One of the best: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

February 26, 2021 by  

Like a rich layer of icing on a cake that may not have been to everybody’s taste, the SSO sent us home last night haunted by Saint-Saens Symphony No.3, the much loved ‘organ symphony’. Read more

Going abroad

October 5, 2019 by  

J-Wire’s music reviewer Fraser Beath McEwing has added another string to his bow as he takes J-Wire readers on his travels…today Palermo. Read more

A riddle in the middle: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

February 14, 2019 by  

The first concert in the SSO Masters Series for 2019 (now sponsored by upmarket travel company Abercrombie & Kent) presented significant works by Janacek and Bartok, book-ending the Australian premiere of a piece by Steve Reich that had been co-commissioned by several orchestras, including the SSO. Read more

Symphony of Seduction: A book review by Fraser Beath McEwing

May 13, 2018 by  

Celebrity love affairs have always attracted public interest, especially when the participants are in the creative arts. It is in this light that we look for pre and post bed (or elsewhere) techniques that might be interpreted as extensions of the artistic pursuit. Read more

Three peas in a pod…a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

August 11, 2016 by  

Last night’s APT Master Series programme threw the orchestral gauntlet down to the SSO – and it delivered in spades, producing everything from passionate storms to gentle rain to exotic and erotic scenery. This orchestra was made for this music. Read more

Great concert for the Great

February 7, 2012 by  

Sydney’s The Great Synagogue, with its unique acoustics and history going back to 1875, will change its role briefly on 1st April for a special classical music concert. The Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra will play an unusual program of music linked to Jewish composers. Read more