Category Archives: Concerts

Skylark

As I type, preparations are underway for a new concert collaboration between myself and Sydney-based soprano (and very good friend!) Samantha Warhurst. The concert is “Songs of Autumn” and will feature all our favourite opera, musical and jazz works for … Continue reading

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Pagliacci in Coffs Harbour

Still on a high from the fabulous weekend and successful performance of Pagliacci at Opera by the Ocean festival in Coffs Harbour. Definitely worth the 16hr round trip! And a great chance for all of us at Sydney Independent Opera … Continue reading

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Karen Carey’s Thankyou Concert

What an amazing concert last night at the Sydney Town Hall! A concert to say thankyou to Karen Carey for the outstanding contribution she has made to music education and Australian Music. A concert of celebration performed by two choirs, orchestra, … Continue reading

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Pagliacci

Newsflash: Crazed clown attacks wife in front of live audience. Theatre and reality collide in a dramatic climax of truly operatic proportions when Canio discovers his wife has eyes for another. “Laugh, clown, and everyone will applaud, at your broken … Continue reading

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Mozart and Salieri concert review

Hi Music Lovers! Great review from The Sydney Arts Guide on our recent concert of ‘Mozart and Salieri’ in June! With Sydney Independent Opera, we performed the wonderfully dark opera ‘Mozart and Salieri’, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s one-act realist opera, based on one … Continue reading

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Ode to the Winds

Thursday, 17 April, 2014 8:00PM Sydney Contemporary Orchestra’s first concert for 2014. This event is at the LTC Theatre, Baulkham Hills High School. Book your tickets through City Recital Hall at https://tickets.cityrecitalhall.com/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=2402 Featuring new colourful works for wind quintets by five … Continue reading

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Sydney Contemporary Orchestra

In September last year I had a great time performing as part of the inaugural concert with the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra. Founded and conducted by Dr Brian Chatpo Koo, the SCO is dedicated to promoting and performing new music of all … Continue reading

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Opera by Candlelight 2014

In Sydney for 2 nights only! Opera by Candlelight is a celebration of music, romance, friends and beauty. Wonderful singers and instrumentalists from around Australia and Europe come to beautiful Mosman Art Gallery to give you the best tunes and … Continue reading

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Songs for Social Justice

Beautiful music for a very good cause.  Sunday 15th September 4pm. An afternoon of operatic, music theatre and jazz favourites by Samantha Warhurst (soprano), Samantha Joseph (flute) and Michael Johnson (tenor) accompanied by Carl Rafferty. Guest performances by Eugene D’Souza … Continue reading

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Gala Concert – Viva Verdi!

Sydney Independent Opera launched it’s 2013 season with the Gala Concert – “Viva Verdi”!  Celebrating the beginning of a new year of opera in Sydney with a glorious tribute to Giuseppe Verdi, SIO marked the bicentenary of his birth in … Continue reading

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