Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

Playhouse, April 30, 2013 Vika Bull has a voice to steeple up to the heavens and rattle the gates. If not always beautiful it is often thrilling and loaded with urgency, which makes it ideal for paying tribute to that tortured queen of r’n’b, Etta James. Directed by Simon Myers…

Concert Hall, April 28, 2013 One has survived countless concerts adjacent to talkers, coughers and vile mobile-phone users, but this was something new. Amid a program of almost divine Indian classical music the four-year-old next to me was being verbally coached by his mother from a beginner’s maths book! And…

April 26, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

City Recital Hall, April 23 It is no coincidence that the twentieth century’s two decades of greatest creative eruption, the 1920s and 1960s, were also its most decadent. Art and decadence are candid about their affair. Only wowsers think it illicit. Or wowsers and Nazis. During the Weimar Republic’s 14…