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Our weekly two-hour program that takes an in-depth look at various aspects of music and performance.

“The Illuminations series is of great value for its in-depth exploration of music and themes.
Such programs should be encouraged and celebrated.

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(Tim Brooks – Subscriber)

Born in England, Rodney emigrated to New Zealand in 1950 with his family. A very musical family he, at the age of 9, joined a chidren's choir. The choir conductor suggested he take singing lessons when his voice broke. Joining the local Operatic Society in the chorus he was soon singing leading tenor roles. With little professional work available Rodney returned to England in 1970 to work with The Black and White Minstrel Show. Arriving in Australia in 1974 Rodney joined the Victoria State Ope...learn more

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” The Ballet Russes was a touring company, based in Paris, , and formed by Sergei Diaghilev,  an art connoisseur, who was passionate about music, opera, ballet and Russian culture. The company performed throughout Europe from 1909-1929, where its productions created a sensation, and reinvigorated classical ballet.. It also toured to North and South America, but never performed in Russia.”

16th March

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  • Telemann: Concerto polonois in G. AAM/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Telemann: Overture-Suite in A minor, TWV55:a2. L'Orfeo Baroque Orch/Carin Van Heerden.
  • Telemann: Don Quixote Suite. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Telemann: Viola concerto in G. Stephen Shingles, vla., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Telemann: Canary Cantata. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble.
  • Telemann: Concerto in D for four violins. Charivari Agreable.

  • 9th March

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