Review / Choir meets a great choral challenge

Music / “Darkness and Light”. Canberra Choral Society, Llewellyn Hall, November 24. reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

Arts / Group’s nod for service to young players

Young Music Society participants at its “zippy” Winter Music School. Photos by Stephen Leek

Oh, come, all ye faithful

PAUL Eldon can hardly conceal his excitement as he conjures up visions of Christmas trees, mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas-themed music, including classic carols,...

Review / Mixed bag in world-music concert

music / “Three Sides of Love and Death”, Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra. At The Q, Queanbeyan, Friday, November 27 only. Reviewed by Helen Musa.

Review / Up close and musically immersive

“Classic Opera”, Musica da Camera, at Holy Covenant Anglian Church, Cook, September 22. Reviewed by GRAHAM MCDONALD.

Arts in the city: Gardner revives ‘Bunch of Fives’

JORIAN Gardner has revived his “Bunch of Fives” for the newly-renovated Smith's Alternative in the Melbourne Building. The format, which was dropped by incoming...

Arts in the city: Mouse in the house

“ANGELINA Ballerina the Mousical” is coming to town, promising young audience members a feast of hip-hop, ballet and backstage rodent drama when Camembert Academy...

Nick and Liesl at the Front

AUSTRALIAN-SWEDISH alt/folk duo Nick and Liesl have enjoyed a busy year. In 2011 they toured Australia, Germany, Belgium, France and Switzerland, with their debut album...

Review: Four winds 2016 – balancing old and new

music The Four Winds Festival, Barragga Bay, Bermagui, Easter Weekend 2016, closed. Reviewed by Helen Musa

Women to sing for peace in new work

‘PEACE is not merely the absence of war. Peace is the nurture of human life’, said Jane Addams, President, of the 1915 International Congress...

Wesley Music Scholarships applications open

WESLEY Music Scholars have dominated the Canberra music scene for many years. Names like mezzo-soprano Catherine Carby,  soprano Zara Barrett, tenor Christopher Steele, baritone Jeremy...

Arts / Family friendly music that’s free

“THINGS are motoring away here at the Young Music Society,” says artistic director and manager, Stephen Leek. You can say that again. With the new...

Review / Finest playing produces enthralling concert

Music / "Basically Beethoven", Selby & Friends. At James O Fairfax Theatre, September 18. Review by CLINTON WHITE

Arts / World premiere of new Australian carillon music

THE first collection of carillon music put together in Australia, by Australian composers, will have its world premiere today (May 5) according National Carillon’s senior carillonist Dr...

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...

Review / ‘Musical fireworks’ in hot Sunday concert

music / "Tamara-Anna Cislowska", Wesley Uniting Church, Sunday, February 18. Reviewed by GRAHAM McDONALD.

Review / Fiery demon with the touch of a butterfly

Music / "Death and the Maiden", Alina Ibragimova and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. At Llewellyn Concert Hall, March 17. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Tom’s arty birthday bash

FOR many people the arrival of a 30th birthday would be the occasion for a quiet family do or some subtle clubbing around town,...

Concert celebrates Canberra’s young musicians

CANBERRA’s Young Music Society celebrated its 50th birthday yesterday (March 17) in a relaxed, community-friendly concert at Albert Hall.  Guests were welcomed in music by...

Manhattan School enters music school debate

A senior faculty member of  Manhattan School of Music has hit back at the ANU for naming her  institution in defending proposed changes to...




ACT musicians head to Art Music Awards

APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre have today (Tuesday July 16) announced the finalists for the 2019 Art Music Awards and the Canberra International Music Festival is in the running to win the "Award for Excellence" in the organisation category.


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