With Guy Noble as a humorous and informative presenter and conductor, this Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Classics Unwrapped concert was a chance to appreciate seven entertaining pieces united by the common theme of night.
No-one could come away from this show untouched. Vika and Linda Bull, with the support of a spot-on quintet lead by pianist Paolo Cecchinelli, give their audience a delightful tour of Carole King’s critically acclaimed 1971 Tapestry album, with a little extra thrown in besides.
Vika and Linda Bull have added polish to many recordings by others but it is always a delight seeing them at their exuberant best and in their own right. ★★★★½
Musica Viva should be proud of its role in bringing the Eighth Blackbird contemporary music ensemble to Adelaide. The group’s eclectic program of work by five composers was engaging and often exhilarating.
David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed offers more than 20 Bowie tunes by a selection of Australian artists, with the backing of a tight rock band and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Fawlty Towers – Live seamlessly merges several episodes of the original show, reminding us of so much that was endearing about the original. To treat it as merely a sentimental trip back to the celebrated comedy series, however, would be to overlook the freshness and the quality of performances brought to it by the current cast.