Students angered by School of Music upheaval

IN what seemed to angry ANU music students to be a devastating blow to professional music in Canberra and the reputation of the School...

Review / A great disaster leads to a ‘brilliant performance’

music / “The Art of the Virtuoso”, presented with the Italian Institute of Culture in Sydney and the Embassy of Italy. At Ainslie Arts Centre, June 3 only. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

Review: Thrilling performance of Haydn’s ‘Creation’

music “Creation” Canberra Choral Society Llewellyn Hall, December 1 Reviewed by Clinton White Photo by Peter Hislop

Review / A ‘fabulous’ afternoon of song

Music / "The Degenerate and the Fop". Sarahlouise Owens, soprano; Colleen Rae-Gerrard, piano. At Wesley Music Centre, October 21. Reviewed by TONY MAGEE

Arts / Bree scores an Art Music Fund grant

A CANBERRA-trained composer is one of nine 2018 Art Music Fund recipients announced this week. Bree van Reyk, a first class honours graduate in percussion...

Review / String Quartet thrives in superb Sunday concert

music / “Haydn Winkelman Sibelius”, Australian String Quartet, National Gallery of Australia, February 24. Reviewed by TONY MAGEE

Music festival failed my Aboriginality, says Judith Crispin

Reviewer JUDITH CRISPIN shares her cultural discomfort with some of the work presented at the Four Winds Festival.

Music with a secret thread

COMPOSER Vincent Plush hits the nail on the head when he quotes the great German writer, Goethe, to the effect that: “Music is liquid...

Pro Musica named a ‘key’ organisation

PRO MUSICA, the organisation that runs the Canberra International Music Festival, has been awarded multi-year funding under the Australia Council for the Arts’ Key...

Tom-foolery at the Phoenix

CANBERRA rockabilly band The Fuelers will perform at the Phoenix on Saturday February 25 to mark their soon-to-be released fourth album "Petrol Food". The band –...

A few of your favourite sounds

EACH year, the National Film and Sound Archive gets Australians to nominate their favourite recording, and 10 are selected to be added to the...

Arts / Garden recital by rising piano star

POLISH pianist Lucas (Lukasz) Krupinski is, by any estimate, a rising star of the piano world – and he keeps coming back to Canberra....

Celebrating the season

THE Musical Offering celebrates the season with its free Community Christmas concert foyer of the High Court of Australia on Sunday,  December 15 from...

Arts / CSO launches its new season

“AT the CSO we believe that life is better with music. It is our voice in love, heartbreak, joy and wonder; it is the...

Arts / Everything lost is known again

LYRIC soprano Sarahlouise Owens is a Canberran through and through. Small matter that she originally came from Melbourne – so did many in those days...

Arts / Making ‘HIStory’ with respect

WHEN Michael Jackson impersonator Kenny Wizz retired in Las Vegas two years ago, Gold Coast entrepreneur Johnny van Grinsven, of Showtime Management Australia, searched...

Mandolin sounds for Weetangera

WEETANGERA shops threaten to reverberate to an outdoor extravaganza of Greek and Mediterranean music this Saturday in “Parties at the Shops.” Beginning at 3...

Music composition winners will perform in Canberra event

The three winning works will be presented and workshopped at a public, free event at the ANU School of Music

Public art ‘shaping up’ in Crawford Street

LAST night I popped in on the Crawford Street “Lifestyle Precinct” in Queanbeyan to see how the public art installations are shaping up. Three mosaics...

Dianna takes over from Toby at Choral Society

CANBERRA Choral Society has just announced that Dianna Nixon will take over from Toby Cole as the choir’s artistic director in 2017. Nixon, a well-known...





750 more tests and still no sign of COVID-19

There's been more than 750 COVID-19 tests done since Friday (May 22) and there's still no sign of the virus in the ACT. 


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