Review / Passionate songs tell of unexpected journey

ROB KENNEDY joyfully returns to reviewing to be knocked to the back of his seat by the singing of soprano Sonia Anfiloff.

Music for Canberra appoints ‘co-convenors’

Music for Canberra has announced the appointment of Dr Nicole Hammill and Rachel Gould as artistic co-convenors, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Movie review / ‘Dirt Music’ (M)

'Dirt Music" looks beautiful, scary and passionate. So what does movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD think?

Symphony orchestra explores the fragility of new life

After a short break, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra continues its Australian Miniseries program with the premiere of “The Innocence of Life”, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Soprano Sonia sings her way back home

Soprano Sonia Anfiloff is back in Canberra and singing in a concert called 'The Unexpected Journey Back' for Art Song Canberra, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Review / Shining show from the Luminescence Singers

Music reviewer LEN POWER savours "another fine concert" by the Luminescence Singers.

Cheetham to curate the CSO’s Australian Series

Yorta-Yorta composer, playwright and soprano, Deborah Cheetham, will replace Matthew Hindson as curator of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s 'Australian Series', writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

‘Creative’ Lindy will head the next two Four Winds festivals

Just two weeks after farewelling artistic director James Crabb, Four Winds in Bermagui has announced the appointment of Lindy Hume to the role of creative director of the Four Winds Easter Festival for 2021 and 2022.  

‘Dramatic and triumphant’ conclusion to concert

An appropriately socially distanced audience filled the Wesley Music Centre to allow capacity for this most pleasant Sunday afternoon concert, writes reviewer IAN McLEAN.

Musical Churchill fellows won’t be travelling soon

Two Canberra music identities were among the 112 Australians awarded Churchill Fellowships, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Wandering performers find their way to Canberra

Reviewer BILL STEPHENS thrills at seeing soprano Eleanor Lyons and pianist Vladimir Fanshil perform in Canberra.

‘Clarity and delicacy’ in Polifemy performance

Polifemy's music for quiet reflection also makes the heart soar, writes reviewer LEN POWER.

Wind Symphony plays a part in Salem exhibition

Canberra's Australian Wind Symphony has received a commission from Salem, Massachusetts, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Review / Exuberant playing in strings concert

Canberra Strings played Schubert's String Quintet in C with great feeling, emotion and unity, writes reviewer TONY MAGEE. 

 Maxo judged one of the musical ‘cream’

Canberra singer-songwriter Maxo is among the 21 Australian winners in the US-based music competition Unsigned Only, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

New CSO work tells tale of trickery

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra will premiere “Gestumblindi” by Melody Eötvös, performed by the CSO’s principal trumpet, Justin Lingard, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Chris Sainsbury named inaugural ‘luminary’ at music awards

The inaugural national Luminary Award was presented to Dharug composer and ANU music lecturer, Chris Sainsbury, at the virtual 10th Art Music Awards, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Griffyn plays to its musical and technological strengths

"This was an imaginative and interesting way to present this music with what must have been some significant technical and logistical challenges along the way with very limited resources," writes reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD.

Bob feels the buzz for the School of Music

EYES widened in the arts community recently when the ANU announced the formation of a new advisory board for its School of Music, to be headed up by former ACT politician Bob McMullan, reports HELEN MUSA.

National Opera Puccini postponed to next year

The debut production of the National Opera, Puccini’s "La Rondine", has been postponed to late 2021, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

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