Inspirational concert’s professional but repetitive

With a little tightening, this accessible and professional-looking work would be ideal as a touring piece to events where inspiration is sought, and who doesn’t need a bit of that? writes reviewer HELEN MUSA after seeing “Still, We Rise".

Not your usual ACO concert, but enjoyable

Not your usual ACO concert, but a most enjoyable evening, says reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD.

Inspiring concert of moving poetry

Known for the extraordinary quality of her voice and her amazing vocal range, Katie Noonan’s abilities as a producer and songwriter were seen at a weekend concert in Canberra and they were just as impressive, says reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Latham’s ‘Flowers’ bloom in a free book

Chris Latham, the first musical artist in residence for the Australian War Memorial, can hardly suppress his excitement as he shows off his new publication, “The Flowers of The Great War”, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

New songs for forgotten rocket man

A jazz song cycle inspired by the little-known inventor of the black box flight recorder is about to debut at The Street. Intrigued? Arts editor HELEN MUSA was...

Rapturous reception for polished performers

Reviewer TONY MAGEE has some kind words to say about CORO Chamber Ensemble.

2020 CIMF program focuses on the magic of voice

Announcing the 2020 theme for the Canberra International Music Festival, “Giving Voice”, the artistic director Roland Peelman has declared himself determined to make the event “possibly our most adventurous yet".

Beethoven celebrated in ‘standout’ concert

All four movements were performed extremely well, writes music review LEN POWER after seeing "Beethoven’s Back!" by Selby & Friends.

Indulgent visuals lose sight of reality

Clever visual jokes and ham acting with so little connection with reality does not make for a satisfying evening at the opera, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA after watching “Il Viaggio a Reims” at the Sydney Opera House.

Enchanting concert from the entertaining Song Company

“It was a show that proved Australia is lucky to have such an exceptional vocal group,” says Song Company reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Orchestra’s finish held the audience spellbound

When it did end Milton held the audience transfixed in silence for at least a spellbinding 20 seconds, writes reviewer IAN McLEAN after he saw the Canberra Symphony Orchestra play in its ActewAGL Llewelyn Series.

‘Hope!’ full and heartwarming concert

Reviewer IAN McLEAN savours an adventurous and innovative concert that brought great pleasure to an appreciative audience.

French quartet leaves its mark on baroque music

This small group will make a big impact on the music world, writes "CityNews" reviewer ROB KENNEDY after seeing "Nevermind" at Llewellyn Hall last night.

Queer choirs gather in Canberra for big festival

Queer choirs gather in Canberra for international festival.

Ensemble’s ‘Magnificat’ burst of Bach

"Bravo Canberra Bach Ensemble for an amazing performance." Reviewer ROB KENNEDY certainly enjoyed the show.

Brilliant Eloise Fisher blesses community orchestra

Clarinettist Eloise Fisher's brilliant performance was surely inspirational for the orchestra members who shared the stage with her, says reviewer IAN McLEAN.

Weather threat moves garden concert a week

The prospect of inclement weather has forced music lovers Brian and Dianne Anderson to move this afternoon's “Music in the Garden” concert in their magnificent Red Hill garden to next Saturday (October 19).

Musical insight to an ‘amazing’ land

Reviewer ROB KENNEDY savours a taste traditional Chinese music that crossed centuries and styles.

Trepidation misplaced as song cycle triumphs

Reviewer LEN POWER approaches a concert with interest and trepidation. He needn’t have worried.

Elegant concert of new and classic baroque

Reviewer ROB KENNEDY relishes a concert of European baroque music from the 1700s and Australian music from 2018 at Llewellyn Hall.

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