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.
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.
"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
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.
Reviewer CLINTON WHITE marvels at the music making of Kathryn Selby and her latest friends.
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".
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...
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”.
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.
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.
The three winning works will be presented and workshopped at a public, free event at the ANU School of Music
In praising its most recent performance, music reviewer ROB KENNEDY says The Phoenix Collective has brought a new voice to Canberra.
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.
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.
Reviewer ROB KENNEDY felt the love in the room when Fred Smith introduced his new album "Domestic".
GRAHAM McDONALD reviews the resurrected Song Company's first performance in Canberra for the year.
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).
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.
The Sydney Consort delivered a superbly played concert for their appreciative audience in the Wesley Music Centre, writes reviewer LEN POWER.
Reviewer CLINTON WHITE discovers a 'living, breathing' Beethoven in the hands of Richard Tognetti.