Filling the void – new Oz music for Carillon

THE ANU SCHOOL of Music will partner with the National Capital Authority to commission an album of new Australian music for the National Carillon...

Grandage wins 2013 Myer Award

MUSICIAN, composer and collaborator, Iain Grandage (pictured) has taken out the Individual Award of $50,000 in the 2013 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards, while...

Review / Concerto full of colour, urgency and mischief

music / “Triple Concerto”, CSO Australian Series, National Portrait Gallery, October 25. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

Weiss selected for conducting school in Hobart

CANBERRA’S youngest and busiest conductor, Leonard Weiss, 25, has been selected for the 2018 Australian Conducting Academy Summer School. During the school, which will be...

Faking it, all for art’s sake

Arts in the city • “IS that a Degas?” you may ask. Well, no, it’s Tim Hardy’s fake version of “Seated Bather Drying Herself”, his...

Arts / Musica Viva season to empower young musos

"MUSICA Viva in Schools" is heading for another success as it announces its 2019 season, which will again take live music and educational resources...

Harp and flute on the menu at Wesley

SOLOS for harp by Carlos Salzedo and Nigel Westlake and duets for harp and flute by Christoph Willibald Gluck, Joseph Jongen, Désiré-Emile Inghelbrecht and...

‘Utterly entertaining’ Mothers’ Day concert

The Vessel – Concert 5 Canberra International Music Festival Fitters’ Workshop, May 11 Reviewed by Clinton White

Arts / ‘Exceptional musicians’ gather for Bowral festival

AUTUMN is the season for festivals in this region and coming up soon among the pre-Easter offerings is the Bowral Autumn Music Festival, now...

Review / Avital’s evocative music ends at ‘sunset’

music / "Avi Avital & Giocoso Quartet", Llewellyn Hall, April 19. Reviewed by GRAHAM McDONALD.

True verismo in Gore’s ‘Traviata’

opera “La Traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi, directed by Elijah Moshinsky, conducted by Renato Palumbo, for Opera Australia at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House until July 22, bookings to Reviewed by Helen Musa

‘Most extraordinary performance”

“The Christmas Truce” – Concert 19 Canberra International Music Festival Fitters’ Workshop, May 16 Reviewed by Clinton White

Bity plays the Front

BITY Booker is an Italian-Australian folk musician and singer/songwriter based in Sydney and she’ll be at the Front in Lyneham on Friday with harmonica...

The Man from Musicals!

THERE was probably a time when the name David McCallum was a nice, decent, ordinary name, but Canberra’s latest hot star of musicals, (yes)...

Festival ‘a platform’ for string players

A unique music festival kicks off this Friday at Wesley Music Centre in Forrest. The Canberra String Festival, previously staged in 2011 and 2012 with...

Inaugural festival for Gundaroo

THE FIRST ever Gundaroo Music Festival kicks off this Saturday, October 12. The festival is the brainchild of  local musician Scott Windsor who has recently...

Review / There’s nothing like a big burst of Baroque!

Music / “Performance Practice”, Salut! Baroque. At Albert Hall, Friday, June 9. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Rafferty throws a Venetian carnival

PIANIST, producer and opera-lover Carl Rafferty is a man with a taste for glamour. Take his pitch for the coming entertainment, “Carnival of Venice”—“You’ll arrive...

Arts / Changes at the top for Musica Viva

  AFTER almost two decades at the helm of Musica Viva, Mary Jo Capps and Carl Vine will step down from the company’s leadership in...

Tiki Terrace for Foreshore

FORESHORE Festival has welcomed the new tropical themed Tiki Terrace stage to this year's program. The stage will feature a top line-up of Australian acts...





At the Pakistan women’s cricket team reception

Socials snapper SENTHAN THANI files from the reception for the Pakistan Women Cricket Team at the Pakistan High Commission, Yarralumla.


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