Music series turns tables on male domination

The Sydney Opera House has announced an exciting new music series focusing on the classical stars of tomorrow.

Crescendo has built on the success of its 2017 pilot featuring stand-out recitals by the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and Pacific Opera. The new series comprises ten concerts in an intimate and closed room, presented in collaboration with a large number of well-respected operas, orchestra and ensembles.

Crescendo features a range of diverse and eclectic sounds inspired from an assortment of music anywhere from Jazz to Bach, with little-known Christmas carols rounding out the program in December.

The music series has a particular focus on the work of female composers and performers, a turn on the traditional male domination in the genre. The announcement of Crescendo comes only a week after the launch of the Opera House’s 2018 All About Women festival line up.

Director of Performing Arts Kate Dundas said Crescendo aims to provide an ever-more expansive stage for Australia’s most talented classical and chamber musicians.

“Crescendo recognizes our audience’s passion for the genre, strengthening the place of classical music on our stages and into the future,” Ms Dundas said.

The Crescendo 2018 program begins on the Sunday 11 February and runs throughout the year. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 20th December. More info here.

- Logan Ayers