The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Eamonn Kelly

In this pro­gram, the Aus­tralian Cham­ber Orches­tra en­sem­ble sheds all but sec­tion prin­ci­pals, and chan­nels char­ac­ter­is­tic ACO doses of tem­pes­tu­ous tang into the ex­posed ter­rain of the string quar­tet and pi­ano quin­tet. Framed around stir­ring works writ­ten by Schu­mann for these en­sem­ble com­bi­na­tions, this oth­er­wise unadul­ter­ated re­turn to in­ti­mate cham­ber reper­toire also in­tro­duces some­thing novel: a pi­ano quin­tet re­duc­tion of Mozart’s Pi­ano Con­certo No 13. Join­ing the ACO reg­u­lars — leader Tognetti, prin­ci­pal vi­olin He­lena Rath­bone and prin­ci­pal cel­list Timo-Veikko Valve — is guest artist Flo­rian Peel­man. City Recital Hall, 2 An­gel Place, Syd­ney. Tues­day, 8pm; Wed­nes­day, 7pm; Fri­day, 1.30pm; July 8, 7pm. Tick­ets: $49-$149. Book­ings: (02) 8256 2222. Syd­ney Opera House, Ben­ne­long Point. July 9, 2pm. Tick­ets: $51$149. Book­ings: (02) 9250 7777. singer-song­writer. Bowen draws in­spi­ra­tion from her ex­pe­ri­ences of grow­ing up in ru­ral Aus­tralia, ev­i­dent in her mu­sic. Can­berra Theatre Cen­tre, London Cir­cuit, Can­berra. Wed­nes­day, 7.30pm. Tick­ets: $79. Book­ings: (02) 6275 2700 or on­line. Blue Love The phys­i­cal theatre, film and dance piece Blue Love is a po­etic and satir­i­cal take on the cliches of pop cul­ture, ro­mance, cou­ple­dom and sub­ur­bia. Glenn and Rhonda Flune take the au­di­ence on a quest to find the per­fect re­la­tion­ship in a pro­duc­tion where TV soap opera meets art-house film. Can­berra Theatre Cen­tre, London Cir­cuit, Can­berra. Au­gust 16 and 17, 8pm. Tick­ets: $35-$55. Book­ings: (02) 6275 2700.

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