The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

Syd­ney Opera House, Ben­ne­long Point. Opens Tues­day, 6.30pm. Tick­ets: $39-$134. Book­ings: (02) 8215 4600. Ends Fri­day. Al­leged Dances: Aus­tralian String Quar­tet Aus­tralian per­cus­sion­ist Claire Ed­wardes joins the Aus­tralian String Quar­tet to per­form a new com­mis­sion by Matthew Hind­son, a quar­tet by Robert Schu­mann and ex­cerpts from Amer­i­can com­poser John Adams’s Book of Al­leged Dances. City Recital Hall, An­gel Place, Syd­ney. Tues­day, 7pm. Tick­ets: $15-$83. Book­ings: (02) 8256 2222 or on­line.

Joseph Tawadros Quar­tet The Syd­ney Writ­ers Mini March Fes­ti­val Be­fore the Syd­ney Writ­ers Fes­ti­val main cel­e­bra­tion in May, four in­ter­na­tional au­thors will ap­pear across two days to dis­cuss their work and process. Bri­tish nov­el­ist Si­mon Winch­ester will talk about his new book about the Pa­cific Ocean; Scot­tish nov­el­ist An­drew O’Hagan will dis­cuss his lat­est book The Illuminations; Bri­tish writer Alexan­der McCall Smith will share love sto­ries from Chance De­vel­op­ments; and Eat Pray Love au­thor El­iz­a­beth Gil­bert dis­cusses her new novel.

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