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From a commission for Yo-Yo Ma to a performance with the Australian World Orchestra, Eliza and Harry Sdraulig are leading their own musical careers. But occasionally, the siblings’ paths cross.
by Jo Litson
On the Record
Mozart heads up this month with Igor Levit and Víkingur Ólafsson hot on his heels. Vocal delights include Sarah Connolly’s Mahler and miraculous choral music by Stephen Hough.
by Clive Paget
Associate Director Nhlanhla Mahlangu and composer Kyle Shepherd discuss William Kentridge’s Olivier Award-winning Waiting for the Sibyl ahead of its Australian premiere.
by Jansson J. Antmann
Flagging spoilers, Elise Esther Hearst opens up about A Very Jewish Christmas Carol.
by Jansson J. Antmann
★★★★★ An actor speaks, offering thoughts that are illuminating, humane and intelligent.
by Diana Simmonds
★★★★ Mark Cousins’ study of the groundbreaking director inspires fans to revisit classic movies they think they already know.
by Jason Blake
In the Limelight
Guy Noble's Soapbox
Attending Cabaret in London, Guy Noble was taken aback by the dictatorial ushers, who tried to stop him taking photos in the foyer, and on the pavement outside.
Dong Ma is a virtuoso on the erhu, a two-stringed instrument from China. Now based in Melbourne, he performs Julian Yu’s arrangement of JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations with the Flinders Quartet.
May Lyon explains why a commission from Musica Viva Australia to compose for violinist Noa Wildschut and pianist Elisabeth Brauß inspired images of creaking ice sheets and an active volcano.
5 Questions For
During the pandemic, the Ukrainian-born Australian conductor and his soprano wife Eleanor Lyons dreamed up a company called Live At Yours to perform intimate, salon-style concerts – and it’s taken off.
A former performer, choreographer and genre-hopping director, the Artistic Director of Perth’s Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA is fascinated by the power of music to revive memories.
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