Boy violinist brings the audience to its feet

Twelve-year-old Christian Li's playing was "simply amazing", writes music reviewer LEN POWER.

Arts / A taste of ‘SoundOut’


School of Music mezzo wins aria contest

IN a week not notable for good news on the Canberra music front, "CityNews" has learnt of a big win for a voice student...

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

Schumann celebrates Anzac Day online

Aussie music legend John Schumann and the Vagabond Crew will live stream a national concert performance of “Australia at War” on Anzac Eve (April 24).

Verse novel reflects on Emily Remler’s life

CANBERRA poet Geoff Page combines his twin loves, jazz and poetry, in a new book, “Elegy for Emily: A Verse Biography of Emily Remler...

Paul Kildea will head Musica Viva

Musica Viva Australia has today (June 3) announced that incoming artistic director Paul Kildea will assume artistic leadership of the organisation in mid-2019 following the 20-year tenure of Carl Vine, which concludes at the end of this year.

Arts / New choir plans to empower girls through music

CANBERRA’S burgeoning choral community is about to welcome a new kid on to the block  – well, kids, actually – in the form of...

Star pianist to honour Sitsky in recital

IF you attended the recent International Music Festival, you’d be aware of Adam Cook, employed as a veritable work-horse to perform rare music related...

Unstoppable voices unite for a unique show

Canberra has a lively new vocal group, the Australian Voice Collective, and they’re launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for their first concert, writes HELEN MUSA.

Review / An uplifting concert of Luminescence

Music / "Americans in Paris", Luminescence Chamber Singers. At the Drill Hall Gallery, Sunday, February 25. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

More winter than summer, but Sinfonia ‘Seasons’ offer promise

"While not anywhere near perfection, this was certainly not a disagreeable performance. A few of the players needed, perhaps, to be listening more closely to what the rest were doing," writes Canberra Sinfonia reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD.

Review / Lucy let down by unprepared youth orchestra

Music / Canberra Youth Orchestra and Lucy Sugerman. At Llewellyn Hall, September 29. Reviewed by JUDITH CRISPIN

Orchestra’s finish held the audience spellbound

When it did end Milton held the audience transfixed in silence for at least a spellbinding 20 seconds, writes reviewer IAN McLEAN after he saw the Canberra Symphony Orchestra play in its ActewAGL Llewelyn Series.

Solid rock from singer Shane

Casino Canberra is taking a punt on live music with a series of singer-songwriter shows. FREYLA FERGUSON reports... AFTER all these years, Goanna’s Shane Howard...

Arts / Killer Queenie, the gorgeous dominatrix

WHEN Queenie van de Zandt hits the spotlight at the AIS Arena next week in the Queen musical “We Will Rock You", she’ll be...

Arabic revolution and romance

• FEATURING revolution, romance and stark reality, the Arab Film Festival is in Canberra until July 21 at the Arc Cinema. Settings...

Arts / Gore wins a Helpmann

FORMER Canberra Opera star Lorina Gore won the Helpmann Award for best female performer in a supporting role, at last night’s (July 24) gala...

Tears and laughter for domesticated Fred Smith

Reviewer ROB KENNEDY felt the love in the room when Fred Smith introduced his new album "Domestic".

Arts in the city: Large following for short films

THE Canberra Short Film Festival turns 18 this weekend with a big finale on Sunday, September 15. This year’s competition has attracted more than 100...






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