After a thrilling weekend of Music Making, the Adelaide Festival Chamber Landscapes program is finally behind us. Huge thanks to all the fine musicians involved. Pictured above are myself and Claire Edwardes playing as part of the Twin Peaks experience, and pictured below are Australia’s three finest string quartets – the Australian, Goldner and Tinalley Quartets , who played together for the very first time – performing Shostakovich’s Op.110a Chamber Symphony.
Reviews of elements of the program are here:
In the Australian ,
the Australian Stage ,
Adelaide Now ,
and a 2nd in Adelaide Now
This Saturday night, the 12th October, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu will present a series of his songs for the Melbourne Festival in the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. He will be joined onstage by Sarah Blasko as well as his long time musical collaborator Michael Hohnen, a 4 piece band and 30 piece orchestra, conducted by me.
It is an immense privilege to share the stage with one of Australia’s great singers – he carries another world in his voice, singing songs of tremendous beauty and truth. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
You can visit his website here, or for tickets to this concert, visit the Melbourne Festival website here.