Review / Breathing fire into new season

music / "Root Position", Selby & Friends, Llewellyn Hall, February 28. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.

Spiegeltent’s pop-ups prove a mixed bag

BILL STEPHENS reviews the early evening, one-show only, pop-up performances at the Spiegeltent in Civic Square.

Choir calls out for accommodation help

An SOS has arrived at the arts desk from composer and music educator, Judith Clingan, director of Wayfarers Australia Choir.

Chunky orchestra with a big, fat, romantic sound

The chunky, fat, romantic Australian World Orchestra is coming to Canberra for the first time, reports arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Review / Awesome performance of precision and vitality

Music / Takács Quartet. At Llewellyn Hall, August 24. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

Review / A great night out from Canberra Opera

After what he describes as "great night out' at the opera, reviewer TONY MAGEE says the number of talented young singers in the cast presents a great future for Canberra Opera.

Review: Shakespeare gets a soundscape

music/theatre “The Polyphonic Bard” The Pocket Score Company and Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art Directed by Tamzin Nugent The Street Theatre, until December 2 Reviewed by Joe Woodward

Success in performance of heartfelt passion

Canberra Strings evoke success from a performance of heartfelt passion, says reviewer TONY McGEE.

Review / A stunning sonic experience

Music / Dans Les Arbres. At ANU Drill Hall Gallery, June 22. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.

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...

Musicians strengthen community spirit at Four Winds

Music/ Review: Four Winds Easter Festival, Bermagui, April 18-21. Reviewed by JUDITH CRISPIN.

Enchanting performance from Boyd and his girl

"This concert became even more exceptional by including the premiere of 'A New York Minute', written for Boyd and Metcalf, by Canberra composer Marián Budos, who was in the audience," writes music reviewer CLINTON WHITE.

Tent becomes Pleasure garden

One of the more intriguing Canberra-related arts stories surfacing during the centenary celebrations is that of the Famous Spiegel Garden, more commonly known around...

Arts / Famous Sérgio’s a sucker for a song

Arts editor HELEN MUSA talks to the most famous Brazilian musician of all time – Sérgio Mendes

Arts / José still lighting musical fires

“I’VE been a classical music fan since I was a child,” José Feliciano tells me by phone from the US, “but I never played...

Review / ASQ brings it together with brilliance and precision

"The music and the playing came together with precision and dynamic tonal brilliance, as it always does," writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY in praise of the Australian String Quartet.

Trepidation misplaced as song cycle triumphs

Reviewer LEN POWER approaches a concert with interest and trepidation. He needn’t have worried.

Stars announced for free NYE concerts in Civic

ARIA award-winning, Sydney based electronic dance band Art vs. Science is headlining the free New Year's Eve concert in Civic Square. The three-piece consists of...

Arts / Musos group together to chant on the Cavs

“GO Cavs Go. Go Cavs Go. Hey Canberra what do you say? The Cavs are going to win today”, are the new easy-to-learn lyrics...

Walker comes through with a vibrant and fresh concert

Oriana Chorale was disciplined with fine balance, lovely clarity of tone and obvious joy in singing and mastering complex music, writes reviewer IAN McLEAN.

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