Review / When Mr Haydn went to London

Music / “Haydn & London”, Australian Haydn Ensemble. At the Great Hall, University House, March 8. Reviewed by GRAHAM McDONALD

Opening letters to musical effect

There are arias and scenes from opera in which letters are written or received, so it was an inspiring idea to present a collection of these in a recital, says reviewer LEN POWER.

Review / A rare occasion of something special

music / "By Arrangement", Selby & Friends. At James O Fairfax Theatre. May 22. Review by CLINTON WHITE.

Ambitious concert for new orchestra

THE very new Canberra Concerto Orchestra, directed by cellist Charlotte Winslade, kicked off with the March tour of the CCO-String Quartet and is now...

Review / Soloists bring balance and brilliance

music / Beethoven Triple Concerto, National Capital Orchestra. At Llewellyn Hall, August 20. Reviewed by Clinton White

Top talent for Stonefest

A NEW year and a new format for Stonefest. This year will see the “freshest and finest Aussie talent” spread across three stages on Saturday,...

‘Four hands’ at Wesley

TWO brilliant young keyboard whizkids are heading for Wesley Music Centre this Friday as part of their touring season, “Il Maestro e lo Scolare.” Sydney...

Review: Russians provide cosy refuge from the winds

Concert 13, "Russian Masters", Canberra International Music Festival, Tuesday, May 5. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Lucy Wise at Smith’s tonight

SINGER-songwriter Lucy Wise and her trio will be at Smith’s tonight. Wise has entertained audiences across Australia, New Zealand and the UK with her unique...

Review / Intelligent and entertaining ‘Fledermaus’

Opera / "Die Fledermaus".  Canberra Opera. At Belconnen Theatre Centre until May 14. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS

Roll up for the MAMAs

IT'S NEARLY time to roll up for the MAMAs, the MusicACT Annual Music Awards, Due to hit the floor of the venerable Albert Hall...

Student compositions to ring out at Carillon

THE National Carillon will be alive to the sounds of music composed by Canberra Grammar School Year 9 Elective Music student this Thursday. The students...

Review / Choir enjoyably masters two different masses

Music / "Mass in Blue" and "Misa Criolla", Llewellyn Choir, conducted by Rowan Harvey-Martin. At Hughes Baptist Church, September 2. Reviewed by LEN POWER

Review / Brilliant exploration of the sonic landscape

Music / "The Garden of Music". At the ANU Drill Hall Gallery, September 30. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.

Arts / Entertainment abounds from snow to the sea

LAST year I attended the Perisher Peak Music Festival as fresh snow was beginning to fall. A world-music festival with folk origins, it began...

A friend, indeed

MUSIC Selby & Friends James O Fairfax Theatre, NGA, September 12. Reviewed by Clinton White ANOTHER capacity audience enjoyed the latest in the 2011 season of recitals by...
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Review / CIMF Concert 15, ‘El Camino’

Canberra International Music Festival – Concert 15 “El Camino”, at the Fitters’ Workshop, Thursday May 5, Reviewed by Clinton White

Review / Bach and Handel together in music

"JS Bach & GF Handel", Canberra Sinfonia. At Wesley Uniting Church, December 15. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

Arts / Gruelling week awaits Chopin players

THE ANU School of Music will soon echo to the sounds of the Third Australian International Chopin Piano Competition, and it has the reputation...

Bach, Gershwin, and a glass of wine

FROM Bach to Gershwin— that’s a pretty broad field in music, and it’s also the title of a piano, organ and song recital coming...





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Arts editor HELEN MUSA’s weekly arts column features opening concerts, events and shows in Canberra


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