Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

April 7, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Blacktown Workers Club, March 29 7.5/10 It’s a fine line between the good and the great, and Cuba’s Juan de Marcos Gonzalez has worked both sides of that line. In the 1970s he formed the exceptional Sierra Maestra (whom some will remember at the Basement in the 1990s), and then…

March 31, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Blue Mountains Music Festival, March 15 8/10 Why is so much exceptional television, cinema, music and more generated by the tiny populations of the Scandinavian countries? Could it be that they’ve been better than most at balancing the conflicting demands of the individual and the community, and that there’s a…

March 18, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Concert Hall, March 9 7/10 The Silk Road was a network rather than a specific route. In this regard Silkroad Ensemble is well-named, with its variable personnel and repertoire bridging the musical divide between East and West. But whereas trade was the ancient network’s obvious purpose, here the music sometimes…