Ray Chen on breaking down the barriers to classical music
Violin virtuoso Ray Chen discusses how social media provides audiences with wider access to classical music, and shares his advice…
Review: Buried Country, The Beginning of Nature & Baker Boy, Darwin Festival
Impressions and critical reflections on the opening weekend of this year’s Darwin Festival by our Performing Arts Editor, Richard Watts.
Review: Assassins The Musical at Sydney Opera House
Sondheim’s Assassins is a darkly ironic version of 'The American Dream' and a savage critique of our times.
Career spotlight: Composer
Three composers reflect on the influences and events that shaped their careers and offer advice for those following in their…
No croaking matter: frogs inspire composer's latest piece
A masters student from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music has used a chorus of frogs as the basis for an…
How music and dance made convict life more bearable
New research from Queensland University of Technology reveals the impact music and dance had on convict life – it wasn't…
Making classical music accessible without dumbing it down
Instead of playing film scores, should the classical music sector focus on more experiential and experimental works in order to…
2017 Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival
Inspiring, breathtaking, and moving – jazz at its finest and most diverse.
Joh for PM: A Musical Comedy
Joh for PM is a show that demands attention. As a musical centred on a political figure, it is a…
Why is there so little space for women in jazz music?
Across the Australian jazz industry, women are disturbingly under-represented. Why, and what can be done to amend this imbalance?