Lani wows them in Telstra music contest

CANBERRA-RAISED musician, Lani Brouwer Hughes, has been named as the digital heat winner in the Telstra Road to Discovery music development program.  Hughes impressed the...

City Band performance – dramatic and refreshing

“MUSIC doesn’t have to be dramatic, it can be what you want it to be,” Canberra City Band conductor Major Geoff Grey asserted last...

Hoang Pham bringing Tchaikovsky’s best to Llewellyn Hall

YOUNG Australian pianist Hoang Pham will perform Tchaikovsky’s first and most famous piano concerto. Pham was named Australia’s Young Performer of the Year in...

Review: Festival triumph for jazz junkies

jazz Capital Jazz Project The Street Theatre, until August 12 Reviewed by Clinton White

Birthday bells for Larry

IF you’re passing by Aspen Island  tomorrow, Wednesday, September 24 between 12:30pm and 1:20pm, pause for a moment for a recital marking the 80th...

Big sound knocks audience back in their seats.

When a large orchestra is combined with a full choir, it can be overwhelming, especially in the beginning section of the “Sea Symphony” by Vaughan Williams, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Voices rise as ‘Don’ gets the treatment

Big is the word when it comes to OzOpera’s coming production of ‘Don Giovanni’, says arts editor HELEN MUSA “DON Giovanni” is a big story,...

Arts / Gore wins a Helpmann

FORMER Canberra Opera star Lorina Gore won the Helpmann Award for best female performer in a supporting role, at last night’s (July 24) gala...

UBUNTU choir sing at Grammar tomorrow

CANBERRA GRAMMAR School is getting ready to host the UBUNTU African Choir for seven nights, where they will be billeted by CGS families and...

Review: Extraordinary unity in NZ ensemble

Canberra International  Music Festival Concert 6 – New Zealand String Quartet Albert Hall, May 13, 2012 Reviewed by Clinton White THE New Zealand String Quartet this year celebrates...

Young musicians play to the gallery

"TANZVERBOT"— "dance forbidden"— is a legal ban imposed on dancing in Germany on selected public holidays and religious festivities. This ban was the main premise...

Five centuries of song

SCUNA, the ANU Choral Society, directed by Johanna McBride will preset songs from five centuries of German, Austrian and Hungarian music, including Brahms, Schubert,...

Review / Dylan thrills and disappoints

music Bob Dylan At the Royal Theatre, Friday, August 29. Reviewed by Judith Crispin

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...

Arts in the City

• DOMENIC Mico’s old pirate play has recently been revamped to become “The Pirates of Lake Tuggeranong” (it used to be “The...

Arts / Frédéric gets a birthday bash

Frédéric Chopin is getting a birthday bash and Penelope Thwaites is coming to play, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA

You Are Here picks up $25,000 from EventsACT

TWO months out from the 2015 You Are Here (YAH) festival kicking off they've received an EventsACT grant, to the tune of $25,000, to...

Petrolsexuals to spin their best

MARK Seymour (of Hunters and Collectors fame) is fronting The Petrolsexuals, a band created specifically for a  car-themed rock show on Saturday, October 19. It  promises...

Review / Wide-ranging program for Australian debut

Music / Ensemble Romantico. At Llewellyn Hall, August 12. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

Winners in 2016 Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition

WINNERS have been announced for the 2016 Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition. This competition, cash & prizes are valued at over $3,000, was...




Groups call for mandatory insulation in rentals

Local groups are banding together to call on the ACT government to make ceiling insulation a requirement in rental properties.


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