Category: Concert Reviews

November 11, 2023 / Concert Reviews - Archive

City Recital Hall, October 31 9/10 Cecile McLorin Salvant makes us wish we were great singers, too. Even as she transports us with vocal artistry of the highest calibre, the fun factor is contagious, deployed with all the guilelessness of playing in a sandpit. Yet intertwined with the playfulness is…

November 8, 2023 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Belvoir St Theatre, October 19 7/10 The title could have been A Bloody Australian Songbook, such is often the tone as Robyn Archer trawls the Oz annals. It makes no pretence at being an anthology of the best or most famous Australian songs, but rather is Archer taking us by…

October 16, 2023 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, August 31 9/10 Many have tried, but no one’s succeeded like Wynton Marsalis. Collaborations between jazz musicians and symphony orchestras tend to see the latter obliged to play drab accompaniments, and the jazz players’ rhythmic fluidity stymied. Add a 100-voice choir – putting about 200…