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Sounding the right note for women composers

A new initiative designed to address the gender imbalance in Australian composition has been launched in Sydney.


New age markets for classical music

Are meditation, mindfulness and therapeutic audiences the next growth market for the classical music sector?


Jazz world mourns death of Allan Browne

The jazz drummer and composer passed away on Saturday, a month shy of his 71st birthday.


Jazz festival fights on despite core funding loss

Despite having had its funding axed by Queensland’s now-ousted Newman Government, the festival is fighting on.


Theatre review: Tommy, Adelaide Festival

Making its world premiere at the Adelaide Festival, this jazz reimagining of The Who’s masterpiece is far from audience-ready.


Mozart Dances

This sublime work, choreographed by Mark Morris, was performed to a live score played by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.


Shall we dance? Why Opera Australia staged The King and I

Why is a government subsidised company staging a work that falls squarely within the ambit of commercial theatre?

Opinions & Analysis

Bennetts Lane closure strikes a bum note for Australian jazz

The impending closure of legendary Melbourne jazz club Bennetts Lane has shocked the jazz community.


Composer Peter Sculthorpe dies aged 85

Tributes flow in for the ‘musical giant’ who passed away in a Sydney hospital on Friday morning.


Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Classical and Spectacular

With a dramatic pyrotechnics show, this commercialised production was occasionally a matter of style over substance.

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