Summer music at the Gardens

Update: The Australian National Botanic Gardens have confirmed that Saturday’s  SummerSounds concert featuring Los Chavos has been cancelled due to Canberra’s total fire ban. Weather permitting the concerts will...

The power of the music of the night

“POOR old Andrew Lloyd Webber,” Ian McLean says sympathetically of the famous English composer. “His music has been criticised for being simplistic, but it’s not,...

Australiana tour for Peking Duk

CANBERRA’S own home-grown superstars Peking Duk have announcing a 2016 ‘Australiana’ tour and after making stops around Australia including Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and...

Arts in the city: Voices unite for Christmas

THE Australian Chamber Orchestra, joined by the Choir of London and a collection of world-class choral singers and soloists, wraps up the year with...

Review / Chamber music ‘delights the soul’

music / "Australian Chamber Orchestra", Llewellyn Hall, February 9. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

Pereira plays at Aarwun’s 15th birthday

A PERFORMANCE by noted Murrumbateman cellist and former "CityNews" Artist of the Year David Pereira was the centrepiece of a packed 15th birthday celebration...

Bacharach, 87 and still swinging, coming to Canberra

HOTTEST musical news for patrons of a certain age is that Burt Bacharach is coming to the Royal Theatre on October 30. In case...

Garden soiree assists Bushfire Brigade

THERE’S a sadly appropriate note in news that  a garden soirée and open garden weekend will be held at a local property, “Terroux” in...

Barnsie tops new-look Canberra show

LEGENDARY Australian singer Jimmy Barnes is the star of this year’s new-format “Australia Celebrates Live” on Monday, January 25. The annual Australia Day eve show...

Peelman to lead Canberra music festival

PROMUSICA, the organisation behind the Canberra International Music Festival, has chosen Belgian-born Song Company leader, Roland Peelman, to replace Christopher Latham as the festival’s...

Review / Canberra International Music Festival Finale

music Canberra International Music Festival – Festival Closure, Fitters’ Workshop – Sunday,  May 10. Reviewed by Ian McLean

Music Festival: Wagner brings out the emotion

Canberra International Music Festival ‘Wagner and The Grail’ At Llewellyn Hall, May 18 Reviewed by Len Power

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,...

New opera company shares the love

“I’M feeling like the bride on the wedding night,” says founder and artistic director of Canberra Opera Workshop, David Reedy. No wonder, his new company...

Video / Tom Woodward creates ‘psychedelic social happening’

LOCAL indie songster, Tom Woodward, came back from an early-2015 trip to New York with a music video and the result on YouTube is...

Sitsky wins another honour

NEWS is out today that composer, pianist and scholar Larry Sitsky is to receive the Distinguished Services to Australian Music Award at the ART...

Brindabella Chorus is off to Vegas after big win

CANBERRA’S popular Brindabella Chorus has won the Australian Open Choral Challenge in the Australian National Eisteddfod. The a cappella choir of 50 women won...

Arts / Bells and songs will welcome walkers

Bells and songs from the National Carillon will welcome walkers at the upcoming Mother Language Day.

Dianna takes over from Toby at Choral Society

CANBERRA Choral Society has just announced that Dianna Nixon will take over from Toby Cole as the choir’s artistic director in 2017. Nixon, a well-known...

Review / Superb showcase of local stars

Music / "Opera Gala". Canberra Youth Orchestra. At Llewellyn Hall, March 24. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

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