Cuban flair gets a twist of American jazz

THE Afro-Cuban All Stars are coming to town and with them a whiff of the Buena Vista Social Club. Those famous names are intertwined with...

Pereira pleases Mrs Macquarie – and Bathurst

FORMER “CityNews” Artist of the Year, the cellist David Pereira, has composed a piece of music which will make its world premiere at a...

Stirring up percussion PANdemonium

CANBERRA’S Groove PANdemonium Steel Orchestra will be representing the ACT this weekend in Brisbane at the international steel band festival “PANZfest” According to Gary France,...

Arts celebrated at The Front’s birthday bash

By Tamara Junor THE Front Gallery and Cafe are packing seven years worth of music and art into seven nights to celebrate the artistic venue's...

Trooping heads to the lake

OUR music critic, Ian McLean, has contacted us with his Army hat on to tell of a spectacular, free public event planned for the...

Arts / Brisbane choir wins top title

QUEENSLAND all-female choir Canterbury College Cantabile Choir won the National Eisteddfod Choirs Division’s Australian Choral Challenge at Llewellyn Hall on Saturday night. The choir...

Review / Fuse’s promising sense of mystery

music / "Fuse", Ralph Wilson Theatre, September 7–9. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS.

Review / Cycles of warmth and sensitivity

Music / "Phase One Intent". Mark Connors, piano; Louise Keast soprano; Shikara Ringdahl mezzo-soprano and film by Alex Hobba, At Drill Hall Gallery to October 28. Reviewed by LEN POWER

Arts / Music, not Anzac-ery in ‘Flowers of War’ launch

  "I AM not interested in Anzac-ery”, artist in residence for the Australian War Memorial, Christopher Latham, told an audience at the Ainslie Arts Centre...

Lebedev’s guitar takes him to greater heights

WHAT a year it's been for classical guitarist Andrey Lebedev, one of guitar guru Timothy Kain’s finest students from the ANU School of Music,...

Voices rise as ‘Don’ gets the treatment

Big is the word when it comes to OzOpera’s coming production of ‘Don Giovanni’, says arts editor HELEN MUSA “DON Giovanni” is a big story,...

The march of the Munchkins

Arts in the city • PHOENIX Players are lashing out from October 7-22 at the ANU Arts Centre with “The Wizard of Oz”, directed by...

Musicians band together for Legacy

CANBERRA Legacy and the Band of the Royal Military College are showing their colours this weekend with “Big Band Sound – 2012.”  It promises to...

Gill urges music community to seek alternative options

“Meet the Author” – Richard Gill, at Theatre 3, Manning Clark Centre, ANU, November 1 Report by Ian McLean

Arts in the City: Celebrating the magic of Mozart

• STOPERA is celebrating the magic of Mozart’s music, with favourite excerpts from “The Magic Flute”, “Don Giovanni”, “The Marriage of Figaro” and “Così...

Arts / Symphony binds the Anzac spirit

THE eminent war historian Charles Bean once said there had been almost no music at Gallipoli. Maybe so, maybe not, but surely no one...

Quartet’s gusto wows the audience.

"Youth, creativity and the natural world were on the program for this concert by the Australian String Quartet," writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Bizarre but uplifting music gala

20th Anniversary Gala, Concert 4, Canberra International Music Festival Albert Hall, May 10 Reviewed by Judith Crispin

Twilight party on Foreshore

THE Land Development Agency is throwing a twilight party in Norgrove Park at Kingston Foreshore tomorrow as part of the Canberra International Music Festival. Performers...

Parsons to sing from the heart

SINGER-songwriter Dan Parsons is on tour with his third album “Valleywood”, and will be at The Front tomorrow. The new album was recorded with...

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