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You Are Here picks up $25,000 from EventsACT

TWO months out from the 2015 You Are Here (YAH) festival kicking off they’ve received an EventsACT grant, to the tune of $25,000, to assist with marketing and evaluation of the festival. The grant will enable YAH to undertake targeted communication activities to ensure outreach to diverse audiences for the festival, as well as completing […]

Thredbo Blues Fest ‘unique’

THREDBO Blues Festival returns this weekend as part of Thredbo Village’s summer event schedule, the festival and, this year celebrating its 21st birthday, is boasting the “biggest and best line-up yet”’ with 22 acts spanning three days. Thredbo’s annual musical celebration has become a regular summer pilgrimage for Blues-lovers, as the alpine village is almost […]

Paul Kelly to star in ‘Celebrates Live’

LEGENDARY Australian singer and songwriter, Paul Kelly, is the star of this year’s “Australia Celebrates Live” on Sunday, January 25. The annual Australia Day eve show is a free, family friendly concert held every year on the lawns at Parliament House and showcases the best home-grown musical talent while honouring the achievements of inspiring Australians. […]

African designs and camels for harbour ‘Aida’

SPECTACULAR African-themed Designs for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s coming production of Verdi’s “Aida” have today been unveiled by Opera Australia. Designer Mark Thompson is shaping a spectacular vision for Aida, Inspired by the colours and designs of Africa and Ethiopia. Ablaze in gold and vibrant colour, with exotic head pieces, swirling dresses and bare […]

Arts / Music festival gets a little science

WITH the almost irreverent subtitle “Music, Einstein and You!”, the dynamic new artistic director of the Canberra International Music Festival, Roland Peelman, launched the 2015 event at the Shine Dome at breakneck speed, to a musical soundtrack. Flanked by physicist Prof John Rayner, who observed that music and science shared the common attribute of “creating […]

Orchestra celebrates Christmas in song

THE Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural Christmas concert, “A CSO Christmas,” is due to bring a touch of the Northern Hemisphere into Llewellyn Hall this Saturday, December 6, with a mix of modern and traditional Christmas songs performed to full-scale orchestration. The concert will feature conductor Timothy Sexton, ARIA Award-winner Rachael Beck, the Woden Valley Youth […]

Richard Gill joins Musica Viva

Former Canberra Symphony Orchestra artistic director, and eminent music educator, Richard Gill, today commences as Artistic Advisor of Musica Viva In Schools, Australia’s largest school music education program. Gill has had a long association with Musica Viva, but will now will be guiding the development of the finest Australian classroom resources in music. His appointment […]