Pianist Paul Lewis is perhaps the finest Schubertian of our era. His playing in part three of his journey through Schubert’s completed sonatas took the listener through all the realms of this most poetic music.
The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra rounded out its year with flair in a Christmas concert that had more than the usual surprises. Splendid solo and choral singing added much charm along the way.
Kristian Winther offered one of the more challenging programs a violinist could ever take on, but his artistry seemingly knew no limit in a remarkable UKARIA concert with pianist Aura Go.
Setting The Marriage of Figaro in the Houses of Parliament might sound anathema to lovers of this opera, but the comedy it brings is thoroughly up-to-date and worthy of a TV sitcom. This State Opera SA production is brilliant.
To hear Anthony Marwood play Korngold’s Violin Concerto genuinely as a concerto and not as film music was revelatory, and so was Chloé van Soeterstède’s conducting in two much-loved works by Debussy and Rachmaninov.
The ASO’s cathedral series could not have come a better time, and particularly this one called ‘Glory’. With conflict and tensions around the world, those seeking a moment of sanctity were amply rewarded.