Review / Lowrencev steps in as Don Quixote

opera / “Don Quichotte” (Don Quixote), Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House until March 28. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

Houston to chair CSO

  THE Canberra Symphony Orchestra has scored quite a coup with the announcement that retired Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston has been appointed to the...

Rumsey’s dark keys

Arts in the city • “THE Dark Side of the Keys” is a great title for the recital of pianist Andrew Rumsey at the Wesley...

British piano works at Wesley

TOMORROW’S Wednesday Lunchtime Live Concert at Wesley sees pianist Stuart Long performing five British piano works. Long commenced his tertiary musical studies in Wellington, New...

Review / Fire without glory- OA’s new ‘Carmen’

Opera / “Carmen” by Georges Bizet Directed by John Bell, conducted by Andrea Molino, for Opera Australia, At the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, until August 12. Reviewed by Helen Musa

Trisha’s the ‘icing on the cake’

“I REALLY love doing concerts with the beautiful CSO,” though “it can be pretty scary with a whole lot of players behind you,” says...

Review: Toby’s ‘Vow’ delivers with integrity

opera / "The Vow". At The Playhouse, October 8-9. Reviewed by Clinton White
CIMF 2016 - Concert 23 - Viva Brasil.

Review / CIMF Concert 23, ‘Festival Finale: Viva Brazil!’

Canberra International Music Festival – Concert 23 - “Festival Finale: Viva Brazil!” At the Fitters’ Workshop – Sunday 8 May 2016, 6.00pm Reviewed by Ian McLean

At last, new leaders for Musica Viva

MUSICA Viva Australia’s chair Charles Graham has at last announced the leaders who will replace retired long-serving CEO, Mary Jo Capps. Hywel Sims will take...

Trumpets to sound for ‘Messiah’

ORIGINALLY written by Handel to be performed before Easter, “Messiah” has long since become synonymous with Christmas. The trumpets will sound again on December...

Music and Film at Tuggers

IT’S all go at Tuggeranong Arts Centre in the lead up to its November 7 Silvery Moon Festival. First up is its latest in the...

Free concert by Thai stars

THE Thai Music Festival showcases a free live concert performed by two of Thailand's most dynamic bands – leading traditional Thai percussion ensemble Korphai...

Go-it-alone Judith’s musical feast

JUDITH Clingan has been in Canberra for 50 years, so she’s throwing a party – a three-day feast of music and culture. Inspired by composer...

Arts / Swimming in the sounds of jazz

TO mark Canberra Museum and Gallery's current exhibition, “EuroVisions”, jazz musicians Ben Marston and Hugh Barrett will perform a recital tonight (December 14) that...

Music and cinema combine

AS the holiday season sets in, “Tunes on Thursdays” at the Australian National Botanic Gardens is slowly winding up. Part of the successful IMB...

Schumann’s guitar comes to War Memorial

THE GUITAR singer-songwriter John Schumann used to create his Vietnam War–era song “I was Only 19” will be displayed on Vietnam Veterans Day to...

Arts / ‘Top Cat’ comes home to sing

IF there were ever a candidate emerging from the Canberra arts scene for the title of "Top Cat" it'd have to be the celebrated...

Review / Jazz fusion a blast to the senses

Music / Satoko Fujii + Natsuki Tamura & Sirens Big Band, The Street Theatre, Friday, June 2. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Arts / Barb’s ‘Hard Rain’s’ a-gonna fall

BARB Jungr’s hard-edged and incisive interpretations of the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen have become legendary in the music industry and...

Icehouse showcases platinum quality

IVA Davies will be in town tomorrow, Wednesday, September 3 at Southern Cross Club, with the Icehouse Platinum Concert. In recent interviews, Davies has attributed...

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