Browsing articles in "Concert Reviews – Archive"
Sep
2
2018

ROBYN ARCHER

City Recital Hall, August 22 6/10 It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The euphoria of the end of the war to end all wars – with its consequent artistic, social and sexual bravado – collided with the crunch of the Great Depression and then impaled itself on the rise […]

Aug
24
2018

ESPADRILLE/TABUA-HARRISON

Annandale Creative Arts Centre, August 9 7/10 Marriages between sound and image remain fickle when, unlike in a movie, the music is intended as the primary focus. Sometimes the two bring each other to mutual fulfilment; more often they are at cross purposes. Still the most successful such marriage I’ve witnessed was Sex, Lynch and […]

Aug
23
2018

FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN

Lennox Theatre, August 5 8/10 As much as an actor and singer she was an artefact of an era. Like an exquisite piece of art deco glass, Marlene Dietrich simultaneously epitomised the 1930s and was timeless. That quality, missing in the first half of Jennifer Ward-Lealand’s tribute, luxuriantly filled Act Two, transforming a capable show […]