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New study examines why we love sad music

A UNSW study examines our enjoyment of negative emotions aroused by sad music.

Australian country music has a complex history. Image is an older Aboriginal woman sitting in front of a microphone. A green plastic chair is behind her.

Does Australian country music have a race problem?

Thanks to Beyoncé, country music is cool again. But does Australia suffer from the same racial barriers as the US?

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Music review: The Trout, QPAC

In the first concert of Ensemble Q's 2024 season, The Trout delivered impeccable musical standards and expert programming. 

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Music review: American Stories: Bernstein, Gershwin and more, Hamer Hall

Trombonist Jonathon Ramsay dazzled in a highlight of this MSO performance, Joe Chindamo’s 'Ligeia'.

A white woman in a long sleeveless white dress stands in front of an orchestra singing, the conductor has his back to the camera. Sara Macliver, ASO, Grandeur.

Music review: Grandeur, Symphony Series 3, ASO, Adelaide Town Hall

Leading soprano Sara Macliver starred in an intriguing concert of old and new music.

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Vale Garry Van Egmond

The Australian music industry titan, who toured the likes of AC/DC, Riverdance and Bette Midler, died following complications due to…

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Opinions & Analysis

Soundcheck report tabled … and serious work is required for survival

Creative Australia has released its Soundcheck report into Australia’s music festival sector. ArtsHub takes a look at the findings.

An aerial view taken at dusk of a large crowd gathered outdoors preparing to sing together as part of The Big Sing at Festival of Voices.

Singing in the winter dark: Festival of Voices returns for 2024

Hobart’s original winter festival returns with a program featuring everything from US R&B star Macy Gray and choral workshops to…

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Little splendour in music festival cancellations

New inquiry launched to ascertain the future of an eroding music festival landscape.

West Side Story by Opera Australia. A dark harbourside long shot of two young lovers - Tony and Maria - standing on metal balcony embracing, with a cityscape behind them.

Opera review: West Side Story, Sydney Harbour

A stunning revival production of Opera on the Harbour’s biggest hit musical.

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