Musical insight to an ‘amazing’ land

Reviewer ROB KENNEDY savours a taste traditional Chinese music that crossed centuries and styles.

Trepidation misplaced as song cycle triumphs

Reviewer LEN POWER approaches a concert with interest and trepidation. He needn’t have worried.

Elegant concert of new and classic baroque

Reviewer ROB KENNEDY relishes a concert of European baroque music from the 1700s and Australian music from 2018 at Llewellyn Hall.

Garden fundraiser gets kids playing music

Music-lovers Brian and Dianne Anderson will open their magnificent Red Hill garden next week for “Music in the Garden”, a fundraiser for the Salvation Army’s new "Just Brass" program.

No elitism in new ANU orchestra

The Australian National University has today (Monday September 3) launched plans for a new orchestra, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Success in performance of heartfelt passion

Canberra Strings evoke success from a performance of heartfelt passion, says reviewer TONY McGEE.

More winter than summer, but Sinfonia ‘Seasons’ offer promise

"While not anywhere near perfection, this was certainly not a disagreeable performance. A few of the players needed, perhaps, to be listening more closely to what the rest were doing," writes Canberra Sinfonia reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD.

‘World-class’ music leaves listeners wanting more

It topped off a concert of world-class music that leaves a listener wanting more, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY after seeing "Handel & Delirious Love".

Trio strum piano pieces in ‘rare’ concert

They have been working hard over the past four years translating instrumental music to guitar and the end results are a form of perfection, writes reviewer HELEN MUSA after watching the José Carbó Trio in “L’Heure exquise” (The exquisite hour).

Young players triumph over new work

  Music / ANU and Canberra Youth Orchestra Collaboration Concert. At  Llewellyn Hall, Saturday, September 21. Reviewed by IAN McLEAN THIS was an innovative and interesting...

Ensemble puts its all into violin favourites

"This mixed-aged ensemble put their all into this concert and delighted the audience from start to finish." TONY MAGEE reviews Musica da Camera.

Emotive choral work draws a large audience

"An opportunity to see and hear Pergolesi’s 'Stabat Mater' performed live is not to be missed," writes reviewer LEN POWER.

Review / Orchestra’s ‘booming’ start slips towards the end

Beginning with Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” Overture, the Maruki Community Orchestra started with a tremendous boom, writes ROB KENNDY.

Review / Choir’s spring salute to the sun, moon and stars

An excellent spring concert by the Canberra Choral Society has a well-sung surprise at the end, reports reviewer LEN POWER.

Composer Larry returns to Russia, with love

Canberra-based composer Larry Sitsky will be honoured with a long weekend this month of musical festivities by the Moscow Conservatory as an artist who, though not born in Russia has, through his heritage, contributed to the Russian musical tradition, reports arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Concert celebrates Mexican music

The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and the Embassy of Mexico are hosting a unique cultural event at the ANU School of Music this Wednesday (September 11). 

Review / ASQ brings it together with brilliance and precision

"The music and the playing came together with precision and dynamic tonal brilliance, as it always does," writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY in praise of the Australian String Quartet.

Concert of great musicians gather to celebrate Sitsky

A crowd of former students, eminent musicians and well-wishers packed into the Larry Sitsky Recital Room at the ANU School of Music last night to celebrate the 85th birthday of the man after him the room was named.

Enjoyable concert of music’s game changers

Selby and Friends turned on an enjoyable concert of music's game changers, says reviewer LEN POWER.

Bright concert sings of spring

For the first day of spring, this short concert of just under an hour, left the audience blooming with applause and gratitude for such a fine performance, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY after watching "Handel and his Rivals".

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