As seen in the recent bushfire crisis, artists and arts workers are among the first to do their bit to help raise funds. Sincere gratitude to them for their courage and generosity.
Christmas can be a difficult time for many Australians, and wonderful festive music can reignite emotions both good and bad, without much conscious thought.
Recent studies have revealed just how great the problem is and how much remains to be done, but is mental health in the performing arts a good news story in the making?
Off with the screens and devices (except the speakers) and on with the classical music for arguably the most exquisite third of your life’s journey: sleep.
From cows to elephants, there are many stories of animals responding to music. So what are the preferences of the animal companions of Australia’s music professionals?
Whether you’re recovering from open heart surgery, getting over an ex, or simply craving some ‘auditory cheesecake’, listening to music has a profound effect on your brain.
Curated clapping, and keeping mum between orchestral movements, was developed in the 20th century. But applause is most satisfying when it’s spontaneous – as artists know.
Fresh from her fifth tour of regional Australia, the popular soprano tells us why she recommends getting out of the city and connecting personally with audiences.
The soprano explains how the rise of the Protean career means arts organisations need to adapt to changing needs. This article is available to Limelight subscribers. Log in to continue reading. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now