Leonard Cohen A Day on the Green at Leconfield Winery, January. Cohen fans might have expected a trip down memory lane from the 74-year-old singer song-writer. Instead they got Cohen’s greatest concert, honed and energised by his world tour, and – for Cohen – amazingly upbeat. Left: Leonard Cohen
Lynette Wallworth’s Duality of Light February/March. A new media artist who found not only the cutting edge but also did the cutting with virtual pinking shears, delivering beauty, heart, art and originality.
Fringe Parade Adelaide East End, February. The organised chaos of the popular parade had been hunted out of town by the city burghers. It took the charm and persuasion a of Fringe artistic director Christie Anthoney to win it back, bigger, better, and drawing a big crowd.
Variety Gala Performance, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, June. The opening concert of this year’s Festival indelibly stamped the character of incoming artistic director David Campbell on the event. It was a parade of great entertainers, including Julia Morris, Nick Christo, Phil Scott and Bob Downe. Left: Julia Morris.
Simone Young Adelaide, August. Before she became one of Australia’s greatest international conductors, Young was a humble repetiteur. Adelaide was treated to both sides of her musical talents when she conducted the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in a memorable Tchaikovsky concert, then turned her two hands, plus two, to a two-piano transcription of Wagner’s opera Parsifal. Right: Simone Young Lists compiled by: Patrick McDonald, Tim Lloyd, Louise Nunn, Samela Harris, Peter Burdon.