THAT ravishing oud player and double ARIA Award winner, Joseph Tawadros, is coming to town to mark the release of his 11th album, “Permission to Evaporate”. Percussionist brother James will be here too, along with jazz pianist Matt McMahon and double bassist Karl Dunnicliff. The Street Theatre, 8pm, on Saturday, August 16, bookings to 6247 1223 or thestreet.org.au
BUNGENDORE’S favourite duo presents “A Liberal Dose of Shortis and Simpson” at Smith’s Alternative, 3pm and 7pm, on Sunday, August 10. Bookings to trybooking.com/94348
GOOD news that “A Single Body”, a new film by former Canberran Sotiris Dounoukos, shot in France last year, was screened twice at Melbourne International Film Festival. Dounoukos is the man behind the big planned Joe Cinque feature.
FRIENDS of Chopin Australia is hosting a fundraiser for the 2nd Australian International Chopin Piano Competition at Teatro Vivaldi on August 16. Canberra pianist Andrew Rumsey will perform – Chopin, naturally – and there are prizes for the best dressed Chopins and George Sands. Bookings to 6257 2718.
ART Song Canberra’s next concert, “Woman’s Song”, will be given by soprano Judith Colquhoun, mezzo-soprano Janene Broere, tenor Greg Wallace, baritone Peter Smith and pianist Colin Forbes. Wesley Music Centre, 3pm, on Sunday, August 10. Tickets only at the door.
CORO Chamber Music is staging an unconventional performance of the JS Bach and Arvo Pärt Magnificats interwoven with Pärt’s “Seven Magnificat Antiphons”, in All Saints’ Anglican Church, Ainslie, 7.30pm on Saturday, August 16. Bookings to corocanberra.com