Concert cancelled because of injury

IT was difficult enough moving out of the ANU School of  Music at a troubled time, but news is that while doing so, retiring professor pianist Geoffrey Lancaster last Saturday fell and sustained injuries, including a broken dominant right hand, that will require months of rehabilitation.  That, as organiser David Pereira has just announced, means […]

Canberra Confidential: So Mike, what’s caught Sharon’s eye?

CANBERRA’S perennial King of Commercial Talkback, Mike Welsh, has been crowned best regional talk presenter for the sixth consecutive time at a national awards night in Sydney. While the 2CC drive presenter looks at home in the official picture, what is it in the other shot that’s caught the eye of celebrity prize presenters Sharon […]

Metaphor for music school’s troubled times

THE powerfully conflicted music of Dmitri Shostakovich’s cello concerto, played by School of Music graduate Julian Smiles and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra last night, seemed the perfect metaphor for troubled times.  For visible on stage at the concert were faces unlikely to be seen in Canberra for  much longer. Already long gone from the ANU […]

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