The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

Pack­emin Pro­duc­tions and River­side The­atre present Miss Saigon, a mu­si­cal by the cre­ators of Les Mis­er­ables. Set amid the tur­moil of the Viet­nam War, an Amer­i­can sol­dier (Hay­dan Hawkins, be­low, with Vivien Emsworth) and a Viet­namese girl (Emsworth) marry, only to be sep­a­rated dur­ing the fall of Saigon. Pieter Wis­pel­wey plays the Bach Cello Suites Dutch cel­list Pieter Wis­pel­wey will per­form the com­plete cello suites of Jo­hann Se­bas­tian Bach — six in to­tal. Wis­pel­wey will play on a mod­ern cello in this marathon con­cert, with ref­er­ence to his di­rect ex­pe­ri­ence of the in­stru­ment’s baroque pre­de­ces­sor. City Recital Hall, 2 An­gel Place, Syd­ney. To­mor­row, 2pm and Mon­day, 7pm. Tick­ets: $62-$137. Book­ings: (02) 8215 4600 or on­line. Gnarly But­tons New and con­tem­po­rary mu­sic has in­spired this pro­gram’s se­lec­tion by Syd­ney Sym­phony Orches­tra chief con­duc­tor, David Robert­son, fea­tur­ing clar­inetist Francesco Ce­lata and Mark Sparks on flute. Kate Neal has been specif­i­cally com­mis­sioned to write a new, en­gag­ing work for this per­for­mance. Car­riage­works, 245 Wil­son Street, Syd­ney. Au­gust 13, 5pm. Tick­ets: $39. Book­ings: (02) 8215 4600 or on­line.

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