All posts tagged Elena Kats-Chernin

Musical mastermind behind Whiteley

Celebrated Australian Jewish composer Elena Kats-Chernin said the new Australian opera Whiteley, based around the iconic life of artist Brett Whiteley, is “probably the biggest show of my life”. Sophie Deutsch reports.

Shir Madness sure to be a success

An eclectic festival celebrating Jewish music through the ages, the Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival returns next month as a mega line-up of musicians take to a new venue in Emanuel Synagogue's recently renovated premises. Sophie Deutsch reports.

Remembering Babi Yar

In a moving and sombre ceremony on Sunday, the community gathered at Waverley Memorial Gardens to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, in which nearly 34,000 Jews were murdered in two days in Ukraine in 1941.

From Israel to Iceland

I’VE been to a lot of arts festivals and interviewed a lot of festival directors, but this was the first time one had invited me to don a bikini for

Musical tribute to Bialystok’s Jews

ELENA Kats-Chernin is anxious about Remembering Bialystok, her new work for piano and cello. “Please mention that there will be two performances that day,” she urges. Banish any thoughts of […]