Classics with an edge

NZer Geoff Sewell is the brains (and tenor) behind the hottest act to hit international classical and mainstream charts since Hayley Westenra – Amici Forever: The Opera Band. The quintet – hailing from NZ, England, and South Africa – have reached No.2 in the British classical charts, No.2 in the Australian pop charts, and performed at the Champions League soccer final, on Top of the Pops, and before the Queen at the Royal Command Performance at Albert Hall. They are currently supporting Cliff Richard on tour before making their live US debut in October.


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Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Chicago’s Frequency Festival has become a crucial showcase for the movement of “new music”, according to Aaron Cohen reporting for Chicago Tribune. New Zealand-born and New York-based composer Annea Lockwood exemplifies…