NOT for the first time, the Australian Chamber Orchestra chose to
exhibit a parcel of its newer scores in a room at the Museum of
Contemporary Art at Circular Quay. It should think very carefully
before doing so again.
With its allies from Sydney Philharmonia's Motet Choir and the
Contemporary Singers, it contributed meritoriously to a long
program of always interesting and sometimes decidedly important
music. But the impact of this program, thoroughly worthwhile in
its conception, was muted and blurred by the deficiencies of the
MCA as a site for concerts.
Pleasant in theory as it may be to look out on the busy life of a
bright, bold holiday ...