Heads Up: Astra’s final concert for 2012, 5 pm Sunday 8 December
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Heads Up: Astra’s final concert for 2012, 5 pm Sunday 8 December

What: Lux Aeterna: ad Astra Who: Astra final concert for 2012 When: 5 pm Sunday 8 December Where: Sacred Heart Church, corner Rathdowne and Pelham Streets, Carlton. By Nicholas M Tolhurst Astra Chamber Music marks the Christmas season with a celebration of light, but light in a time of impending darkness. To quote from the Astra … Continue reading

Music Review: Indistinguishable from magic: why does music work?
Music / Notes & Observations

Music Review: Indistinguishable from magic: why does music work?

By Nicholas M Tolhurst In the past two weeks Melbourne has been treated to three concerts featuring that beast of the concert hall, the piano. Pianists ancient and modern came out in droves for Murray Perahia’s recital at the Melbourne Recital Centre (MRC) on 4 October. Perahia is justly acclaimed as a great performer. He is … Continue reading

Concert Review: Eric Whitacre at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University
Concert Review / Music / Notes & Observations

Concert Review: Eric Whitacre at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University

Eric Whitaker: A Wife in Concert Performance: 12 April 2013, at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Presented by the Monash University Academy of Performing Arts Eric Whitacre is a celebrity—his concert at Robert Blackwood Hall was promoted on Classic Breakfast on ABC FM.  You literally can’t buy publicity like that on Australia’s national broadcaster. Eric Whitacre In … Continue reading