April 2021


The April 2021 edition of Limelight is available for subscribers to read on our website.

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In the Limelight

What’s happening on stage this month? We’ve put together a list of the most exciting events taking place in April 2021.

Catch up on what’s been in the limelight with the top arts stories to recently make headlines.


A new bespoke website celebrates the opera The Eighth Wonder
by Kim Williams

ABC journalist Sally Sara discusses her debut play Stop Girl
by Jane Albert

Roland Peelman on this year’s Canberra International Music Festival
by Julian Day

Conductor Vasily Petrenko ponders classical music in the COVID era
by Clive Paget


Australia’s Great Dane
by Clive Paget

Benjamin Grosvenor’s new Liszt album
by Lisa MacKinney
Recording of the Month

On the Record
by Clive Paget

Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition
by Gillian Wills
Classical Music

The Cousin Quartet
by Jo Litson
Classical Music

Cutting Edge
by Katy Abbott
New Music

The New Beethoven
by Will Yeoman

Playing Beatie Bow
by Jo Litson

On Air & Online


A sinking feeling
Why are Australian politicians so nervous about being seen to support the arts?
Guy Noble’s Soapbox

The Bassoon
Principal bassoon with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Jack Schiller, discusses the new Bassoon Concerto he will premiere in July and his seven-year wait for a new instrument.
Playing Up


Jo Litson

Deputy Editor
Angus McPherson

Tristan Main

Clive Paget

Katy Abbott, Jane Albert, Peter Berner, Julian Day, Deborah Jones, Mary Li, Lisa MacKinney, Guy Noble, Jack Schiller, Chad Vindin, Kim Williams, Gillian Wills, Will Yeoman

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