The July 2018 issue of Limelight Magazine hits newsstands this morning.


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Every Saturday morning you’ll receive our weekly round-up of the week’s must-read classical music and arts news, reviews and features.


String Theory

Slava Grigoryan was six when he fell for the classical guitar, so his father started to teach him to play it. The virtuoso tells Limelight about the crucial input of his family in his career as he tours, tops album charts, leads the Adelaide Guitar Festival, and prepares for a new baby.


Jennifer Higdon

Ahead of the Australian premiere of her Pulitzer Prize-winning Violin Concerto, the composer talks about The Beatles, gender bias and the secret of the number 1726.

Striking Gold

Bernard Labadie talks about his string arrangement of Bach’s towering Goldberg Variations, as the Australian Chamber Orchestra prepares its Australian premiere.

A Score To Settle

Women composers are wildly underrepresented in Australian music but, as Rosalind Appleby discovers, a new groundswell of change is gathering force.

Prizing Indigenous Art

The 35th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards is presented in Darwin in August. We look at the prize and how it is developing.

Ross Edwards

Ahead of his 75th birthday, the beloved Australian composer talks about studying with Sculthorpe, finding his muse, and the spiritual world that infuses his music.


What I’m Listening to soprano Lorina Gore
Five Questions for pianist Moye Chen
Guest Column Mairi Nicolson on symphonic dress
Guy Noble’s Soapbox Why inscrutable artistic jargon baffles
Opera Column Rodula Gaitanou on tackling William Tell
Backstage with Beethoven’s deathbed haircut
World Premiere Melody Eötvös draws on Shakespeare’s ladies
Rising Star flautist Jennifer Timmins
Interviews with pianist Steven Osborne
Composer of the Month American leading lady of her day, Amy Beach
Musical Journey Ravenna, one of Italy’s hidden gems
Panorama This month’s round-up of everything worth experiencing in dance, theatre, visual art and film
What’s On in July
Broadcast Guide The best of classical music and arts across ABC and independent stations this month
Digital & Cinema The best of classical music and arts in Australian cinemas, and what’s available online this month
My Music Actor Don Hany

Plus, over 32 pages of reviews covering music, dance, theatre, art, film, books and live concerts.

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