OK enough puns on my blog title. Here is my Festival Fit List for art music lovers:
(dates listed are opening night)
Jan 23rd In the Shadow of Venus - Lost & Found opera company working their magic with 3 sopranos in 3 comic operas in various locations at PICA.
Jan 23rd Point and Shoot - returns from last year. Four performers rotate frantically through over fifty navigate the film industry in 2042.
Jan 23rd Threepenny Opera - Queens Hall Music presents Weill's Threepenny Opera.
Jan 25th Anna Bolena - presented by Operabox starring Jenna Robertson
Jan 29th Promise and Promiscuity Penny Ashton mashes up Bon Jovi, bonnets and big balls with alacrity!
Feb 1st Jack's Jazzy Bites - Jack Doepel's Jazz Quartet performing an original composition
Jan 29th European Summers Cotton Club - an ambitious project by jazz singer Cathrine Summers recreating 1920's America
Feb 17th The Jazz Standard of Living - Mace Francis Orchestra giving jazz standards a modernist twist.
Feb 10th Duo Caliente - flute (Rebcca Guy) and guitar (Duncan Gardiner) duo playing South American dance music
Feb 12th Quo Tardis - Fiona Campbell cabaret-styleFeb 14th Hey Music We [heart]You
Feb 29th Brothers and Sisters - 20 local musicians collaborate to recreate the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Jan 24th percussionist Ron Reeves playing wind and guitar in a solo show
Jan 27th Through the Looping Glass - violinist Helen Bower use looping technology to create different sound worlds drawing on Australian and British compositions.
Jan 30th From a Small Distant World - song cycle by local composer Rachel Dease