Review / In a nutshell, a winning ‘La Traviata’

Music / "La Traviata – Opera in a Nutshell". At Wesley Music Centre, August 18. Reviewed by LEN POWER

Arts / Violinist Dan has a taste for Canberra

SYDNEY’S newest string quartet is coming to town and its livewire founder, Perth-raised violinist Dan Russell, has a strong Canberra connection – in fact...

Review: Shaw’s glorious French triumph

cabaret “Bijou” By Chrissie Shaw. At the Street Theatre until September 8. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Four Winds seeks Aboriginal team member

Four Winds Music Festival at Bermagui has announced a new partnership with the National Museum of Australia’s "Cultural Connections" program.

Teen pianist wins a place at top Austrian academy

Sixteen-year-old Canberra pianist Bernice Chau has won a place in the degree program at Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, a specialist music academy in the home town of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, reports arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Concert brings together the future of music

This weekend 40 regional music students will be taking part in orchestral tutorials with musicians from the Australian World Orchestra and the ANU School of Music in a four-day orchestra camp held in Goulburn and Canberra.

Canberra composer named ‘Songwriter of the Year’

  THE Australian Songwriters Association’s National Song competition attracts thousands of song entries each year from around Australia and abroad and this year a Canberran...

Review / An ‘inventive’ fusion of two music cultures

music / "Water Pushes Sand", Australian Art Orchestra, Ainslie Arts Centre, August 23. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE.

Peters: Music school problems down to new bosses

AS the dust settles on the announcement last Friday by ANU vice chancellor Ian Young that planned changes to the School of Music would...

Laconic Fred turns on the emotion

There were belly laughs, tears, solemn reflections and moving poignancy during this marvellous concert performed by Fred Smith, Canberra’s own amazingly gifted storyteller and singer/songwriter last night, says reviewer IAN McLEAN.

Canberra quartet on its way to greatness

The Grevillea Quartet is four young professional musicians living in Canberra that want to make a difference to the community through music, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

ACT musicians head to Art Music Awards

APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre have today (Tuesday July 16) announced the finalists for the 2019 Art Music Awards and the Canberra International Music Festival is in the running to win the "Award for Excellence" in the organisation category.

Criolina completes cultural exchange

A GROUP of Brazilian artists is now in Canberra as part of the Centenary of Canberra Canberra-Brasilia exchange program. The musical collective and band from...

Arts / Some enchanted evening with a punch

RODGERS and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” was way ahead of its time when it first hit Broadway in 1949. The show was an instant hit, packed...

Emotive choral work draws a large audience

"An opportunity to see and hear Pergolesi’s 'Stabat Mater' performed live is not to be missed," writes reviewer LEN POWER.

Kotaro plays Chopin with ‘flawless energy’

Music / “Polish Dance”, Kotaro Nagano, piano. At the Embassy of Poland, March 27. Reviewed by TONY MAGEE.

Memorable playing just for the joy of it

"Double Bill +" was an ambitious program for any orchestra, but the local Maruki Community Orchestra showed that it relished a challenge and produced a credible afternoon of fine music, says reviewer LEN POWER.

Arts / College choir hits an academic note

WE are about to experience one of the world’s greatest choirs as Musica Viva brings the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge to Llewellyn Hall. Led...

Piano Eisteddfod concludes this weekend

SINCE 1955, an Australian National Eisteddfod has been held in Canberra and now the Australian National Eisteddfod’s Piano   Eisteddfod is running now until this...

Arts / Greta carefully picks her heroes

AUSTRALIAN soprano Greta Bradman is coming to town soon with a concert called “My Hero”, but it’s not an expression she particularly likes. Yes, of...




‘Cruel’ nets banned in private dams

The existing ban on enclosed yabby nets will be extended from public waters to all private waters including dams, says Environment Minister Mick Gentleman. 


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