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Beautiful music from wartime for grand preview concert

THE Canberra International Music Festival will soon be in full swing, but before that, in keeping with the chosen focus on music related to World War I, a grand preview concert is planned for Thursday, Anzac Eve – and it’s sponsored by “CityNews”, so we don’t mind blowing our own trumpet. Fittingly, the “CityNews” “Lest […]

Early music virtuoso for ANU School of Music

THE ANU School of Music continues to staff-up in the area of early music with the news that conductor, harpsichordist, and fortepianist Erin Helyard will be joining the staff as a lecturer in Music from July this year. In an announcement headed “School of Music makes stunning new appointment,” head of the school, Peter Tregear […]

Music explores the cost of war

IT’S a full month today until the Canberra International Music Festival is launched on May 9, but that doesn’t perturb the Festival’s artistic director and 2013 “CityNews” Artist of the Year, Chris Latham, as he embarks on the first of a series of festival previews. Latham, who has constructed a festival largely devoted towards music […]