GREAT news that Canberra pianist Susanne Powell has been invited to be guest celeste player with the London Symphony Orchestra when they tour Australia later this year. “Exciting times,” Powell tells us.FORMER Narrabundah College drama student Laurence Fuller has the lead role in the psychological thriller “Road to the Well”, now being shot between Los Angeles and Lake Tahoe. Fuller has already enjoyed lead roles in screen dramas “Apostle Peter and the Last Supper” and “Mother & Brother”.
FINALISTS have been announced for the 2014 Stencil Art Prize. Now in its sixth year, with an impressive 65 finalists from as far as Iran, Turkey, Thailand, Norway, Japan and Mexico competing for the $3000 cash prize. The winner will be announced on October 16. Canberra’s own E.L.K., described by organisers as “the internationally renowned technical genius”, is a featured artist.CREATED by Queensland’s Dead Puppet Society, “The Harbinger” is part puppet show, part storybook, part daydream. Considered perfect for audiences 12+, the tale is centred on a little girl and an old man who find themselves thrown together in the aftermath of civil war. At The Street Theatre, October 1 to 4, bookings to 6247 1223 or thestreet.org.au
PIANIST Andrew Rumsey concludes his “Rumsey & Friends” concert series at Wesley Music Centre, 7.30pm-9.30pm, on October 4. The performance will include a guest appearance by Canberra cellist and former “CityNews” Artist of the Year, David Pereira. Bookings to trybooking.com/FNOTAFTER 40 years of playing the bassoon, Canberra musician David Whitbread is finally ready to present a kind of bassoon cabaret called “Things You Shouldn’t do on a Bassoon”. Whitbread, who has backed Stephane Grappelli and Cleo Laine, laments the fact that this chosen instrument has often been called “the clown of the orchestra”, most unfair if you consider its range. At Wesley Music Centre, 2pm, Saturday, October 4. Entry by donation of a note at the door with all proceeds going to StreetSwags.org