Review / ‘Breathtaking’ Bach cantatas

Music / Canberra Bach Ensemble, directed by Andrew Koll. At St Christopher Cathedral, Manuka, October 27 Reviewed by JUDITH CRISPIN

Review / OA’s ‘King Roger’ enlivens the operatic experience

opera / “Król Roger” (King Roger), by Karol Szymanowski. At the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, January 28, 31 and February 2, 4, 8, 11 and 15. Bookings to Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

Damien thrills to creating a hum

THE excitement in Damien Hall’s voice is palpable as he tells me about the coming harbour production of “Carmen” for Opera Australia. He even hums...

Metaphor for music school’s troubled times

THE powerfully conflicted music of Dmitri Shostakovich’s cello concerto, played by School of Music graduate Julian Smiles and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra last night,...

Nanjing rebirth celebrated in music at Wesley tomorrow

A SUITE of music to be performed in Canberra tomorrow will remind us of Nanjing — once the ancient capital of China, but now,...

Arts / Bring the tissues, warns ‘Georgy Girl’ writer

AWARD-winning writer Patrick Edgeworth has long called Australia home. In fact, he had a very particular reason for flying here in 1969 – to...

Review / ‘Heart-wrenchingly beautiful’ moments in Artsong concert

music / “A Traveller’s Tales,” Art Song Canberra, Wesley Music Centre February 28, Reviewed by Clinton White

Arts / Taking Nuevo Tango to the world

  THE haunting tangos of Astor Piazzolla have long ago taken the classical music world by storm and Canberrans are about to enjoy a concert...

Review / Nigel Kennedy’s ‘very special’ experience

Music / Nigel Kennedy. At Llewellyn Hall, January 25. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

Review: Four winds 2016 – balancing old and new

music The Four Winds Festival, Barragga Bay, Bermagui, Easter Weekend 2016, closed. Reviewed by Helen Musa

Review / Gilby masterfully leads a ‘stand-out’ concert

Music / “Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets”, Barbara Jane Gilby and friends. At Wesley Music Centre, August 26. Reviewed by TONY MAGEE

Frank brings Aussie indie music to NYC

By Tamara Junor LOCAL Frank Madrid is yet again curating and producing an Australian music festival; yet this time, in New York. For the first time...

With lots to sing about

ADULT choral singing will be a lively affair in the Australian National Eisteddfod Society’s Choirs Division this year. The Gay and Lesbian Qwire and the...

Swoon with The Resonants

THE Resonants are busy preparing for a concert of absolutely gorgeous music on June 1 and they’re betting that the beautiful surroundings and acoustics...

Meeting of art and Russian music

RUSSIAN Music will be to the fore at the NGA’s Fairfax Theatre tomorrow night, when Vincent Plush joins pianist Marcela Fiorillo and Spanish visual...

Record Store Day coming this Saturday

THIS Saturday is Record Store Day and Canberra's finest record stores are getting in the spirit. Weston Creek's Songland Records are running a vinyl auction...

Music on the ‘Blak’ side

IT’S not every day that the score to a dance work receives almost as many accolades as the dance itself, but David Page and...

Canberra Opera’s Night of Nights – Icon Water Gala

IN what the Canberra Symphony Orchestra is billing as “Opera’s Night of Nights", rising stars, tenor James Egglestone and soprano Olivia Cranwell, join the...

Review / Rousing opening to Youth Orchestra series

Concert No I in “Icons” series Canberra Youth Orchestra Conducted by Leonard Weiss, soloist Louise Page, at Llewellyn Hall, April 3 only. Reviewed by Helen Musa

Centenary sounds of the summer

WHERE’S the best spot to enjoy this lovely city’s summer nights? My vote would go to the Australian National Botanic Gardens, where executive director,...




Do men know how scared we are of them?

"Women deal with fear and threat every day. We are conditioned to check behind our shoulders, to quickly find polite excuses to leave when conversations become creepy and even to hide from men when we feel scared," writes KATE MEIKLE.


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