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Retired from a career which took me to Ireland,the Phillipines, Solomon Islands, USA, and Australia, I am involved in radio - classical music,radio for the blind, and theatre criticism. My wife and I have been "foodies" for many years - our most memorable meal - at the "Tour D'Argent" in Paris on New Years Day 2000.

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My WeekendNotes - 486
Last year we experienced the Van Gogh Exhibition and loved it. Monet in Paris is even better. From the moment you w... [more]
07/06/2023 - 06/08/2023
"This is hands down the best piece of storytelling I've seen this year. This is a genuine challenge to any other product... [more]
31/05/2023 - 03/06/2023
There were no assigned seats, so arriving early proved to be a good idea, as we had a slightly elevated position, an... [more]
02/06/2023 - 03/06/2023
Many of the usual suspects were there, by which I mean 4MBS volunteers, in the wonderfully ornate Great Hall of Brisba... [more]
03/06/2023 - 04/06/2023
Guy Noble has become the urbane and somewhat zany face of the QSO's "Music on Sundays" which plays to capacity audiences... [more]
We are very fortunate to have the world-class QSO as our resident orchestra in Brisbane. And to have 4MBS who not only ... [more]
12/05/2023 - 13/05/2023
On Sunday 14 May 2023 at 2:15 pm, as part of the 4MBS Festival of Classics, we joined The Queensland Choir as, promp... [more]
The Concert Hall was crammed with people – even the choir area surrounding the orchestra was full. And there was a... [more]
14/04/2023 - 15/04/2023
If you have managed to get tickets to the sellout performances of Giselle by the Queensland Ballet get ready to be e... [more]
14/04/2023 - 29/04/2023
Leo Tolstoy's Death of Ivan Illych is an unflinching account of an apparently unremarkable man's encounter with his ... [more]
The audience, and to some extent the cast, needed the first ten minutes or so to find their wavelength. Was this a ... [more]
11/03/2023 - 19/03/2023
Following the trajectory of Choir Boy is to track the stellar venues of the theatrical world – inter alia Lond... [more]
15/03/2023 - 18/03/2023
The Scottish Opera! Brooding, harrowing and bewitching Queensland Opera's Macbeth was packed to the rafters on openin... [more]
09/03/2023 - 11/03/2023
I was apprehensive about going to Breaking The Castle. A play about drug addiction may be worthy and meaningful no ... [more]
24/02/2023 - 04/03/2023
Once again, QPAC Concert Hall was packed and humming with anticipation. We are very lucky to have the chance to have so... [more]
This was the opening concert for the QSO in 2023. Changes in 2023 include Umberto Clerici taking up a 3-year appoint... [more]
17/02/2023 - 19/02/2023
The Concert Hall was not quite full, I noted, and with an audience that ranged from grey-haired to teenage. Isab... [more]
We were mentally ticking the boxes as we entered the Concert Hall. A soloist trained by Itzhak Parlman and deemed wor... [more]
The seats overlooking the orchestra were full – always a sign of a full house. And there was a buzz of anticipation... [more]
"I hope you are going to enjoy it – it's a bit full-on". So said the person giving me my tickets. I wondered whethe... [more]
05/01/2023 - 12/02/2023
★★★★★  "The new show you cannot, must not miss." The Age "Six sets the stage ablaz... [more]
30/12/2022 - 19/02/2023
This was an evening of superb and memorable entertainment. This statement appears unlikely on a first look at the pr... [more]
Most of us are familiar with Edgar Degas' famous paintings of ballet dancers who inspired his Impressionist artworks o... [more]
08/12/2022 - 10/12/2022
It is that time of year when life becomes hectic and festive celebrations can seem more onerous than relaxing. Not so ... [more]
02/12/2022 - 23/12/2022
The evening of the 26th of November at the QPAC Concert Hall was an unforgettable occasion for a large number of pa... [more]
"On the sixth day of April 1759, George Frideric Handel, in poor health, bedridden and almost completely blind, made an ... [more]
This performance did not meet my expectations – it far exceeded them. The program told us that the show would be "I... [more]
11/11/2022 - 13/11/2022
"They played it for laughs" volunteers at a local radio station said. "But it worked". The Mousetrap can still attract ... [more]
05/11/2022 - 20/11/2022
The choir seats, on either side of the orchestra, were full - a sure sign of a capacity audience. And the deafening appl... [more]
To read the CVs of Ensemble Q is to wonder what the rest of us have done with our lives. Adjunct and Associate Profe... [more]
One of the delights of live performances is the contrast in style between performers - in this performance, for ins... [more]
14/10/2022 - 15/10/2022
The lights come up to show one woman sitting alone at a long table. We are about to be taken on two harrowing... [more]
20/09/2022 - 24/09/2022