Just days before she was due to conduct the Canberra Youth Orchestra in its winter recital, well-respected musical director Rowan Harvey-Martin has been sacked by Music For Canberra.
In “East Meets West”, Guy Noble will conduct a 50-piece orchestra comprising musicians from leading symphony orchestras, says arts editor HELEN MUSA in her weekly "Arts in the City" column.
Musica da Camera's "Music for the People catches the ear of reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD.
Cameron’s complex vocal arrangements are well executed by the accomplished cast with moments of spine-tingling dissonance, says reviewer SIMONE PENKETHMAN.
Despite a slight hitch, “Burden of Truth” was a concert of the highest quality, says reviewer ROB KENNEDY.
BRYN Evans may write music from a small studio in a corner of Gorman House next to Civic, but it’s heard by millions of people around the world.
Film music composer Roger Mason hasn't toured with a band for 30 years. But he's back on tour with Steve Kilbey and loving it.
NMA director Mathew Trinca urged the crowd at the Reconciliation Week concert on Saturday morning (June 5) to engage with the Ngunnawal language.
The rapport between Lorina Gore and her accompanist Alan Hicks was obvious as they seemingly breathed together, says reviewer BILL STEPHENS.
Both works were received with enthusiastic applause, foot stamping and hoots of delight, in an auspicious beginning to this quartet, says reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD.
"CHRISTOPHER Latham’s “Vietnam Requiem” was a triumph and quite possibly the most moving concert performance this writer has ever attended," writes reviewer CLINTON WHITE.
Exploring large-scale chamber works, the Australian Haydn Ensemble has hit onto a magical formula so audiences can experience symphonies and serenades in an intimate setting, says reviewer ROB KENNEDY.
A long, rather gorgeous viola solo, given subtle accompaniment on the other instruments, seemed to fit the occasion of violist Stephen King's farewell perfectly, says reviewer CLINTON WHITE.
The highlight of the concert was Paul Dean's new Symphony, commissioned for the AWO, writes reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD.
When students enter a university hall, the ambience becomes one of energy; in this concert, it was doubly so, flowing from stage and audience alike, says reviewer CLINTON WHITE.
It was an exceedingly sprightly Garth Mansfield who turned up at Wesley Music Centre last Friday (May 21) for his own 90th birthday party, thrown by staff and admirers to acknowledge his boundless energy, drive and focus.
Coinciding with National Reconciliation Week (May 27-June 3), choral director Rachel Hore hopes to highlight the role singing plays in creating community and bridging cultural differences.
Because the war is still very much a living issue for people, director of "The Vietnam Requiem", Chris Latham, admits this work has a lot to do with mental health.
Soprano Susannah Lawergren and pianist Maciej Pawela presented songs by four very different composers under the title “Fairy Tales From Home".
"This is a concert that must be seen. Hearing it is not enough. It was full of play and colour and many incredible techniques," writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.