Are music downloads declining in popularity with a return to the hallowed CD? The people who were surveyed in this feature seem to overwhelmingly prefer to spend their money on music they can hold.
Ten young singers have been chosen from entrants around Australia and New Zealand to compete in the semi-finals of the 2023 IFAC Australian Singing Competition.
Starting this week,Leichhardt Espresso Chorus is launching a regular kids choir under the artistic direction of music educator Michelle Leonard. Several choirs for various age groups (from Kindy to Yr 7) will rehearse weekly on a Monday or Tuesday afternoon at the Italian Forum Cultural Centre, Leichhardt. There is no audition required. However Michelle will spend…
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Chief Conductor David Robertson has nabbed a Grammy Award for best Orchestral Performance with his recording of John Adams’s City Noir and the Saxophone Concerto as conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. It is reportedly the second win in three years for an Adams recording and the seventh for the SLSO….
Rachel Scott, cellist, creator and curator of the Bach in the Dark concert series writes of news about a new CD Little Birds: “Excitement is building here at Bach in the Dark headquarters as Little Birds is nearing completion. In January, accordion virtuoso Anthony Schulz and I met in Melbourne and recorded all our…
Concerto writing for the violin in the 21st century is alive and well with the works of these celebrated living composers listed by Gramophone magazine. http://gramophone.co.uk/editorial/ten-violin-concertos-by-living-composers …and as a sequel to its list of 21st century violin concerti, Gramophone magazine nominates its list of top 10 20th century violin concerti. http://gramophone.co.uk/editorial/top-ten-20th-century-violin-concertos