Arts / ‘Wicked’ ways of Kirrah and Steve

WHEN Kirrah Amosa steps on stage at the Canberra Theatre in October to sing “The Wizard and I” in Shaun Rennie’s production of the...

Chopin final coming up on Sunday

THE Australian International Chopin Piano Competition continues apace, with the not-to-be-missed Finals coming up at Llewellyn Hall this Sunday, September 21. Organised by the ANU...

Magical Gershwin – and bubbly

WE'VE been hearing more and more lately around the traps about Carl Rafferty’s enterprising musical soirées at the Albert Hall.  He and his organisers set...

Listen to the earth speak in art

BELCONNEN Community Service is marking Reconciliation Week this year with an unusual mixed media exhibition by Warlpiri artist Wanta Jampijinpa, Canberra artist, Lee Anne...

Beth n Ben top the charts

CANBERRA blues, roots and reggae act Beth n Ben, have just completed the recording of their second EP “Economy Class” at Monstereo Studios in...

Student compositions to ring out at Carillon

THE National Carillon will be alive to the sounds of music composed by Canberra Grammar School Year 9 Elective Music student this Thursday. The students...

Arts / Sitsky to share memories of ‘Ernie’ Llewellyn

A FEAST of musical recollections will be served up this Saturday (November 25) as Canberra’s premier composer recollects the life of the late Ernest...

A ‘Speck-tacular’ final

AFTER seven years, 277 episodes and more than 150 guests, the final “Spicks and Specks” episode will run on November 23. To mark the final...

The seas are alive with the sound of David Hobson – and friends

REMEMBER David Hobson? — His high, crystal clear tenor enchanted audiences around our opera houses in the 1990s and earned him international fame as...

Review / Cycles of warmth and sensitivity

Music / "Phase One Intent". Mark Connors, piano; Louise Keast soprano; Shikara Ringdahl mezzo-soprano and film by Alex Hobba, At Drill Hall Gallery to October 28. Reviewed by LEN POWER

Early music virtuoso for ANU School of Music

THE ANU School of Music continues to staff-up in the area of early music with the news that conductor, harpsichordist, and fortepianist Erin Helyard...

Garden soiree assists Bushfire Brigade

THERE’S a sadly appropriate note in news that  a garden soirée and open garden weekend will be held at a local property, “Terroux” in...

Review / The tough crowd holds its breath

Music / “Handwork”, Sonya Lifschitz and Lisa Moore. At the Larry Sitsky Recital Room, May 23. Reviewed by JUDITH CRISPIN.

Review / Sublime rights for all the ‘wrong’ reasons

Music / “(mis) Attributions”, Salut! Baroque. At Albert Hall, September 1. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Top Aboriginal performers in the limelight

WHEN it comes to celebration, our Aboriginal community is well to the fore. That was obvious the other day when  the Centenary of Canberra...

Coda Conduct to hit the road

CANBERRA’s media-savvy Hip hop duo, Coda Conduct, are going on tour, announcing four shows as part of their brand-new ‘Pool Room’ Tour. The duo comprised...

‘Fun’ orchestral parts in CSO’s final concert for 2015

At the 2015 Canberra International Music Festival there was no doubt about it – Australian percussionist Claire Edwardes was the standout star. Now the canny...

Talented Shefali to the rescue

THE Canberra Symphony Orchestra is appealing to our more cultivated tastes in its second Llewellyn Series concert for 2012, with “an evening of refined...

Review / A great disaster leads to a ‘brilliant performance’

music / “The Art of the Virtuoso”, presented with the Italian Institute of Culture in Sydney and the Embassy of Italy. At Ainslie Arts Centre, June 3 only. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

Review: Magical music amid the stars

MUSIC “Southern Sky” Composed by Urmas Sisask, arranged by Michael Sollis, for the Griffyn Ensemble, at Mt Stromlo Observatory, March 31. One hundred and sixty lucky...

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