Season Preview: Your guide to the arts in 2022

After being affected by COVID restrictions over the last two past, the Sydney Chamber Music Festival returns to Manly Art Gallery & Museum for two days in October. Founded in 2008, the boutique festival is the brainchild of Australian-Swiss flautist and teacher. This year’s event, which is entitled Revival, features four programs including Footprint, a poem paying homage to our land, which uses cardboard puppets, the world premiere of Jim Coye’s Cryptozoologica, which takes young children on an interactive adventure, a celebration of music by female composers performed by Acacia Quartet, and a program of dance music from English Renaissance to Spanish tango. Bridget Bolliger talks to Limelight about the program.

What’s at the core of this year’s Sydney Chamber Music Festival, entitled Revival?

This is actually the 17th Sydney Chamber Music Festival to date, after two years of silence. The SCMF had its debut in 2008, when...