ACO ‘sing’ of winter walks

SOPRANO Dawn Upshaw and composer Maria Schneider join the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s for the beginning of its 2014 season—here in Canberra. Upshaw will perform...

Review / Block Sounds makes an excellent debut

Music / Block Sounds, All Saints’ Anglican Church, Ainslie. Sunday, September 3. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.

Review: Beguiling and heart-wrenching performance of ancient music

music Concert 15, Canberra International Music Festival, “Ordo Virtutum”, May 6. Details of festival at cimf.org.au Reviewed by Clinton White

Arts / Elegant Charlie plays at the NGA

VIOLIN superstar Charlie Siem is coming to Canberra this Sunday to perform with Sydney’s Omega Ensemble.   The visit is part of a tour that...

Review / Four Winds delivers eclectic program

music / "Four Winds 2018 Easter Festival". Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

Review / Crazy for the Kit Kat Klub

musical theatre “Cabaret” The Canberra Philharmonic Society Erindale Theatre until July 26. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Review / Stories from the night sky

Music / "One Sky, Many Stories". Griffyn Ensemble, at Belconnen Arts Centre, August 18. Reviewed by GRAHAM McDONALD

The power of the music of the night

“POOR old Andrew Lloyd Webber,” Ian McLean says sympathetically of the famous English composer. “His music has been criticised for being simplistic, but it’s not,...

ArtsACT funds Diggers’ Requiem

GOOD news for Australian War Memorial artist in residence, Chris Latham, and his project “Flowers of War”, which includes “The Diggers’ Requiem”, which has...

Hot Ukuleles for Canberra

THE Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is hot. The past 25 years has seen them develop from an orchestra playing in a London pub,...

Alternative rock – a taste of yesteryear

"ENTERTAIN Us!” is a presentation coming up tomorrow at the Arc Cinema about the rise and fall of alternative rock in the 1990s. It’s a...

Smiles to celebrate Chopin

WE'RE awfully good here in Canberra at claiming talented people as our own, and in the case of cellist, Julian Smiles, there’s good reason. A...

Review / Percussion raises the roof at The Street

music/ "The Power of Drum", Groove Warehouse. At The Street Theatre , Saturday, December 12. Reviewed by Ian McLean

Review / Concert 14 CIMF – ill-conceived format for concert

Canberra International Music Festival – Concert 14 Sounds on Site Garema Place, May 5. Reviewed by Ian McLean

Review / Chapel setting for heavenly voices

Music / Oriana Chorale and Polifemy. "Death & Redemption". At the Chapel, Canberra Girls’ Grammar School, May 20. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.

Arts in the city: A ‘gorgeous’ look at trees

“I THINK that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree,” the song goes, but can a tree have its portrait painted?...

Arts in the City / Another trip down memory lane

  “LENNON Through a Glass Onion”, John Waters’ and Stewart D’Arrietta’s postscript to the Beatles era, is a story and 31 songs, including “Imagine”, “Strawberry...

Easter festival of mixed folk

IT’S an early Easter this year, but that’s no problem for the 47th National Folk Festival. With nearly 800 musicians and singers, 450 dancers, four...

Review / Baez: brilliant, beautiful and passionate

music / Joan Baez. At Royal Theatre, Thursday, September 17. Reviewed by Judith Crispin

Sitsky’s music for the young

GIRLS Grammar School piano teacher, Suzanne Hewitt, chose an  unusual way of marking the 80th birthday year of Canberra’s most famous composer, Larry Sitsky,...

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