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In the Press: The Four Seasons

Posted on 11 Feb 2015 by Neall Kriete

Joseph Tawadros 1A c. Josue Castro

Earlier this week, ‘The Four Seasons’ kicked off #ACO15 in bursts of colour and spice. See what the critics have to say (and book your last-minute tix before they’re all gone!).

Clive Paget, Limelight Magazine, 11 February 2015
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‘This is a most engaging cultural fusion that knocks most other attempts at suchlike into a cocked hat. With a world class orchestra and soloists, a fabulous evening’s entertainment is guaranteed. Go see!’

Suzannah Conway, The Australian, 11 February 2015
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‘The repetitive rhythms of his (Joseph Tawadros’) blended North African music … seemed to fuse effortlessly with the strings and baroque instruments to produce melodic phrasing and clashing soundscapes.’

Steve Moffatt, Manly Daily, 11 February 2015
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‘Musical cliches were avoided and what liberties were taken were all done in good taste. Let’s face it, the purists have plenty of “historically informed” or full symphonic versions to choose from: this was a night for the more open-minded music lover.
‘And the packed out Angel Place audience lapped it up. The frenetic back and forth between oud and violin …raised the roof.’

Peter McCallum, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 February 2015
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‘In slow improvisatory passages (as in the Grave from the Concerto RV 562) there was a common languor and sensuousness from both players but it was in the fiery fast music that this convergence of spirits resulted in a genuinely new re-energised playing style.’