Artsday / Canberra musicians come out to play

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CSO principal clarinet Alan Vivian.

CANBERRA will be deluged with more than rain this week as its musicians begin to emerge from isolation.

CANBERRA Symphony Orchestra principal clarinet Alan Vivian presents a recital of Schumann, Poulenc, Spohr, Debussy and Mangani, with pianist Susanne Powell. Ainslie Arts Centre (main hall), 30 Elouera Street, Braddon, 7.30pm, both Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 28.

Pianist Robert Schmidli.

WESLEY Music Centre lunchtime concert series welcomes back pianist Robert Schmidli in a program called “Pandemic Consolations”, featuring the romantic music of Rachmaninoff, Liszt and Bortkiewicz. Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 12.40-1.20pm, Wednesday, October 28. Book here or call 6232 7248.

IN “Music in the Evening”, Anthony Smith on piano and Lenore Evans on clarinet perform a recital featuring the music of Johannes Brahms, Aaron Copland and more. Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 7pm, Wednesday, October 28. Book here.

ANU ORCHESTRA and musicians from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra return live to the stage under the baton of Max McBride, to play Brahms, Shostakovich and Dvorak. Llewellyn Hall, seating will be allocated in the back stalls to meet social distancing requirements, 7.30pm, Wednesday, October 28. Book here.

John Jarratt in ‘Wolf Creek’.

MOV’IN Car Drive-in Cinema is gearing up for an outdoor horror movie week for Halloween, with zombie staff, food delivered straight from “hell”, a horror costume competition and films like “Wolf Creek”, “The Conjuring” and “The Exorcist”. Questacon car park, October 27-November 1, book here.

An Australian dancer in China. Photo: Lisa Tomasetti.

“THE Australian Ballet on the International Stage” by Lisa Tomasetti, is a new hardcover book featuring a curated collection of photographs taken from the company’s international tours from 2006-2018 to Tokyo, Beijing, Paris, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles by Tomasetti as official international tour photographer. The book, available here, is also a tribute to David McAllister, the retiring artistic director of the company. 

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