In a city of almost half a million people and one of the most affluent societies in Australia, Canberra currently has an orchestra which is not full-time and not up to scratch, writes TONY MAGEE.
Canberra has a lively new vocal group, the Australian Voice Collective, and they’re launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for their first concert, writes HELEN MUSA.
Canberra musical initiatives were among those honoured in the 2019 ART Music Awards, announced tonight (August 19) at the University of Sydney's Great Hall.
Excellent vocal harmonies were complimented by the outstanding, sensitive and beautifully balanced piano accompaniments from Nikulina throughout the entire concert, writes reviewer TONY MAGEE.
Luminescence Chamber Singers reached, at times, a cappella vocal heights of sublime beauty and exquisite harmony and balance, writes TONY MAGEE.
Australians and New Zealanders should get out to experience Spirograph Studies while they are on tour, because they are worth the effort, writes ROB KENNEDY.
Swingin' Circus Cabaret is a new venture by Warehouse Circus and Spectrum Big Band combining a circus variety show with jazz and swing music played by a big band, reports HELEN MUSA.
The Limestone consort was fully on song and played the best this reviewer has heard them perform, writes ROB KENNEDY.
More than 100 individual competitors took part in this year’s Australian National Eisteddfod singing section, writes HELEN MUSA.
It is as though the 18 players in the band are one, producing music that embraces the very soul, taking it to a higher plane, writes CLINTON WHITE.
The audience was transported, transfixed, inspired and swept through such a labyrinth of emotions: dramatic, sensual, mystical, primal, rhythmic and melodic, writes reviewer TONY MAGEE about the “The Beauty of Living Sound”.
Leonard Weiss had the orchestra sounding the best I had heard, writes CLINTON WHITE.
“New Spaces” is to be the title of the farewell season for 14-year-long chief conductor and artistic director of Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Milton, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.
There is a certain magnificence to Opera Australia’s newly commissioned production of “Whiteley”, drawing to a close in an all-too-short season at the Sydney Opera House, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.
“Almost as one, the audience rose to its feet for sustained applause and multiple curtain calls for the orchestra and its conductor.” Reviewer CLINTON WHITE revels in the Australian World Orchestra.
“Canberra Sinfonia demonstrated with this birthday concert that it is a major force in the Canberra musical scene,” writes reviewer LEN POWER.
This weekend 40 regional music students will be taking part in orchestral tutorials with musicians from the Australian World Orchestra and the ANU School of Music in a four-day orchestra camp held in Goulburn and Canberra.
The chunky, fat, romantic Australian World Orchestra is coming to Canberra for the first time, reports arts editor HELEN MUSA.
APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre have today (Tuesday July 16) announced the finalists for the 2019 Art Music Awards and the Canberra International Music Festival is in the running to win the "Award for Excellence" in the organisation category.
This was an interestingly programmed concert from the Canberra Community Chorale, writes reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD.