Review / Concert 5 CIMF: Curious cats share music and a ‘bit of ear’

Review / Canberra International Music Festival Concert 5, The Griffyn Ensemble – “Ear of the Cat”, Ainslie Arts Centre – Sunday May 1, reviewed by Ian McLean

Enchantment and imagery in new music

SALLY Greenaway is a well known composer in the Canberra music scene. The musical director for ConneXion Big Band and a member of Wicked-Strings,...

Opinion: Bullying is ‘breathtaking’, says music teacher

By LINDY REKSTEN, sessional teacher at the ANU School of Music teaching in the pre-tertiary area I AM one of the cohort of sessional staff...

Review: Punks come screaming back

music “The Electric '80s”, At the Australian Croatian Club, September 28. Reviewed by Simone Penkethman

Arts / Visiting singers rock the rafters

“SINGERS carry their souls on the outside”, Icelandic baritone Olafur Sigurdarson told the delighted crowds at the German Ambassador’s residence this morning (July 7)...

Allison’s choir says thank you for the music

WITH a love for the popular Swedish music group, ABBA, “honorary Swede” Allison Pyke started the ABBA-influenced choir, the Andante Andante Choir, about 12...

Houston to chair CSO

  THE Canberra Symphony Orchestra has scored quite a coup with the announcement that retired Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston has been appointed to the...

Luhrmann hires Lucy

ONE of Canberra’s leading musicians has been snaffled up by Baz Luhrmann as assistant musical director for his coming production of the stage version...

Review / Nostalgic for ‘Ladies in Black’

music / "Ladies in Black". Presented by Queensland Theatre and the Canberra Theatre Centre Canberra Theatre until April 2. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS
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What’s on and where in the arts this weekend

THIRTY sculptures will adorn the Queanbeyan riverbank for  the second Clearwater Sculpture Prize with Awards announced at noon, Saturday, October 17 on the Riverbank...

Summer festival dates

THE next Summer Rhythm Festival will be staged earlier – December 9-11. This year the festival, a not-for-profit event promoting mental health awareness, was held in February with...

Review / Inspiring concert of discovery into JS Bach

Music / "Bach and His World". Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. At Llewellyn Hall, May 24. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Choristers have fun with Christmas spirit

THIS Sunday, Helen Swan’s exquisite Resonants' choir is presenting a family Christmas choral celebration, with proceeds going to Pediatrics at the Canberra Hospital (PatCH). They’ll...

Review / Seven smooth unions

Music / Duo Blockstix. At Wesley Music Centre, Thursday, June 15. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.

Rumsey bedazzles in world-premiere performance

"A world premiere of a new piano concerto is something to be celebrated, especially an Australian one," writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Lyrical poignancy in romantic concert at Wesley

THREE young local luminaries are planning to conjures up "lyrical poignancy" from the romantic era with a concert featuring Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio, No.1 in...

Canberra’s going to be RickRolled!

It's an exciting time in the "CityNews" newsroom with word reaching us that the one, the only, the man with 81 million YouTube views...

Surprise treat from Estonia

THE Griffyn Ensemble’s artistic director Michael Sollis recently received a special musical package from Estonia, where he had taken part in an international music...

Review / Kohout creates a vast canvass of colour and life

music / Pavel Kohout. At Wesley Music Centre, Forrest. March 26. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

Thumbs up, the composer liked it, too

Music / "Last Verses", Canberra Sinfonia and Luminescence Chamber Singers, Wesley Uniting Church, March 23. Reviewed by LEN POWER.




Police after bus shelter vandals

Police are calling for information on the vandalism of glass panels at bus shelters after about 50 have been damaged across Canberra. 

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin


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