Two reasons for reblogging this: To introduce an interesting and well written blog/magazine reviewing contemporary arts in Australia. Secondly Nick Tolhurst’ thoughtful review of Arcko’s concert at the Fitzroy Town Hall about a week ago. I think I will go to the next one later this year.
Before beginning this review, be alerted to the next Arcko concert in the on the 19th and 20th October this year. In line with Arcko’s mission of performing Australian works that have had very limited exposure, conductor Timothy Phillips is programming an all Australian program for string orchestra. If the concert can be held in the Reading Room of the Fitzroy Town Hall it will be a knockout. The acoustic of the Reading Room loves strings. If you like string music, this is the place to hear it, especially with the top players Phiillips engages for his concerts
The recent Arcko concert was dedicated to Nigel Butterley AM, Arcko’s Honorary Patron and (I hope he doesn’t mind) one of Australia’s grandfathers of modern music. We were fortunate to have Nigel Butterley at the concert to talk about each work as they were about to played. A theme of…
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