Australia’s classical music and arts magazine.
Cover story: 2020 Season Preview. As Australia’s premier arts companies launch next year’s programs, we bring readers a 22-page guide anticipating many of the highlights in store, with detailed listings of orchestral concerts, chamber music, opera, choral and song, theatre, dance, musicals, art exhibitions and festivals.
Feature: Conducting Fond Farewells. Sir Andrew Davis leads his final concerts as Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, while David Robertson does the same at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. We talk to them both about their achievements in Australia, the highlights they will remember, and the music they have chosen for their farewell concerts.
Feature: Get caught in the web of Kiss of the Spider Woman, the Tony Award-winning musical by Kander & Ebb, as Dean Bryant directs the first professional Australian production starring Caroline O’Connor as the exotic film goddess Aurora.
Interviews: Timo-Veikko Valve, Principal Cellist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, who this month plays Brahms’s Double Concerto with Richard Tognetti; Albanian tenor Saimir Pirgu, who sings the title role in Gounod’s Faust for Opera Australia.
Reviews: Donald Runnicles conducts Bruckner’s Symphony No 7 and Fauré’s Requiem for Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Swedish soprano Nine Stemme stars in a Wagner Gala for Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Brett Dean plays James Ledger’s new Viola Concerto with West Australian Symphony Orchestra; Simon Phillips directs Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing for Sydney Theatre Company.
What’s on: live performance and radio highlights for November 2019.