Review / Time travelling with the Australian String Quartet

Music / "Beginnings", Australian String Quartet. At Gandel Hall, National Gallery. Sunday, November 26. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Review / Party of music for orchestra’s birthday

Music / Canberra Youth Orchestra 50th Anniversary Concert. Conducted by Leonard Weiss. At Llewellyn Hall, April 8. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Pereira plays at Aarwun’s 15th birthday

A PERFORMANCE by noted Murrumbateman cellist and former "CityNews" Artist of the Year David Pereira was the centrepiece of a packed 15th birthday celebration...

Music of the north heads south

IF you heard the phrase, “pining for the fjords”, what would come first to mind – Monty Python’s “Dead Parrot” skit or Scandinavian music? I’m...

Hip-hop duo takes on the Environment

CANBERRA hip hop duo Coda Conduct, is made up of Erica Mallett and Sally Coleman–just Eric and Sally around the traps–and they've just launched...

Canberra Opera’s Night of Nights – Icon Water Gala

IN what the Canberra Symphony Orchestra is billing as “Opera’s Night of Nights", rising stars, tenor James Egglestone and soprano Olivia Cranwell, join the...

Review / Unconvincing note in ‘Bronze’ concert

“Bronze”, Canberra Wind Symphony, at The Q, May 31. Reviewed by JUDITH CRISPIN

Time flies for unusual concert

Music / Beethoven & Prokofiev. Australian Chamber Orchestra. At Llewellyn Hall, March 9. Reviewed by Graham McDonald THIS was an unusual concert in that all...

Arts / Getting Greenaway into the ‘Classic 100’

PIANIST Sally Greenaway is one of the most original talents on the Canberra scene and now with voting closing at midnight on Sunday (May...

Music and Film at Tuggers

IT’S all go at Tuggeranong Arts Centre in the lead up to its November 7 Silvery Moon Festival. First up is its latest in the...

Strings & theory match up as Peelman draws a long bow

Concert 14, “String Theory,” Canberra International Music Festival, at the Shine Dome, May 14, festival details at Reviewed by Helen Musa

Review / In entertaining and dramatic Company

Music / "Dreamers of the Day", The Song Company. At The Street Theatre, Friday, September 8. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Canberra talent goes ape for ‘King Kong’

EVERYONE knows about the famous 1933 movie “King Kong” and hapless Fay Wray as the slight maiden Ann Darrow in the arms of the...

No “backdown”, says School of Music staff

ANU Music staff have greeted stories of a “backdown” over staff cuts by the vice chancellor, Ian Young, with disappointment and scepticism. A senior faculty...

Arts / Vikki sings about humour and heartbreak

FORMERLY famous as one third of "The Waifs", vocalist and blues harpist, Vikki Thorn, is a full-on performer who has sung with Bob Dylan,...

Review / ‘Memorable’ folk songs full of history and emotion

music / 'What the Folk Sing', Art Song Canberra, at Wesley Music Centre, September 9. Reviewed by LEN POWER

Review: Fred and Liz and a special night

music “Frencham Smith” Liz Frencham and Fred Smith At the Famous Spiegel Garden, March 15. Reviewed by Ian McLean

School of Music mezzo wins aria contest

IN a week not notable for good news on the Canberra music front, "CityNews" has learnt of a big win for a voice student...

Last birthday concert for Sitsky

THERE’S not much of 2014 left, so it’s easy to predict that the special concert next Tuesday will be Larry Sitsky’s last 80th birthday...

Swing band hits the spot

MUSIC “In the Mood” String of Pearls Orchestra, Canberra Theatre, September 29. Reviewed by Ian McLean WITH a mispitch, brass untunefulness and a sloppy military-like band entrance,...




Truck driver critical after crash near Cooma

A man has been airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a critical condition after a truck and a ute crashed near Cooma this morning (September 13).


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