Category: Concert Reviews

September 22, 2019 / Concert Reviews

The Studio, September 8 8/10 The standard of musical excellence in Australia is only going north. This was the strongest of 17 editions of Freedman Jazz, the annual concert partly determining the winner of the $20,000 Freedman Jazz Fellowship. Standing out was not just the musicianship, but the artistry: the…

September 3, 2019 / Concert Reviews

The Boiler House, August 17 9/10 It’s a rare sensation these days, but there is still such exhilaration in being taken to the edge of the possible. Many sections of this concert made you felt you’d had a craniotomy, and the top of your skull had rocketed skyward. Led by…

August 31, 2019 / Concert Reviews

Lennox Theatre, August 10 7.5/10 The rolling undulations of the waves were so palpable that those with imaginations livelier than their stomachs are robust could well have felt quite queasy. This was one of many passages of startlingly effective programmatic music in Chris Cody’s 70-minute Astrolabe – Suite for La…