Review: Dreamscapes (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra performed a diverse series of three works in their latest Maestro concert, Dreamscapes, aweing audiences with their energised and synchronised performance. The transportive evening of music was also broadcast live on the ABC. Guest conductor Jaime Martín was funny, warm, and generous with the audience, taking time before Symphonie Fantastique to speak... Continue Reading →

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Review: Dangerous Liaisons (Queensland Ballet)

We went to see Queensland Ballet’s hotly-anticipated Dangerous Liaisons – a brand-new, full-length, world premiere ballet by acclaimed choreographer and QB Artistic Associate Liam Scarlett. The season has concluded now, but I had such a jumble of feelings about the production that it has taken me this long to sort them out and write a... Continue Reading →

Review: Hydra (Queensland Theatre)

Queensland Theatre’s first world premiere of 2019 was Hydra charting the flight and fall of Australian literati couple George Johnston and Charmian Clift as they tried to carve out a bohemian lifestyle for themselves in the 1950s on the remote Greek island of the same name. There, they come face-to-face with the many-headed beast of... Continue Reading →

Review: Single Asian Female (La Boite Theatre Company)

La Boite Theatre Company began their 2019 season by welcoming audiences back into The Golden Phoenix for Michelle Law’s Single Asian Female. Pearl is the long-suffering matriarch of the Wong family; intelligent, driven, and occasionally overbearing as she juggles running her Sunshine Coast restaurant with the mothering of her daughters Zoe (manoeuvring online dating and... Continue Reading →

Review: Heavenly (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra kickstarted their 2019 season on February 16 with an evening of otherworldly music from Mozart and Mahler. In place of the pre-concert talk that occurs before most QSO Maestro concerts, Timothy Matthies hosted an in-conversation with Brisbane-based guest soprano Morgan England-Jones, who performed the solo role in Mahler’s fourth symphony later in... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Chicago (Savoyards Musical Comedy Society Inc)

All That Jazz! Joanna Nash as Velma Kelly, photographed by Christopher Thomas Photography Savoyards are razzle dazzling audiences with their new production of Chicago. Directed by Sherryl-Lee Secomb and with musical direction by Benjamin Tubb-Hearne, the production features a cast of over 40 incredibly talented local performers as well as a live orchestra, playing onstage... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Bard and Beyond (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Conductor Carlos Kalmar and soloist Arabella Steinbacher. Imagery provided by Kath Rose & Associates. Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carlos Kalmar and with acclaimed guest violinist Arabella Steinbacher, presented an evening of works Shakespearean in their depth and scope with The Bard and Beyond, part of their Maestro series of concerts. The pre-concert talk with... Continue Reading →

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