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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

Ro­man­tic Fan­tasies In this con­cert se­ries from the Sydney Sym­phony Orches­tra, ac­claimed Is­raeli vi­o­lin­ist Vadim Gluz­man will be per­form­ing on the Auer Stradi­var­ius, once owned by vi­o­lin­ist Leopold Auer, to whom Tchaikovsky had orig­i­nally ded­i­cated his Vi­o­lin Con­certo. The pro­gram also in­cludes Shostakovich’s Fes­tive Over­ture and Ber­lioz’s Sym­phonie Fan­tas­tique and Tchaikovsky’s Vi­o­lin Con­certo. Con­ducted by Shiyeon Sung. Sydney Opera House, Ben­ne­long Point. Tonight, 8pm. Tick­ets: $39$99. Book­ings: (02) 8215 4600 or on­line. Ends Mon­day. Si­mon Burke: Some­thing About Al­ways Aus­tralian ac­tor Si­mon Burke has been a fix­ture on screens and stages since the 1970s, well-known for his roles in The Devil’s Play­ground and Play School. Some­thing About Al­ways is based on Burke and mu­si­cal di­rec­tor Daniel Ed­monds’ best sell­ing al­bum of the same name and will re­flect on Burke’s forty-year ca­reer. Hayes The­atre Co, 19 Green­knowe Av­enue, Potts Point. To­day, 2pm. Tick­ets: $39-$45. Book­ings: (02) 8065 7337 or on­line. The Literati This highly en­ter­tain­ing pro­duc­tion achieves some­thing that you don’t al­ways find in new pro­duc­tions of Moliere: a mix­ture of out­ra­geous com­edy and ten­der hu­man­ity, side by side. Justin Fleming’s lively script is full of dread­ful rhymes, ap­palling jokes and jar­ring anachro­nisms, in a quite de­light­ful way. Lee Lewis’s pro­duc­tion makes great comic

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