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Ginastera recital at Wesley

FILIPINO-American pianist Dr Jovanni-Rey V. de Pedro will be performing works of celebrated Argentine composer Ginastera from 12.40 to 1.20pm at the Wesley Music Centre this Wednesday, July 23. Dr de Pedro enjoys an artistic career that has brought him to concert venues and musical institutions in Asia, North 
America, South America, Australia, and Europe. […]

Review / ‘Words and Pictures’ (M) *** and a half

BRAVO, Fred Schepisi, for turning Gerald de Pego’s insightful screenplay into a film deserving better praise than other media have given it. “Words and Pictures” is more than merely a college rom-com. Emotional discomfort driven by divorce and alcohol, coupled with intellectual hubris, constrain the life-satisfactions of English teacher Jack (Clive Owen). Intense pain caused […]

Review / ‘Reaching for the Moon’ (M) *** and a half

ELIZABETH Bishop (a cracking portrayal by Miranda Otto) had been Poet Laureate of the US when in 1951 aged about 40 she arrived in Rio de Janeiro for a short vacation with her Vassar friend Mary Morse (Tracy Middendorf). Brazilian filmmaker Bruno Barretto’s film tells the story of the relationship between Elizabeth, Mary and wealthy […]

The clash of the blockbuster musicals. Evita v. Mary Poppins

Canberra Philharmonic Society has been basking in the glory of good reviews for “Cabaret,” but just look at the flyer for their big 2015 show, “Evita.” Philo says the performance rights to the famous Lloyd-Webber musical have not been released to amateurs in 20 years, so it’s pretty chuffed at getting them. The show will […]