music / Canberra Symphony Orchestra, ACTEWAGL Llewellyn Three, Llewellyn Theatre, July 18. Reviewed by GRAHAM McDONALD
CANBERRA Community Chorale will perform a concert of British sacred music across the ages, from Byrd to Britten, chosen by musical director AJ America to ensure a variety of styles and eras. Chorale accompanists Lucus Allerton and Jonathan Lee will also give solo performances of British keyboard music. Wesley Uniting Church, 7.30pm, Saturday, July 7. Bookings to trybooking.comKIM Carpenter’s Theatre of Image is reprising its 2010 production of “Little Beauty”, a show for children and families originally commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery. Performed by Adriano Cappalletta and Holly Austin, it is at the gallery until July 22. Free but bookings advisable to portrait.gov.au
“TOURMALINE Out Loud” (adapted from Randolph Stow’s famous novel) will join HG Wells’ “The War of the Worlds” in a staged “radio theatre” production. The Street Theatre, July 7-8. Free conversation event between Caroline Stacey and playwright Emma Gibson 3pm, Sunday, July 8. Bookings to 6247 1223 or thestreet.org.auPIANIST Joyce Yang is embarking on her first full national tour of Australia from her home in the US. The tour, made possible by Musica Viva, includes a performance in the Four Winds Windsong Pavilion, Barragga Bay, Bermagui, on Saturday, July 7. Bookings to fourwinds.com.au
CHRIS Stone and Holly Downes once again head a team of leading professional string players who play everything from pop to punk, gypsy to jazz, funk to folk, klezmer to classical in “Wild Strings 2018”, an adventurous program for young string players. The program is open to 10-year-olds up to 21-year-olds who have at least three years-experience playing violin, viola, cello and double bass. Canberra Girls Grammar School, July 9–13. Registrations to youngmusicsociety.org.auCANBERRA legend Mikelangelo has a new show, partly a rock ‘n’ roll musical, that follows the exploits of Johnny Presley, “The Balkan Elvis”, as he searches for love, fame and fortune behind the Iron Curtain. The show, which is, billed as “uproarious, uplifting and dead sexy”, will feature local musos such as Ben Marston, Dave Abkiewicz, Tom Manley and Mark Levers. At The Playhouse, 8pm, July 5. Bookings to canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.