Dumbing Down for a Decade

This appeared on the UK’s Daily Mail website and provokes thought about the adequacy of some educational systems and what can be done to make improvements. British pupils have slipped down international league tables in key subjects over the past decade. The most authoritative comparison is the Programme for International Student Assessment carried out by … Read more

Australian Chamber Orchestra with Danielle de Niese

Australian Chamber Orchestra Directed by Richard Tognetti, with soprano Danielle de Niese City Recital Hall, Angel Place Saturday, June 9 Reviewed by Barry Walmsley Full of wondrous surprises, the Australian Chamber Orchestra never fails to impress. Its programming choices along with guest artists keeps audiences enthralled. No less was Saturday‚Äôs performance by the ACO, with … Read more