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Music review: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Symphony Series 2: Horizons, Adelaide Town Hall

Violinist Emily Sun shines in Max Bruch’s famed Violin Concerto No. 1.

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Australian music festivals are increasingly affected by climate change

Is the industry doing enough to mitigate the impact of climate change on music festivals?

Open Season. The image shows three young men in streetwear leaning forward towards the camera, holding their chins thoughtfully, against a bright red background.

Brisbane's Open Season returns in 2024

Open Season has just launched its 2024 season, with a diverse range of acts coming to Brisbane from May to…

Still from ‘Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus’. Image: Supplied. A black and white image of Sakamoto, a Japanese man in his 70s with white hair, tortoiseshell glasses and a black blazer at the piano. He is sifting through some sheet music.

Screening review: Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus, Melbourne Recital Centre

With deep involvement from the late composer’s son and wife, ‘Opus’ captures Ryuichi Sakamoto in dazzling body and soul.

Emma Dean, a Brisbane artist, plays the piano and sings in the microphone. She and other artists compete with international star Taylor Swift.

Is Taylor Swift a good role model for Australian artists?

Taylor Swift has changed everything about the music industry. But where does that leave Aussie artists?

Four people stand in a forest wearing long black coats. The three women also wear tall black hats, the man a tall white one.
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5 things about WOMADelaide for 2025

Even the most well-established festivals welcome newcomers every year. For those considering WOMADelaide next year, here are some things you…

A ballet dancer dressed in a white frog costume is in mid air with his legs kicking out behind him. On the stage is Alice, with shoulder length dark hair, wearing a purple dress and carrying a red rose. Behind them is an image of a cottage on a wall hanging; it looks embroidered.

Ballet review: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Arts Centre Melbourne

An immersive spectacle, sure to unsettle and astound lovers of the classic tale.

Beethoven's Emperor. The image is a black backdrop with a man with short dark hair wearing a dark jacket and a white shirt. He is shot from the chest up holding his chin in his right hand and looking at the camera.

Music review: Beethoven’s Emperor, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Adelaide Town Hall

A masterful evening of historically informed music played with astonishing contemporary panache.

DakhaBrakha. Image is a concert stage with a huge circular abstract orange/yellow pattern on the back wall, and in front four black clad musicians, three of them women with tall black stovepipe hats and the fourth a man with a bald head.

Music review: DakhaBrakha, Hamer Hall

A masterpiece in political artistry.

A scaffolding like set has several bodies positioned within it silhouetted against a lit backdrop. The Threepenny Opera.

Opera review: The Threepenny Opera, Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide Festival

Searing satire and a rage against capitalism wrapped up in a love story.

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