale Bartrop plays Schumann

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne
Two Schumann concertos are at the centre of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s mid-May concerts, soloists and directors swapping places in between. The early evening concert will see Umberto Clerici join the orchestra as soloist for the Cello Concerto – alongside Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony – led by MSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop, before Clerici…

Reamus Youth Theatre: Waiting For Lefty

Maitland Repertory Theatre 244 High Street, Maitland
Written in 1935 amid the American Great Depression, Clifford Odets’ Waiting for Lefty captures a meeting of New York taxi drivers ready to strike. The corrupt union head does everything he can to discourage a decision to strike, but as they wait for their leader Lefty Costello to arrive, members…

Melbourne Recital Centre: The Persephone Project

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
My Friend the Chocolate Cake string queens Helen Mountfort and Hope Csutoros have been captivating audiences for decades with their joyous onstage partnership. This May, the duo team up with superb pianist Phillipa Safey to launch The Persephone Project, an album of luscious new original instrumental music. For two very special…