This month’s concert highlights from ABC Classic, independent radio and streaming.
Ben studied jazz and classical performance and musicology at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music in Melbourne and is a freelance writer and historian. He is a regular reviewer for Limelight, and has a special interest in 20th-century and contemporary classical music.
Articles by Ben Wilkie
Rowell and the MSO make an ideal match for Sutherland's epic concerto.
One of Australia's most forward-thinking chamber groups Omega Ensemble and composer Gordon Kerry make a convincing argument for new Australian music with this superb world premiere.
Kelly’s handful of orchestral works see light of day at last.
How the Belle Époque saw Bizet’s free-spirited heroine.
Seems Brazil has produced more than just soccer superstars.
An avant-garde icon offers rare insights into what drives her.
Rising American star asks can classical music be political?
A once-acclaimed composer gets his overdue recognition.
The MSO reached beyond the stars for its acrobatic opening gala.
Ben Wilkie spends a day at the inaugural Bendigo Chamber Music Festival – and is mightily impressed by the programming and musicianship.
Three women, three styles, three winners.
In Baltimore, if music be the food of love, play on indeed!