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CSO awards young musicians

Kingsland Fellows 2024… from left, Issie Brown and Dante Costa flute; Enola Jefferis cello; Samuel Hutchinson trumpet and Jojo Yuen, piano.
Kingsland Fellows 2024… from left, Issie Brown and Dante Costa flute; Enola Jefferis cello; Samuel Hutchinson trumpet and Jojo Yuen, piano.

There’s always arts and music aplenty happening in Canberra. Here’s HELEN MUSA’s latest Arts in the City column. 

Canberra Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2024 Kingsland Fellowships, which offer professional development for advanced musicians at the tertiary and postgraduate level. They went to Issie Brown and Dante Costa, flute; Enola Jefferis, cello; Samuel Hutchinson, trumpet and Jojo Yuen, piano.

John Misto’s play The Shoe Horn Sonata, a tribute to nurses and women in war, will be staged by Canberra director Lexi Sekuless in the lead up to Anzac Day. Sheila (played by Zsuzsi Soboslay) and Bridie (Andrea Close), survivors of the 1942 Banka Island massacre in Sumatra, relive a past in which brutality was punctuated by moments of heroism, tenderness and humour. The title derives from Bridie’s having tapped out the beat for the women’s choir at the camp with her shoe-horn. Mill Theatre, Fyshwick, April 10-27. 

Pop music presenters Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe first met at a Radiohead concert in 2004 and became firm friends. The pair will bring their hit Double J podcast, Bang On, to the stage as they chat about music, art, life and stuff. Canberra Theatre, April 12. 

Nine new Churchill Fellows were recently awarded medallions at Government House and have published their new reports after their travels overseas. Among them, conductor Leonard Weiss spent his time assisting and observing renowned maestros with leading orchestras. ACT residents can apply for a Churchill Fellowship at until May 1.

Notable Queanbeyan glass artist and ANU PhD candidate, Harriet (Harry) Schwarzrock, is joining Friends of the ANU Classics Museum for its inaugural Artefacts Project, working in response to the Friends’ bronze spiral brooch, which dates back to the 8th century BCE. 

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the National Film and Sound Archive, the Friends of the NFSA are publishing the original cabinet documents recording the creation of the institution in 1984. The new NFSA took over the film and sound archiving responsibilities, collections and staff that had, until then, been part of the National Library. 

The Australian Haydn Ensemble’s Heavenly Sopranos series of concerts will feature singers Celeste Lazarenko and Helen Sherman performing Baroque-era pieces from German composer Johann Adolph Hasse and Italian composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, April 12.


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