Touring the World


 


ACO returns to Europe

ACO returns to Europe

​After receiving rave reviews for their European performances in 2016, the Australian Chamber Orchestra will return to Europe in November for a substantial tour of the continent.

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Australian Chamber Orchestra thrills UK audiences

Australian Chamber Orchestra thrills UK audiences

'***** one of the wonders of the musical world…an astonishing experience.' The Guardian UK

Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) Artistic Director Richard Tognetti as the Barbican Centre’s first Artist-in-Residence at Milton Court Concert Hall, for 2016 and 2017, has again taken London by storm this month, appearing as solo recitalist, genre-defying performer, pedagogue and of course, as first amongst equals with his ensemble the ACO.

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Seventeen plays the UK

Seventeen plays the UK

UK’s interest in Australian theatre continues with national premiere of Belvoir’s hit play Seventeen opening this month.

This time its veteran British actors Michael Feast and Roger Sloman on a climbing frame at the Lyric theatre in London and the play begins on the last day of their A-levels rather than the HSC.

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Nicholas Carter to lead ASO in 2018 as new international role announced

Nicholas Carter to lead ASO in 2018 as new international role announced

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) announced Nicholas Carter will continue as Principal Conductor for its 2018 Season. The announcement coincides with the appointment of Mr Carter as the new Chief Conductor of Stadttheater Klagenfurt and Kärntner Sinfonieorchester in Austria from September 2018 for an initial three-year term.

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​Days to remember—MSO in Yogyakarta

​Days to remember—MSO in Yogyakarta

The Melbourne Sydney Orchestra has been working closely with the Special Region of Yogyakarta in Indonesia and the Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC) to strengthen our diplomatic, cultural and artistic relationships.

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Strengthen nexus between the Arts and Australia's foreign policy

Strengthen nexus between the Arts and Australia's foreign policy

The Australian Government is developing a foreign policy white paper — the first since 2003. AMPAG is advocating that setting cultural diplomacy as a key pillar of an updated foreign policy would advance Australia’s security interests, business and cultural prosperity in a rapidly changing world.

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Oz Dance, Circus and Theatre play the USA

Oz Dance, Circus and Theatre play the USA

Three of Australia’s renowned performing arts companies – Sydney Dance Company, Circus Oz and Sydney Theatre Company - have concurrent seasons and tours in the United States, showcasing Australian culture, ideas and talent on the global stage.

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International Tours

International Tours

Following 78 performances at 19 venues around Australia in 2016, Sydney Dance Company continues its strong tradition of international touring, showcasing Australian culture, ideas and talent on the global stage. From 24 February to 12 March, the company will perform Frame of Mind, Raw Models and Wildebeest throughout the USA in New York, Boston, Swarthmore and Amherst.

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Broadway Rehearsals Begin For STC's THE PRESENT

Broadway Rehearsals Begin For STC's THE PRESENT

The complete original cast have begun rehearsals in New York this week for the Broadway run of Sydney Theatre Company’s THE PRESENT. Previewing on 17 December 2016 the show will open at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) 8 January 2017 and run through to 19 March 2017.

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Prestigious New Position for Richard Tognetti

Prestigious New Position for Richard Tognetti

The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 2017 season is Tognetti's 28th at the helm. But before it begins, he has taken up the position of artist-in-residence at London’s Barbican Centre Milton Court Concert Hall.

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A Symphonic First

A Symphonic First

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) has embarked on a three-stage international tour, with performances in Abu Dhabi, Beijing and Shanghai.

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First European Co-Production for Sydney Dance Company

First European Co-Production for Sydney Dance Company

​Lux Tenebris premiered in Sydney in February and toured nationally to 19 venues across six states and territories. This month the work has its European premiere in Frankfurt with performances from September 8 and then in Dresden from September 29.

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Seoul Circus

Seoul Circus

Circus Oz recently lead a two week masterclass program at the Seoul Street Arts Creation Centre (SSACC) in South Korea.

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The Australian Ballet in London

The Australian Ballet in London

The Australian Ballet embarks on its tour to London, where it will perform at the Coliseum, the West End's largest theatre, over a two-week season, from 13 to 23 July 2016.

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The Australian Ballet announces London tour

The Australian Ballet announces London tour

The Australian Ballet has confirmed its next international tour will be to London, in July. Under the artistic helm of David McAllister, the Company will perform two of its signature works; a return season of Graeme Murphy’s highly acclaimed Swan Lake and first time London season of Alexei Ratmasnky’s Cinderella.

