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Moore / Big thumbs down to ‘uglifying’ billboards

"The last thing that Canberra needs is a free-for-all of these eyesores," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE

Music wins in ‘Brexit Blues’

"Was the concert just as confusing as the current Brexit situation? Not at all. The concert was just wonderful," writes IAN McLEAN

Review / CIMF concert 10 – extraordinary contemporary pieces

Concert 10, Canberra International Music Festival, Sounds on Site: Nishi Sequenza, May 3, New Acton, Reviewed by Judith Crispin

Review: Westlake’s rare ‘Glass Soldier’

“The Glass Soldier,” Concert 13, Canberra International Music Festival, conducted by Christopher Latham, at the Fitters Workshop May 14. Reviewed by Helen Musa

CIMF Review / Shining work of women composers

Music / CIMF Concert 12: “Half the Sky: The Sound of the Sexual Revolution”, Ensemble Offspring. At the National Portrait Gallery, Wednesday, May 3. Reviewed by JUDITH CRISPIN.

CIMF review / A concert of style and exhuberance

Music / CIMF Concert 2: Dapper’s Delight. At the Fitters Workshop, April 28. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY
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

Music Festival: Wagner brings out the emotion

Canberra International Music Festival ‘Wagner and The Grail’ At Llewellyn Hall, May 18 Reviewed by Len Power

Wild tricks burst through lush Baroque sounds

This world premiere performance saw a cross-generational mix of audience members kept on the edge of seats for 90 minutes, writes reviewer HELEN MUSA.

Review / Canberra International Music Festival Finale

music Canberra International Music Festival – Festival Closure, Fitters’ Workshop – Sunday,  May 10. Reviewed by Ian McLean

Bizarre but uplifting music gala

20th Anniversary Gala, Concert 4, Canberra International Music Festival Albert Hall, May 10 Reviewed by Judith Crispin

CIMF review / Outstanding playing of unusual instruments

Music / CIMF Concert 18: I Bassifondi. At the Fitters Workshop, May 5. Reviewed by LEN POWER

Music Festival: Warm timbres in Arboretum concert

Canberra International Music Festival “Sounding the Arboretum” At the National Arboretum, May 13. Reviewed by Judith Crispin

Garden party celebrates Weston Creek’s 50th

ON Sunday, October 28, all Weston Creek residents are invited to celebrate the 50th birthday of Weston Creek at a garden party in the heritage-listed Fetherston Gardens. This is a sponsored post.

Beautiful music from wartime for grand preview concert

THE Canberra International Music Festival will soon be in full swing, but before that, in keeping with the chosen focus on music related to...

CIMF Review / Putting rhetoric to music brings laughs

Music / CIMF Concert 21: “The Art of Speech: Australian Rhetoric in Music”. At the National Gallery, Sunday, May 7. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Review: Atmosphere of prayer and restrained joy

“Quartet for the End of Time: Music of Transcendence” Concert No 22, International Music Festival Fitters' Workshop, May 17. Reviewed by Judith Crispin

The stars come out to play

HELEN MUSA previews the Canberra International Music Festival

?Review / CIMF Concert 8 – a tribute to living composers

Canberra International Music Festival Concert 8, Sounds on Site: “Bells and Smells” May 2. Reviewed by Judith Crispin

Roland takes Johann to Africa, sort of

Roland Peelman, was drawing a long bow when he linked African music to Johann Sebastian Bach on the strength of a comment by Albert Schweitzer, but he got away with it, says reviewer HELEN MUSA.

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