The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Mur­ray Black

ex­trav­a­gant riot of colour and spec­ta­cle in the set-piece crowd scenes. When the fo­cus turned to the char­ac­ters’ in­ner feel­ings and thoughts, the un­ob­tru­sive di­rec­tion en­sured the dra­matic im­pact was just as com­pelling. Fleet Steps, Mrs Mac­quarie’s Point, Syd­ney. Tonight and fi­nal show to­mor­row, 7.30pm. Tick­ets: $110-$359. Book­ings: (02) 9250 7777 or on­line. Du­ra­tion: 2hr 45min, with 35min in­ter­val. of the Pa­punya Tula artists. Academy of St Martin in the Fields Mu­sic di­rec­tor and vi­o­lin vir­tu­oso Joshua Bell leads the cham­ber orches­tra on its first ma­jor Aus­tralian tour in almost three decades. Bell is renowned for his in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Tchaikovsky’s Vi­o­lin Con­certo. His thrilling un­con­ducted per­for­mance of this pin­na­cle of the ro­man­tic reper­toire re­stores its vi­brancy and power. Mozart’s dra­matic Sym­phony No 25 re­veals the com­poser’s sure-footed sense of theatre. Syd­ney Opera House, Ben­ne­long Point. Tonight and to­mor­row only, 7pm. Tick­ets:$110-$359. Book­ings: (02) 9250 7777 or on­line. Du­ra­tion: 2hr, with 20min in­ter­val. El­gar’s Cello Con­certo Dutch cel­list Har­riet Kri­jgh will be joined by the Syd­ney Sym­phony Orches­tra in a per­for­mance of El­gar’s heartwrench­ingly beau­ti­ful Cello Con­certo. Vaughan Wil­liams’s Sym­phony No 5 will be played with dra­matic ten­sion after the in­ter­val.

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