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December 30, 2017
by harryfiddler
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Dancing Queen

Muriel’s Wedding: the musical Ros Packer Theatre 26 December When I suggested to my musical-mad daughter that we have a family outing to the latest, greatest Australian musical, Muriel’s Wedding, she point blank refused. “No. It’s too depressing.” And this … Continue reading

December 16, 2017
by harryfiddler
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Sentimental? Me?

Look. We need to talk about tradition and authenticity. Because, used in the right way, it’s incredibly powerful. I’m not at my most articulate at the moment but, watching the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s 2017 Noel Noel concert, I was flooded … Continue reading

October 28, 2017
by harryfiddler
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Songs of Love and War

Things I have learnt this year from the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra: Constantine Costi likes blindfolds, Paul Dyer likes mark trees and if Natasha Wilson is on the program, you need to be there. It’s been a thoroughly theatrical year for the … Continue reading

September 25, 2017
by harryfiddler
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Tea Time Dreaming

Ensemble Offspring WHO DREAMED IT? Carriageworks, 23 Sept 2017 Three new Noisy Eggs have hatched. Thanks to the generosity of patrons (including the AMCOS Art Music Fund, Kim Williams and the Noisy Egg Creation Fund) three substantial new works have … Continue reading