Review: Forceful work concludes music festival

“Into the Rose Garden” Concert 25, Canberra International Music Festival Fitters’ workshop May 18. Reviewed by Helen Musa

Review: Inspired touches to curious ‘Cats’

musical theatre “Cats” By Andrew Lloyd Webber Presented by Free Rain Theatre ANU Arts Centre, until July 22. Reviewed by Bill Stephens   CATE Clelland’s decision to set this production backstage...

Festival’s good vibrations

REMEMBER the bad old days of Protestant-Catholic hostility in Australia, mixed-marriages and discrimination in the public service? Young people today look in disbelief if you...

South Australian singer-songwriter at The Front

SOUTH Australian singer-songwriter Kelly Menhennett is on tour with her new 12-song album “Small Dreams’, and can be seen at The Front in Lyneham...

Greco and Muffat Collective bring back Restoration England in song

SYDNEY'S newest period instrument ensemble, the Muffat Collective, will be at Wesley this evening performing on period instruments with baritone David Greco. From the...

Review / Deluge of Glass (Philip) at Gandel Hall

music Concert 23, Canberra International Music Festival, “A World of Glass”, at Gandel Hall, May 9. Reviewed by Helen Musa

Mackey… and all that jazz

IF Caroline Stacey has her way (and she usually does), the coming Capital Jazz Project will, as they say, be “cooking”. This year’s centenary event,...

Frank brings Aussie indie music to NYC

By Tamara Junor LOCAL Frank Madrid is yet again curating and producing an Australian music festival; yet this time, in New York. For the first time...

Review / ‘Expressive and amusing work’

music / "Companion Pieces", Arcadia Winds. At the National Portrait Gallery, March 2 only. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA

‘Most extraordinary performance”

“The Christmas Truce” – Concert 19 Canberra International Music Festival Fitters’ Workshop, May 16 Reviewed by Clinton White

Dallas Green and the Colour of success

THE last time Canberra heard the sounds of City and Colour – the codename for Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green – was when the Groovin’...

Adventurous landmarks in music for CSO

YOU feel as if he’s here all the time, but this week is in fact the first time this year that the busy chief...

Hindson leads the charge for Australian music

“LET’S have leadership,” composer Matthew Hindson told the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. “Let’s have a chamber series in which all the music is Australian”.  Happily, the...

Review: Complex work on two pianos

music Silver-Garburg Piano Duo, Canberra International Music Festival at the Fitters Workshop, May 4 Reviewed by Len Power

Arts / Toby gets a Handel on his new job

GEORGE Frideric Handel’s last oratorio “Jephtha” tells the tragic story of the biblical leader who swore an oath to sacrifice the first thing or...

Don’t sideline music practice, says Woodward

“TO sideline performance practice or to separate theory from the practice of making music would be a disaster for the School of Music in the...

Lorina to sparkle in Domain opera

IT'S  the time of year when we usually speak to former Canberra soprano Lorina Gore about “Opera in the Domain”,  the annual big free...

Review: “The Fire and the Rose”, Challenging, satisfying concert

“The Fire and the Rose” - Concert 23 Canberra International Music Festival Llewellyn Hall – Saturday May 17 Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Arts in the city: The ups and downs of baby love

“AND Then There Were 3” sounds like the title for a murder mystery, but it’s a love story/play dealing with a couple's journey to...

Arts / Cavs join Kulture Break in music venture

CANBERRA Cavalry and Kulture Break have formed a partnership which will see singers and musicians from the Canberra-based youth charity services provider perform on...





Smouldering fire at recycling centre

ACT Fire & Rescue and Aviation Rescue Firefighters are tonight (February 19) at the recycling facility on Underwood Street, Beard, trying to extinguish a smouldering rubbish pile.


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