WOMADelaide has revealed another 38 acts for 2024 – including a new show by the company behind feather-filled aerial spectacle Place des Anges – with significant changes also planned to the site after concerns this year about overcrowding.
Kristian Winther offered one of the more challenging programs a violinist could ever take on, but his artistry seemingly knew no limit in a remarkable UKARIA concert with pianist Aura Go.
The assassination of John F Kennedy sparked an outpouring of grief all over the world – including in Adelaide. A special local event marking the 60th anniversary of the tragedy will feature heartfelt letters and music sent by mourners to his widow.
Grammy-winning American rock musician and LGBTIQA+ icon Melissa Etheridge is coming to Adelaide next May as part of her I’m Not Broken tour.
Elder Conservatorium Music Theatre’s presentation of Shrek the Musical is a spectacular comedic performance, highlighting Adelaide’s up-and-coming triple threats
Setting The Marriage of Figaro in the Houses of Parliament might sound anathema to lovers of this opera, but the comedy it brings is thoroughly up-to-date and worthy of a TV sitcom. This State Opera SA production is brilliant.
These ‘local lesbians’, as they call themselves, use humour, sensitivity and an iconic songbook to tell true stories of queer love from around the globe.
‘On the one hand, it looks like a very little story – a woman gives birth,’ Anna Goldsworthy says of her candid memoir Welcome to Your New Life, which is about to be brought to life on stage. ‘On the other hand, this is the biggest story of them all.’”
The power of the musical brain is explored in this new Scott Hicks film bringing together musicians David Helfgott, Ben Folds, Daniel Johns and Simon Tedeschi.
The ASO’s cathedral series could not have come a better time, and particularly this one called ‘Glory’. With conflict and tensions around the world, those seeking a moment of sanctity were amply rewarded.
In I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron, Canadian performer Njo Kong Kie honours the haunting poetry of late Chinese worker-poet Xiu Lizhi through a song cycle that causes audiences to question the human costs of modern global capitalism.
A moving story about on the life of Vietnamese-Australian musician Dung Nguyen, with himself at the centre of the performance, 1988 leaves an indelible impression.
Paul McCartney made a triumphant return to Adelaide with an almost-three-hour set full of culture-defining songs that thrilled fans both old and new. For young musician and writer Shannon Pearce, it was a night to remember.
The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s 2024 season offers a diverse range of performances, including tributes to film composer Hans Zimmer and songwriter Burt Bacharach, a further celebration of Rachmaninov, a concert featuring Electric Fields, and a street-art-inspired event in Port Adelaide.
Jamaican musician Ziggy Marley – the son of reggae legend Bob Marley – headlines a line-up of 28 artists from 25 countries in WOMADelaide’s first major announcement for the 2024 festival in Botanic Park.
The SA Music Award nominees were announced this week, check out the list of talented artists and industry heads that made the cut.
Performances of Handel’s Messiah and other celebrated large-scale works from the baroque using historical instruments look set to become a regular feature in the city. It’s all part of a new raft of initiatives from Adelaide Baroque.
The Karma Chameleon and pioneer of androgyny Boy George returned to Adelaide with his band for a night of nostalgia.
A decision to downgrade a permanent ABC Classic recording role in Adelaide has been branded “unacceptable and discriminatory”, with local classical music figures concerned about the impact on the state’s vibrant music scene and UNESCO City of Music status.
Two and a half years after Michael Gudinski’s death, this new documentary celebrates his life and far-reaching impact on the Australian music scene.
Stuart Maunder’s production of Macbeth for State Opera South Australia promises to be a fearsomely truthful account of Verdi’s dramatic masterpiece, performed with some of Australia’s finest singers on a set reminiscent of Game of Thrones.
In this music theatre gem, the brilliant Zahra Newman and her band recapture and celebrate the vibrant life, loves, torments and timeless music of Billie Holiday.
This seminal band addressed Adelaide with a performance that took fans on a tour through their memories, while also delivering staunch messages to those in power.
While State Opera gears up for Macbeth, it somehow found time to put together an intriguing, eclectic Shakespearean-themed concert with music from Finzi and Britten to Shostakovich. UKARIA was the ideal setting.
AACTA-award winning performer Zahra Newman separates artist from legend as she tells Billie Holiday’s story in the musical play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.
In the fifth instalment of this series since 2017, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra brought to life the iconic soundtrack of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in an immersive group experience for the fans.
At the end of a long national tour, the Australian String Quartet arrived home in relaxed fashion and served up a most remarkable performance of Haydn. But it was not in their usual venue.
The Australian Chamber Orchestra delivered a tough but invigorating program centring on Bartók’s Fifth String Quartet in an artistically well-judged arrangement of this work by artistic director Richard Tognetti.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the landmark album Night of the Wolverine, Dave Graney ’n’ The Coral Snakes have got the band back together. InReview spoke with Graney and his wife and the band’s drummer Clare Moore, reflecting on music in the ’90s, the legacy of Wolverine and the influence of Adelaide’s Sister Janet Mead.
Music festival Handpicked has returned with a new lineup set to take November by storm.
A new book by photographer Eric Algra captures Adelaide’s live music scene over the past three decades, including the golden years in the ’70s and ’80s when names such as Gumbo Ya! Ya!, The Bodgies and Exploding White Mice loomed large.
After COVID-related delays beginning in 2020, the ASO’s date with Pinchas Zukerman finally materialised and with it a most magical performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto.
The Firm’s mission to turn the course of contemporary art music found intriguing success in the hands of Adelaide’s returning pianist Marianna Grynchuk with a performance in the remarkable setting of the North Adelaide Baroque Hall.
Ahead of Hilltop Hoods’ appearance at Spin Off today, Matt Lambert, better known as MC Suffa, says the Hoods are in the enviable position of making music purely for their own tastes.
French and Korean duo Antoine Boyer and Yeore Kim charmed their Adelaide audience with a virtuosic performance of classical-inspired gypsy jazz in a show that also featured Australian musician Kathleen Halloran.
Oud master and engaging raconteur Joseph Tawadros traversed a category-defying mix of influences and musical styles in this Adelaide Guitar Festival show, which also featured rising star of the classical guitar Connor Whyte.
Whatever you want to call it – Americana, Old Timey Music, Indie Folk – The Milk Carton Kids do it. And they do it very well. Their showcase concert for the Adelaide Guitar Festival is the full bottle.
One of the most anticipated international acts at this year’s edition of Unsound Adelaide has pulled out ahead of the festival’s first night.
Yothu Yindi wove their sonic magic to create a poignant reaffirmation of truth, treaty and tribal voice for a revering Adelaide audience at this NAIDOC Week performance.
Anne Cawrse’s new marimba concerto is a gorgeous, skilfully conceived work, and with a dazzling performance from soloist Claire Edwardes, it was the standout item in the ASO’s Embrace concert.
NAIDOC week is the perfect opportunity to learn about the growing demand for South Australia’s First Nations music talent, according to UNESCO Adelaide City of Music general manager Joe Hay.
Music SA chief executive officer Christine Schloithe has released the organisation’s strategic plan to “shape the future of South Australian music”.
Two very different musical cultures will come together when the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra premieres Grayson Rotumah’s Creation, a unique and evocative work inspired by the First Nations artist’s own lived experience and heritage.
If you’re going to make your public singing debut, why not do it with a beer in hand among a thousand strangers of vastly varying vocal abilities?
The annual winter music festival Umbrella has been replaced with Good music Month – a new statewide, open-access music festival happening in November.