Kaleidoscope Arts Magazine

Kaleidoscope is an Arts Magazine program designed to bring the music, drama and literature in the Adelaide community, and from wider afield, to listeners.  It is produced and presented by Emily Sutherland and can be heard each Wednesday at 6.00pm with a repeat on Saturday 11.00am. or Listen on Demand to Kaleidoscope by accessing 5mbs.com  then click Listen on Demand

Good things come in threes, including musicians. Slava Grigoryan, Piers Lane and Garrick Ohlsson are my guests this week on Kaleidoscope


Classical guitar virtuoso Slava Grigoryan released a solo album ‘Gratitudes’ on Friday 19 May, 2023. The cover features one of the tracks, which has its own story, which he tells in the interview.

This album, commissioned by The Hush Foundation, a charity that transforms healthcare environments through the healing power of music. 

Slava began writing the album during the pandemic to express his thanks for the ‘dedication and spirit’ of healthcare workers who cared for us during this stressful time. 

The best way to access this cd is  via hush.org.au 


The Sydney International Piano Competition is one of the major competitions which help young musicians launch an international career. 

Piers Lane, who is an international pianist in his own right, a broadcaster and organiser of festivals and competitions, is once more the director and chief organiser of this contest which, this year, will be held from 5-22 July 2023.

Twenty-six pianists from all over the world will be competing for the prize which also includes engagements to perform around Australia.

5mbs will be broadcasting some of the later parts of the competition.

All details of the  Sydney competition can be found on sydney.com.au 


Garrick Ohlsson, one of the world’s most famous pianists, is coming to Adelaide on 8 June as part of the Music Viva season, and can be heard at the Adelaide Town Hall, 7.30pm.

He speaks widely about music; Chopin, Scriabin , the difficultiesfor young musicians to carve a career and some of the highlights of his own career.

Tickets for his recital are available at musicaviva.com.au 

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