José Carbo here for ‘Musical Soirée’

THERE’LL be a small, FREE, taste of this year's "Voices in the Forest" at Wesley Music Centre when dramatic baritone José Carbó appears this...
CIMF 2016 - Concert 17 - Battle of the Sexes. Marco Beasley

Review / CIMF concert 17, ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Canberra International Music Festival – Concert 17 – “Battle of the Sexes”, At the Fitters’ Workshop, Friday May 6, Reviewed by Clinton White

Review / Orchestra’s ‘booming’ start slips towards the end

Beginning with Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” Overture, the Maruki Community Orchestra started with a tremendous boom, writes ROB KENNDY.

Arts / Nadia brings ‘ahs’ to the ‘ooos’

VIRTUOSO on one of the world's weirdest musical instruments, livewire conversationalist and self-confessed "good girl”, Nadia Ratsimandresy is coming to town from France for...

Toby brings Handel to centre stage

TOBIAS Cole is not only one of Canberra's finest musicians, with a reputation extending overseas, but he is also one of our greatest musical...

Review: Toby’s ‘Vow’ delivers with integrity

opera / "The Vow". At The Playhouse, October 8-9. 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...

Arts / Musical inspiration by the score

THE Young Music Society’s coming summer school looks like being the liveliest ever. With more than 400 students in attendance, this year's event will see...

Phantom pregnancy hits the right note

THE latest Andrew Lloyd Webber musical to hit Australia, “Love Never Dies”, is not just the “Return of the Phantom”, but it’s “Son of...

All that jazz – and lots of it

Everyone from Bernie McGann to Ben Hauptmann will be in town for the second Capital Jazz Project, writes HELEN MUSA

Singer ‘obsessed with old love’

MUNRO Melano is a Melbourne based pianist, singer-song writer, session musician and film composer. The Canberra-born ANU School of Music graduate and soul singer and...

Review / Exploring sonatas for oboe and violin

Music / "A Concert of Trio Sonatas". Limestone Consort. At St Paul's Church, Manuka. March 3. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.

Set Sail floats into Canberra

  SYDNEY-based folk/indie-pop trio Set Sail will be at the Transit Bar on Thursday as part of an 18-date tour of the country, showing off...

NYE: Party boys plan an early night!

YOU Am I has a habit of ringing in the New Year on stage. For three of the last four New Years’ Eves, the iconic...

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...

Webb of success

HERE’S a trivia question – which American songwriter wrote hits for the Fifth Dimension, Art Garfunkel, Glen Campbell, Richard Harris, Linda Ronstadt...

Arts / Ruth likes to turn up the ‘Fire’

“I'M DRIVIN’ in my car, I turn on the radio,” Bruce Springsteen’s famous song “Fire” begins, and I’m hearing over the phone that US...

Review / Siem’s violin skills own the stage

Music / Charlie Siem. James O Fairfax Theatre, NGA. March 26. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Lachy hits a purple patch

WHAT exactly is a purple Wiggle? Silly question if you’re under the age of five, for surely everybody knows that the famous Wiggles come...

Review: Takin’ jazz to The Street

jazz Capital Jazz Project The Street Theatre, Saturday, August 4. Continuing until August 12. Reviewed by Bill Stephens




Leah’s ready to live life!

After staring an aggressive breast cancer in the face and coming out on the other side, Leah Yaxley now wants to help other women who are going through what she did. 


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