Music: Melbourne minimalist pop musician Qua ( Cornel Wilczek) is performing in the annual Syncretism experimental sound series. Qua creates lush, avant- pop multimedia sound and visual scapes, with material from his latest album Silver Red ( Someone Good Records). Also appearing are Adelaidebased Panoptique Electrical and Brisbane’s the Rational Academy. Judith Wright Centre, September 11. Inquiries: ( 07) 3872 9000.
Musical theatre: Jolene Anderson stars in Kookaburra’s production of Tell Me on a Sunday and in this one- woman show she is scarcely off stage. Anderson is a promising singer who gives an appealing and sweet- natured performance, although in a narrow range that can’t disguise the thinness of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s song cycle. However, the fine- looking production may persuade audiences otherwise, writes critic Deborah Jones. Her Majesty’s Theatre, until September 14. Bookings: 13 2849.
Music: The Australian National Piano Award is a biennial competition for pianists aged 21 to 35, held during six days and nights. Entrants perform up to four recitals, demonstrating understanding and range of technical mastery, style, and emotional and intellectual interpretations of baroque, classical, 19th- century romantic, French impressionistic and music of the 20th century up to 1950. Eastbank Centre, September 8- 13. Bookings: ( 03) 5832 9511. www. pianoaward. com. au.
Music: The Australian Chamber Orchestra performs Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons in its entirety, with violinist and guest director Alina Ibragimova. She is an elegant performer who allows the music to emerge with sincerity and refinement, dazzlingly agile, critic Murray Black writes. Sydney Opera House, Sunday. Bookings: ( 02) 9318 8200. Visual art: Rick Amor’s work is never slight, with its underpinnings of strong design and draughtsmanship. He combines subjects and symbols, real and imaginary motifs with the aim of making an invisible reality appear before us, writes national art critic Christopher Allen. Liverpool Street Gallery, until September 11. Inquiries: ( 02) 8353 7799. Music: Following their highly acclaimed performance at the Glastonbury Festival and a European tour, the Hoodoo Gurus have been touring the east coast. After 25 years and eight albums, the band is one of this country’s most inventive, lyrically smart and exciting rock performers. Wyong Leagues Club, tonight. Bookings: ( 02) 4392 2799.
Home turf: The Hoodoo Gurus