REVIEW: UNFINISHED BUSINESS
May 21, 2017 by Harriet Cunningham
"I’ve described what I was hearing, but what I actually felt coming off the stage was a bold and unanimous gesture; an ensemble saying, “Listen to this. This is what we made.” It was wonderful."
REVIEW: AUSTRALIAN ROMANTIC & CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA : ‘ITALIAN ROMANCE’ @ CITY RECITAL HALL
BY BEN APFELBAUM on March 31 2017
"Beethoven’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra No 2 featured Rachael Beesley as the soloist. Beesley played with tenderness and warmth, and created a wonderful dialogue with the woodwind section."
REVIEW: ORCHESTRA PROVIDED AN EVENING OF JOY AND WONDER LEADING THE AUDIENCE THROUGH A SOUNDSCAPE RICH IN DEEP EMOTIONAL RESONANCE
BY JOHN TUCKER ON MARCH 27, 2017
"The Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra (ARCO) brought a touch of Italian Romance to the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday night ... A splendid way to end a wonderful evening’s entertainment. Highly recommended – get yourself along to a performance, and take your friends!"
REVIEW: ITALIAN ROMANCE
(AUSTRALIAN ROMANTIC & CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA)
BY CLIVE PAGET ON MARCH 27, 2017
Freshly renamed, Gill's HIPsters excel on Benjamin Bayl's Grand Tour.
"What a great time to be a HIPster ... there’s an infectious energy and a sense of enthusiasm that turns an ARCO concert into an event ... There was a tangible solidity to the ARCO sound, from the resolute opening through the bosom-heaving dramatics, and all done with impeccable intonation."
ARTICLE: OPERATIONS MANAGER & CLARINETTIST NICOLE VAN BRUGGEN
by Nicky Gluch, February 2017
"It takes a village to raise a child, what does it take to raise an orchestra? Nurturing, clearly, funding, without a doubt, and an overall belief in its purpose seem a good start"