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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

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