Mu­sic

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Christo­pher Allen Alex Speed John McCal­lum JM Chris Boyd

the fourth novel in Stieg Lars­son’s Mil­len­nium se­ries. He wrote the first three, start­ing with The Girl with the Dragon Tat­too. The Breed­ers Singer-gui­tarist Kim Deal leads al­ter­na­tive rock leg­ends the Breed­ers — gui­tarist Kel­ley Deal, drum­mer Jim MacPher­son and bassist Josephine Wiggs — in a show fea­tur­ing mu­sic from their re­cent al­bum All Nerve. Syd­ney Opera House, Con­cert Hall, Ben­ne­long Point. Fri­day, 8pm. Tick­ets: $20-$99. In­quiries: (02) 9250 7111 or on­line. Ola­fur Ar­nalds BAFTA award-win­ning pro­ducer and in­stru­men­tal­ist Ola­fur Ar­nalds tours with mu­sic from his re­cent al­bum re:mem­ber. an uplift­ing night at the the­atre as Do com­bines stand-up com­edy with real-life tales, pho­to­graphs and filmed pieces to retell his story. Sey­mour Cen­tre, York The­atre, cor­ner of Cleve­land Street and City Road, Chip­pen­dale. Fri­day, 8pm. Tick­ets: $59.90-$64.90. In­quiries: (02) 9351 7940 or on­line. The Be­toota Ad­vo­cate Road­show The cre­ators of satir­i­cal news web­site The Be­toota Ad­vo­cate, Clancy Overell and Er­rol Parker, dis­cuss the news­pa­per’s his­tory. Syd­ney Opera House, Con­cert Hall, Ben­ne­long Point. De­cem­ber 1, 8pm. Tick­ets: $68.70-$186. In­quiries: (02) 9250 7111 or on­line. ex­hi­bi­tion takes us back to the decade or two pre­ced­ing that con­flict, a pe­riod of un­prece­dented dy­namism in the his­tory of mod­ernism. Within a short time, an ex­traor­di­nary range of new move­ments and styles sprang up, in­clud­ing fau­vism, in­timism, an­a­lyt­i­cal cu­bism, ex­pres­sion­ism, ab­strac­tion and fu­tur­ism. One of the virtues of this ex­hi­bi­tion is that it deals with a rel­a­tively small num­ber of artists and that the most im­por­tant in­di­vid­u­als and move­ments are rep­re­sented by sev­eral pieces. This al­lows us to form some idea of their devel­op­ment and re­minds us that by no means are all of these works mas­ter­pieces. Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Road, The Do­main, Syd­ney. Thurs-Tues, 10am-5pm; Wed, 10am-10pm. Tick­ets: $16-$28. Book­ings: 136 246 or on­line. Un­til March 3. The Art of Giv­ing In death as in life, James Fair­fax, scion of the news­pa­per dy­nasty, re­mains a com­mit­ted bene­fac­tor. On his death, Fair­fax be­queathed his mag­nif­i­cent $18 mil­lion Vic­to­rian Ital­ianate prop­erty near Bowral to the Na­tional Trust to be open to the pub­lic as a house mu­seum. Which is why it is fit­ting, says Scott Pol­lock, Na­tional Trust man­ager of Ret­ford Park, that the first art ex­hi­bi­tion to be held at Ret­ford Park is ti­tled The Art of Giv­ing. The show in­cludes 18 print re­pro­duc­tions of im­por­tant paint­ings by artists in­clud­ing Fred Wil­liams, Rus­sell Drys­dale, Keith Looby, Tony Tuck­son, Fred­er­ick McCub­bin, John Olsen and Ian Fair­weather that Fair­fax do­nated to the Na­tional Gallery of Aus­tralia. Ret­ford Park, 1325 Old South Road, Bowral. Daily, 10am-4pm. Tick­ets: $15-$25. Book­ings: (02) 4861 1933 or on­line. Un­til De­cem­ber 2. says the preacher to the in­ter­fer­ing busy­body. It is one of the cli­mac­tic mo­ments in Patrick White’s com­plex script and it is played su­perbly by Sarah Peirse in this new pro­duc­tion by Kip Wil­liams. Peirse is ex­traor­di­nary: an ini­tially mon­strous fig­ure about whom we fi­nally come to care. Wil­liams’s pro­duc­tion and El­iz­a­beth Gadsby’s de­sign, with a great score by Cle­mence Wil­liams, smooth over abrupt stylis­tic shifts. Syd­ney Opera House, Drama The­atre, Ben­ne­long Point. To­day, 2pm and 8pm. Tick­ets: $65-$108. Book­ings: (02) 9250 1777 or on­line. Un­til De­cem­ber 15. The Dance of Death gives a per­for­mance that is more com­i­cally ab­ject than one may want in a 21st-cen­tury pro­duc­tion of a play writ­ten in 1900, but she is very funny and mis­chievous in her scenes with Kurt. Toby Sch­mitz as Kurt, the poor bas­tard who is sucked into this sit­u­a­tion, has an ini­tial strength that starts to crum­ble in the hands of this ter­ri­ble cou­ple. Hills. To­day, 2pm and 8pm. Tick­ets: $37-$77. Book­ings: (02) 9699 3444 or on­line. Un­til De­cem­ber 23. Julius Cae­sar The work­ers in Julius Cae­sar are “blocks … stones … worse than sense­less things”, but they are also pow­er­ful, volatile and eas­ily roused. It is this pop­ulist theme — and the break­down of so­cial or­der in the play — that speaks to us in the Trump era. This Bell Shake­speare pro­duc­tion is lop­sided and un­gainly. The­atre is sup­posed to be al­chem­i­cal. This is gold dust made a bit leaden. Syd­ney Opera House, Play­house, Ben­ne­long Point. To­day, 2pm and 7.30pm. Tick­ets: $35-$95. In­quiries: (02) 9250 7111 or on­line. Ends Sun­day.

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