Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Last Night of the Proms is a popular but curious offering, based on London’s enduring original performances. It includes a pub singalong shifted to a grand scale – with Union Jack flags and a torrent of balloons.
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.
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.
If you want to enjoy a truly immersive experience at a concert recital, try sitting in the stalls close to the players. Make it Tchaikovsky and the technical expertise and intensity of effort on show alone is almost worth the ticket price.
If God’s best instrument is the human voice, two superb examples featured at the Dunstan Playhouse in Vika and Linda Bull’s Between Two Shores.