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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

A tra­di­tional Ja­panese noh play takes the form of a dream or il­lu­sion se­quence in which the main char­ac­ter is un­able to leave their hu­man form at death be­cause of some kind of karmic hin­drance. In this new English lan­guage noh play, Amer­i­can sci­en­tist Robert J. Op­pen­heimer, devel­oper of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, is un­able to move on af­ter death, tor­tured by the con­se­quences of his re­search and search­ing for re­demp­tion. The pro­duc­tion is a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween pro­fes­sors Allan Marett from Syd­ney and Richard Em­mert from Tokyo, ac­tor-di­rec­tor Mat­sui Akira, and per­form­ers from Theatre No­hgaku. Mu­sic Work­shop Theatre, Syd­ney Con­ser­va­to­rium of Mu­sic, Mac­quarie Street. Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day, 6pm. Tick­ets: $45$65. Book­ings: (02) 9351 1438.

Car­ni­val of the An­i­mals Tan Wei: True Mu­sic of Erhu Soloist Tan Wei is one of the world’s mas­ters of the erhu (a two-stringed fid­dle also known as the Chi­nese vi­o­lin), im­press­ing Syd­ney au­di­ences in 2013 per­form­ing Tan Dun’s score from the Ang Lee film Crouch­ing Tiger, Hid­den Dragon with the Syd­ney Sym­phony Or­ches­tra. In this con­cert, she will per­form a pro­gram of mod­ern erhu com­po­si­tions with a cham­ber ensem­ble. Syd­ney Con­ser­va­to­rium of Mu­sic, Mac­quarie Street. To­mor­row, 2pm. Tick­ets: $15-$25. Book­ings: (02) 9351 2222 or online.

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