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Sydney Dance Company International Tour

Sydney Dance Company International Tour

The Sydney Dance Company presented its triple billI Interplay at the prestigious Steps Festival in Switzerland, the country’s largest contemporary dance biennale, showcasing a selection of the world’s premier international dance companies.

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All the world’s a stage

All the world’s a stage

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare and several of the major performing arts companies are noting the fact, with performances, workshops, talks and international tours.

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SSO flies to Guangzhou in May

SSO flies to Guangzhou in May

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra will fly to Guangzhou to perform a concert on 30 May marking the start of four days of festivities celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the sister-city relationship between Sydney and Guangzhou.

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Students get real time experience in Hanoi

Students get real time experience in Hanoi

In a first for students at the Sydney Conservatorium, 13 young musicians in the Opera Australia/Sydney Conservatorium Internship Program travelled to Vietnam in early April to perform Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohéme as part of the Hennessy Music Series.

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ASO boosts SA–Shandong connection

ASO boosts SA–Shandong connection

Musicians from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will travel to South Australia’s sister state of Shandong Province in China in April as part of the South Australia–Shandong 30th Year Anniversary Mission.

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MSO heads to China in April

MSO heads to China in April

​In April 2016 the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, China’s oldest and most prestigious orchestra, in a ground-breaking residency in Shanghai where both orchestras will perform together under the direction of Sir Andrew Davis.

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Opera Q’s Cinderella travels to Germany

Opera Q’s Cinderella travels to Germany

Opera Queensland has taken its co-production with New Zealand Opera of La Cenerentola (Cinderella) to Germany for six performances in Leipzig this month, opening on 19 March.

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International opera awards shortlisted

International opera awards shortlisted

The shortlist for the 2016 International Opera Awards has been announced, selected by the jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph (UK).

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THE PRESENT on Broadway

THE PRESENT on Broadway

Sydney Theatre Company’s The Present, Andrew Upton’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play, Platonov, will be presented on Broadway in the early Winter of 2016.

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Majors tour to China and Asia-Pacific region

Majors tour to China and Asia-Pacific region

Many of Australia’s major performing arts companies will travel to Asia this year and next, collaborating with companies, schools and academies in China, South Korea and New Zealand.

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La Sylphide seduces London

La Sylphide seduces London

Queensland Ballet wowed UK audiences last week at the Coliseum Theatre with its production of La Sylphide.

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Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Beijing

Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Beijing

​The SSO represented Australia at Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts' (NCPA) annual May festival of chamber music.

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ACO heads home after wowing the US

ACO heads home after wowing the US

The Australian Chamber Orchestra finishes its US tour with some impressive statistics: 9 concerts, 1 private performance, 22 towns and cities in 12 states, 15 flights and 30 buses, all in 21 nights away.

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SSO strengthens ties to China

SSO strengthens ties to China

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra signed an MOU on 17 March with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Shanghai Orchestra Academy, to provide mentoring and performance opportunities to Chinese students in Shanghai and Sydney.

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Queensland Ballet goes OS

Queensland Ballet goes OS

This month is a busy international time for dancers from the Queensland Ballet, with their sights set on the US and China.

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Sydney Dance Co to open German festival

Sydney Dance Co to open German festival

Sydney Dance Company, supported by Arts NSW, has been invited to perform this year at one of Germany’s biggest cultural events, Movimentos Festival.

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Partnership between WA and China hits a high note

Partnership between WA and China hits a high note

A new partnership between the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO), China Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) and Australia China Business Council (Western Australia) was launched in Perth yesterday.

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Two OS tours wow the locals

Two OS tours wow the locals

The Australian Chamber Orchestra and The Australian Ballet have both had whirlwind tours in October—in Europe and the US, respectively.

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​Malthouse takes Brecht to China

​Malthouse takes Brecht to China

It might be a bit like carrying coals to Newcastle, but Malthouse Theatre’s production of Bertolt Brecht’s masterpiece The Good Person of Szechuan will tour to China in October this year.

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Katz to tell stories in Mexico

Katz to tell stories in Mexico

​After hit seasons in Sydney, Melbourne and one night in New York City, Lally Katz’s show, Stories I want to Tell You in Person, is off to Dramafest in Mexico and Brink Productions in Adelaide.

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MSO is off on a highland fling

MSO is off on a highland fling

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is off to the Edinburgh Festival, as part of the company’s European tour, the full details of which will be announced after Easter.

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Touring the World - 2013

Touring the World - 2013

Australia's reputation as a creative and dynamic nation is closely tied to its achievements in the arts and culture as well as in science and education.

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