Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

July 16, 2023 / Concert Reviews - Archive

June 9-11 Jazz has a way of flaring up in unexpected places – even in Orange on the far-flung Central Tablelands of New South Wales. The Orange Winter Jazz Festival was born last year, and this year’s event  consisted of 40 concerts across three days in four venues. Most of…

June 17, 2023 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Drama Theatre, May 30 8.5/10 Yes, they can still surprise us 36 years on. That shows just how nimble The Necks’ original conception of slowly-evolving long-form improvisations was, also appealing to an infinitely wider audience than free improvisation would usually attract. Having played all six venues at the Opera House,…

January 25, 2023 / Concert Reviews - Archive

The Neilson, January 14 8.5/10 The sound cuts the air with the brightness of a sword: all ringing metal and attack. It comes from the tar, a Persian lute that Hamed Sadeghi has made a fixture of several Sydney Festivals, including his underscore for William Zappa’s unforgettable The Iliad Out…