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Daily critiques from the Canberra International Music Festival

CIMF review / The wonderful ‘World of Music’

Music / CIMF opening gala, "A World of Music". At the Fitter's Workshop, April 28. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

Review: Complex work on two pianos

music Silver-Garburg Piano Duo, Canberra International Music Festival at the Fitters Workshop, May 4 Reviewed by Len Power

Music / Sensitive whisper gets festival off to a thrilling start

music / Canberra International Music Festival Concert . Canberra International Music Festival Concert 1, Opening Gala – Tango Tambuco, Fitters’ Workshop, April 29. Reviewed by Clinton White

‘Rare delight’ in Armenian music

Review: “The Mystic, the Monk and the Muse,” Concert 6, Canberra International Music festival Fitter's Workshop, May 11 Reviewed by Judith Crispin

‘Most extraordinary performance”

“The Christmas Truce” – Concert 19 Canberra International Music Festival Fitters’ Workshop, May 16 Reviewed by Clinton White
CIMF 2016 - Concert 21 - The Chocolate Factory.

Review / CIMF Concert 21, ‘The Chocolate Factory’

Canberra International Music Festival – Concert 21 - “The Chocolate Factory” At the Fitters’ Workshop – Sunday 8 May 2016, 11.00am Reviewed by Ian McLean

‘Energetic’ concert ends 10 days of superb music

Warm congratulations are due to the board and staff of Pro Musica... for an innovative 10 days or so of superb music-making, writes CLINTON WHITE after attending CIMF's final concert, "Testament".

Review: Quintessentially Russian

Canberra International Music Festival: Concert 13, “Silent Songs” and Concert 14, “The Sealed Angel”, at  Albert Hall, May 16, 2012 Reviewed by Clinton White TWO contemporary...

CIMF review / ‘Ulysses’ comes home in music

CIMF review / Concert 13: “Ulysses Now”. At the Fitters Workshop, May 2. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

Bruckner’s rarely performed quintet shines

Quatuor Voce gave an excellent performance of the work, from the moderate opening movement, through the busy scherzo to the atmospheric adagio, and on to the finale, writes LEN POWER.

Eve’s performance of unearthly beauty

Before this show began, there was a pair of women’s high-heeled black shoes placed centre stage in front of the piano. This mystery was soon to be solved, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Review: The musical relationship between Canberra and Brazil

  Canberra International  Music Festival Concert 15: “Bachiana Brasileiras: an exploration of the design of Brasilia", accompanied by Brazilian works, Gallery of Australian Design, May...

CIMF review / Masterful and electric young quartet

Music / CIMF concert 14: Orava Quartet. At Fitters Workshop, May 3. Reviewed by JUDITH CRISPIN

Patrons walk through magical garden sounds

"Magic" was the theme of this peripatetic concert, and magic was effectively conjured up, writes HELEN MUSA.

Music festival springs to life online

The Canberra International Music Festival is making its cancelled event come alive at home, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Our formidable music festival ends

Arts editor HELEN MUSA salutes the Canberra International Music Festival

CIMF review / Little fizz in festival’s dour finale

Music / CIMF Concert 23: “Festival Finale: Serenade”. At the Fitters Workshop, May 6. Reviewed by IAN McLEAN

Review / Hands floating across the keyboard in Beethoven finale

music Canberra International Music Festival “Beethoven – A Piano for Life”, VI & VII, Fitters’ Workshop, May 3. Reviewed by Clinton White

Ovation ends emotive performance

IT was a memorable evening at the Fitters Workshop when the Canberra International Music Festival presented a major performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's "St John Passion", writes LEN POWER.

CIMF review / From playfulness to romance

Music / CIMF Concert 2: "The October Revolution, A Line in the Sand". At the Fitters' Workshop, Kingston, Saturday, April 29. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

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