The actor reflects on a childhood spent around the record player listening to opera, falling in love to the sounds of Aretha Franklin and Frank Sinatra, and a fascinating musical lineage.
Premiering in Townsville, Connor D’Netto’s new string quartet is another step closer to completing a life-long musical bucket list.
The director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music discusses the exciting musical connections in her second program.
The 16-year-old violinist tells us about preparing for her performance as soloist in Vivaldi’s La Tempesta concerto with the ACO Academy.
It was the sound of the “long-slidey-thing” that opened up the world of classical music for this conductor. He reflects on the influence of Kleiber, his time as an orchestral assistant, and his passion for new music.
The composer tells us about his new work commissioned by the Southern Cross Soloists for a concert inspired by navigation.
ACO violinist Glenn Christensen tells us about the music festival he started in his home town of Mackay, and we round up some other regional festivals happening soon.
Many influences combined to make Grieg’s music so instantly memorable but, says Jessica Duchen, it took his immaculate sense of balance to make them all work together.
Love, torture and death are all vividly painted in Janáček’s rhapsody for orchestra Taras Bulba. Australian World Orchestra Artistic Director and Janáček specialist Alexander Briger tells us about the Czech composer’s Russian obsession and why his retelling of Gogol’s bloody tale is one of his greatest masterpieces.
Ahead of its Musica Viva tour, the new King's College Choir director talks about filling sizeable shoes.
The German violist talks about Bartók’s Viola Concerto, written in the final weeks of the composer’s life, inspired by the destruction of Hungary during WWII, and a fearsome challenge for musicians.
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The Principal Conductor of the Yale Schola Cantorum tells us about the pleasures and challenges of conducting Bach's oratorio ahead of church music festival Sydney inSpires.