THE story of Ada Lovelace, the mathematical genius who developed the world’s first complex computer program in 1843, will come to life in the only public performance of “Ada.Ada.Ada”, written, directed, designed and performed by Zoe Philpott. At Llewellyn Hall, 8pm, Thursday, May 30. Book at premier.ticketek.com.au
IN “French Twist”, the Australian Haydn Ensemble Experience performs the essence of 18th century France in the chamber music of Devienne, Rameau, Jadin, Mozart and Haydn. At Albert Hall, 7pm, Thursday, May 30. Book at australianhaydn.com.au or at the door.
CANBERRA Live is a new music festival dedicated to supporting local musicians, with door prizes, including an electric guitar and amplifier, and a line-up of 15 bands playing more than 10 hours. At Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah from noon, Sunday, May 26. Book at trybooking.com or tickets at the door.
THE Ten Tenors have performed more than 1550 corporate galas, sold more than 1.25 million albums and 2.75 million concert tickets. They’ve shared the stage with artists including Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart, Andrea Bocelli, Willie Nelson, Alanis Morissette and Christina Aguilera. Now they’re back at Canberra Theatre, Wednesday, May 29. Book at canberratheatrecentre.com.au 6275 2700.
TUGGERANONG Arts Centre and ACT Corrective Services are celebrating National Reconciliation Week with “Reconciliation from Inside”, an exhibition of artwork at the centre until June 1 of 40 art works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander detainees from the Alexander Maconochie Centre. Since 2009, detainees have been encouraged to engage in art classes through education and training provided for educational and therapeutic purposes.
EVA-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi are Zofo, the 20-Finger Orchestra and are here with Musica Viva presenting “Zofomoma”, a multimedia project that combines new music and art from around the world. At Llewellyn Hall, 7pm, Tuesday, May 28. Book at musicaviva.com.au
CANBERRA’S Maruki Orchestra returns for a big day out with Wagner’s “Meistersingers” prelude, Beethoven’s Symphony No.4, Saint-Saens’ “Danse Macabre” and Dvorak’s Symphony No.8, conducted by John Gould with soloist Peter Ellis. At Albert Hall, 3pm-5pm, Sunday, May 26. Book at marukicommunityorchestra.org.au or at the door.