Taxithi vividly employs story and song to convey the complexities of displacement from a home country – in this case, Greece during the 1950s and ‘60s – with politics, family tensions, hardship, hope, pride and grief all powerfully represented.
Ever wanted to retreat from this mad world, maybe to a beautiful Mediterranean island with low living costs? For two now-famous Australian writers, the experience proved both productive and destructive.
Vocal is the focal point in Johann Sebastian Bach’s ‘St John Passion’ and it was beautifully executed in the second of this year’s Master Series concerts from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
The first in 2019’s ASO Master Series offered an eclectic program, ranging though material with extraordinary mood changes, exuberant yet precise violin playing, an intoxicating waltz, and the evocation of a treed Italian landscape.
The confronting truths presented in Animal Farm act as valuable reminders of the darker aspects of human nature, especially when power corrupts, and the reasons for its enduring appeal are clearly evident in this State Theatre production.
In a remarkable evening of music, lauded British cellist Natalie Clein and the acclaimed Russian pianist Katya Apekisheva brought their brilliant skills together to create an enchanting experience.