Music with the accent on German

The Beez… The Artists Shed, February 14.

What’s what and who’s who this week within the native arts scene? Arts editor HELEN MUSA has the solutions on this week’s “Arts within the Metropolis” column.

MENSCH, Monique! from Germany play an amalgam of Berlin indie people with funk, jazz and blues alongside German-Australian duo The Beez taking part in a yodelling, thigh-slapping mixture of Germafied Oz Rock classics. The Artists Shed, Fyshwick, February 18.

SPECTACULAR Russian violinist Ilya Gringolts returns to the Australian Chamber Orchestra to direct a program that includes Bruch’s “Violin Concerto” and the world premiere of Harry Sdraulig’s “Slanted”, Llewellyn Corridor, February 15.

Violinist Ilya Gringolts… Llewellyn Corridor, February 15.

CHAMBER Philharmonia Cologne will carry out Vivaldi, Mozart and Paganini in St Christopher’s Cathedral, Forrest, February 14. 

THE Australian Haydn Ensemble performs string quartets by Haydn, Bach and Mendelssohn, carried out on devices of the interval. Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, February 16.

Tenzin Choegyal… Wesley Uniting Church, February 18.

ORIGINATING from a collaboration on the 2022 Nationwide People Pageant, the Phoenix Collective Quartet groups up with Tibetan singer and multi-instrumentalist Tenzin Choegyal for a program that takes the viewers on a journey by way of Tibet. Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest, 2pm, February 18.

ACT Hub, Kingston, is branching out with a collection of boards. First up is a one-hour theatre critics’ discussion board the place panellists articulate their philosophy of theatre criticism, adopted by a Q&A, 6.30 pm, February 15.

WITH no rehearsals, no director, a special actor every evening, and a script ready in a sealed envelope on stage, “White Rabbit Pink Rabbit” by Iranian author Nassim Soleimanpour can be staged at The Mill Theatre, Fyshwick, on February 15, 16, 18, 23 and 24. 

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Ian Meikle, editor