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BALMAIN SINFONIA PERFORM @ THE ITALIAN FORUM

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Maria Lindsay performs Tommy Tycho’s Concerto For Violin and String Orchestra. Images by Geoff Sirmai.

The new venue for this orchestra is the performing space at the Actors Centre in Leichhardt’s Italian forum. The space and its full, true acoustic nicely accommodated this orchestra and the diversity of style within the event’s programme.

It also preserved the interactive, intimate sharing of music and enthusiasm for the orchestral repertoire which have always been key features of Balmain Sinfonia concerts.

The 5pm afternoon concert began with Beethoven’s Leonora Overture No 3 (1806). A direct, genuine reading of this piece from the opera Fidelio was imbued with considerable atmosphere, colour and drama. It was a very decent introduction to the contrasts of the concert to follow. Continue reading BALMAIN SINFONIA PERFORM @ THE ITALIAN FORUM

LIVE AT LUNCH – CLASSICAL HEROES AND THE ART OF SEDUCTION @ THE CONCOURSE CHATSWOOD

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The first of the 2016 programme was entitled Classical Heroes and the Art of Seduction . We were privileged to have international opera and musical sensation divo Teddy Tahu Rhodes as special guest to enchant us. The concert’s chosen theme was love and seduction.

Curator of the series, internationally renowned flautist Jane Rutter, welcomed us and then introduced Rhodes, who came on stage on crutches after a recent accident. Rhodes mostly sang, perched on a stool.

Rutter wore a white long sort of tabard like top with sequin detail and a long apricot coloured skirt with splits at the sides. Rhodes was casually but snappily dressed in jeans , a white shirt , blue tie and a dark jacket. Continue reading LIVE AT LUNCH – CLASSICAL HEROES AND THE ART OF SEDUCTION @ THE CONCOURSE CHATSWOOD