Symphony Orchestra plays without an audience

In lieu of the cancelled Canberra Symphony Orchestra performances, which would have featured English-born Australian organist Joseph Nolan on Wednesday and Thursday, the orchestra, conducted by Nick Milton, has recorded Saint-Saens’ “Organ Symphony” without an audience.

Musical weekend in the autumnal highlands

AS autumn leaves wrap themselves around the southern highlands, violinist and director of the Bowral Autumn Music Festival Myee Clohessy is busy putting together an opening that’s getting her very excited.

Feeling the ‘Love’, the audience went wild!

"The audience went wild and gave a standing ovation, even though it was the middle of the concert." It was that kind of night, says reviewer ROB KENNEDY

Gorillas descend on Fyshwick with new movie

Bright Blue Gorilla are Robyn Rosenkrantz and Michael Glover, filmmakers and musos from Los Angeles who, since 1990, have been travelling the world making movies and music. They'll be in Fyshwick tonight.

Selby’s marvellous musical tale of two cities

Reviewer CLINTON WHITE marvels at the music making of Kathryn Selby and her latest friends.

Eight voices sing in a way that’s exciting and new

This unlikely named ensemble of eight singers provided an hour or so of music [that's] uniquely their own, writes music reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD about "Roomful of Teeth".

Elton’s long (and distant) goodbye

Singer Sir Elton John's “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” show has been touring Australian and NZ for the past three months, part of a two-year global farewell to concert performing. Though he has performed in Canberra during earlier tours, there was no fond goodbye for the national capital. "CityNews" music reviewer TONY MAGEE caught the show at Coffs Harbour International Stadium on February 26. Here's what we missed... 

Talented musicians brought out the tears

Hearing it, by these two very talented musicians, brought tears to my eyes as I was swept along with the beauty of the melody, which America delivered with passion, supported by the exquisite piano accompaniment of Luhtsaari, writes reviewer TONY MAGEE about “L’Invitation au Voyage”.

Owens takes on ‘male’ songs with emotion

Soprano Sarahlouise Owens, in her concert, “Girls Wearing Trousers” breaks through that barrier and presents a range of songs normally sung by males, writes music reviewer LEN POWER.

Guitarist Campbell Diamond sparkles in concert of care

Back for the first time in six years, classical guitarist Campbell Diamond last night showed just how good he has become, says reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Music composition winners will perform in Canberra event

The three winning works will be presented and workshopped at a public, free event at the ANU School of Music

Nothing mechanical about ‘Machines’ music

In praising its most recent performance, music reviewer ROB KENNEDY says The Phoenix Collective has brought a new voice to Canberra.

Inspiring piano recital has the audience calling for more

Garrick Ohlsson presented a demanding recital of works by Brahms and Chopin, earning a standing ovation and the call for two encores, writes music reviewer CLINTON WHITE.

Opera steps back into the local spotlight

In an unwonted outburst of harmony, Canberra's vocal performers are singing from the same song sheet – they all want opera to thrive in Canberra, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Tears and laughter for domesticated Fred Smith

Reviewer ROB KENNEDY felt the love in the room when Fred Smith introduced his new album "Domestic".

Song Company sings through psalms

GRAHAM McDONALD reviews the resurrected Song Company's first performance in Canberra for the year.

Compelling music celebrates Beethoven’s birth

Impeccable tuning, excellent balance and fine dynamic contrast and control featured throughout, with complete understanding between the players, writes music reviewer IAN McLEAN after watching the Australian String Quartet perform yesterday (February 10).

Jazz ‘supergroup’ plays one great performance

While they don’t have a name, yet, they should be called “One” because they make one great sound and give one great performance, writes music reviewer ROB KENNEDY about "jazz legends" Mike Nock, Jonathan Swartz, Julien Wilson and Hamish Stuart.

Sydney Consort’s farewell ends on a superb note

The Sydney Consort delivered a superbly played concert for their appreciative audience in the Wesley Music Centre, writes reviewer LEN POWER.

Three brilliant bursts of ‘living’ Beethoven

Reviewer CLINTON WHITE discovers a 'living, breathing' Beethoven in the hands of Richard Tognetti.





Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

PAUL DORIN takes his cartoonist's eye to social distancing.


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