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CSO to perform Sibelius – ‘God, how beautiful’

THE Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s chief conductor and artistic director, Nicholas Milton, is gearing up for a spectacular opening to the 2015 season. Performing this Wednesday and Thursday, the orchestra will open the year’s concert season with Schubert’s “Magic Harp Overture”, Dvorak’s Cello Concerto and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 The evening opens with the ‘wizardry’ of […]

Gallipoli Symphony director honoured by UC

THE indefatigable Christopher Latham, former “CityNews” Artist of the Year and director of The Gallipoli Symphony, will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Canberra on April 2. Latham, who holds dual French and Australian citizenship, is also the recipient of an Australian Anzac Fellowship from 2015 to 2018 and a reciprocal ‘French Mission […]

Perfect swansong for Smith’s: jazz guitarist Daniel Hunter

TONIGHT is one of the last acts you’ll be able to catch at Smith’s before it closes on Saturday, a performance by jazz guitarist/composer Daniel Hunter, originally from Canberra but now based in Paris. Hunter’s first album “The Twentieth” was independently released last year and has been well received in France and in Australia. He’s […]

The seas are alive with the sound of David Hobson – and friends

REMEMBER David Hobson? — His high, crystal clear tenor enchanted audiences around our opera houses in the 1990s and earned him international fame as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann’s production of “La Bohème.” WE haven’t seen him in a major role here in Canberra since 2006 when he toured her as Frederic in the record-breaking Opera […]