Category: Concert Reviews

May 14, 2024 / Concert Reviews

Concert Hall, May 11 9/10 Some talented kid could mimic Audra McDonald; could maybe catch the incandescence of her soprano range and the huskiness warming the edges of her chest voice. They might even replicate the translucence of her softest high notes, and the earthiness of her lowest ones. But…

January 18, 2024 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Concert Hall, January 12 9/10 Anoushka Shankar’s music is as mellifluous and luxuriant as her name, and she’d barely played two notes when I fell under her spell once more. As with her late father, Ravi, her virtuosity on the sitar goes far beyond mere dexterity. The sound she makes…

December 24, 2023 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Riverside Theatre, December 16 7/10 If the burghers of the thriving metropolis of Esk, northwest of Ipswich, are bewildered to find their streets bereft of women with straight black hair and skirts, muted polka-dot blouses and sensible shoes, that would be because their celebrated neighbours, the Kransky Sisters, are on…