Beethoven, number one with a bullet!

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Rowan Harvey-Martin… Beethoven galore, Llewellyn Hall, July 6.

It’s official, say the Llewellyn Choir and Llewellyn Sinfonia, citing the results of the ABC’s Classic 100 favourite-composer poll placing Beethoven number one, as they launch into an all-Beethoven concert, reports HELEN MUSA in her weekly Arts in the City column.

IT’S official, say the Llewellyn Choir and Llewellyn Sinfonia, citing the results of the ABC’s Classic 100 favourite-composer poll placing Beethoven number one, as they launch into an all-Beethoven concert conducted by Rowan Harvey-Martin, with soloists, Anthony Smith, Greta Claringbould, Ellen Malone, Paul McMahon and Christopher Richardson. They’ll perform the master’s “Mass in C”, “Egmont” overture and “Choral Fantasy”. At Llewellyn Hall, 7.30pm, Saturday, July 6. Book at

Sculptor Barak Zelig’s “Hidden from Us”.

CANBERRA sculptor Barak Zelig is among the artists selected by new curator Kath Fries from 58 submissions for the eleventh edition of “Hidden: Rookwood Sculptures” the unique exhibition coming up in September among the gardens and graves in one of the oldest sections of Sydney’s Rookwood Cemetery held from September. Zelig was also selected last year.

Violinist Barbara Gilby… Wesley Music Centre, July 3.

VIOLINIST Barbara Jane Gilby joins pianist Katherine Day and cellist Emma Rayner in a performance “Zwei Terzetto” for violin, cello and piano by Theodor Kirchner and Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano by Niels Gade. At Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 12.40pm-1.20pm, Wednesday July 3. No bookings, tickets at the door.

PERIPATETIC Canberra artist Michael Winters is off in warmer climes for an exhibition by nine of his students from the McGregor Summer School, held at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba. The school is celebrating its 50th anniversary and Winters first taught there in 1977.

Glass artist Brenden Scott French.

CANBERRA Glassworks has announced its two 2020 Art Group creative fellows, Brenden Scott French from SA and US glass and printmaking artist Carrie Iverson. Each will be provided with a studio space, accommodation and a cash stipend of $10,000 by local development company Art Group.

TWO Canberra designers and Craft ACT members, Estelle Briedis and Daniel Margules, have been representing the ACT among the best and brightest craft and design from around Australia in the “Front | Centre” initiative at Denfair, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Canberra prize-winning poet Geoff Page.

THE Australian Catholic University Prize for Poetry will go to outstanding poems with the theme “Solace”, reflecting on Anne Frank’s supposition: “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God… I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” Canberra poet Geoff Page won the $10,000 prize in 2017. Entries (to close on July 8.

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