Billed as Magical Tchaikovsky, the ASO’s latest Master Series performance incorporated Wagner and Mozart, too, and that isn’t a bad road to travel. In fact, it produced a lively program of contrasts and masterful music-making.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta The Mikado is the most recognisable and most performed of their works. Delivered with fine singing and clever stage presentation, this Adelaide production of the 1885 show is vibrant and charming.
French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie’s performance of Ravel’s ‘Piano Concerto in G’ – by turns jaunty, melancholic and electric – was a highlight of this Master Series concert by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Jeff Lang and Cal Williams Jr, two artists with distinctive but complementary angles on the acoustic guitar, showed again how the Adelaide Guitar Festival can conjure a fascinating night’s entertainment.
With a well-judged and entertaining repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary, Karin Schaupp and Miles Johnston presented an evening of guitar delights at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Space Theatre.
In his final appearance as principal conductor with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Carter again demonstrated his varied and considerable talent with a program that included a delightful performance by violin soloist Grace Clifford.