Review: Singing violins ‘an inspired decision’

“The Violin Sings”, Concert 8 Canberra International Music Festival The Fitters Workshop, May 12 Reviewed by Bill Stephens IT was an inspired decision by artistic director Christopher Latham...

Review / Juilliard duo turns on the talent

Music / Clarinettist Eloise Fisher and pianist Teddy Neeman. At Wesley Music Centre, Saturday 22 July. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.

Review / Canberra International Music Festival Finale

music Canberra International Music Festival – Festival Closure, Fitters’ Workshop – Sunday,  May 10. Reviewed by Ian McLean

Virtuoso guitar at Wesley tomorrow

TOMORROW’S “Wednesday Lunchtime Live” concert at Wesley features classical guitarists Andrew Blanch & Callum Henshaw. Recent winner of the ANU School of Music’s Whitworth Roach...

Science fiction model for school ‘installation’

DARAMALAN Theatre Company always has something to challenge the mind and the imagination -- just the sort of thing young artists should be  doing....

‘The park is alive to the sound of carols’

COMMONWEALTH Park will be alive with the sound of carols at the annual Woden Valley Youth Choir ‘Carols by Candlelight’ this Wednesday December 17. Spectrum...

Review: Unparalleled pathos in Lucia

“Lucia di Lammermoor,” by Gaetano Donizetti, Opera Australia at Sydney Opera House, until November 2. Bookings to Reviewed by Helen Musa

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...

Review / Images – a piano recital to coincide with the exhibition ‘Impressions Of...

pianist: Margaret Legge-Wilkinson, National Gallery Of Australia, 7 December, 2014 Reviewed by Len Power

Arts / Persian power tops the bill

WHEN the old Persian poets wanted to describe a drop-dead-gorgeous princess, their favourite poetic comparison was with the Sarv – the cypress pine tree;...

Arts / Griffyns get curiouser and curiouser

THE Griffyns, once described in these pages as “Canberra’s premier chamber music ensemble”, have been taking a kind of sabbatical. Director and founder, the composer...

Review / Enjoyable from the very first chord

Music / Limestone Consort at All Saints Church, Ainslie, September 16. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

Dan Kelly sings at Smith’s

DAN Kelly is the second oldest of six children and the nephew of Paul Kelly. He’ll be performing in the Smith’s Alternative Bookstore’s popular...

Arts in the city: David’s wooden alter-ego

• DO you find ventriloquists dummies terrifying? Well, prepare to be terrified when puppet master David Strassman returns to the Canberra Theatre soon with “Careful...

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’...

Arts / Sally everywhere comes home to help

ARIA Award winner, the Canberra born-and-bred pianist, musician Sally Whitwell is everywhere. Earlier in the month she was in town co-directing (with Toby Cole) the...

Upcoming concert plans to open on a high

Tobias Cole is debating whether to wear a back or a white feather boa when he sings the grotesquely beautiful "Roasting swan" aria, “Olim lacus colueram” (Once I swam in lakes), from Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” this weekend.

Review / Fire without glory- OA’s new ‘Carmen’

Opera / “Carmen” by Georges Bizet Directed by John Bell, conducted by Andrea Molino, for Opera Australia, At the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, until August 12. Reviewed by Helen Musa

Art Blooms in Ainslie and Braddon

THE Bloom Festival has been going for a few years around Ainslie Arts Centre. But this year, so program manager and curator Yolande Norris...

Soaring music for flute and soprano

ONE of the newer faces at this year’s CAPO awards was composer Thea Zimpel.  A music teacher at St Francis Xavier College whose qualifications included...





Songstress Lucy shines as folk youth ambassador

The Youth Ambassador for the 54th National Folk Festival will be Canberra songstress Lucy Sugerman, it was announced last night (February 18) at a launch by ACT Arts Minister Gordon Ramsay.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin


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