Kids’ group turns 50 years young

CANBERRA’S Young Music Society is turning 50 and its director-manager, the composer Stephen Leek, is cooking up a rare feast to mark the years...

Time flies for unusual concert

Music / Beethoven & Prokofiev. Australian Chamber Orchestra. At Llewellyn Hall, March 9. Reviewed by Graham McDonald THIS was an unusual concert in that all...

Arts / All for the music of Nashville

LARS Pluto seems like an unlikely name for a country star, and it is. For as “CityNews” found when we caught up with the Atlanta-born...

Review / Exploring sonatas for oboe and violin

Music / "A Concert of Trio Sonatas". Limestone Consort. At St Paul's Church, Manuka. March 3. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.

Review / Concert of the extraordinary

Music / "Treble Helix Unlocked". The Song Company. At Wesley Uniting Church, March 1. Reviewed by Graham McDonald

Review / Breathing fire into new season

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

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 / String Quartet thrives in superb Sunday concert

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

Review / Salut! Baroque’s disappointing, distant performance

Music / "Melancholy & Mirth", Salut! Baroque. At Albert Hall, February 22. Reviewed by Graham McDonald

Review / Grainger steals Chopin’s show

music / "Chopin’s Birthday Concert", Penelope Thwaites. At the Embassy of Poland, February 21. Reviewed by TONY MAGEE.

Arts / Harmony rules for The Manhattan Transfer

Harmony rules for The Manhattan Transfer, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Review / Three fine guitarists please the audience

music / "Grigoryan Brothers & Wolfgang Muthspiel", at The Street Theatre, February 14. Reviewed by GRAHAM McDONALD.

Arts / Prokofiev’s family favourite comes to town

THE Canberra Sinfonia is starting its 2019 concert season with Prokofiev’s beloved “Peter and the Wolf”, playing both in Canberra and Goulburn. Beloved of children...

Arts / Bells and songs will welcome walkers

Bells and songs from the National Carillon will welcome walkers at the upcoming Mother Language Day.

Arts / Frédéric gets a birthday bash

Frédéric Chopin is getting a birthday bash and Penelope Thwaites is coming to play, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA

Review / Chamber music ‘delights the soul’

music / "Australian Chamber Orchestra", Llewellyn Hall, February 9. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

School of Music leader dies at the coast

Obituary / William Richard Hawkey MBE, OAM, January 1932 to February 2, 2019.

Arts / Moody start to experimental music festival

THE 2019 SoundOut experimental music festival got off to a cracking start yesterday (February 2) with two four-hour sessions at the ANU Drill Hall...

Composer gets the gig to head of School of Music

THE new head of the ANU School of Music will be composer and ethnomusicologist Associate Prof Kim Cunio, the university has announced today. (January...

Arts / Music returns to the gardens

THE "Summer Sounds" concert series is returning to the Australian National Botanic Gardens.  For the next two weekends local talent will bring a feast of...

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